Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the Egyptian Media By Ursula Lindsey

15 February, 2011 — MERIP

(Ursula Lindsey is a Cairo-based reporter and writer.)

For background on the 2010 elections, see Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Liquidation of Egypt’s Illiberal Experiment,” Middle East Report Online, December 29, 2010.

It took 18 days of mass mobilization, the deaths of hundreds and the wounding of thousands, the crippling of Egypt’s tourism industry and the crash of its stock market, to bring an end to the 30-year presidency of Husni Mubarak. And almost every minute of the revolution was televised.

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What Is Happening in Egypt by Samir Amin

15 February, 2011 — MRZine

What is happening in Egypt is of immense importance, not only due to the importance of the country but also due to the radicality of the demand.  The demand is not just that Mubarak should leave — that is a first step — but that the system be changed, putting an end to the neoliberal system associated with the military dictatorship.  That is going to be a long series of battles for months — and perhaps even more — to come. . . .

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Egypt Newslinks from the Independent Media 14-15 February, 2011

15 February, 2011 17:21:44 — creative-i.info

15 February, 2011

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Egypt Newslinks from the Independent Media 14-15 February, 2011

15 February, 2011 17:22:50 — creative-i.info

15 February, 2011

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Wikileaks Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 15 February, 2011

15 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

BHP offered to swap China info with US – Wikileaks
Reuters
Kloppers took personal credit for quashing that deal, according to
Wikileaks, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. “Australia does not want to
become an open …
www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/15/wikileaks-bhpbilliton-idUSL3E7DE27I20110215

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Bradley Manning Newslinks for 15 February, 2011: Investigators Still Can’t Find Any Evidence To Link Assange & Manning

15 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Assange Opposed Quick Publication of Cables Out of Concern for Manning
Wired News (blog)
Davies met with Assange after reading Wired.com’s excerpts of chat logs between Bradley Manning and ex-hacker Adrian Lamo in which Manning allegedly …
www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/02/assange-opposed-cables/

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 14 February, 2011: Egyptian Paper: “Mubarak In A Coma”

14 February, 2011 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Israel closes northern West Bank road; deny report that checkpoints will be dismantled
IMEMC – Tuesday February 15, 2011 – 05:47, Over the weekend, Israeli troops erected new earth mounds blocking the Nablus-Beit Iba road, a road which had been closed by Israeli authorities until international intervention by the Quartet for Mideast Peace, protests and lawsuits led to its opening in 2010. Also this weekend, Israeli military officials told the Tel Aviv-based news site Ynet that there were no plans to dismantle the West Bank’s two largest internal checkpoints, Huwwara and Beit Furik.

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Bahrain Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 15 February, 2011: Saudi Military Entered Bahrain to Crackdown on Protesters

15 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Bahrain Protests Swell With Second Death, Tear Gas at Funeral
BusinessWeek
15 (Bloomberg) — Protests against Bahrain’s government escalated today as a second demonstrator was reportedly killed and police used tear gas to break up …
www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-15/bahrain-protests-swell-with-second-death-tear-gas-at-funeral.html

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The Face(book)less Revolution: A Decade of Strikes by Millions of Egyptian Workers by Mary Lynn Cramer

11 February, 2011 — Open Media Boston

Last night I attended a large gathering of activists who came together in Arlington Center, Massachusetts, to listen to MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky and Institute for Policy Studies fellow Phyllis Bennis discuss how to reinvigorate and expand the Peace Movement. Both speakers emphasized the need for anti-war activists to make links with other groups working for change, and particularly to get involved in supporting the majority of Americans who are overwhelmed by the ongoing economic crisis.

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