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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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Mubarak Stays, Anger Grows

I watched on Al Jazeera television and followed tweets (#Tahrir) from Tahrir (Liberation) Square in Cairo, Egypt as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians awaited a promised speech by President Hosni Mubarak.
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Budget Cuts and Bad Faith

House Republicans announced a plan yesterday to cut $43 billion in domestic spend
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'Dad, What is Rape?'

The Super Bowl was a good football game and the team I liked best won -- the Green Bay Packers. The team is owned by its city, not some narcissistic rich guy, and I like that.
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