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Iran: Framing the Green Revolution in Red

Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 11:31 am | Cynthia Boaz

If the international consensus about last week's election results in Iran is that they were a) indeed fraudulent, or b) a coup attempt, and the pro-democracy elements in that country emerge victorious, it will mostly be in spite - not because - of ... More >>

Welcome to Gilead, Governor Palin

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 12:21 am | Cynthia Boaz

If you've ever read Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," you will recall the key role that was played by the women assigned to be the "Aunts." The story revolves around a futuristic American society in which fundamentalist Christians ... More >>

A Citizen's Reflections on Race, Violence and Powe

Monday, 17 December 2007, 12:47 am | Cynthia Boaz

On December 10, the social justice community in Rochester, New York commemorated the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The themes of the evening's panel discussion were race and racism, and most of the attention was given to the ... More >>

Burma's Uprising: People Power, Not Political Pupp

Saturday, 3 November 2007, 2:06 pm | Cynthia Boaz

In the past month, amid the flurry of reports and commentary in international media about the events in Burma, a disturbing theme has emerged among some media commentators. Ranging from the Asia Times and the South China Morning Post to a collection of skeptical ... More >>

Burma's Junta: Too Late to Turn Back the Clock

Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 11:45 am | Cynthia Boaz

At the time of this writing, pro-democracy groups from Burma estimate the number of Buddhist monks killed by regime violence in the past two weeks to be as low as 200 and possibly many more. Those numbers make the regime's official estimates of ... More >>

Burma's Struggle: Avowed Against the "Atheists"

Saturday, 13 October 2007, 6:31 pm | Cynthia Boaz

Not the generals, but the people who make up what appears to be a mass nonviolent movement which has formed in one of the most closed, repressive societies in the world. That such a movement exists at all should cause the military regime to shudder. ... More >>

Burma: Resistance Not Repression is the Real Story

Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 9:29 pm | Cynthia Boaz

Note: the events within Burma described below come from a member of the exiled pro-democracy leadership of Burma 8888. This individual is now deeply involved contact both with groups on the Thai-Burma border and within the country. Because of the sensitive ... More >>