Africans in Europe Protest the Libyan Slave Trade

Africans in Europe Protest the Libyan Slave Trade

By Reem Tolba

  Protests took place across Europe as thousands of demonstrators assembled in Stockholm holding signs that read, “Stop Slavery Now” and “Human Rights For All.”   The demonstrations festered throughout Brussels; however, protesters were detained as they marched through the city. Another gathering took place in Berlin as African communities joined forces outside the Libyan […]

Study Claims Volcanic Eruptions Caused Ancient Egyptians to Riot

Study Claims Volcanic Eruptions Caused Ancient Egyptians to Riot

Famine is no pharaoh’s friend, just ask Cleopatra. But a new study suggests that those rulers may have had more to blame than just bad luck.     According to this new study, volcanic eruptions around the ancient world suppressed the Nile river’s annual flood by altering rainfall upriver in the Ethiopian highlands — this […]

Can the Face of Terrorism Ever Be White?

Can the Face of Terrorism Ever Be White?

This past weekend – dating from the 11th to the 12th of August, 2017 – has marked a dark couple of days in the history of the United States of America. White supremacist/racist protesters took the streets of West Virginia by storm. According to the New York Times – and several other news sources – […]

American Jews Protest Against Expansion of Israeli Settlements

American Jews Protest Against Expansion of Israeli Settlements

  Hundreds of young American Jews rallied on Sunday to protest the expansion of the Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. This took place on the same day as the first day of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2017 Convention held in Washington D.C.     According to the Huffington […]

What Does ‘Stand with Aleppo’ Mean?

What Does ‘Stand with Aleppo’ Mean?

My heart is so heavy…How could it possibly be so bad? Nobody should have to go through something so disturbing..I am so disgusted at humanity for allowing mass murders like this to happen…mothers and fathers feeling helpless, not being able to save and protect their innocent babies…real human beings are being tortured, killed, massacred, with […]

An Open Letter from an Egyptian Mother: #‏سيبوا_أيمن_يدفن_أبوه‬

An Open Letter from an Egyptian Mother: #‏سيبوا_أيمن_يدفن_أبوه‬

When I was 21 years old, I was crying over boy bands breaking up, obsessing over making new friends in college, just passing midterms and finding true love. I made countless mistakes, easily influenced by anyone. My ego meant the world to me, so I always tried to prove I was right. I had so much energy in me, but I […]

#YouStink: Lebanon Is Bleeding And Band-Aids Aren’t Working Anymore

#YouStink: Lebanon Is Bleeding And Band-Aids Aren’t Working Anymore

By Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Lebanon is an incredible country teetering on the edge of utter dysfunction. It has been without a president for more than 460 days. It has absorbed almost two million Syrian refugees. For decades, it has suffered widespread power outages. And last year, the very members of parliament tasked with tackling these problems extended their own […]

GUC Protests and the Culture of Silence

GUC Protests and the Culture of Silence

The past two weeks have marked the most turbulent period of time since the German University in Cairo was established. For those of you who haven’t heard, on Mar. 9, GUC student Yara Tarek Negm was hit by a GUC bus on campus. Now, there is no question about the amount of sadness and grief […]

How Social Media Fueled Social Action In 2014

How Social Media Fueled Social Action In 2014

AddThis has released its annual year-end infographic, which sums up the year in social action via social media. They make a bold claim by linking the act of social sharing with empowerment, arguing that social media was used a tool to bring about change in certain key events. Viral hashtags certainly helped to raise awareness […]

How Ukraine and Venezuela Look Like the Arab Spring

How Ukraine and Venezuela Look Like the Arab Spring

The Anatomy of a Revolution

It’s something we in the Middle East don’t consider foreign, the uprising of citizens against corrupt governments and coups that topple regimes so old and in place no one would have thought possible. From Tunisia to Egypt then Libya, the world took notice and watched as these countries fought for their liberties, begged for basic […]