Posts Tagged ‘Arab Spring’

  • Arab Awakening in Mauritania – Day of Rage 25 April
    The Arab Awakening is spreading across North Africa. I’m using the Al Jazeera English term now rather than Arab Spring. I haven’t seen a lot of  flowering as of yet, but definitely a culture waking up and demanding social justice.   @weddady weddady Protest in #Mauritania is fueled by a popular sentiment that General Aziz the current ruler is the...
    by at April 25th, 2011 at 04:04 pm
  • The Unwanted Arab Spring that’s bad for business
    Call me a cynic. God knows I’ve tried to be an idealist for the last couple of months. It started with Egypt. I was so moved by the millions of people who braved everything to take to the streets and demand Mubarak step down. Yes! Tunisia was not a fluke. A democratic wave might roll through the autocratic Middle-East and North Africa. There was hope. There was light. But...
    by at April 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Cold corporate reality almost froze the Arab Spring but UNSC vote for NFZ in Libya keeps it alive
    Everyone was really excited about the “Arab Spring” until it started to happen and then they panicked. OMG – democracy! Arabs can’t handle that. Al Qaeda and Iranian mullahs will rule the oil fields. First there was warm heartfelt sympathy and support. Then cold corporate reality rapidly froze the West’s enthusiasm for change. Change...
    by at March 16th, 2011 at 08:03 pm