The People, United, Can Be Defeated

Although Bashar Al-Assad can no longer call the shots in Lebanon, developments and dynamics taking place on the scorched landscape of the fragmented Syrian state, particularly Turkish, Russian, and Iranian interventions, will impact the outcome of Lebanon’s revolution. Much depends on how Hezbollah decides to play its cards in this tense setting.

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The Lebanese Rise Up–And So May We All

Watching the joyful demonstrations on the streets of Beirut, my first thought was “What took them so long?”, but my second thought was “When are we going to take to the streets here in the United States to protest metastasizing corruption and greed?”

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Billionaires have Destroyed American Democracy

“Free markets” are not really free, and despite the uncritical assumption that global market capitalism would automatically foster democratic freedoms, today it has become a destructive force, laying waste to communities, public health, networks of solidarity, and even the planet’s rainforests.

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About Laurie King

Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; writer, editor, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq, and Electronic Lebanon. [Full bio]

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