WBEZ | unrest http://www.wbez.org/tags/unrest Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Political unrest in Pakistan http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-05/political-unrest-pakistan-110758 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP91454790294.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A political crisis in Pakistan is deepening as protesters call for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. We&#39;ll find out what is behind the unrest from political scientist Aqil Shah.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-unrest-in-pakistan/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-unrest-in-pakistan.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-unrest-in-pakistan" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Political unrest in Pakistan" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-05/political-unrest-pakistan-110758 Egypt's military speeds up power transfer http://www.wbez.org/story/egypts-military-speeds-power-transfer-94281 <p><p>CAIRO &nbsp;— Egypt's ruling military moved up the date for transferring power to a civilian government to July next year and consulted Tuesday with political parties on forming a new Cabinet. But the major concessions were immediately rejected by tens of thousands of protesters in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square threatening a "second revolution."</p><p>"We are not leaving, he leaves," chanted the protesters, demanding that military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and his council of generals immediately give up power to a civilian transitional authority. "The people want to bring down the field marshal," they shouted in scenes starkly reminiscent of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak nine months ago.</p><p>Aboul-Ela Madi and Mohammed Selim el-Awa, two politicians who attended a five-hour crisis meeting with the military rulers, said the generals accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf's government and will form a "national salvation" Cabinet to replace it.</p><p>Previously, the military rulers had floated late next year or early 2013 as the timetable for transferring power.</p><p>The military's concession came less than a week before the first parliamentary election since the ouster nine months ago of longtime authoritarian ruler Mubarak. The elections are staggered over three months.</p><p>"Our demands are clear. We want the military council to step down and hand over authority to a national salvation government with full authority," said Khaled El-Sayed, a member of the Youth Revolution Coalition and a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary election. The commander of the Military Police and the Interior Minister, who is in charge of the police, must be tried for the "horrific crimes" of the past few days, he added.</p><p>"This is the maximum we can reach. The (Tahrir) square is something and the politics is something else," Madi told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. He and Al-Awa were among 12 political party representatives and presidential hopefuls who attended the meeting with the military council. Not all parties were represented.</p><p>Madi and el-Awa also said the military agreed to release all protesters detained since Saturday and to put on trial police and army officers responsible for protesters' deaths. Nearly 30 protesters have been killed since Saturday.</p><p>They said the military agreed to hold presidential elections before the end of June 2012, a vote the ruling council has deemed the final stage necessary for transferring power.</p></p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/egypts-military-speeds-power-transfer-94281 WBEZ's Natalie Moore offers her take on Libya http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-23/wbezs-natalie-moore-offers-her-take-libya-82776 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/N Moore Libya.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Very few Western media outlets have been able to enter Libya since the protests erupted last week. Today, the country&rsquo;s deputy foreign minister said that journalists who enter the country illegally will be considered outlaws and arrested if they don&rsquo;t surrender to authorities.<em> </em>WBEZ&rsquo;s <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/story/libya/equal-rights-law-libya-women">Natalie Moore</a> reported from Libya this summer as a fellow for Columbia College-Chicago&rsquo;s <a target="_blank" href="http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Institute_for_the_Study_of_Women_and_Gender_in_the_Arts_and_Media/">Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media</a> on the country&rsquo;s nascent women&rsquo;s movement. Natalie offers her perspective on the protests and Colonel Muammar Qaddafi&rsquo;s violent crackdown.</p></p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-23/wbezs-natalie-moore-offers-her-take-libya-82776