Rallies were held over the weekend in a number of major cities in Canada. Here's video from a rally of hundreds in Vancouver.
The resistance turned from defence of the trees to a mass movement against police violence.
What began as a protest to protect a public park in Istanbul from commercial development has escalated dramatically in a week's time with violent clashes between demonstrators and police.
From Al Jazeera: Turkey sees second day of unrest as outcry against local Istanbul project unlocks anger against Erdogan's government.
The conflict in Syria has spread to Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. Conn Hallinan of Foreign Policy in Focus looks at who’s fighting inside and outside the country.
This beautiful short video of a rescued turkey named Hildy by The Ghosts in Our Machine, at Farm Sanctuary.
I'm writing while on what I think of as my cradles of western civilization tour. It consists of Greece and Israel.
If you thought the $4-trillion Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan quagmire, and the loss of credibility that goes with it, would bring the West to its senses, well, think again.
Kurdish-Canadian writer Ava Homa travelled to the region earlier this year to conduct interviews with women fighting against repressive conditions and prejudice - and separation from their loved ones.
David J. Climenhaga
NATO's problem in 2010 is not unlike that of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1500s. Seemingly powerful, seemingly everywhere, few believe the theoretical justification for its existence.