Like it or not, the global meltdown has put us at the end of an era -- and only invention will bring a better one to life.
Freelance journalist Ali Mustafa interviews Hossam el-Hamalawy, a leading Egyptian journalist, photographer, and socialist activist from Cairo who maintains the widely followed blog 3arabawy.
The winds of change are blowing across the globe. What triggers such change, and when it will strike, is something that no one can predict.
Discarnate is my fave among the many terms slung by Marshall McLuhan, who'd have turned 100 yesterday. It means, Philip Marchand wrote here, "almost literally bodiless."
We're talking revolution in Egypt, and pessimism and optimism are duking it out. For a couple of hours, a hotel meeting room in Beirut is the forum for a handful of Egypt's human rights luminaries.
The uprisings in the Middle East have shaken some of the prejudices against Arabs and led Westerners to see people in the Muslim countries of the Middle East as simply people struggling for justice.
Those who follow the international news will know that the nutcase pastor down in Florida burned a copy of the Koran. One cannot help but wonder at the stupidity of all of this.
Three days after Hosni Mubarak resigned as the long-standing dictator in Egypt, people in the small Gulf state of Bahrain took to the streets, marching to their version of Tahrir Square.
Needs No Introduction
On Feb. 4, journalist Firoze Manji walked in on Egyptian theorist Samir Amin and Mamdou Habashi, a well known Egyptian activist talking politics, and joined right in. Here's the recording he made.
Arab feminists have kick-started many critical debates among contemporary Muslims; their originality of thought wields far-reaching and profound influence.