An awakening of will: Standing up to injustice

The Economist’s Egyptian protest cover

The Economist cover

The Economist cover of the Egypt protests. Photo courtesy of The Economist.

The Feb. 17, 2011 article in The Economist describes “the awakening” of Arabs and Muslims in countries across the Middle East. It recounts how the Jan. 25 Egypt protests started, with protests in Tunisia. Then the article goes on to explain how reform instead of violence can help bring about a peaceful and just new beginning to the protests.


About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock's first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, and WTOP. Her poems and fiction has appeared in The Deaf Poets Society, Moonsick Magazine, and Paper Darts.
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