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The renowned Middle East journalist speaks to Democracy Now! from Cairo on the historic uprising and how President Obama has lost an opportunity to back a democratic movement in the Middle East.

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Arab Spring

  1. 1

    Egypt Strikes Make Libya the New Front in Anti-ISIS War, 4 Years After NATO Left Nation in Disarray

  2. 2

    US-Backed Bahraini Forces Deport 2 American Peace Activists Acting As Human Rights Observers

  3. 3

    Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on US-Fueled Dangers From Climate Change to Nuclear War 1/3

  4. 4

    Assessing a Changing Arab World with MIT Professor Noam Chomsky & Al Jazeera's Marwan Bishara 1 of 2

  5. 5

    Noam Chomsky Speech: The U.S. & Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World"

  6. 6

    Does President Obama's Speech Signal US Shift on Israel-Palestine? Democracy Now! Roundtable: 2 of 3

  7. 7

    Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 1 of 6

  8. 8

    Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan on Growing Mideast Protests and "Islam & the Arab Awakening"

  9. 9

    "The Arab People Have Woken Up": Yemeni Activist Tawakkul Karman Accepts Nobel Peace

  10. 10

    Bloodshed in Egypt: Mubarak Supporters Riding on Horses/Camels Violently Attack Protesters in Cairo

  11. 11

    Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 2 of 6

  12. 12

    Asmaa Mahfouz & the YouTube Video that Helped Spark the Egyptian Uprising

  13. 13

    Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on US-Fueled Dangers From Climate Change to Nuclear War 2/3

  14. 14

    Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 4 of 6

  15. 15

    Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 3 of 6

  16. 16

    Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 6 of 6

  17. 17

    Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 5 of 6

  18. 18

    Noam Chomsky on Protests: "This Is The Most Remarkable Regional Uprising That I Can Remember"

  19. 19

    Assessing a Changing Arab World with MIT Professor Noam Chomsky & Al Jazeera's Marwan Bishara 2 of 2

  20. 20

    Syrian Activist Speaks Out From Hiding As Arab League Mission Fails to Slow Deadly Crackdown

  21. 21

    Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on US-Fueled Dangers From Climate Change to Nuclear War 3/3

  22. 22

    Thousands Feared Dead in Gaddafi's Crackdown on Libyan Uprising: Anjali Kamat Reports from Al Bayda

  23. 23

    We Are the Giant: Bahrain's Top Family of Activists Pays Heavy Price for Challenging US-Backed Gov't

  24. 24

    Leading Egyptian Feminist Nawal El Saadawi: "Women and girls are, Beside the Boys, in the Streets"

  25. 25

    We Are Writing History by Our Blood: Egyptian Doctor on Why Protests Won't End Until Mubarak Resigns

  26. 26

    Does President Obama's Speech Signal US Shift on Israel-Palestine? Democracy Now! Roundtable: 1 of 3

  27. 27

    The Heroes are the Ones in the Street: Jailed Google Exec & Facebook Activist Wael Ghonim Speaks Out

  28. 28

    Voices of the Egyptian Revolution: Democracy Now!'s Sharif Abdel Kouddous Speaks to People in Cairo

  29. 29

    US & UK Companies Help Egyptian Regime Shut Down Telecommunications and Identify Dissident Voices

  30. 30

    Massacre in Libya: Witnesses Say Protesters Have Taken Control of Benghazi Despite Gov't Violence

  31. 31

    Toby Jones: Oil Wealth, U.S. Backing Enables Saudi Arabia to Crush Dissent in Bahrain and at Home

  32. 32

    Nabeel Rajab on Obama's Unannounced Meeting With Top Bahrain Leader & Muted Criticism of Crackdown

  33. 33

    Qatar Human Rights Official Defends Life Sentence For Poet Who Praised Arab Spring Uprisings

  34. 34

    Millions Against Mubarak: Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous Reports Live From Cairo Massive Protest

  35. 35

    Silencing Al Jazeera: Mubarak's Brutal Attack of the TV Network and Its Fight to Stay On Air. 1 of 2

  36. 36

    "People Are Bleeding in the Streets": Bahrain Police Wage Night Attack on Pro-Democracy Protesters

  37. 37

    Post-Mubarak: What Will Egypt Look Like the Day After the Regime Ends?

