Author Archives: Marlena Chertock

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.

Map of key protests in Syria

Protests across Syria The New York Times produces many interesting and informative interactive graphics and multimedia. This is no different for the recent 2011 protests across the Middle East. The Times has several graphics for each country that protets have … Continue reading

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Blogger writes about, shows video of Egyptian, Syrian revolutions

Syrian Revolution: The first million man protest Friday ‘Graphic’ Egyptian Chronicles is a blog is following and posting about the several protests across many Arab countries this year. The posts are fairly regular, with at least one post or more … Continue reading

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Social media used in protests in Syria

Syria’s spontaneously organized protests This BBC article describes the Syrian protests and how social media was involved. Social media has been extremely important in these recent protests. The Facebook page of ‘Syrian Revolution 2011’, asked people to take to the … Continue reading

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Documenting the protests: Photos help visualize a movement

Photos of the protests Purephoto is a website that allows users to showcase and share their photos. Photographer Hossam el-Hamalawy has been documenting and sharing the protests in Syria. He also has several photo collections on the site from Tahrir … Continue reading

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Egyptians join Syrians to protest

Egypt: Protesting for Syria This blog post from Global Voices is by Amira Al Hussaini, a blogger and journalist in Bahrain. Hussaini writes about Egyptians who are joining Syrians in their protest. She includes photos, videos and tweets by protesters. … Continue reading

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View Tweets about Middle East protests on one website

Twitter network of Arab and Middle East protests The Guardian provides a great resource to follow Tweets about the Middle East protests in one place. The Tweets are from a network of Guardian journalists, bloggers and experts. The Tweets are … Continue reading

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Book about non-violence inspires strategy for Egyptian protests

A book that has shown many how to protest peacefully The blog ascendingearthbeings.wordpress.com curated an article about a book by Gene Sharp. He has been credited as the author of the non-violent revolution rulebook and the strategy behind toppling the … Continue reading

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