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[4 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 4,464 views]
Al-Jazeera: An Island of Pro-Empire Intrigue

By Sukant Chandan, 26 March 2011.
The Empire admits: without Al-Jazeera, they could not have bombed Libya.
How did Al-Jazeera, once dubbed the ‘terror network’ by some and whose staff were martyred by US bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, end up becoming the media war propagandist for yet another Western war against a small state of the Global South, Libya? We will not know the full details for some time; perhaps some wikileaks will help us understand later. But this much is already certain: the station is betraying gross political …

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[3 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 3,044 views]
Al-Jazeera, tool of the elite?

By Max Ajl, March 26th, 2011.
MRZine has an interesting article up by Sukant Chandan on the contradictions within Al-Jazeera. Yoshie smartly pointed out a few weeks ago that the station is the tool of the Qatari ruling class, and like any ruling class, it wants something very simple: it wants to continue to rule. The Gulf Cooperation Council petro-bourgeoisie knows that opposition to the Zionist project animates Arab social mobilization. It knows that the Egyptian opposition was forged in the crucible of solidarity with the 2nd Palestinian …

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[9 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 6,013 views]
Brookings Institute/ex-CIA Wonk Reveals Middle East Agenda

By Tony Cartalucci.
“Which Path to Persia?” was a Brookings Institute report written in 2009 describing in excruciating detail the Anglo-Americans’ designs against Iran. It included plans for provoking war with Iran, arming and supporting terrorists within Iran, and the funding and organizing of a color revolution, all within the admitted backdrop, not of protecting the continental United States from a dangerous Iran, but rather protecting American hegemony in the Middle East. And of course, the overthrow and reformation of Iran serves to …

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[3 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 11,579 views]
The Revolution Against Neoliberalism

By Walter Armbrust.
On February 15th at 9:45 AM a comment was posted on the wall of the Kullina Khalid Sa’id Facebook page, administered by the now very famous Wael Ghoneim, referring to a news item reporting that European governments were under pressure to freeze bank accounts of recently deposed members of the Mubarak regime. The comment said: “Excellent news … we do not want to take revenge on anyone … it is the right of all of us to hold to account any person who has wronged this nation. By …

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[23 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 5,179 views]
‘Democracy Promotion’: America’s Regime Change Formula

Published: 18 November, 2010, 01:15
Edited: 23 November, 2010, 01:32

Washington’s formula for regime change underwent a makover in the 1980s. In a bid to ensure US political and economic interests were safeguarded, CIA backed coup d’états ousted democratically elected leaders from Iran to Chile.
Washington’s formula for regime change underwent a makover in the 1980s. In a bid to ensure US political and economic interests were safeguarded, CIA backed coup d’états ousted democratically elected leaders from Iran to Chile.
In their place were brutal dictatorships and governments …

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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,656 views]
Plus ça Change: The So-Called ‘Revolutions’ in North Africa

Posted: February 23, 2011 by crescentandcross.
Interview with writer and radio host Stephen Lendman.
Press TV: Do you think that the US is being caught by surprise?
Lendman: I do not think that Washington is at all caught by surprise. I think the hand of Washington is very much involved in everything going on throughout the region and not just in the Egypt — certainly in Yemen, Tunisia and Algeria.
Even the Saudis are a little bit worried. For the first time since the Saudis established what they call a government — they have …

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[21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 3,220 views]
Economic Terrorism: Egypt in the Crosshairs

By the Editor.
The UK Independent is today reporting that globalist David Cameron is flying to Egypt for ‘talks’.
Free-market fundamentalist Cameron takes every opportunity to wax lyrical about how we must ‘open markets’ and deregulate economies in order to prosper. Further, in his recent speech to the Kuwaiti national assembly he stressed the need for economic reform in the Middle East:
“In the end, 21st century economies require open societies. I am convinced that the best guarantor of prosperity and stability is for economic and political progress to go in …

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[13 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 12,351 views]
Egypt Today, Thailand Tomorrow

Bowring Treaty Redux
By Tony Cartalucci.
Egypt is still reeling in the midst of a foreign-backed color revolution. The protests led by International Crisis Group trustee Mohamed ElBaradei and his “National Front for Change,” have been assembling their forces and building up an opposition for over a year. ElBaradei’s April 6 Movement had actually been in the US in 2008 to attend the US State Department and corporate sponsored Alliance for Youth Movements inaugural summit, before beginning their campaign and protests for ElBaradei. There are also the independent labor unions, organized and …

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[12 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 12,789 views]
ElBaradei: Soros’s Man in Cairo

By Maidhc Ó Cathail.
In a February 3 Washington Post op-ed piece titled “Why Obama has to get Egypt right,” George Soros wrote that the U.S. president had “much to gain by moving out in front and siding with the public demand for dignity and democracy.” Notwithstanding the reasonableness of his advice, past experience suggests that the Hungarian-born hedge fund manager has something to gain himself from regime change in Cairo.
In his public memo to the president he helped elect, Soros noted that it was a “hopeful sign” that the Muslim …

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[12 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 6,418 views]
#Jan25 The workers, middle class, military junta and the permanent revolution

3Arabawy – February 12th, 2011 at 2:14pm
Since yesterday, and actually earlier, middle class activists have been urging Egyptians to suspend the protests and return to work, in the name of patriotism, singing some of the most ridiculous lullabies about “let’s build new Egypt,” “Let’s work harder than even before,” etc… In case you didn’t know, actually Egyptians are among the hardest working people in the globe already..

(See also: Who is Wael Ghonim?)
Those activists want us to trust Mubarak’s generals with the transition to democracy–the same junta that has provided the …