  38. 38

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Without Support of Congress, Obama's Libya Attack May Be "Impeachable Offense"

  39. 39

    Juan Cole vs. Vijay Prashad: A Debate on U.S. Military Intervention in Libya. Part 1 of 2

  40. 40

    "Iran, the Green Movement and the USA": Hamid Dabashi On Future of Pro-Democracy Movement. 1 of 2

  41. 41

    Who is Omar Suleiman? Professor Lisa Hajjar on His Connections to the United States and Torture

  42. 42

    Does President Obama's Speech Signal US Shift on Israel-Palestine? Democracy Now! Roundtable: 3 of 3

  43. 43

    Tawakkul Karman, Yemeni Nobel Peace Laureate, Pays Tribute to Women Activists Worldwide

  44. 44

    Democracy Now!'s Sharif Abdel Kouddous Describes Pro-Mubarak Crowd Hate for Al Jazeera & Al Arabiya

  45. 45

    Coup in Maldives: Adviser to Ousted President Speaks Out From Hiding as Arrest Sought

  46. 46

    Jeremy Scahill: As Mass Uprising Threatens the Saleh Regime, A Look at the Covert U.S. War in Yemen

  47. 47

    Libyan Citizen Journalist Mohammed Nabbous Killed by Gunfire While Reporting on Battle for Benghazi

  48. 48

    Foreign Intervention in Syria? A Debate With Joshua Landis and Karam Nachar. Part 1 of 2

  49. 49

    Alaa Abdel Fattah, Egyptian Blogger and Critic of Military Regime, Speaks Out After Release

  50. 50

    Robert McChesney on Hillary Clinton's Critique of US/Foreign Media & Cuts to US Public Broadcasting

  51. 51

    Journalist Robert Fisk on the Gap Between U.S. Rhetoric and Action in Egyptian Uprising. 1 of 2

  52. 52

    Al Jazeera Blackout: How the Network Was Blocked in Egypt and Why It Cannot Be Seen in the U.S.

  53. 53

    Christina Larson Describes Working With Photojournalist Chris Hondros Who Was Killed in Libya 1 of 2

  54. Robert Fisk: Obama Administration Has Been Gutless and Cowardly in Dealing with the Mubarak Regime

  55. 55

    Egyptian Democracy Activists Reclaim Tahrir Square After Mubarak Forces Attack. Video Report 2 of 2

  56. 56

    Democracy Now! Reports Live from Cairo Feb. 2: Protesters Stay in Streets, Demand Mubarak Resign

  57. 57

    Terror in Tripoli: Libyan American Describes Nation Gripped By Fear, But Hopeful of Gaddafi's Ouster

  58. 58

    Record Rally in Tahrir; Egyptian Protests Spread to Gov't Buildings; Labor Unions Launch Strikes

  59. 59

    Tahrir Square Attack: 32 Egyptians Killed, 1,750 Injured in Protests Against Military Rule

  60. 60

    Tarek Radwan, Brother of Egyptian-American Mohamed Radwan Detained in Syria, Pleads For His Release

  61. 61

    Juan Cole vs. Vijay Prashad: A Debate on U.S. Military Intervention in Libya. Part 2 of 2

  62. 62

    The Rebellion Grows Stronger: Democracy Now! Producer Sharif Kouddous Reports Live from Egypt 1 of 2

  63. 63

    Made in the USA: Tear Gas, Tanks, Helicopters, Rifles and Fighter Planes Used on Egypt Protesters

  64. 64

    Human Rights Watch: 300 Deaths, Massive Detentions and Abuse Under Mubarak Regime Crackdown in Egypt

  65. 65

    Part 1: Is Syria in a Civil War? Journalist Patrick Seale Debates Activist Rafif Jouejati

  66. 66

    Ousted Maldives President is a Leading Voice for Island States Threatened by Global Warming

  67. 67

    Egyptian Columnist Mona Eltahawy on the Egypt Uprising and Implications for Democracy in the Region

  68. 68

    Anthony Shadid: Incomparable Pulitzer-Winning Middle East Correspondent Dies in Syria

  69. 69

    Shock Doctrine in Egypt: Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Post-Mubarak Economic Crisis, Election

  70. 70

    Jeremy Scahill on Endgame Strategy in Libya: The No-Fly Zone Has Always Been a Recipe for Disaster

  71. 71

    Egyptian Military Kills 14 Protesters, Attacks Journalists In Brutal Tahrir Crackdown

  72. 72

    Rula Jebreal & Issandr El Amrani Discuss Middle East Popular Uprisings on Democracy Now!

