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[12 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 11,406 views]
Who is Wael Ghonim?

By the Editor.
It’s truly inspiring to see what the Egyptians have achieved.  The hard part starts now though.  Mubarak may be gone, but those who supported him for so long will be seeking to co-opt this revolution to maintain the status quo.  There are already signs of this happening, I hope that the Egyptians can keep their eyes peeled – they will need to watch the American hand like a hawk if they want to achieve true freedom.
You might have heard of a guy called Wael Ghonim, a 30 year …

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[7 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | 7,653 views]
West Builds Islam to Create a New War?

Monday, February 07, 2011 – by Staff Report.

Hosni Mubarak’s power fades as US backs his deputy …
Omar Sulieman’s call for orderly reform wins backing of Hillary Clinton on day senior members of ruling NDP resign …
Hillary Clinton at the Munich Security Conference, where she backed Egypt vice-president Omar Suleiman’s call for orderly reform. America swung its support behind Egypt’s vice-president, Omar Suleiman, and the political transition he is leading, calling for a process of orderly reform. The policy, made clear by Hillary Clinton at the Munich Security …

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[3 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 5,423 views]
All is not what it seems in Egypt

By Tony Cartalucci.
Go to the George Soros/Zbigniew Brzezinski International Crisis Group’s website and you will see that the Egyptian clashes have hit surprisingly close to home for them. That’s because none other than their own Mohamed ElBaradei, sitting on their board of trustees, is the self-proclaimed leader of the unrest unfolding across the streets of Cairo. The International Crisis Group’s recent condemnation of ElBaradei’s detention and admission of his membership amongst “the Group” is accompanied by calls for the government to stop using violence against the protesters.
It was nearly a …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,977 views]
Why we shouldn’t fear the Muslim Brotherhood

By Justin Elliot.
“In many ways this is a very conservative movement,” says a leading analyst of Egyptian politics
If you were watching Fox on Monday, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Egypt was on the verge of being taken over by a pack of terrorists. Anchor Steve Doocy characterized the Muslim Brotherhood this morning as “the godfather of Al Qaeda.”
And several potential Republican presidential hopefuls have cited worries about the Muslim Brotherhood as a reason for the United States to continue to support the authoritarian regime of …

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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 24,115 views]
Former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs: Egyptians, Greeks, Tunisians and British Are All Protesting Against Pillaging of Their Economies

Washington’s Blog, Sunday 30 January 2011.
Nomi Prins – former managing director of Goldman Sachs and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London – notes that the Egyptian people are rebelling against being pillaged by giant, international banks and their own government as much as anything else.
She also points out that the Greek, British, Tunisian and other protesters are all in the same boat:

The ongoing demonstrations in Egypt are as much, if not more, about the mass deterioration of economic conditions and the harsh result of years …

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[18 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 7,159 views]
Why the Tunisian revolution won’t spread

By Stephen M. Walt.
The toppling of the Tunisian regime led by Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has led a lot of smart people  — including my FP colleague Marc Lynch — to suggest that this might be the catalyst for a wave of democratization throughout the Arab world. The basic idea is that events in Tunisia will have a powerful demonstration effect (magnified by various forms of new media), leading other unhappy masses to rise up and challenge the stultifying dictatorships in places like Egypt or Syria. The obvious analogy (though …

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[11 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,037 views]
Gaza on the edge of no return

A fragile ceasefire holds in Gaza, but it can’t last. Amira Hass – an Israeli journalist who lived there for three years – reports on the unbearable tension of life inside the strip.
“Get away from the window, you’re crazy!” screamed Kauthar. She was terrified to find her daughter standing on the couch by the window, observing the street from the seventh floor. The window had bars. She was afraid not that the girl might fall, but that she would be struck by fire from a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). A …

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[21 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 4,499 views]
Assange Fever

By Staff Report.
So, Mr. Assange, why won’t you go back to Sweden now? … In all the profiles I have read of the extraordinary Julian Assange, none has begun to convey the man’s dazzling effect on his admirers, male as well as female. For the woman who last week flourished the placard: “Julian, I want your babies”, his release from Wandsworth must have come as particularly welcome news. But his chief British benefactor, the former army officer Vaughan Smith, has shown that the Assange effect goes way beyond standard manipulation …

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 2,604 views]
Moving the goal posts for Israel

Sunday 12 December, London Morning Star.
MPs will vote today on the Police Reform Bill, which contains a plethora of proposals concerning election of police commissioners, setting up a police reserve force, alcohol licensing, drugs enforcement and banning permanent protests in Parliament Square.
But this massive Bill also contains one clause which has been inserted at the request of a foreign government.
Clause 151 would give the Director of Public Prosecutions a veto over whether an arrest warrant could be issued for war crime suspects.
This would essentially allow the …

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[3 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 3,336 views]
Important news regarding The Electronic Intifada

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By Ali Abunimah, Co-Founder and Executive Director.
I want to share some important recent developments regarding The Electronic Intifada.
A few days ago I wrote to ask ei supporters to take action to support The Electronic Intifada’s independent reporting on Palestine by making a contribution to our 2010 fundraising campaign. If you’ve already done so, please accept my thanks on behalf of our team.
As I write today, The Electronic Intifada is under attack from a prominent anti-Palestinian organization, which we believe aims to shut us down by …