Women on the Frontlines in Bahrain

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The Persian Gulf island nation of Bahrain erupted on February 14 when protesters gathered at the “roundabout,” or Pearl Square, in the capital city of Manama. A country of one million, Bahrain’s citizens constitute only half the population, the rest being foreign workers. Tensions are intense between Shias–who constitute 70 percent of all citizens–and the […]

The Invisible Women of Tahrir Square, And What’s Ahead for Egypt

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Iman Bibars, age 50, is euphoric on the phone from Cairo, “We regained our soul, our voice, our pride and now no other ruler can be a tyrant.” Having lived for 30 years under Mubarak’s repressive regime, Bibars is quick to give credit where it’s due: The Cyber Revolution was a gift from the Waiting […]