Arab Awakening

Rabaa's second massacre Mosa'aberising

Rabaa’s Second Massacre

by: The WILD

Yesterday saw Egypt’s worst episode of violence since the revolution began in 2011. The now military-controlled government sent security forces armed with bulldozers, tear gas, and live ammunition to break up pro-Morsi sit-in encampments. Muslim […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Egypt, Mosa'ab Elshamy, Muslim Brotherhood, Picture of the day, The Wild Magazine
Military helicopters fly above Tahrir Square while protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against him and Brotherhood members during a protest in Cairo


by: The WILD

Mohamed Abd El Ghany Military helicopters swoop over Tahrir Square to declare their support for protesters opposed to the democratically-elected, but increasingly unpopular President Mohamed Morsi. In what could also be considered a military coup, […]

Tags: Amy Davidson, Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Arab Uprising, Cairo, Democracy, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, photography, Picture of the day, Protests, SCAF, Tahrir Square, uprising
FSA Rebel Syria

Shot Through the Lens, Damascus

by: Blaine Skrainka

The peaceful protests calling for democracy that began nearly two years ago are all but gone today as Syria continues to be torn apart by civil war. On assignment for Reuters, photographer Goran Tomasevic gives […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, Blaine Skrainka, civil war, conflict, Democracy, Free Syrian Army, FSA, Goran Tomasevic, Middle East, photojournalism, phtography, Reuters, Reuters Photographers Blog, Syria, The Wild Magazine
Mona Eltahawy, Foreign Policy

The Real War on Women is in the Middle East

by: Blaine Skrainka

To have any kind of real understanding of the Arab Awakening, we must look to the role of women and challenge the word “revolution.” In the West, we tend to idolize the struggle for democracy, […]

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Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives

Democracy Drowning

by: Blaine Skrainka

The democratically-elected president of a tiny nation, who has had a giant voice in the climate change debate, has been forced to resign at gunpoint in a coup d’état. Mohamed Nasheed made his resignation under […]

Tags: Al Jazeera, Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Democracy, Democracy Drowning, Global Warming, Mohamed Nasheed, New York Times, Politics, Protests, The Island President, The Maldives, The Wild Magazine, world
Not Vogue

Not Vogue

by: Blaine Skrainka

In March 2011, Vogue published a glowing portrait Asma al-Assad, the “glamorous, young, and very chic” first lady of Syria. The story and subsequent controversy are not new, but worth reexamining given the catastrophic pro-democracy […]

Tags: Anna Wintour, Arab Awakening, Arab League, Arab Spring, Asma al-Assad, Bashar al-Asad, Blaine Skrainka, Not Vogue, Protests, Syria, The Atlantic, The Wild Magazine, UN, Vogue, world
Libyan Street Art

Revolutionary Streets

by: James Platt-Hepworth

Beyond the smoke and beneath the rubble Libya’s Landscape is changing rapidly. With a recent revolution as a result from the spring uprising the long struggle to release the shackles has resulted in the nation’s […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Casa Arabe in Madrid, James Platt-Hepworth, Jasmine Revolution, Libya, Muammar El-Gaddaffi, Protest, Revolutionary Streets, street art, The Wild Magazine
Arab Awakening


by: Blaine Skrainka

2011 was a year of worldwide unrest. Traditional social structures that favor the interests of those with money and power are being called into question by the masses. These are the most striking moments of […]

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Egyptian Women Rise Up in Tahrir Square


by: Blaine Skrainka

Earlier this week, thousands of women took part in a march of historic proportions, taking to the streets of Cairo to demand women’s empowerment and decry the brutal attacks on female protesters. The women of […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Blaine Skrainka, Bloomberg News, Blue Bra, Cairo, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Lisa Beyer, New York Times, Politics, Protests, Tahrir Square, Tahrir Woman, The Wild Magazine, Virginity Tests, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights, world
The al-Assad regime murders thousands


by: Blaine Skrainka

After years of corruption and cronyism from the oppressive regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian people have risen up as a part of the Arab Awakening only to face a brutal backlash. The United Nations’ […]

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