Tunisia Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 25 February, 2011

25 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Thousands Fleeing Libyan Violence Cross Into Tunisia
Voice of America
Photo: AP People carry their belongings after they fled Libya at the
Tunisia-Libya border, near the village of Ras El Jedir, Tunisia, Feb. 24,
2011 Thousands of people fleeing violence in Libya streamed across
Tunisia’s southeastern border post of Ras …
www.voanews.com/english/news/Thousands-Fleeing-Libyan-Violence-Cross-Into-Tunisia—116868928.html

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Bahrain Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 25 February, 2011

25 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Opposition leader says he is being prevented from returning to Bahrain
CNN
By Mustafa Al-Arab, CNN (CNN) — The leader of Bahrain’s largest opposition
party said Friday he didn’t know when he can go back home and blamed the
kingdom for blocking his return. Hassan Mushaimaa, leader of the Haq
Movement, said he was unable to …
www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/02/25/bahrain.protests/

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Bradley Manning Newslinks for 25 February, 2011

25 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

PayPal: EVERYBODY CHILL OUT, We Don’t Block People’s Accounts For Political …
The Business Insider
The group Courage to Resist, which supports WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc Bradley Manning, had its account briefly shut down by PayPal. Cue horrified cries of censorship! Everybody chill out!, PayPal essentially responds in a blog post on the situation: …
www.businessinsider.com/paypal-courage-to-resist-wikileaks-2011-2

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Libya Independent Media Newslinks 24-25 February, 2011

25 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

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Libya Independent Media Newslinks 24-25 February, 2011

25 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 24 February, 2011: The CIA's Killing Spree in Lahore

24 February, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Tripoli – A City in the Shadow of Death
By Robert Fisk
Gunfire in the suburbs – and hunger and rumour in the capital as thousands race for last tickets out of a city sinking into anarchy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27559.htm

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Egypt/Turkey-Israel: ‘A clean break’ By Eric Walberg

24 February, 2011 — Eric Walberg

It is not Israel backed by the distant US that inherits the Ottoman mantle of hegemony in the Middle East, but some combination of Turkey and Egypt, says Eric Walberg

While Egypt’s revolution was very much about domestic matters — bread and butter, corruption, repression — its most immediate effects have been international. Not for a long time has Egypt loomed so large in the region, to both friend and foe. At least 13 of the 22 Arab League countries are now affected: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.

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Azmi Bishara on Libya

24 February, 2011 — MRZineArabs48.com

On Al Jazeera, Dr. Azmi Bishara said that the violence unleashed in Libya against the Libyan people is beyond belief — indicative of desperation on the part of the political order — or rather ‘disorder’ — in Libya, attempting to put a quick end to the uprising before escalation, as the situation is a matter of life and death for Gaddafi for he has nowhere to go. The level of violence stems from Gaddafi’s paranoia as well as the fact that his regime of power has lost its monopoly of ‘truth.’

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Libya: How Gaddafi became a Western-backed dictator By Peter Boyle

25 February, 2011 — Links – International Journal of Socialist Renewal

On February 22, Muammar Gaddafi was boasting on state TV that the Libyan people were with him and that he was the Libyan revolution, even while his dwindling army of special guards and hired mercenaries attempted to drown a popular revolution in blood.


Italy’ President Silvio Berlusconi and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

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What Is the National Front for the Salvation of Libya? by Yoshie Furuhashi

24 February, 2011 — MRZine

In his blog Lenin’s Tomb, Richard Seymour asserts confidently:

Because the trouble for the US and UK governments in this revolt is that they really, really don’t want Gadaffi to fall.  Gadaffi is someone with whom they can do business.  By contrast, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, long a leading element in the resistance, is less likely to be so pliable.

Not so fast.  All three components of his observation — what the US and UK governments want, whether the National Front for the Salvation of Libya is really “a leading element in the resistance,” and whether the NFSL is less pliable than Gaddafi — are open to dispute.

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Libya: The Rest of the Story By Tony Cartalucci

23 February 2011 — The Empire Strikes Black

Libyan opposition literally running protests from Washington

Please note the “EnoughGaddafi.com” signs. EnoughGaddafi.com’s webmaster is listed on the US State Department’s Movements.org as the “Twitter” to follow.

When Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, accused foreigners and opposition groups of fomenting unrest within Libya, it appears no truer words have been spoken. It is not surprising BBC and the rest of the corporate owned media went through extensive measures to discredit his speech.

Unbelievable revelations have been discovered regarding the unrest in Libya. The leader of Libya’s opposition group organizing the protests both inside and outside of Libya, is currently in Washington D.C. as he and his organization direct the upheaval and bedlam consuming the North African nation.

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