I first heard of Gene Sharp from a commentator on National Public Radio. He said that he had examined the "Arab Spring" upsurges in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya and Yemen.
I was suspicious of the UN Security Council's establishment of a Libya no fly zone from the beginning, and events seem to be proving me right.
After President Obama's March 28 address to the nation on the U.S. and NATO military intervention in Libya, many questions remain.
Any such attack would mean destroying the Gaddafi regime's anti-aircraft missile installations, almost surely resulting in civilian casualties on the ground.
This unnamed verse, written in 1970, seems as if it could have been written yesterday in half a dozen nations - and in some U.S. states as well.
From "Circus Kids" to "Hitler in Hollywood," a cornucopia of wonderful progressive films will entertain and inspire viewers.
The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.
"Shouldn't it be as important to learn about one another's poetry, country to country, as one another's weather or gross national products?"
How involved is the U.S. military in Yemen, and is the Obama administration laying the groundwork for a new foreign adventure?