Posts Tagged ‘Mubarak’

Freeze Mubarak’s assets and send him to The Hague

by Max Lansman.

The energy from the celebrations in Egypt is infectious. Images of complete strangers embracing in the street like they were family, awash in chants of victory and tears of freedom. But alongside the euphoria is the knowledge that much of the long road to liberation still lies ahead. This is only the beginning. The Guardian […]

Palestine and the Egyptian revolution, as seen from the Israeli bunker

by Uri Avnery.

We are in the middle of a geological event. An earthquake of epoch-making dimensions is changing the landscape of the Middle East. Mountains turn into valleys, islands emerge from the sea, volcanoes cover the land with lava. People are afraid of change. When it happens, they tend to deny, ignore, pretend that nothing really important is […]

Time to turn the screws on Israel for the sake of its own survival

by Mark Seddon.

Watching a succession of Western leaders, including Chancellor Merkel of German and Prime Minister Cameron of Britain speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference on Saturday, I was struck by the huge importance they attached to the fast moving events in Egypt, and the wider Arab World. It was almost as though the enormity of what […]

Egypt on the brink – of what?

by Michael Meacher.

It’s not about Mubarak any more.   For all practical purposes he’s already gone.    The issue now is the succession.   Mubarak has not resigned or been deposed, but the power has already shifted to the most dangerous man in the leadership, Omar Suleiman, the former intelligence chief and now formally Vice-President, though already assuming the reins […]

Israel cannot avoid the Arab storm

by Mark Seddon.

It says a great deal about fear and paranoia that the Arab street reserves for Israel, that some credence is being attached to claims that Israeli agent provocateurs are helping to stoke up opposition to protestors demanding democracy in Egypt.  The claim is that plain clothes Israeli agents are helping to orchestrate the pro Mubarak […]

Thinking about our (internet) revolution!

by Mark Seddon.

When the late Idi Amin launched a successful coup attempt against the then President of Uganda, Milton Obote, he made sure that the latter was attending Commonwealth Conference, before sending key army units to secure the Presidential Palace, and key of course, the radio station. When years later supporters of Obote returned the favour and removed […]

ElBaradei calls on Mubarak to step down

by Jon Lansman.

Mohamed ElBaradei, the opposition leader who was placed under house arrest on Friday, calls on President Hosni Mubarak to step down so that democratic elections can be organized by a transitional government.

Egypt Revolts: Al-Jazeera Reports

by Mark Seddon.

Back in the 1960s, those who argued for military intervention in Indo China would often refer to the “domino theory”. If one pro Western Government fell to the Communists, the domino would fall, taking the next one with it and so on. The shakiest domino, after the fall of Dien Bien Phu and France’s scuttle […]

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