Shock therapy and strategy of chaos: First building blocks toward understanding the murder of Chokri Belaïd in Tunisia
- Collectif Les déconstructeurs du virtuel
Tunisia and Egypt are undergoing parallel and similar regressions. Here are some of the features common to both countries:
1 - A virtual "revolution"
In both countries, things remained the same because everything changed: The dictators ...
We are the same from 500 years ago, from 44 years ago, from 30 years ago, from 20 years ago, from just a few days ago
- Ejército zapatista de liberación nacional EZLN
Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee -- General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
December 30, 2012
To the People of Mexico:
To the Peoples and Governments of the World:
A word of advice about the Middle East – we’ve reached the ‘tipping point’ with cliches
- Robert Fisk
You've got to be careful when Syria's rebels are perpetually "closing in"
Remember the days when we thought Egypt’s path to democracy was a done deal? Western-trained Mohamed Morsi had invited the people to come and meet him ...
Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall Washington’s Iranian Future
- Pepe Escobar
In Election 2012’s theatre-of-the-absurd “foreign policy” debate, Iran came up no less than 47 times. Despite all the fear, loathing, threats, and lies in that billionaire’s circus of a campaign season, Americans were nonetheless ...
Morsi has left Egypt on the brink
- Mohamed El Baradei محمد البرادعي
It is Friday evening in Tahrir Square. The smell of tear gas hangs in the air. We have completed three protest marches in a week, and many are settling down to spend the night. I find myself asking, “After 23 months of struggling to bring democracy ...
To Gaza I did not go
- Gideon Levy גדעון לוי
I am a little journalist who partially misappropriates his role and betrays his mission. I run around the south, between the sites of destruction and traumatized residents, but to Gaza I do not go.
I am a little journalist who partially misappropriates ...
Respect the architect: Malcolm X, the elections and the politics of empire
- Sohail Daulatzai
To be black in America is enough to be deemed "un-American", but to be black and Muslim is to be "anti-American".
Though Obama went to Cairo as an "envoy of empire" who sought to universalise American power, Malcolm ...
Why I Dislike Israel
- Philip Giraldi
"The Israeli government is a rogue regime by most international standards, engaging as it does in torture, arbitrary imprisonment, and continued occupation of territories seized by its military. Worse still, it has successfully manipulated ...
The Reality Behind the “Free Speech” Argument: America and the Muslims
- Esam Al-Amin عصام الامين
Thousands of angry Muslims demonstrated in front of American embassies and consulates in Egypt and Libya because of a newly released film that deliberately insulted and mockingly falsified the life of the prophet of Islam. The protests soon spread ...
Obituary for Dr Falkenhagen, a humanist, peace warrior and good friend
- Brigitte Queck Бригитте Квек
On 29 August 2012 Dr Hans-Jürgen Falkenhagen died of pneumonia in a hospital in Berlin.
For 40 years he was employed as a civil servant in the ministries of the GDR (German Democratic Republic), his last posting was in the Ministry ...