The lesson from the streets of Brazil, Turkey, and the Arab world is to avoid underestimating social movements still in their infancy.
The broad-based protests against Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan reflect deep-seated resentments over the Islamist leader's increasingly authoritarian governing style.
Turks are feeling steamrollered by Prime Minister Erdogan's development projects.
Turkey is in the process of normalizing its asylum procedures and providing legal assistance for refugees seeking safety within its borders.
Establishing a pro-Western government in Damascus and inflicting damage on Iran is an illusion.
It's often forgotten that of the nine killed by Israeli commandos on the Mavi Marmara in 2010, one was an American citizen.
Camel wrestling is an ancient Anatolian sport originating among Turkic tribes well over 2,000 years ago, a tradition still seen along Turkey's Aegean coast.
Amidst the Middle East's ongoing conflicts and turmoil, the Kurds of northern Iraq may come out on top with an independent state.
Afghans who have sacrificed their homes and futures to the U.S. occupation deserve the chance to make a new life abroad.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Israeli attack on Gaza.