Egypt Newslinks 25-27 November 2011

27 November 2011 — williambowles.info

27 November 2011
Protests against military rule cloud Egypt election
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 13:25

Egypt military head fires warning
BBC News Today at 12:45
Egypt’s army chief says he will not let ‘troublemakers’ undermine Monday’s elections, as thousands gather in Cairo to protest against military rule.

Melbourne solidarity with Egyptian Revolution
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Today at 12:38

Egypt: The people fight for real freedom
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Today at 10:35
Sun, 27/11/2011
By Ash Pemberton
A new uprising has exploded in Egypt since police attacked protesters in Tahrir Square on November 19. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Cairo and other cities to demand the end of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) that has governed Egypt since dictator Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February. Dozens of people have been killed by the police and military and much larger numbers injured.

Egypt braced for more conflict
BBC News Today at 09:30
Jeremy Bowen on the tensions at heart of Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Egyptians Confront Police Violence, Forced Virginity Tests, and Torture to Save Their Revolution
The Greanville Post Today at 04:50
By IRIN
Demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir square against Egypt’s interim military rulers have reportedly left at least 33 people dead and more than 1,500 injured since they began on 19 November. 

“The Degree To Which You Resist Is The Degree To Which You Are Free.”
The Greanville Post Today at 03:53
by Phil Rockstroh
I’ve noticed a meme beginning to fester among liberal insiders who are positing that the Occupy Wall Street movement is starting to ‘distract’ the citizenry from the wicked machinations of Republicans of the legislative class.

26 November 2011
Millions demand downfall of US-backed Egyptian junta

World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 20:55
On Friday millions of workers and youth protested against military rule in Egypt and demanded the downfall of the US-backed Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) junta.

The Hypocrisy of Arab League and the West
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:01
After the Arab League hypocritically suspended the membership of Syria amid the mounting pressures of NATO and the United States, the resurgence of violence in Egypt and the increasing use of excessive force in Bahrain and Yemen, and the unrelenting massacre of innocent civilians by the barbaric regime of Al Khalifa and Ali Abdullah Saleh once again attracted the attention of conscientious observers in the international community.

Assassinating Egyptian Dreams
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
Nostalgia for more innocent times is a comforting refuge when hope is scarce. This week, as we inhaled a toxic dose of tear gas in Tahrir Square, we were all gasping for a resurrection of the spirit of the January uprising that led to the spectacular fall of the House of Mubarak. Many Egyptians would give their right arm to relive the spirit of the 18 glorious days that dazzled our collective imagination and filled our hearts with hopes and dreams of a new dawn for young and old.

That Rocky Road to Damascus
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
The trillion-dollar question in the ‘Arab Winter’ is who will blink first in the West’s screenplay of slouching towards Tehran via Damascus.

Cairo’s bloody saga: Protester crushed by army vehicle
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 15:51
A demonstrator was crushed to death by a military vehicle in Cairo on Saturday and another four injured when protesters tried to stop Kamal Al-Ganzouri, the new prime minister appointed by Egypt’s military regime, from…

Egypt police clash with activists
BBC News Yesterday at 15:34
At least one person dies as clashes break out during protests in Egypt, two days before the first elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.

Millions demand downfall of US-backed Egyptian junta
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 10:54
On Friday millions of workers and youth protested against military rule in Egypt and demanded the downfall of the US-backed Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) junta.

Revolution reality-check: West to reap fruit of Arab Spring
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 10:20
The epic fight for democracy which unfolded in Egypt in February has turned to major disillusionment. As the aspiring revolutionaries take a reality check, it seems a pattern is emerging among countries caught up in the…

Protestors block government headquarters in Cairo
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 00:32
Demonstrators in the Egyptian capital have blockaded the building of the government situated not far from Tahrir Square where they are rallying against the freshly appointed Prime Minister.

25 November 2011
The Rise of the New Global Elite

The Greanville Post 25/11/2011 at 23:30
F. Scott Fitzgerald was right when he declared the rich different from you and me. But today’s super-rich are also different from yesterday’s: more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity—and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind.

Did the US Co-opt OWS in Order to Legitimize Egypt’s Flawed Elections?
GlobalResearch.ca 25/11/2011 at 21:42
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Egyptians say no to half measures
Morning Star 25/11/2011 at 16:54
Over a hundred thousand people filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square chanting ‘leave, leave’ today in a massive demonstration to force Egypt’s ruling military council to yield power.

Mass protest as Egypt military rulers appoint new PM
Strategic Culture Foundation 25/11/2011 at 16:45

Kamal al-Ganzouri appointed Egypt’s new PM
Strategic Culture Foundation 25/11/2011 at 16:23

The Arab Spring: Hello or Goodbye to Democracy?
Dissident Voice 25/11/2011 at 15:59
‘Israeli democracy fades to black’ (the black of the blank screen at the end of a film). That was the headline over a recent article by Lawrence Davidson, an American professor of Middle East history.

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