What Was The First 9-11? by The Anti-Social Socialist

What Was The First 9-11? by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“We find ourselves opposed by forces that operate in the shadows, without a flag, with powerful weapons that are placed in a wide range of influential positions. We are potentially wealthy countries and yet we live a life of poverty. We go here and there, begging for credits and aid and yet we are – a paradox typical of the capitalist economic system – great exporters of capital.” — Salvador Allende, Speech to the United Nations, December 4, 1972

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Noam Chomsky: Egypt – Revolution or Military Coup?

Egypt Violence

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with Noam Chomsky

MIT ESA on Oct 8, 2013

This event took place on October 4th, 2013 in Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge.

Egypt has undergone many cycles of change since the revolution in January 2011, and making sense of these radical transformations in the heart of the Middle East has been challenging. We had the privilege of discussing the past, present and future of Egypt’s political landscape with Prof. Chomsky.

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Military Coup Underway in Egypt, Tanks Deployed in Cairo + Egypt’s Morsi Ousted, Cairo Explodes in Fireworks


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RussiaToday on Jul 3, 2013

Some parts of the Egyptian army have reportedly been put on high alert status – as the military’s ultimatum for President Morsi to resolve the violent crisis has now passed. Fresh clashes between government supporters and anti-Islamist protesters erupted earlier outside Cairo University after at least 18 people were said to have been killed there overnight. RT’s correspondents Bel Trew and Paula Slier are in the Egyptian capital right now. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/snqlvb

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Julian Assange seeks political asylum in Ecuador + Julian Assange Show: Rafael Correa

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Updated: June 20, 2012 added more video reports plus an Action Alert.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange (Photo credit: acidpolly)

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On Tuesday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, UK. At a press conference today in Quito, the foreign minister said to the media that the government is evaluating the request and looking into the rules of international law. Back in 2010 the country offered the whistleblower citizenship, but why is Assange seeking to depart to Ecuador now? RT America’s Web Producer Andrew Blake helps us answer some of these pressing questions.

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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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Qatar Military Coup “Rumours” Stir Bad Blood With House of Saud by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
April 18, 2012

The rumour mill is churning in the Persian Gulf with unconfirmed reports of a failed military coup against the Qatari ruler.

There were even media reports that American military helicopters had whisked the Emir and his wife to a safe unknown destination in the aftermath of the failed putsch, said to be have been attempted by high-ranking officers.

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A Look at the Coup in Mali by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Guest Writer
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The Anything and Everything
April 2, 2012

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Mali

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Mali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Berber group, known as the Tuaregs, have recently been instrumental in the overthrow of President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali. Some of these Tuaregs are returning veterans, that had fought for Qaddafi in the Libyan military theater. Much like the Kurds of the Levant, Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria the Tuaregs/Berbers have had long-held, and enduring nationalist aspirations for an independent, autonomous and self-determining country. Although, some are indeed purported to be Islamist-linked, and indeed card-carrying members of the AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb). The Tuaregs/Berbers are associated with a number of names/classifications, and may be called by the appellations of the Amazighs, the Kabyle or the Riffs also.

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Why I’m Suing Barack Obama by Chris Hedges

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We’ve had a military coup in the United States!

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Indefinite Detention

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Then They Came for Me

by Stephen F. Rohde, Esq.

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Muslim.

Then they came to detain immigrants indefinitely solely upon the certification of the Attorney General, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an immigrant.

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The Tide of Media Disinformation: Who is Behind the Military Insurrection in Libya?


by Marjaleena Repo
Global Research, March 2, 2011

We are facing soon another illegal war, an invasion to dismantle yet another country in “Western” i.e. U.S. interests.

Libya is the target nation this time, and already has “military advisers” from U.S., Britain and France, and perhaps also from Israel, on its soil. (See below).

Although genuine internal opposition to the regime exists, the Libyan “protesters” we see supported by a Western media frenzy are by and large a military force, now being trained and equipped by foreign powers who are intent on getting hold of Libyan oil to have it “privatized, i.e. to become foreign owned instead as it was nationalized by Gaddafi 40 years ago.

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Rafael Correa on WikiLeaks, the September Coup, U.S. Denial of Climate Funding, and Controversial Forest Scheme REDD


Democracy Now!
Dec. 9, 2010

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on WikiLeaks, the September Coup, U.S. Denial of Climate Funding, and Controversial Forest Scheme REDD

Secret U.S. diplomatic cables recently published by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks revealed new details about how the U.S. manipulated last year’s U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen. Ecuador was one of the nations that lost funding after it refused to sign on to the U.S.-led Copenhagen Accord. Democracy Now! asks Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa about the latest WikiLeaks revelations on how the United States denied his country aid, the failed coup against him earlier this year, and his support for the controversial carbon market-based forest protection scheme known as REDD.

via Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on WikiLeaks, the September Coup, U.S. Denial of Climate Funding, and Controversial Forest Scheme REDD

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The Day the President Disappeared, Part 2


TheRealNews | October 11, 2010

Ecuadorian filmmaker and journalist Oscar Leon gives account of the day President Correa was attacked and held by the police. Part two of Ecuador: Failed Coup or Institutional Crisis?

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Eva Golinger: Coup in Ecuador and Election in Venezuela, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
October 10, 2010

El Presidente Rafael Correa y el Presidente Hu...

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(SOAPBOX #76) – Cindy sez: “We will be hosting Venezuelan/American Attorney and author Eva Golinger to talk about some recent South American events.”  Ms. Golinger is the author of The Chavez Code, which illuminates (using US documentation) the US’s profound part in the attempted overthrow of President Hugo Chavez in 2002.  We chat about the importance and the implications of Venezuela’s recent parliamentary elections, and last week’s coup attempt in Ecuador.  We also try to answer the age old question of why does the Huffington Post hate Hugo Chavez and Venezuela so?  I doubt you will find an hour on radio or tv that is packed with more relevant info than on today’s Soapbox.

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Ecuador: Failed Coup or Institutional Crisis?


TheRealNews | October 07, 2010

Ecuadorian filmmaker Oscar León presents his take on his country’s history that led to the crisis that left the President teargassed and pitted the army against the police. Part one of two.

For more visit http://www.therealnews.com

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