Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are more than skin deep

11 June 2020 — Jonathan Cook

In a world of depleting resources and contracting economies, states are preparing for future uprisings by a growing underclass

Middle East Eye – 11 June 2020

It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel’s security forces against Palestinians.

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Syria: The Feckless Left by Malooga

6 May 2013 — Moon of Alabama

lifted from a comment

One must not forget the disgraceful petition put out by what calls itself the “Left” in the name of “dignity and freedom” last week, the so-called “Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution”. The geo-political analysis of the screed would not pass the muster of a child, and the empty verbiage comes straight out of a George W. Bush or Barak Obama speech — without exaggeration. In any event, don’t mislead yourself into thinking the timing was accidental in the face of the collapse of the mercenary Takfiri front. Because it wasn’t. When the empire finds its back against wall, it will not hesitate in pulling out all stops — even if it means trotting out a brigade of tired old leftists in its dirty service.

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A Ghost is Haunting Slovenia, the Ghost of Revolution! By Gal Kirn

25 February 2013 — <a class=”relay” href=”http://www.newsocialist.org/”&gt;New Socialist

At the moment that I am writing this text, the massive social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising in Slovenia continues and enters, with even fiercer political determination, into a new stage of political maturity. What began as an isolated sparkle in late November 2012 in Maribor, the second biggest city of Slovenia, spread to other cities and weeks later culminated in an all-Slovenian uprising composed of unprecedented masses across the country. The images of riots, broken windows, tear gas and police repression spoke of unprecedented political violence on the streets. The social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising also brought a fire burning the central myths of the Slovenian story of successful transition from the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>socialist past.

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A Gaze into History: Original Images of Venezuela’s 4 February 1992 Coup Attempt

5 February 2013Venezuela Analysis

The civic-military coup attempt of 4 February 1992 was a response to the growing social discontent in Venezuela against the system of controlled or “pacted” democracy known as the Punto Fijo system, which had reigned over the country since the overthrowing of the Marcos Jimenez dictatorship in 1958. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 25 January 2013

25 January 2012 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Army Attacks Bilin’s Weekly Protest Against The Wall [1]
IMEMC – Friday January 25. 2013; The Friends Of Freedom And Justice Committee in Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, reported that Israeli soldiers violently attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Settlements in the village, leading to several injuries. …

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EGYPT: THE UPRISING TWO YEARS ON

January, 2013 — Middle East Report 265  Winter 2012

On January 25, 2011, spirited bands of protesters joined hands in the epochal popular revolt that would unseat Husni Mubarak, Egypt’s dictator of 30 years. Where is the country headed, with a new civilian government (for now) at the helm? The winter 2012 issue of Middle East Report offers reflections upon “Egypt: The Uprising Two Years On.”

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Can Syria Avoid the Fate of Libya and Iraq? Interview with Issa Chaer by Carlos Martinez

2 October 2012 — MRZine

Dr Issa Chaer is a member of the Syrian Social Club (based in England).

Carlos Martinez: Thanks very much for agreeing to be interviewed.  You have been very active in spreading information about the Syria conflict.  Can you explain why you have chosen to give so much time and energy to this cause? Continue reading