Egypt Newslinks from the Independent Media 12-13 February, 2011

13 February, 2011 18:41:46 — creative-i.info

A selection of news, analysis and opinion on Egypt from the independent media

13 February, 2011

12 February, 2011

Pax Americana

8 February, 2011 — Al Jazeera

Empire looks at the dramatic changes taking place in the Arab world and their strategic implications.

With all its allies crumbling one after another, what will the US do to maintain its influence in the region? And what can be expected of Israel, the country’s closest ally in the region?

Will the spread of democracy lead to a peaceful end to decades of autocratic rule in the Middle East or will the fear of Islamist extremism galvinise Washington’s resolve to reinforce Pax Americana?

Our guests today are: Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University; Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer-winning author; and Thomas Pickering, the former US under secretary of state.

Our interviewees are: Clovis Maksoud, the director of the Center for the Global South; and Rob Malley, the Middle East director of International Crisis Group.

This special episode of Empire aired from Monday, February 7, 2011.

Wikileaks Newslinks for 13 February, 2011

13 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Assange is not the point, Wikileaks is
Huffington Post (blog)
It is becoming common for people to say they don’t like WikiLeaks because
they can’t stand Assange. This is misleading. Few sympathize with Assange
as a …
www.huffingtonpost.com/martin-varsavsky/assange-is-not-the-point_b_822447.html

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Tunisia Newslinks for 13 February, 2011

13 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Italy Declares Emergency as Tunisian Immigrants Arrive
Voice of America
Photo: AP Italy’s government has declared a humanitarian emergency after
thousands of immigrants fleeing unrest in Tunisia landed on a small
Sicilian Island …
www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Italy-Declares-Emergency-as-Tunisian-Immigrants-Arrive-116083749.html

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Bradley Manning Newslinks for 13 February, 2011

13 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Your mail: Absent anger, absent concern
Alexandria Town Talk
… there is almost zero anger and casual concern over the existence and
deeds of the bully Julian Assange and the crappy little traitor, Bradley
Manning. …
www.thetowntalk.com/article/20110213/OPINION03/102130312/Your-mail-Absent-anger-absent-concern?odyssey=nav%7Chead

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The History of Military Dictatorship in Egypt

13 February, 2011 — The Real News Network

Gilbert Achcar: Military rule in Egypt began with Nasser’s overthrow of King Farouk and increasing independence from the US

Bio
Gilbert Achcar grew up in Lebanon, and is currently Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. His books include The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder, published in 13 languages, Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, co-authored with Noam Chomsky, and most recently the critically acclaimed The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives.

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Egypt Newslinks from the Independent Media 12-13 February, 2011

13 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

A selection of news, analysis and opinion on Egypt from the independent media

13 February, 2011

12 February, 2011

Egypt Newslinks 11-12 February, 2011

12 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

A selection of news, analysis and opinion on Egypt from the independent media

12 February, 2011

11 February, 2011

Joe Bageant: an update

February 12, 2011 — joebageant.com

An update on the health of my friend Joe:

After a month in hospitals, cussing doctors and wanting to escape, Joe Bageant is back home in his own bed in Winchester. He is continuing the chemotherapy as an out-patient.

I talked to Joe by phone this morning and he sounded quite strong — compared to when I last saw him New Year‘s Eve at the Guadalajara airport as he left for Virginia. “I’m feeling better and better every day,” Joe said. “But, I’m so busy keeping track of when and how many pills to take that it will be a while before I get back to writing. I haven’t even touched my laptop in two months.”

Joe has received several thousand emails from his readers, more than he could read and acknowledge even when healthy. Joe’s wife Barbara and his son Tim select several emails every day to read to him. I am saving all of Joe’s email and will send him a package of well wishes when he gains even more strength and feels like reading again.

Ken Smith