President al-Sisi chooses Psychopath and War Criminal Tony Blair as economic advisor

4 July 2014 — Voltaire Net

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According to the Guardian, Tony Blair – former British prime minister and current Representative of the Quartet on the Middle East (EU, Russia, UN, USA) – has been appointed Egyptian President al-Sisi’s new economic advisor [1]

His salary will be paid by the United Arab Emirates, not Egypt.

[1] “Blair embodies corruption and war. He must be sacked”, Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 2 July 2014

Video: Exclusive: Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah on Prison & Regime’s "War on a Whole Generation"

31 March 2014 — Democracy Now!

In a Democracy Now! global broadcast exclusive, we spend the hour with one of Egypt’s most prominent dissidents, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, speaking in his first extended interview after nearly four months behind bars. An open Internet and political activist, Fattah has been at the forefront of the struggle for change in Egypt for many years and has the distinction of having been actively persecuted by Egypt’s past four successive rulers. Facing a potential return to prison in the coming months, Fattah sits down with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous to discuss his case, Egypt’s future and its ongoing crackdown on activists. “They are on a sentencing frenzy,” Fattah says of Egypt’s military rulers. “This is not just about me. It’s almost as if it’s a war on a whole generation.” Special thanks to Omar Robert Hamilton and Sherine Tadros (inc. transcript).

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Video: Exclusive: Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah on Prison & Regime’s “War on a Whole Generation”

31 March 2014 — Democracy Now!

In a Democracy Now! global broadcast exclusive, we spend the hour with one of Egypt’s most prominent dissidents, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, speaking in his first extended interview after nearly four months behind bars. An open Internet and political activist, Fattah has been at the forefront of the struggle for change in Egypt for many years and has the distinction of having been actively persecuted by Egypt’s past four successive rulers. Facing a potential return to prison in the coming months, Fattah sits down with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous to discuss his case, Egypt’s future and its ongoing crackdown on activists. “They are on a sentencing frenzy,” Fattah says of Egypt’s military rulers. “This is not just about me. It’s almost as if it’s a war on a whole generation.” Special thanks to Omar Robert Hamilton and Sherine Tadros (inc. transcript).

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Egypt on the verge of a social explosion By Jean Shaoul

26 March 2014 — WSWS

The purpose of the military junta’s savage repression of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), expressed most recently in the mass death sentence handed down March 24 against 529 of its members, is not just the elimination of its main bourgeois political rival. It is aimed at intimidating and suppressing opposition to what the military-backed government has in store for the working class.

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