Friday, December 05, 2014
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Protests and clashes with police in Turkey are making headlines around the world. If you have ties to Turkey, tell us what you're hearing from friends and family and what you understand as the big issues in the demonstrations. How much is the issue the balance between a religious and a secular state? Why did a rally over a park turn into a larger protest? Plus, Steve Coll of The New Yorker joins to talk about the larger context of what happening in Turkey.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
By Brian Wise
About 125 protesters led by an anti-war group called the Granny Peace Brigade, some supporting themselves with canes or walkers, held a vigil on the plaza at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
— Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large of Thomson Reuters, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the Financial District Sunday as part of Occupy Wall Street, an event organized by activists critical of corporate influence over politics and demanding higher taxes on high-income individuals.
Monday, June 06, 2011
At least twenty people lay dead at the Israeli border at Golan Heights after Israeli troops opened fire on more than one thousand Syrian protesters who stormed the border. Officially the demonstrations were being held to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Arab defeat in the Mideast war. It was the second outbreak of deadly violence in the border region in the past month. But both Israeli officials and anti-regime activists in Syria are calling the border protests a sham and media stunt, instigated to draw attention away from the hard-handed government shutdown of protests within Syria.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Verifiable updates have been hard to come by in Libya, where more protests have been reported over the past several days. There is a notable absence of independent journalists reporting from there because of iron-clad restrictions on the press and on the Internet. Protests were reported by ex-patriots around the world who have contacts in Libya. The protests were aimed Libya’s ruler, Moammar Gadhafi, who has been in power for 41 years. What is situation in the North African country today, and what does it say about Gadhafi's rule?
Friday, February 11, 2011
President Mubarak's refusal to step down on Thursday turned the mood in Tahrir Square from hopeful anticipation to fury in a matter of minutes. Many see Mubarak's response as a direct rebuff to peaceful protest. Is violence the next (and last) resort?
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
It’s day 16 of protests in Egypt and demonstrators say they won’t let up until President Hosni Mubarak steps down. Ultimately, the activists on the streets are demanding free and fair elections and a commitment to a democratic government. We’ve talked in depth about the intersection of democracy and Islam in the Middle East, and the challenges of trying to blend the two ideals. But in Southeast Asia, Muslim nations like Indonesia and Malaysia have relatively successful democracies. What makes democracy in those populous Muslim countries work?
Friday, February 04, 2011
Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, Daily Beast contributor, and author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, weighs in on the uprising in Egypt, what U.S. policy should be toward the country, and how "the devil we know" might be preferable to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Friday, February 04, 2011
Political demonstrations have swept across the Middle East this week, with protestors taking to the streets in Egypt, Yemen and Syria. In Yemen, the protests was hailed as the "day of rage;" in Syria it's being called the "day of anger;" and today in Egypt, protesters are calling for a "day of departure."
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Following massive protests in Egypt and Tunisia, longtime president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced he would not seek re-election in 2013. He also pledged that he his son would not be his successor. The concessions come ahead of planned anti-government protests in Yemen today.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
In what is being dubbed the "March of Millions," hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in the eighth day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Demonstrations have vowed to remain on the streets until Mubarak, who has held his position for more than 30 years, quits. Protests are taking place in Tahrir Square, which translates to Liberation Square.