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IPFS News Link • Peace?

The Arab spring is still alive

• Sam Hamad

How many people in the liberal democratic world knew or cared about the daily lives and hopes of the millions of Mohamed Bouazizis who were struggling across the region? How many even considered the dreams and fears of the Khaled Saids? It was only through the former's self-immolation and the latter's torture and murder that 'Arabs' forced themselves into the consciousness of the collective world. And, however fleetingly, the world cared.