  73. 73

    "Everywhere There is Graffiti: 'Welcome to the New Free Libya.'" Anjali Kamat Reports from Tobruk

  74. 74

    In Tahrir Square: HBO Doc on Egypt's Revolution Reported By Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous

  75. 75

    California Professor Beaten by Pro-Mubarak Forces Minutes After Interview on Democracy Now! 1 of 2

  76. 76

    Jimmy Carter on Monitoring Egypt Election, US-Egypt Relations, Future of Camp David Accords

  77. 77

    Interview with Libyan Novelist Hisham Matar on Muammar Gaddafi's Brutal Crackdown in Libya. 1 of 2

  78. 78

    Eyewitness Reports Inside Tahrir Square on Wednesday as Pro-Mubarak Forces Open Fire on Protesters

  79. 79

    Silencing Al Jazeera: Mubarak's Brutal Attack of the TV Network and Its Fight to Stay On Air. 2 of 2

  80. 80

    Egyptian Revolution Enters New Phase as Thousands Confront Brutal Military Control in Tahrir

  81. 81

    U.S. Remains Silent on the Violent Government Crackdown of Protests in Bahrain, a Key U.S. Ally

  82. 82

    Egyptian Democracy Activists Reclaim Tahrir Square After Mubarak Forces Attack. Video Report 1 of 2

  83. 83

    Live Report in Cairo: How Pro-democracy Protesters Are Resisting Mubarak's Crackdown in the Street

  84. 84

    "Bahrain is No Longer An Independent Country" Pro-democracy Protests Continue As Saudi Troops Arrive

  85. 85

    Nada Bakri, Widow of Anthony Shadid, on His Life, Work and New Memoir, House of Stone 2 of 2

  86. 86

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 1 of 10

  87. 87

    "A Dream Come True": Egyptians Celebrate in Cairo After Mubarak Resigns. Report By Anjali Kamat

  88. 88

    Novelist Ahdaf Soueif on Egypt's Revolution: "People Were Rediscovering Themselves." 1 of 2

  89. 89

    Mona Eltahawy on the Case of Eman al-Obeidi & Conditions for Women Under Gaddafi's Regime in Libya

  90. 90

    Bassam Haddad of George Mason University Discusses the Public Protests and Political Unrest in Syria

  91. 91

    Bomber Strikes Syrian Regime in Damascus, Killing Assad's Defense Minister, Brother-in-Law

  92. 92

    Jeremy Scahill & Joshua Foust on the U.S. Policy & Covert War in Yemen as Protests Aim to Oust Saleh

  93. 93

    Human Rights Watch Condemns Gaddafi's Violent Crackdown in Libya; Death Toll Grows & Thousands Flee

  94. 94

    Journalist Nancy Youssef Reports from Brega As Gaddafi Forces Launch Air and Ground Attacks in Libya

  95. 95

    Syrian Activist Speaks From Hiding: Bloodshed is Continuing Despite International Criticism

  96. 96

    Assad Biographer: After Initial Hopes of Reform, Syrian Ruler Succumbs to Delusions of Power

  97. 97

    Bahrain's U.S.-Backed Crackdown on 2-Year Uprising Employing "Unprecedented" Use of Tear Gas

  98. 98

    Protests Erupt in Egypt As Mubarak's Ex-PM Secures Spot in Presidential Runoff

  99. 99

    Libyan Rebels Build Benghazi Media Center to Battle Gaddafi Forces Through the Internet & Airwaves

  100. 100

    Bassam Haddad Discusses Syrian Crackdown on Dissent as Protesters Come Under Fire in City of Homas

  101. 101

    Yemen Expands Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Movement, Deports Journalists: Democracy Now! Report

  102. 102

    Yemeni Forces Use Tasers, Batons, Knives and Rifles to Squash Peaceful Anti-Government Protests

  103. 103

    Is U.S.-Led Military Action the Best Solution to the Libyan Crisis? Democracy Now! Debate: 1 of 3

  104. 104

    Mona El-Ghobashy Explains How Egyptian Labor and Social Movements Laid the Foundation for Revolution

  105. 105

    Journalist Robert Fisk on the Gap Between U.S. Rhetoric and Action in Egyptian Uprising. 2 of 2

  106. 106

    Journalists and Human Rights Activists Arrested and Beaten In Cairo Crackdown: A Live Report

  107. 107

    Phyllis Bennis: Analysis on the No-fly Zone & the Air Strikes Launched By Allied Forces on Libya

