Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

We Don’t Need More War

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Bloody and senseless are two ways to describe the ongoing civil war in Syria.

What good will come from this fighting and death? Not enough to make it okay.

How can they get out of this mess without even further violence? It seems both sides are locked into battle mode. More lives will be tragically lost before this conflict is resolved.

So what’s the lesson? (more…)

A Different Perspective on the Middle East Uprisings

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

New technological tools offer us a different perspective on the uprisings in the Middle East – from space.

Activists have put together an interactive map highlighting the various events taking place across the Arab world.

middle east events

Here’s another map, showing present political divides in Libya. Note how most of the cities are aligned with the people’s bid for independence.

Libya Divided

The Indomitable Human Spirit

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Along with the above video, other heartwarming stories have been surfacing from the Middle East, despite all the turmoil:

More power to the freedom fighters driving forward the revolution!

Egypt: So What?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you’re looking for a simple reason as to why you should care about the civil uprising in Egypt, Tunisia, Albania, or where ever, it is this:

The people from these foreign countries are, for the most part, just like us. If they can overcome their oppressive regimes, then there is hope that we can do the same.