Tunisia’s Spies

Tunis Al Khadhra (Tunisia, the green) ruled under oppression and tyranny for the last 23 years under Ben Ali’s corrupt regime and his wife’s mafia, the Trebelsi family has finally tasted the sweetness of freedom. No one would have ever thought that a revolution such as this one would have been sparked just by one … Continue reading

That Lone Airport Worker: 5 Months Since a Revolution

I cannot believe it has been over 5 months since I was in Egypt.  Over 5 months since the most vivid and emotionally intense week of my life and exactly 5 months since a country became free of the 30 year rule of Hosni Mubarak.  And what I remember most about that week and a … Continue reading

In Denial: The Moroccan Government on the Death of Kamal Amari

Kamal Amari, a member of Al Adl wal-Ihsane (Justice and Charity) died of injuries from security forces at protests on Thursday in the city of Safi, 350 kilometers south of Casablanca as reported in an emailed statement from the February 20th youth movement. Mr. Hakim Sikuk, also a member of Al Adl wal-Ihsane relayed, “The … Continue reading

Sha’abi to Chique… A Reflection on #Jan25 and the Realities of Modern Egypt

On my first trip to Cairo, I never imagined the lifestyle and landscape I would soon be entering upon… I imagined a place with dirt roads and donkeys, abayas and gellabayas as Egyptians say.  I imagined the sha’abi Egypt, where Arabs acted like Arabs!  Is that too much to ask for?  And when I arrived, … Continue reading