Program #CHON210. Recorded in Denver, CO on April 21, 2011.
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Cracks in the Empire
When the British occupied Iraq after World War I, they were not greeted with celebrations. A revolt began almost immediately. It was brutally suppressed. Shaken by the uprising, Lord Curzon,...
Egypt in Crisis
The Egyptian Revolution, which in early 2011 overthrew the decades-old Mubarak dictatorship, stirred the imagination of the world. The so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. Anything seemed possible. The...
David Barsamian interviews Mohammad Fadel. Please note, the running time on this interview is 29 minutes.
Mohamed Bouazizi & the Arab Revolts
After being humiliated by state authorities, Mohamed Bouazizi, an unknown street vendor in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouaziz, set himself on fire on December 17, 2010. Just a few...
The Unfinished Arab Revolutions
Lenin was reported to have said, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.” Revolutions are never simple affairs. The multiple Arab revolts are still in flux. Take Egypt. The...