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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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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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The 2011 Libya Intervention: A Detrimental Success

The 2011 Libya Intervention: A Detrimental Success On February 15, 2011, the people of Libya gathered in Benghazi to protest the imprisonment of human rights lawyer Fethi Tarbel, who had been representing the families afflicted by the 1996 Abu Salim Prison massacre. The protest was promptly curbed by Libyan security forces, which in turn sparked […]



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