| Apr 17, 2011
The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe.
But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The high hopes of the Egyptian people for a peaceful transition to democracy are being thwarted by the brutal tactics of the country's military rulers, who in recent days have launched a bloody campaign of repression against protesters demanding an...
| Jul 17, 2011
When oil companies expand into desert areas of Africa, FrontierMedex Group helps them navigate the territory and provides medical care and security.
The company also has helped rescue ships from pirates in the waters off Somalia and provides medical...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:06 PM
I had the honor of being part of a round table discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine on Saturday.
And it got me thinking about my early impressions of the man whose passion and humanity brought this...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Wael Ghonim is an unlikely rebel. Born in Egypt in 1980, he began working his first Web job while studying at Cairo University, then moved to the U.S. (where he married an American) and eventually became Google's top marketing representative for the...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Just a year and change since the protests that marked the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, Wael Ghonim was in Chicago this weekend for a conversation about his new book, Revolution 2.0, and questions about social activism.
He spoke with the Tribune&...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:30 PM
REPORTING FROM CAIRO -- Forty-three pro-democracy workers, including 19 Americans, will stand trial Feb. 26 in a case that is at the center of an escalating diplomatic crisis between Washington and Cairo over political reform in Egypt, the state news...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Chicago police arrested about 175 Occupy Chicago protestors in Congress Plaza just after 1 a.m. Sunday, about 90 minutes after police issued their first warning that the group was violating municipal code.
Police completed the last arrests and cleared...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 4:59 AM
In the turbulent wake of the Egyptian revolution, traveling by bus from Cairo to Medinat Al Salam on the outskirts of the capital city might qualify for many as a test of will.
But the trek for Sarah Smierciak, 22, one of two Chicago-area natives to...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's best-known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off a list: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone warfare,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:22 AM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with the apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's most well known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off grim crises: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone...