Category - uprising

  • April 29, 2011

    How should one respond to decades of subjugation, oppression, marginalisation, imprisonment, brutalisation, torture, rendition, murder and unenlightenment? Harry Hagopian examines the case of Syria, and finds complexity and long-term struggle, as well as immediate rebellion and repression, in the picture.

  • April 28, 2011

    People in the Middle East and North Africa are struggling to change the lexicon of their erstwhile realities with a series of trial and error policies, says Harry Hagopian. But whether the uprisings go the bumpy way of the 1848 European revolutions, emulate the South African path of truth and reconciliation, follow the East European fast lane of 1989, or entrench the violence we have been witnessing lately, surely freedom cannot be snuffed out forever?

  • April 1, 2011

    The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalising strikes and protests, Amnesty has said ahead of today's demonstrations

  • March 25, 2011

    At least 55 people are believed to have been killed during a week of unrest in and around the Syrian town of Dera’a, Amnesty International said yesterday.

  • March 24, 2011

    After army officers violently cleared Tahrir square of protesters recently, at least 18 women were held and abused in military detention.

  • February 4, 2011

    President Mubarak has said he will not seek re-election when the country goes to the polls in September 2011. That's not soon enough for the anti-government protesters who have given him until today - Friday 4 February - to stand down.

  • March 13, 2007

    The prospect of a nonviolent uprising against Robert Mugabe appears to be increasing by the day in Zimbabwe, fulfilling a call made two years ago, by a Catholic Archbishop.