Category Archives: Rivers in Egypt

What you’re not being told about Libya

Bob Powell of Above Top Secret neatly unpacks the Libyan revolution-that-wasn’t. Some interesting shockers I hadn’t heard yet include the presence of al-Qaida, apparently operating with CIA blessing, in the “National Transitional Council”, and the presence of Qatari troops, in … Continue reading

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Mona Eltahawy: assaulted, but unbowed

Egyptian journalist, feminist and blogger (and now US dual citizen) Mona Eltahawy tweeted the above picture at about 9 am today. She was back in Cairo to report on the latest round of protest actions at Tahrir Square, but the … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: The Greatest Love Story on Earth

“Occupy Love”, featuring Asmaa Mahfouz, the young Egyptian woman who started the protest movement that eventually came to occupy all of Tahrir Square, toppling Hosni Mubarak and setting in motion a revolution that is still very much in progress. If … Continue reading

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Putin asks a pertinent question

Does anyone have a pertinent answer for him? I think someone does: As usual, it’s the OIL, stupid! Meanwhile, Glenn Greenwald summarizes why no decent person should support what NATO is doing to Libya: No decent human being would possibly … Continue reading

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Economics for Dummies: Mike Ruppert on provocateurs and the British riots

Mike Ruppert, a former drug-enforcement cop from Los Angeles who helped expose the CIA’s role in drug smuggling to the US, analyzes the London riots. These riots have an economic root, and it’s NOT what the conservatives of the British … Continue reading

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In Toronto this weekend?

Then you might be interested in attending this: From Hands Off Venezuela’s e-mail list, the details: Subject: Please on the the 24th show your solidarity with Venezuela! Sent by the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle/Hands Off Venezuela DEAR FRIENDS OF THE … Continue reading

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Le Snog

An enigmatic image from last night’s post-hockey riots apparently has CBC in a twit-storm: Actually, I like this image a lot better than the ones of rioters jumping on cop-cars. It’s a much truer reflection of what Vancouverites (and Canadians … Continue reading

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Collateral Suicide

What do I have against the “humanitarian intervention” of NATO in Libya? Lots of things. This video contains a clue as to some of them: So, let’s recap: So far, no Gaddafi. Their main target (as declared by NATO) remains … Continue reading

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So, “Arab Spring” was the wrong thing for Brigette to say?

Funny, but actual Egyptians don’t think so: The Arab Spring, they say, isn’t about ballot boxes, it’s about the dignity of humanity. Something the Harper Government™ doesn’t respect, and probably never did. While we’re at it, let’s compare and contrast … Continue reading

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The latest round in the Egyptian Revolution

Sharif Abdel Kouddous, of Democracy Now, returns to Cairo to report on the religious tensions rising in Imbaba, and the across-the-board outrage against the military trials of protesters: What’s heartening for me about this situation, dire as it may seem, … Continue reading

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