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Joining the freedom flotilla to break Gaza blockade is a necessity

June 19, 2011

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Sylvia Hale June 20, 2011Comments 36  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/joining-the-freedom-flotilla-to-break-gaza-blockade-is-a-necessity-20110619-1g9vj.html Yesterday, I left for Europe to join the flotilla to break the blockade of Gaza, along with fellow Australians Vivienne Porzsolt, of Jews Against the Occupation, and Michael Coleman, a youth worker. People ask me why I’m going. I reply by recalling my experiences in Gaza last July […]

The Copts of today: Escaping the Church’s patronage

May 20, 2011

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Lina Attalah Thu, 19/05/2011 – 18:05 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/444129 Photographed by AFP The Egyptian television building at Maspero on the Nile corniche has looked nothing short of a street-based church for the past 12 days. Posters of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary are hung on ropes from one end of the street to the other. Christian […]

Five socialist parties unite to impact Egyptian politics

May 12, 2011

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http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/11855.aspx In a bid to gain political ground, five of Egypt’s socialist movements unite under the new Coalition of Socialist Forces banner  Mohamed El Hebeishy, Wednesday 11 May 2011 Unite- Photo by Mohamed El Hebeishy Five Egyptian political parties and movements unite to form the Coalition of Socialist Forces, they announced in a meeting on […]

Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

May 8, 2011

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http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/2652/noam_chomsky_my_reaction_to_os/ May 6, 2011 We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. By Noam Chomsky It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have […]

Reuters journalist detained in Syria

April 2, 2011

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LONDON, April 2 | Sat Apr 2, 2011 10:17am EDT LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – Reuters said on Saturday it was concerned for the safety of its photographer Khaled al-Hariri, who has been detained by Syrian authorities for five days. Hariri, 50, has a condition which needs daily medication. A Syrian national, he was last […]

London Protests

March 27, 2011

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Large turnout for Egypt’s constitutional referendum

March 19, 2011

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12793484 Many Egyptians voted for the first time Continue reading the main story Related Stories Q&A: Egypt referendum Egypt voices: Constitutional referendum Vote choice splits Egyptians Millions of Egyptians have voted in a referendum on constitutional reforms, a month after a popular uprising swept President Hosni Mubarak from power. If passed, it would allow Egypt […]