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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A True League of Arab States

Until recently, the Arab League was often described as a failed organization devoid of any executive powers. This image was based on the League’s long years of existence but lack of authority; always lagging behind significant events and regional crises demanding swift and decisive leadership.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

16 Days Against Gender Violence

By Micheline Hazou

The 16 Days Campaign calling for the eradication of all forms of violence against women starts today, November 25.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign emanating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute (WGLI) sponsored by Rutgers University Schools of Arts and Sciences' Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) in 1991.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Independence - More Precious Than Ever

The repercussions of the Arab Spring are getting closer to Lebanon with a worrying forecast of heavy clouds and possible storms that can certainly bring in rain, floods and even an “earthquake” that will create havoc among an already divided, confused and brainwashed population.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

An Arab Spring Update - (Last week's column updated)

Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah will be spending more time in jail. Many others like Alaa who fought hard for years to bring freedom to Egypt are thrown in jail awaiting military trials. Why would Alaa be treated this way after he and his revolutionary comrades already paid a high price to live in a free country? Why is SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) in charge, and for how long? When will elections be held to usher in true reform? Why is SCAF punishing the heroes of the revolution instead of honoring them and ensuring they play an effective role in building their free nation? I don’t think the Mubarak regime really fell. It is still alive through such dictatorial practices!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It’s Like Going Backward Except Worse

Brave activists like Alaa Abd El Fattah and dozen others who fought hard for years to bring freedom to Egypt are thrown in jail awaiting military trials. Why would Alaa be treated this way after he and his revolutionary comrades already paid a high price to live in a free country? Why is SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) in charge, and for how long? When will elections be held to usher in true reform? Why is SCAF punishing the heroes of the revolution instead of honoring them and ensuring they play an effective role in building their free nation? I don’t think the Mubarak regime really fell. It is still alive through such dictatorial practices!

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