Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fwd: CC Issue 28, Jan - Fresh Protests Erupt In Egypt

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Subject: CC Issue 28, Jan - Fresh Protests Erupt In Egypt

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Fresh Protests Erupt In Egypt
By Aljazeera

Protests have erupted in cities across Egypt, with demonstrators demanding an end to Hosni Mubarak's presidency. Tens of thousands took to the streets across the country following Friday midday prayers

Egypt Leaves The Internet
By James Cowie

Confirming what a few have reported this evening: in an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet

Egypt: Interview With Blogger
Hossam el-Hamalawy
By Mark LeVine

Professor Mark LeVine interviews journalist and blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy on the situation in Egypt

"Israel"And Despotic Arab Regimes Shake
As Revolution Sweeps Through The Middle East
By Salim Nazzal

From Mauretania in the west to Yemen in the east, demonstrations and sit ins are being seen throughout the Middle East. The kings, princes, presidents, the one-man ruler, the one-party, the one- family, the one-tribe ruling system, and naturally the Zionist state are trembling with fear

WikiLeaks Cables Show Close US
Relationship With Egyptian President
By Luke Harding

US embassy cable predicted Hosni Mubarak, if still alive in 2011, would run again for presidency 'and, inevitably, win'

Supplemental Blog On Arizona Shootings
By Richard Falk

Richard Falk reponds to the Lobby's vilification

Why The Fuss?
By Elizabeth Woodworth

Bizarre call to arms against UN rapporteur Richard Falk for alluding to gaps in the 9/11 official story

Goldstone's Legacy For Israel
By Naomi Klein

In a just world, the testimonies collected by Richard Goldstone and now published in book form would not merely raise our consciousness; they would be submitted as evidence. But for now, in the absence of official justice, we will have to settle for what the survivors of Argentina's most recent dictatorship have called "popular justice"-the kind of justice that rises up from the streets, educating friends, neighbors and family, until the momentum of its truth-telling eventually forces the courts to open their doors

The Palestinian People Betrayed
By Saree Makdisi

The leaked papers published by Al Jazeera show how craven Palestinian leaders are and how willing they were to sell out their people's rights. Yet all they had to offer wasn't enough for Israel

Clean Energy Dreams
By Lindsay Curren

President Obama touts clean energy as a top priority in his 2011 State of the Union address. But will he be able to keep up to his promise?

Technological Fundamentalism:
Why Bad Things Happen When Humans Play God
By Robert Jensen

Geneticist Wes Jackson, one of the leaders in the sustainable agriculture movement, suggest that we adopt "an ignorance-based worldview". Jackson argues that such an approach would help us ask important questions that go beyond the available answers and challenge us to force existing knowledge out of its categories. Putting the focus on what we don't know can remind us of the need for humility and limit the damage we do

History Repeating Itself...
By Ken Bilsky Billings

What does Nobel prize recipient 'Carl von Ossietzky' , 'Mordechai Vanunu' and 'Julian Ossange' have in common?

Dominating Interests' Democracy in Crisis
By Farooque Chowdhury

Democracy, a political form of class domination, has now been converted into a commodity by a section of organizations driven by dominating interest, and is being delivered to countries in the periphery. The marketing of the political system by the centre of the present world order is part of its quest for safer domains for accumulation

Can Pakistan Become A Theocratic State?
By Khalid Bhatti

The religious right can not take power in Pakistan and make it a theocratic state until either the majority of working class people embrace the ideas of religious extremism or the working class is crushed in a thumping defeat

India Sinks In Corruption And Cast-ism
By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

On the eve of our 61st republic day an upright officer in Maharastra was burnt alive by the oil Mafia as he tried to stop them from doing so. No officer of collector level normally travels without a few of his assistants. Additional District Collector of Malegaon Yashwant Sonawane found the Oil Mafia pilfering the oil and adulterating it. To make the case foolproof, he took video of the entire incident on his mobile phone. This resulted in scuffle and Sonawane lost his life in a brutal way

Chicago's Mayoral Race: Rahm Emanuel's
Eligibility At Issue
By Stephen Lendman

Though far ahead in the polls, Rahm Emanuel's residency status is at issue. A lower court ruled him eligible. The Illinois Appellate Court reversed the decision 2 - 1. Appealed to the state Supreme Court, it ruled unanimously for Emanuel on January 27, letting him run for mayor

Political Prisoner Ahmad Sa'adat Update
By Stephen Lendman

For over 40 years, Israel targeted him relentlessly, subjecting him to numerous arrests, torture, false imprisonments, and isolation for opposing occupation and wanting Palestine liberated

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