Monthly Archives: February 2011

Vijay Prashad: The Long Arab Revolution

When will the Arab people rule themselves, and not be ruled by one-party dictators and monarchs who are beholden to bond markets and foreign capitals? Not long ago France’s Sarkozy and America’s Clinton offered praise for their “democratic” friends Ben … Continue reading

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Juan Cole: Mubarak Defies a Humiliated America, Emulating Netanyahu

The tail has long wagged the dog in American Middle East policy. The rotten order of the modern Middle East has been based on wily local elites stealing their way to billions while they took all the aid they could … Continue reading

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Mubar-who?

Justin Webb: Do you regard President Mubarak as an authoritarian ruler? President Obama: No, I tend not to use labels for folks. I haven’t met him. I’ve spoken to him on the phone. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2009/06/090602_obama_transcript.shtml ~~~ Obama’s crocodile tears over Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Philip Weiss: The Egyptian revolution threatens an American-imposed order of Arabophobia and false choices

The danger to America and Israel is that the Egyptian revolution will destroy this false choice of secular dictator-or-crazy Islamists by showing that Arabs are smart articulate people who can handle real democracy if they get to make it themselves. … Continue reading

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