Information Clearing House 22 November 2011: US firm's teargas used against Tahrir Square protesters

22 November 2011 — Information Clearing House

Op-Ed Articles

US Backs Egypt’s Military as Tahrir Square Crackdown Continues
By Kristen Chick
Security forces have killed at least 29 as Tahrir Square protests enter their fourth day. The US has come under attack for backing the military junta despite vows to support democracy and human rights.

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Egypt Newslinks 22 November 2011

22 November 2011 —

Obama Must Condemn Egyptian Military
Dissident Voice Today at 16:00
As we watch the Egyptian police and military viciously attack democracy activists on the streets of Cairo, using U.S. weapons, it is outrageous that the Obama Administration has failed to issue a strong condemnation of this latest attempt to crush a revolution that has inspired people around the world, including millions of Americans.

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Cairo carnage: Shock footage shows cop atrocities — RT

21 November 2011 — Cairo carnage: Shock footage shows cop atrocities — RT

Riot police are spreading tear gas and firing rubber bullets as the crowd of stone-throwing protesters at Egypt’s Tahrir Square begins to swell. RT’s Paula Slier reports from Cairo that the situation on the ground remains extremely tense.

­Some of the rubber bullets have gone astray, hitting residential buildings nearby and starting fires. Paula has encountered at least a dozen ambulances and a fire brigade quickly responding.

Tear gas was burning Paula’s eyes, and RT’s crew had to go inside one of the nearby buildings to take shelter so they could rinse their eyes with water.

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VIDEO: Occupy Movement in Canada: Occupy Nova Scotia (ONS),The Role of the Top-Down OWS "Media Coordinators" By Amir Alwani

21 October 2011 — Global Researchprisonplanet.comActivist Post

Contributor Amir Alwani was back at Occupy Nova Scotia to document some of the speakers and protesters.  He made some interesting discoveries.  In the first segment, a protester voices his concern over the structure of the General Assembly within the overall movement.  He illustrates the irony that people have taken to the streets as the 99% fed up with the rule by the 1%, yet many congregate in choir fashion around one speaker, often chanting the message of the “leader.”  He is quick to point out that this does not invalidate the entire movement, but it is something we certainly should be mindful of as activists. Continue reading

The Arab Revolts Against Neoliberalism

1 November 2011 — Socialist Project

Completely unexpected, 2011 has emerged as a year of revolt against neoliberalism and austerity, from Tahrir Square in Cairo to Plaça de Catalunya of the indignados to Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street. The overthrow of long-standing authoritarian regimes in the Arab world re-asserted the moral and organizational capacities of workers and popular movements to transform the world.

As Adam Hanieh writes in his contribution here: “The events of the year are one of those historical moments where the lessons of many decades can be telescoped into a few brief moments and seemingly minor occurrences can take on immense significance. The entry of millions of Egyptians onto the political stage has graphically illuminated the real processes that underlie the politics of the Middle East. It has laid bare the longstanding complicity of the U.S. and other world powers with the worst possible
regimes, revealed the empty and hypocritical rhetoric of United States President Barack Obama and other leaders, exposed the craven capitulation of all the Arab regimes, and demonstrated the real alliances between these regimes, Israel and the USA. These are political lessons that will long be remembered.

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Egypt Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

Egypt Delays Vote, Fires Police
Wall Street Journal
By MATT BRADLEY Egypt’s revolutionaries are still able to mobilize large crowds to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as seen Wednesday. CAIRO—Egypt’s interim government on Wednesday said it would delay parliamentary elections and fire police officers implicated …

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Egypt Newslinks 15 June 2011

15 June 2011 —

Grapel denies Mossad ties
Egyptian newspaper Al Masry Al Youm reports Israeli held in Egypt told interrogators information he sent friends via email didn’t was not confidential, could be found online. Meanwhile, Al Ahram daily insists Grapel ‘an important element within Mossad’ …,7340,L-4082378,00.html

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Spain Newslinks 19-22 May 2011

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Egypt Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 19 February, 2011

19 February, 2011 —

After the carrot, Egypt’s rulers show the stick
By Sarah Mikhail and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s new military
rulers, after promising to deliver civilian rule in six months, have warned
workers using their new-found freedom to protest about pay and conditions
that strikes must stop. …

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