Month: February 2011

Hear the Sound of Freedom!

Three young Egyptians have produced a wonderful music video, “The Sound of Freedom” (Sout al Horeya). Here’s the video. But first, a partial translation from Al-Jazeera: I went down and I said I am not going back, and I wrote on every street wall that I am not going back. All barriers have been broken Read More …

Why Protests Keep Spreading

It has been captivating to watch the sudden and massive upheavals in Egypt sparked by the uprising in Tunisia and, in turn, speaking protest movements in Yemen, Jordan, Sudan and beyond. I do not wish to speculate on outcomes.  Perhaps countries will descend into bloodshed as those who desperately hope to preserve the status quo Read More …

The End of Men

A terrific new documentary by Marc de Guerre starts with the dramatic drop of full-time employment for men in the United States. Between December 2007 and March of 2010 the United States lost 8.2 million jobs. 80% of these jobs belonged to men. In 2008, the share of men in the United States with a Read More …