  108. 108

    Libyan-American Activist Abdulla Darrat Reports on the Bloody Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Protesters

  109. 109

    After the Revolution: Mubarak is Gone After 30 Years in Power. A Discussion on the Future of Egypt

  110. 110

    Laura Kasinof Reports on Yemen Protests and Possible Resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh

  111. 111

    U.S. Silent on Deadly Iraqi Gov't Crackdown on Protests; 300 Arrested in Sweeps Targeting Dissidents

  112. 112

    Interview with Libyan Novelist Hisham Matar on Muammar Gaddafi's Brutal Crackdown in Libya. 2 of 2

  113. 113

    "Iran, the Green Movement and the USA": Hamid Dabashi On Future of Pro-Democracy Movement. 2 of 2

  114. 114

    Foreign Intervention in Syria? A Debate With Joshua Landis and Karam Nachar. Part 2 of 2

  115. 115

    Phyllis Bennis: UK Sends Troops to Libya as Intl Coalition Expands Mission to Include Regime Change

  116. 116

    Egyptian Activists: We Are Happy to See Occupy Wall Street Movement Stand Up For Justice

  117. 117

    Rula Amin Reports 150 Killed Since Friday as Assad Regime Attempts to Crush Syrian Protest Movement

  118. 118

    Bahraini Human Rights Activists Report on Crackdown on Dissent by U.S.-Backed Bahrain Govt. 1 of 2

  119. 119

    Egypt: As Muslim Brotherhood Claims Election Victory, Military Strips President of Power

  120. 120

    Fuel on the Fire: Author Greg Muttit on Oil & Politics in Occupied Iraq, Arab Spring. 1 of 2

  121. 121

    Algerian Forces Crack Down on Pro-Democracy Protests. Interview with Algerian Blogger Elias Filali

  122. 122

    U.S. Grants Entry to Yemen's President as Protesters Demand Accountability, Regime Change

  123. 123

    Egypt Votes: Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports From Cairo on Historic Post-Mubarak Election

  124. 124

    Egypt's Morsi Ousts Top Generals, But Key Military Insiders Tapped to Fill the Gaps

  125. 125

    Haitham Maleh & Iyas Maleh on Growing Protest Movement in Syria Despite Violent Crackdown. 2 of 2

  126. 126

    Libyans Organize Citizen Councils to Run Eastern Cities "Liberated" from Pro-Gaddafi Loyalists

  127. 127

    Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on Likely Presidential Candidacy & Egypt's Future. 1 of 2

  128. 128

    "Time to Push Borders of Freedom": Egyptian Students Defiantly Publish Newspaper Without Permission

  129. 129

    Human Rights Watch Documents Iranian Government Crackdown on Public Demonstrations

  130. 130

    Repression & Poverty Underpin the Uprising in Egypt, Says Georgetown Professor Samer Shehata 1 of 2

  131. 131

    Part 2: Is Syria in a Civil War? Journalist Patrick Seale Debates Activist Rafif Jouejati

  132. 132

    Abdul Ghani al Iryani Comments on the Situation in Yemen as President Saleh Leaves to Saudi Arabia

  133. 133

    "A Celebration, Not a Protest": Massive Crowd Packs Cairo's Tahrir Square One Week After Mubarak

  134. 134

    Amnesty's Salil Shetty: Arms Embargo, Human Rights Monitors Needed for Syria Crisis

  135. 135

    Anthony Shadid of the New York Times Recounts Harrowing Capture By Gaddafi's Forces in Libya. 1 of 2

  136. 136

    Day of Departure: Massive Demonstrations in Egypt Aim to Oust Mubarak. Democracy Now! Reports Live

  137. 137

    Sharif Abdel Kouddous: 2 Years Into Uprising, Bahrain Feels Like a "Nation Under Occupation"

  138. 138

    "Empire's Bagman": Obama's Egypt Envoy Wisner Says Mubarak Should Stay. Interview with Vijay Prashad

  139. 139

    Iona Craig Reports From Yemen on Friday of Decisiveness: Tens of Thousands Call For Saleh To Resign

  140. 140

    Libyan Poet/Scholar Khaled Mattawa on Libya's Pro-Democracy Movement Amid Government Violence 1 of 2

  141. 141

    Fate of Libyan American Student and Rebel Fighter Muhannad Bensadik Unknown After Shooting in Libya

  142. 142

    Haitham Maleh & Iyas Maleh on Growing Protest Movement in Syria Despite Violent Crackdown. 1 of 2

