Category Archives: The Arab Spring

Egyptian Revolution: Influence of Facebook

  The Arab Spring brought a lot of change for the countries it affected. Regimes were toppled, dictators were ousted, and populations that had been silent in the face of oppression for decades finally stood up for themselves. One of the biggest reasons for this change of response was new technology. The internet and social […]



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Mohammed Bouazizi: The Fire Burns On

  On December 17th, 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against unjust government authority in Tunisia. There are many forms of protest, some more effective than others. Protest can be peaceful, or can be high-risk and may have extreme consequences. Self-immolation is certainly one of the more severe forms of protest, but […]



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Khhebez Dawle: Syrian Voice Politics Through Music

In 2011 the Arab Spring uprising that started in such a small spark in Tunisia spread vastly through the Arab world. In Syria when the civil war was occurring many Syrians had to flee their homes to find safety in the neighboring country of Lebanon. The demonstrators who didn’t support President Bashar al-Assad lives were […]



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A Social Revolution

Throughout the Arab Spring Uprisings, the world has seen numerous surprising events. The gatherings in Tahrir Square and self-immolation of civilians have inspired awe the world over. All this for the purpose of freedom. The uniting of a civilian population is no easy feat, and the overthrowing of an oppressive regime even more so. As […]



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Egypt’s Triumph Over Dictators

Jack Barry Professor Williams COR – Arab Spring VITAMINS Essay   Egypt’s Triumph Over Dictators The Arab spring showcased a wave of uprising across the Arab World in which oppressed populations overthrew totalitarian governments. However, many nations ended up either dissolving into war zones, or erecting new religious governments that just as oppressive as before. […]



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