Libya Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

28 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

US Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response
Fox News
The US military is repositioning its forces near North Africa as the United States and its allies impose sanctions on Libya and consider whether to impose a no-fly zone over the country, where a resistance army is building against dictator Muammar …
www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/28/military-repositions-forces-preparation-libya-response/

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In between the peaks: Tunisia now By Jeremy Corbyn

27 February, 2011 — Morning Star

The central square of Tunis is dominated by a vast open space with a triumphal monument in the centre.

Nearby, the Ottoman-era administrative buildings house the Ministry of Finance and the prime minister’s office.

In front of them a beautiful tree-lined space is filled with protesters and a detachment of army tanks and armoured cars.

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Middle East / North Africa Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

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Oman Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

28 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Protests in Oman Spread
New York Times
By NADA BAKRI BEIRUT, Lebanon — Demonstrators blocked roads and clashed with police on Monday in Oman, the normally quiet oil-rich country along the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, as three-day old protests calling for political reforms …
www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/world/middleeast/01oman.html

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Saudi Arabia Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

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Activists on Facebook call for March protests in Saudi Arabia
USA Today
On Sunday, about 100 Saudi intellectuals, activists and university professors published an open letter calling on the king to launch major political reforms and allow citizens to have a greater say in ruling the country, Reuters reports. …
content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/02/activists-on-facebook-call-for-march-protests-in-saudi-arabia/1

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Stop NATO News 28 February, 2011: Afghanistan / ‘Cyberdefense’ / Libya / Korea / Pakistan / Venezuela / Ivory coast / Israel

28 February, 2011 — Stop NATO

1. Four NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghan Attacks
2. NATO Commander Promotes “In-Depth Cyberdefense”
3. U.S., NATO Allies Prepare For Military Intervention In Libya
4. U.S.-South Korea Military Exercise Labelled Preparation For War
5. Editorial: World Craves Peace, Stability
6. Afghan War: NATO Loses 61st Soldier This Year
7. Balochistan: Two More NATO Tankers Torched In Pakistan
8. Israel as NATO Member?
9. UN Troops Slay Policeman: Ivory Coast On Verge Of Civil War
10. Venezuela Accuses U.S., NATO Allies Of Libyan Military Intervention Plans

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Statewatch News Online, 28 February 2011

28 February, 2011 — Statewatch

Home page: www.statewatch.org/
News Online: www.statewatch.org/news/newsfull.htm
e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1. EU-USA SWIFT DEAL: MEP Swift ‘secrecy’ may hamper new data deals with US
2. EU-COE-ECHR: Draft agreement on the accession of the EU to the Convention
3. EU: Council of the European Union: Justice and Home Affairs Council, Press release
4. EU: BODY SCANNERS: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee
5. EU: BODY SCANNERS: European Parliament: Highly critical: Draft Opinion
6. EU: INTERNAL SECURITY: European Parliament: Working documents
7. UK: Home Office: Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000
8. EU: European Commission Communication: Evaluation of EU Readmission Agreements (EURAs)
9. EU/Africa: Migreurop statement on the EU’s migration policy as supportive of dictatorships
10. EU: Council of the European Union: Council conclusions: A comprehensive approach on personal data protection
11. EU: MEPs question ‘Big Brother’ urban observation project
12. EU: Confusion over new comitology rules coming into force on 1 March

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Libya Independent Media Newslinks for 27-28 February, 2011

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Egypt Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

28 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Egypt imposes travel ban on Mubarak
Aljazeera.net
Prosecutor orders financial assets inside the country frozen for former
president and his family pending investigation. Egypt’s general prosecutor
has imposed a travel ban on former president Hosni Mubarak and his family
pending further investigations. …
english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/2011228111333371538.html

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Yemen Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

28 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Background: Saleh’s eroding support
Aljazeera.net
Yemen’s president seems to be losing support among the northern tribes, currently his major power base. Anti-government protests in Yemen could come to a head in the coming days, as president Ali Abdullah Saleh competes for tribal support with the …
english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/yemen/2011/02/20112279236457898.html

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US, UK, French forces land in Libya By Akhtar Jamal

28 February, 2011 — Pak Observer

Islamabad—The United States, Britain and France have sent several hundred ‘defence advisors’ to train and support the anti-Gadhafi forces in oil-rich Eastern Libya where ‘rebels armed groups’ have apparently taken over.

According to an exclusive report confirmed by a Libyan diplomat in the region ‘the three Western states have landed their ‘special forces troops in Cyrinacia and are now setting up their bases and training centres’ to reinforce the rebel forces who are resisting pro-Qaddafi forces in several adjoining areas.

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The Ten Reasons The Banksters Get Away With It By Danny Schechter

28 February, 2011 — Media Channel

The Wall Street Crime Syndrome Goes Deeper Than We Think:
Q. Why No Jailings? A: It’s The System, Not Just The Prosecutors

Hats off to writer Matt Taibbi for staying on the Wall Street crime beat, asking in his most recent report in Rolling Stone: “Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?”

“Financial crooks,” he argues, “brought down the world’s economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.”

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