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There has been an unsuccessful assassination attempt, involving a number of people whose identity and background has not been disclosed, on the new Egyptian Vice-President. Stirling
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Egypt youth to announce formation of 25-person negotiating body, including Baradei, Zewail and Moussa ~ link ~ Members of the coalition of youth movements, which triggered the 25 April popular uprising and have since provided field leadership to the occupation of Tahrir Sq have agreed on mandating a 25-person committee of public and political figures to negotiate on behalf of the pro-democracy protesters, lawyer Ziad El-Eleimy, a leading member of one of the youth movements and a close associate of Mohamed El-Baradei, revealed to Ahram Online.
According to El-Eleimy, the 25-person committee is to include an assemblage of Egyptian luminaries, among whom the former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel laureate, El-Baradei, himself. Another Egyptian Nobel laureate on the committee is Ahmed Zewail, a professor of chemistry and physics at the famed California Institute of Technology (Caltec), who also sits on US President Barak Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Over the past few years, Zewail has been increasingly vocal in criticizing the Egyptian regime for its lack of democracy. Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, who retains wide popularity among Egyptian and Arab publics is also expected to be a member of the committee.
Protesters put forward plan for future ~ link ~ You can count on the fact that Israel, the existing regime and the US will ignore this, or at best give it 'lip service' while working to kill it. Stirling
The Food Bubble - Dlan Ratigan - video ~ link ~ This is a must see video, please take the time to watch it. Stirling
After Mubarak - What's Next? ~ link ~ Post-WW II decolonization produced neocolonial regimes, Cold War politics, the Non-Aligned Movement, emergent nationalism, ethnic conflicts, and American imperial dominance, distinguished by its:
- -- abhorrence of democracy;
- -- support for neocolonial strongmen, mostly police state dictatorships serving Western interests; and
- -- use of direct or proxy belligerence for world capitalist enforcement, keeping the world safe for big money.
- Old orders passed. New ones emerged. Everything changed but stayed the same, more than ever dominated by finance capital and monopoly corporations, controlling governments for their own self-interest at the expense of harshly exploited workers globally. As a result, today's world is characterized by instability, declining living standards, police state harshness, and enormous human suffering, especially in areas like the Middle East.
- Across the region, people want it ended, pitting revolutionary populism against imperial harshness offering pretense, not change. As a result, expect new faces continuing old policies, yielding nothing unless sustained mass outrage persists. That's today's reality, resolution still in doubt, but odds always favor the strong.
US and Israeli generals "taking control" in Egypt ~ link ~ This Iranian story may be a little over the top, but just a little. I suspect that all is far from over in Egypt and things begun there will spread. Stirling
The decision shows that the United States and Israel are seriously worried about the fate of Hosni Mubarak’s regime as unprecedented protests have gripped Egypt.
'Day of Departure' rally in Egypt - with video ~ link ~
Swapping a Dictator for a Torturer in Egypt ~ link ~
The Egyptian Tinderbox: How Banks and Investors Are Starving the Third World ~ link ~ This is an interesting article, too long and complicated to summarize here. Take the time to read it if you can. Stirling
Underlying the sudden, volatile uprising in Egypt and Tunisia is a growing global crisis sparked by soaring food prices and unemployment. The Associated Press reports that roughly 40 percent of Egyptians struggle along at the World Bank-set poverty level of under $2 per day. Analysts estimate that food price inflation in Egypt is currently at an unsustainable 17 percent yearly. In poorer countries, as much as 60 to 80 percent of people's incomes go for food, compared to just 10 to 20 percent in industrial countries. An increase of a dollar or so in the cost of a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread for Americans can mean starvation for people in Egypt and other poor countries.
Spirit of Egypt protest spreads to Yemen, Algeria and Syria ~ link ~
Jim Rogers: "I expect more currency turmoil, more social unrest, more governments collapsing" - video ~ link
American Foreign Policy Promotes "Our Interests"? ~ link ~ The clear assumption is that there is some commonality of interest between the American people and the state that claims to represent them. But in reality, we’ve got about as many interests in common with "our" government as the Egyptian people have in common with Hosni Mubarak.
After 10 Years, Algerian President Agrees to End State of Emergency, and More ~ link ~ Egypt’s next-door-neighbor, Algeria, will soon come out of its 19-year state of emergency. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced that he will lift the state of emergency in the “very near future,” leaving activists hopeful, but wary. Al Jazeera reports that the president has made other concessions, telling state-run TV to give airtime to “all political parties” and allowing protests, which were banned under emergency rule, in all cities but the capital. Experts believe these moves are a direct response to pressure from the continuing mass protests in neighboring Egypt.
Al Jazeera Cairo Office Destroyed ~ link ~ There is a major effort to target news reporters and international news organizations by Mubarak's thugs. Not a good sign! Stirling
Nothing Is Stable Anymore ~ link ~
Egypt Revolution impacts Gaza fuel supply ~ link ~
Storms make a slash across Scotland ~ link ~
World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice ~ link ~ There are a couple of things that you will not get on the climate topic from the mainstream news media. First is that the strange weather patterns, which began last summer (in the Northern Hemisphere, winter in the Southern Hemisphere) with extreme heat and drought in parts of Eurasia (104F in Moscow, etc.) and heat and flooding in other parts of Eurasia, along with extreme cold in South America, and now continue with cold to extreme cold in the Northern Hemisphere and flooding in Australia, Brazil, etc., and drought in Argentina, etc., are all interconnected. That these strange weather patterns are beyond any El Nino or La Nina, that they are due to the disruption in the Thermohaline Circulation System caused by the death of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico (a key part of the Thermohaline Circulation System). With the death of the Loop Current itself caused by the BP Oil Disaster and the use of millions of gallons of dispersants.
The second thing that the mainstream news media will not tell you, is that the current climate crisis is related to other major problems including the food shortage, revolutions, the Global Depression, and coming war in the Middle East/world. That there is clear evidence, from insider stock trades, that certain key people and banks knew something was going to happen in the Gulf of Mexico at the BP site. That the Oil Disaster was a planned event and the use of massive amounts of dispersants was also planned. That this is all part of a overall plan to take the global political/economic/social order down so that the New World Order can be implemented. That this is ultimately a Spiritual Battle between the forces of God and those of Satan, and is outlined in the last Book of the Christian Bible. Stirling