  143. 143

    Haitham Al Maleh, Syrian Human Rights Attorney, Says He Fears For His Life & Will Remain in Hiding

  144. 144

    Democracy Now! Reports from Tahrir Square on the Systematic Targeting of Journalists in Egypt

  145. 145

    Razan Zaitouneh on Human Rights Violations By Assad Regime As Syrian Protest Crackdown Intensifies

  146. 146

    Back From Syria, Reporter David Enders Says Assad Regime Crumbling to "Grassroots Rebellion"

  147. 147

    United Nations: 140,000 Flee Libyan Clashes; Humanitarian Crisis Builds on Egypt & Tunisia Border

  148. 148

    The Rebellion Grows Stronger: Democracy Now! Producer Sharif Kouddous Reports Live from Egypt 2 of 2

  149. 149

    Committee to Protect Journalists Criticizes Mubarak's Policy of Attacking Journalists in Egypt

  150. 150

    Mohamed Radwan Recounts Ordeal in Syrian Jail - Democracy Now! Exclusive

  151. 151

    Trinity College Professor Vijay Prashad on U.S. Envoy Frank Wisner's Comments in Support of Mubarak

  152. 152

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 9 of 10

  153. 153

    Prof. Horace Campbell: Peace & Justice Movement Should Oppose U.S.-Led Intervention in Libya. 1 of 2

  154. 154

    California Professor Beaten by Pro-Mubarak Forces Minutes After Interview on Democracy Now! 2 of 2

  155. 155

    Is U.S.-Led Military Action the Best Solution to the Libyan Crisis? Democracy Now! Debate: 2 of 3

  156. 156

    Twitter's Activist Roots: How Social Media Made For 2004 Spontaneous Protests Influenced Twitter

  157. 157

    Seymour Hersh on the Arab Spring, "Disaster" US Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Part 1 of 2

  158. 158

    Ibrahim Dabbashi, Former Libyan Diplomat, On His Defection & Calls For Intensified NATO Operations

  159. 159

    Anjali Kamat: Hopes of Peaceful Revolution in Libya End as Opposition Prepares for Long Battle

  160. 160

    Gaddafi Declares Ceasefire As UN Security Council Backs No-Fly Zone in Libya. Democracy Now! Report

  161. 161

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 10 of 10

  162. 162

    Prof. Horace Campbell: Peace & Justice Movement Should Oppose U.S.-Led Intervention in Libya. 2 of 2

  163. 163

    Novelist Ahdaf Soueif on Egypt's Revolution: "People Were Rediscovering Themselves." 2 of 2

  164. 164

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 3 of 10

  165. 165

    Fuel on the Fire: Author Greg Muttit on Oil & Politics in Occupied Iraq, Arab Spring. 2 of 2

  166. 166

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 6 of 10

  167. 167

    Syrian Activist in Hiding: "We're Not Looking for Intervention, We're Looking for Support"

  168. 168

    Egypt Protests Demanding Mubarak Resign Grow Stronger, Despite Some Government Concessions. 1 of 2

  169. 169

    Jailed Bahraini Activists Get Appeal, But U.S.-Backed Regime's Abuses Continue Unabated

  170. 170

    Egyptian Military Rulers Face Growing Unrest as 11 Killed in Pre-Election Clashes

  171. 171

    Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports on Rising Sectarian Tension in Cairo & Increasing Lawlessness in Egypt

  172. 172

    Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports in Cairo As Crowds Mark 1 Year of Revolution in Tahrir Square

  173. 173

    New York Times Reporter Anthony Shadid Comments on Rebellions in Libya and the Middle East. 1 of 2

  174. 174

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 8 of 10

  175. 175

    Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on Likely Presidential Candidacy & Egypt's Future. 2 of 2

  176. 176

    Defying Government Repression, Yemeni Protests Continue for 6th Day. Iona Craig Reports From Sana'a

  177. 177

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 2 of 10

  178. 178

    Is U.S.-Led Military Action the Best Solution to the Libyan Crisis? Democracy Now! Debate: 3 of 3

  179. 179

    Journalist Peter Beaumont Reports in Tripoli Where Fear Hightened By Gaddafi's Roundup of Dissidents

  180. 180

    Uprising in Egypt: A 2-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime. 5 of 10

  181. 181

    Repression & Poverty Underpin the Uprising in Egypt, Says Georgetown Professor Samer Shehata 2 of 2

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