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Tahrir Square: The Many Little Revolutions

Last week, I received this photo of Maggie, an Egyptian Christian friend who is a documentary filmmaker. When I asked her if I could post the photo on my blog, she sent me this email in return:
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Indiana Immigration: Hoosier Neighbor?

I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and getting swept up in basketball-mania.
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Wendell Berry Won't Quit Trying to Save the Mountains

Fourteen mountain-top removal protesters -- including author Wendell Berry -- are in their third day of a sit-in/sleep-in at the Kentucky Governor's Office in Frankfort.
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Political Winter Storms in the West Virginia Coalfields

In the old days, in the coal towns of West Virginia, winter was a time when folks hunkered around the pot-bellied stove and whiled away time spinning stories. At times, someone would fiddle with the draft, poke the coal embers, and release an extra dollop of acrid coal smell. Houses were drafty. Your front side facing the stove could be burning up, your backside shivering cold.

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Egypt: Another Step Towards Mainstreaming Nonviolence

The movement that ended President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year autocratic rule has not only created a spectacular breakthrough for Egyptian democracy, it has bequeathed a priceless gift to the rest of u
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Friday Links Round Up: The Day of Departure. Mubarak. Egypt.

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Yes, NPR, Ordinary People Care About Financial Reform!

[Editors' note: This post is taken from a letter Sojourners associate editor Elizabeth Palmberg sent to the folks who create National Public Radio's Planet Money podca
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The Power of the People of Egypt

After 18 days of ever-growing protests, Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman went on state television with a terse an
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Should Egyptians Trust Their Military?

Throughout the coverage of the uprising in Egypt, we've been repeatedly told that Egyptians trust their military more than any other pa
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A Letter to Young Egyptian Protesters, From a Veteran U.S. Activist

I hope that somehow, through the vast network we call social media, this gets to you in Tahrir Square, even on this momentous F
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