UPDATE 10/20: There are unconfirmed reports that Qaddafi has been killed in Sirte, Libya. Aljazeera is showing pretty convincing video that he is indeed dead. Apparently, our government has received false reports about his capture before, so they are double triple checking this time before they make an “official” announcement. So, MAMAS, given the fact that the USA ... Read more
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UPDATE 10/3/2011: An Italian court of appeals has overturned Amanda Knox’s murder conviction and she is free, after four years. Knox is expected to return to her hometown of Seattle. Her former Italian boyfriend, Rafaelle Sollecito, was also acquitted. ———————— ORIGINALLY POSTED 12/7/09 Twenty-two year old American student, Amanda Knox, spent her first weekend of ... Read more
UPDATE: The 2 remaining American hikers have been released from an Iranian prison and are on their way home, too! US paid $1 million bail. Originally posted 9/14/10: One of the American hikers who was arrested in Iran a year ago, Sarah Shourd, was released and is on her way to Oman to meet her mother. ... Read more
As of this week, the French government has a new law banning the head-to-toe burqa worn by some Muslim women. French President, Nicholas Sarkozy said of the burqa, “It’s a sign of enslavement….we cannot accept in our country women imprisoned behind a mask, deprived of all social life of their identity.” Another member of parliament, ... Read more
As of 3 p.m. PST, 3/17: The IAEA has just announced that electrical power has been restored at the nuclear site, so cooling efforts can begin. Crisis not over, but better news today. —- Are we all gonna die? Well, yes…eventually we will. Right now, though, we want to know if a Hindenburg-like nuclear radiation ... Read more
We have all seen the images from Japan. It looks like computer special effects from a movie, but it is real. Japan is dealing with a tri-fecta tragedy. On March 11th, an earthquake hit that registered 9.0 on the richter scale and shook the country to the core, as 100+ after shocks rippled ground and ... Read more
Each year on March 8th, the economic, political and social achievements of women are celebrated around the globe. This year’s theme is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.” We’re up for that, MAMAs! Decent work, in decent conditions and for a decent wage. Sounds like a ... Read more
The people of Egypt have delivered a powerful message to the region and the world. They found their voice and the entire world has heard their demands for change. The 30 year authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak is over. Young people banned together and accomplished the seemingly impossible in 18 days. Their solidarity and voices ... Read more
Egypt has played an incredible role in the development of civilization. Think Cleopatra and the history of the Egyptian Empire – visions of Elizabeth Taylor floating down the Nile come to mind. Egypt is an ancient country that is on a new adventure into their future. Today, without any iconic figures really leading the movement, ... Read more
UPDATE 2/10 @ 8:30 a.m. PST News reports that Mubarak will step down tonight. Awaiting announcement on Egyptian TV. ——————————————UPDATE 2/9 Google executive Wael Ghonim’s release got demonstrators back on the streets, and employee strikes have begun. This week’s demonstrations may prove to be the largest yet, as those opposed to Mubarak are set to ... Read more
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