The Stimulator: The End of THEIR World

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1. Pajama Jammy Jam
2. Egypt’s Re-Revolution
3. NATO 5
4. Molotovs for Alex
5. Spain’s anti-video ninja laws
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Green Festival: Amy Goodman: Democracy is a Process — Everyday You Must Fight For It

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Sep 30, 2012 by

Amy Goodman Green Festival DC September 29, 2012

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The Egyptian “Soft Coup” – Martial Law and Military Dictatorship + Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected


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Updated: June 18, 2012

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Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship

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Egypt: Military Coup? The Real News reporter Jihan Hafiz was detained

Protesters face-off with security forces and separated by barbed wires.

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Jun 14, 2012 by

Jihan Hafiz reporting from Egypt.

Supreme Court disbands Parliament and brings back emergency powers as Egypt moves back to outright dictatorship

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Egypt: U.S. Financed Military Crushes Sit-in


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May 5, 2012 by

Jihan Hafiz reporting from Egypt.

Army soldiers violently crushed a week-long sit-in outside the Ministry of Defense, the headquarters of the ruling military junta. Clashes broke out after army soldiers beat protesters at the security barricades. The latest violence in Cairo comes at the end of a bloody week, where a dozen Egyptians were killed and hundreds injured. Nearly 20 foreign and Egyptian journalists were beaten and arrested during the raid on the sit-in. The Military Council blamed thugs and hooligans for causing the violence after it warned demonstrators against marching on military buildings. The latest street battle overshadows the upcoming presidential elections, which military generals claim is the last phase of the so-called transition to civilian rule.

Since the sit-in was destroyed, hundreds of people of been arrested or have disappeared. The Military Council imposed a 7 am to 11 pm curfew in the Abbassya district where the clashes took place. The pro-government neighborhood has been militarized by army tanks and checkpoints.

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Peace Groups Call For U.S. Withdrawal After Army Sergeant Kills 16 Civilians in Afghanistan

Updated: March 13, 2012

with Hakim
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Mar. 12, 2012

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on Mar 12, 2012 – We go to Kabul to speak with an Afghan peace activist about the shooting spree by an U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan, which killed 16 Afghan civilians, nine of them children. Calls for a more rapid withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan have escalated after the U.S. soldier reportedly walked more than a mile from his base, breaking in to three separate houses to attack families as they slept. Continue reading

A Tale of Two Squares and Two Movements by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
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Cairo, Egypt
December 27, 2011


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This observer spent a good part of Christmas Eve divided between two main Cairo Squares, Tahir and Abassiya, while waiting for a Visa from the Libyan Embassy.

It is evident here that the “blue bra girl” or “Tahrir Woman” whose assault by the Egyptian army has brought intense wrath upon the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and similar attacks are much on the minds of protestors in both Squares. But in Abassiya Square, the participants focus more on the provocative demonstrators in Tahrir Square, many of whom they claim are “baltagiy” (hoods or thugs).  Tahrir Square demonstrators feel about the same way regarding the pro- SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces) demonstrators over in Tahrir Square.

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Noam Chomsky: Arab Spring, American Winter

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on Dec 14, 2011

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor of Linguistics, MIT, reflects on the irony that while the peoples of the Middle East are demanding the right to good education, health, and employment, Americans, battered by an economic systems that eludes most people’s grasp, seem to be resigned to a future without such rights.

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Battle Rages in Cairo as “Thugs” and Army Attack Protesters

The clinics are the first stop for those injured in confrontations with security forces

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on Dec 17, 2011

TRNN Exclusive: Army attacks occupation of cabinet office, street fighting into the night, at least nine dead

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Revolutionary Pacifism: Choices and Prospects by Noam Chomsky + Interview + Speech

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Updated: Nov. 10, 2011; added video of Chomsky’s speech.

Noam Chomsky.

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by Noam Chomsky
November 03, 2011

2011 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture


For centuries, Europe had been the most violent place on earth, with murderous and destructive internal conflicts and the forging of a culture of war that enabled Europe to conquer most of the world, shocking the victims, who were hardly pacifists, but were “appalled by the all-destructive fury of European warfare,” in the words of British military historian Geoffrey Parker. Continue reading

From a Young Marxist to the Wall Street Occupation – About Tahrir Square and Capital by Konstantin Kaminskiy

by Konstantin Kaminskiy
Guest Writer
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Questions of Political Economy in Modernity
Oct. 1, 2011

The Corporatist State 2011 Shankbone

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I am a student lucky enough to not have to work. I study economics at Baruch College. I began my education in economics by reading Marx and every day surrounded by the people who hope to operate the financial machinery of the world, or to not be very far from it. I am lucky to have the time to read, develop my thoughts, and attend various intellectual events. I want to share some of my thoughts about the occupation, some of which will be critical, but in a good way.

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Joe Lauria: The evolving corporate coup d’etat, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 26, 2011

Power of the people

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Joe Lauria is back from his three month long trip to the Middle East, which included, among others, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Israel, and shares with us his impressions and analyses on the uprisings in some of these countries, especially in Egypt, where he spent the most time. He discusses the upcoming vote on Palestinian UN membership next month, and the possible implications of planned demonstrations by Palestinians and sympathetic Israelis inspired by the recent nonviolent protests in the region. Continue reading

Nazemroaya: Destabilization of Syria Based on Libya Model + Chossudovsky: Military Intervention in Syria Will Lead to Extended War

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 on Aug 4, 2011

Bashar al-Assad

The process of destabliziation of Syria is being conducted along the same lines as Libya, with external political interests driving and manipulating the protest movements in both countries.

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Welcome to the Violent World of Mr. Hopey Changey By John Pilger

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By John Pilger
Information Clearing House
May 26, 2011

Protest Against U.S. Military Action in Libya

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When Britain lost control of Egypt in 1956, Prime Minister Anthony Eden said he wanted the nationalist president Gamal Abdel Nasser “destroyed … murdered … I don’t give a damn if there’s anarchy and chaos in Egypt”. Those insolent Arabs, Winston Churchill had urged in 1951, should be driven “into the gutter from which they should never have emerged”.

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Pepe Escobar: The Hijacking of the Arab Spring Protests, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds


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by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
May 21, 2011

Pepe Escobar returns to our show to discuss the ever-changing, constantly-shifting, and holes-filled script in the US raid that allegedly killed Osama bin Laden. He reports on the news accounts on the Arab uprising in Egypt and the rarely reported realities of the Libya War, the conflicted responses of the United States to the uprising in Egypt and Libya versus those in other places such as Bahrain and Tunisia, and the hypocritical stand on Saudi Arabia. Continue reading