David Dietz
David Dietz

After graduating Georgetown University, David traveled to the Middle East to cover the unrest and revolutions in the region for www.policymic.com and his own personal blog www.TheMidEaster.com. David reported on uprisings and political movements from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Bahrain and contributed to reports for Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and the Huffington Post. After more than a year in the Middle East David returned stateside to launch Modavanti.com, an online retailer for stylish sustainable fashion. He is also currently a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post where he writes about his experiences as an entrepreneur and creating social impact through business. Besides his interests in the Arab world entrepreneurship and sustainable fashion, David loves sports and enjoys playing golf, tennis and skiing. You can visit his site Modavanti.com for all your sustainable fashion needs. Fun Fact: David has witnessed five revolutions/uprisings during the Arab Spring

April 24, 2014

Why It's Time for a Fashion Revolution

One year ago today more than 1,000 garment workers needlessly lost their lives so we could have $10 t-shirts. It's time to demand more from the fashion industry.

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Sept. 17, 2013

This Video Sums Up the Powerful New Business Model Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Creating

To whom much is given, much is expected .... Faced with so many environmental and social problems, millennial entrepreneurs should use business to help create a social good.
Sept. 7, 2013

Flash Mob Fashion Show Hits Streets Of Manhattan to Kick Off NYC Fashion Week 2013

This fashion company will stage the first ever flash fashion show to kick off New York Fashion Week.
Sept. 2, 2013

8 Easy Steps to Make Fashion Smarter and More Sustainable

Welcome to the future of fashion.
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July 8, 2013

There is Only One Thing That Will Stabilize Egypt — Economics

In Egypt, the army is the devil and the ultraconservatives are his associates. The leaders of the Tamarod movement partnered with them once, but should now focus on improving the economy instead.
July 2, 2013

Mohammed Morsi is Awful — But If You Like Democracy, You Must Stand With Him

Liberals might hate the Brotherhood but you can't be a democrat and support a military coup. It just doesn't work that way. Replacing Morsi is great in the short term but it sets a bad precedent.

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June 24, 2013

World Cup 2014: FIFA's Greed Is Partly to Blame For the Protests in Brazil

As the anticipation builds for the World Cup, so too does the anxiety amongst Brazilians that FIFA and corrupt government officials will profit at their expense.
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June 14, 2013

Taksim Park Protest: Next Up On the Turks' Hierarchy Of Needs — Freedom

"Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men?" Until Prime Minister Erdogan wakes up and listens to the needs of his people, Turkey will slide towards greater conflict.
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May 17, 2013

Bashar Al-Assad: A No-Fly Zone Is the Only Way to Stop Assad

The US response to the Syrian civil war has been a complete failure that has not only deepend the conflict inside Syria's borders but has dragged the whole region down with it.
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April 30, 2013

Bangladesh Factory Collapse: We Need to Demand Ethical Labor in the Fashion Industry

Factory fires and collapsed buildings can be prevented. We as consumers must vote with our wallets and demand that fast fashion retailers commit to ethical labor.
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Jan. 22, 2013

How I Went From the Arab Spring to the Spring Collection

The last year has been a journey for me, from covering revolutions in the Middle East to going to the front lines of fashion.

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June 24, 2012

Egypt Presidential Election Results: Muslim Brotherhood Win Shows Egyptians Are Fed Up With the Army

For more than a year the Egyptian military tried to persuade the public that they were the protectors of the revolution. Turns out, SCAF has been setting up to steal freedom the whole time.
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June 24, 2012

Egypt Presidential Election Results: How the U.S. Should Respond to the Muslim Brotherhood Victory

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is likely to be declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election on Thursday. America should embrace him for the sake of democracy.
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June 21, 2012

Egypt Presidential Election Results: Military Power Grab Threatens Democracy

The Egyptian military's power grab on the eve of the presidential vote leaves Egypt in chaos as the likelihood of democracy fades fast.
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May 9, 2012

Dick Lugar Defeat in Indiana Shows the Dangers of the Tea Party

By pouring millions of dollars into the campaign to defeat the respected Indiana Senator Dick Lugar, the Tea Party once again has proved it is a danger to American politics.
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April 17, 2012

Egyptian Army Has the Final Say Ahead of Presidential Elections

After SCAF's ruling that 10 candidates be disallowed from the presidential elections next month, it is clear that the Egyptian military still has the final and only say in Egypt.

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April 1, 2012

April Fool's Day Fun: Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Announces Immediate Resignation [Satire]

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has resigned after a 13-month uprising engulfed his country, citing "not wanting to be remembered as a murderous asshole" as principle reason for decision.
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March 30, 2012

Western Companies Must Stop Doing Business in Syria

It's time for Western companies to take a stand and end their complicity in propping up a corrupt regime and leave Syria until the Al-Assad regime is no longer in power.
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March 26, 2012

War With Iran a Mistake: America Must Not Buy Into Israel's Warmongering

For over two decades, Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed Iran is just a few years away from acquiring nuclear weapons and while it is inevitable that they eventually will, now is no time for war.
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March 19, 2012

Why All Americans Are to Blame For High Gas Prices

Until the country wakes up and starts to demand a new sustainable energy policy that will make America the leaders of tomorrow, we should start getting used to paying $5 a gallon.