Archive for the ‘Politics’

  • Koul Libya Wahad – All Libya is One
    Koul Libya Wahad – All Libya is One! That’s the message on Livestream http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb from Libya. There’s a narrator in Arabic and screen shots of crowds in the street.  There’ s also Livestream chat in English with sporadic French, Spanish and Arabic. See photos from Libya:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/a7fadhomar/
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Follow events in Yemen on Tweeter @JNovak_Yemen
    According to one of my favorite Egyptian tweeters @Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem, this is the place to his tweet “For updates on Yemen, check @JNovak_Yemen . She has been on that case for 7 years now.”
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 08:02 am
  • Watch YouTube of Libyan hero on LiveStream
    His skype name is MMnabbous. He’s a hero of the Libyan revolution. He’s the face of the courage it takes to overthrow a tyrant. Maybe he’s the Libyan counterpart of Wael Ghonim. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyIyz44oKQQ&feature=youtu.be
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • US interests hurt by Security Council veto
    Ambassador Susan Rice made a poor attempt to explain the US veto in an interview yesterday with Al Jazeera English. She went on with mumbo-jumbo about how the UN Security Council resolution against Israeli West Bank settlements would harden positions and might even make the Israeli’s build more. Yes, I support Israel’s right to exist. They are in a life and...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Relative number of deaths in Bahrain and Libya compared to Egypt
    To put in perspective the numbers of people in the streets and the number of protesters, it’s important to think in percentages of population and not raw numbers. Egypt has 80+ million. Libya has 6.5 million. Bahrain has less than 800,000. Think of the relative number of deaths compared to Egypt: 100 deaths in Libya is like 1200 in Egypt. 10 deaths in Manama is like...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Libyan Twitter get laughs @MuammarLGaddafi
    In the midst of a revolution, someone has not lost their sense of humor! “In a Tent Somewhere in the Desert” is how the profile of tweeter @MuammarLGaddafi starts. Here’s some of his tweets: retard why would I go to somalia when I can 5 star pimp it in saudi arabia Walking is healthy!!! Therefore all fuel supplies are cutt till further notice. Airports...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Libyan Revolution Central
    Check out this site put up by the Libyan Youth Movement. How are they doing it with the internet up and down? Bunch of geniuses this new cyber-generation. @Cyrenaican Libyana Americana This site will be receving exclusive video from #Libya, plz keep eye out http://feb17.info/ also, has chat feature, write on there
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Kuwait uses smoke bombs on Bedouin protesters
    This is from Tweeter Dima Khatib who is a Latin American reporter for Al Jazeera. Her tweets are personal and do not reflect the view of Al Jazeera. Feb 18 noon PST USA @Dima_KhatibDima Khatib أنا ديمة More than 1,000 stateless people protested in Kuwait demanding citizenship. Dozens arrested. Demo dispersed with smoke bombs & water cannon @Dima_KhatibDima...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Tweets from @ShababLibya in last hour
    we did it we did it, radio benghazi is free, a sat channel will be on air shortly god willing, we did it OURSELVES thanks for all support http://libya.blog-video.tv/spread to all media right away truth from ON THE GROUND in Benghazi now now spoken to a person in benghazi, the city is free although some mercenaries knocking about, they are trying to rally Tripoli though please...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Follow @ShababLibya, pirate radio, Livestream, libyafeb17.com for news from Libya
    Tweets from the Libyan Youth Movement @ShabaLibya tell the story of mercenaries from Chad being used against the Libyan people. @ChangeInLibya is also on the ground. Between the two of these tweeters, you can connect to what’s happening in Libya and what people all over the world are saying about it. Almost all tweets are in English. The website www.libyafeb17.com...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain is also fight between Sunni and Shi’a (Shiite)
    The struggle in Egypt was a unifying force. Egypt is predominantly Sunni. Coptic Christians are estimated to be about 25% of a population of 80+ million. Secular Egyptians and religious Egyptians joined hands to bring down Mubarak. In Bahrain, the ruling faction of royal family and police are Sunni. About 80% of the Bahraini population is Shi’a, which we call Shiite...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain police are mercenaries imported from Pakistan
    According to Abdul Khalil Ibrahim of the Bahraini opposition party, Bahrain security police are not Bahraini, but imported from Pakistan and other countries. We are looking at a mercenary police that is not killing its own people. This is substantially different from Egypt. In Libya, the word is that French-speaking black Africans are being used to shot down Libyans.
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Libyans and Bahrainis being shot down in the streets
    Live ammunition is being used on the streets of Manama, Bahrain and in several cities in Libya, with the most violent in Benghazi. In Bahrain, peaceful demonstrators are being shot with a special buckshot. The crowd has even been attacked by military helicopters according to a phone interview from Bahrain with Mohammed Al Maskati of the Bahrain youth movement. A doctor...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Watch video from Bahrain hospital
    A doctor is almost beaten to death. A nurse on the scene is beaten. They are doing their jobs to save people, but the police brutalize everyone they come in contact with. Watch this video footage from Al Jazeera.
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Bahraini doctors protest massacre
    photo by Haytham Abdulla - Plixi Gulf News is reporting that security forces control the capital city of Manama after clearing sleeping protesters from a main square. They used tear gas, clubs, rubber bullets and even live fire in a pre-dawn raid in Pearl Square. Men, women and children were peacefully demonstrating there the past days. At least four persons are reported...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Journalists attacked thru-out Middle East
    According to CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists), journalists have been obstructed, assaulted or detained in Libya, Bahrain, Iran and Yemen. That comes as no surprise. These are dangerous places to be for anyone and the sight of a camera must be like a red flag to the raging bulls of the regimes intent on staying in power. These countries are not democracies; they don’t...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Egyptian Army still holds 100 protesters, 50 missing
    I got the news from BBC – not Al Jazeera – which shows you got to follow multiple news sources. The Egyptian Army, according to BBC sources, is still holding 100 pro-democracy protesters in prisoner camps and 50 more people are flat out missing – including Ziad Bakir, a graphic designer. Shadows of doubt about the military government’s intentions...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Sandmonkey retweeting for Middle East revolutions
    Sandmonkey is carrying the torch for fellow democracy protesters in the hotbed of brewing revolutions in the Middle East: 2 hours ago: “Dear Iran, Algeria and Bahrain revolution tweets, please let me know who u r, so I can follow u and retweet u.” He got lots of replies:”Don’t forget Libya!!!” By the way – although I like Sandmonkey...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Egypt should become Silicon Valley
    Wael Gohnim tweeted: Egypt has what it takes to become the 2nd Silicon Valley. Talents in Technology, infinite passion and soon real democracy. I’ve been sending out that vibe myself for days. I see Silicon Valley, Mombai (I don’t think the Indians are going to quit and go home) and Cairo Egypt as incubation centers for new technology. I see Wael Gohnim as...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Wael Ghonim and Egypt’s New Age Revolution
    Watch CBS video of Wael Ghonim and his role in Egypt’s New Age Revolution: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7346812n&tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel. sorry for the ads!
    by at February 15th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Google will take Wael Ghonim back
    If you have seen the Egyptian State TV interview with Wael Ghonim, you’ll know that he admitted to the world on TV that he had lied to his boss at Google to get time off to go back to Cairo and stage a revolution. Here’ s the tweet Google sent Waed Ghonim a couple of days ago. @google A Googler We’re incredibly proud of you, @Ghonim, & of course...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 06:02 pm
  • Sandmonkey’s thoughts on Egyptian democracy
    In case you don’t tweet and aren’t following @Sandmonkey in Cairo, this is a compilation of his tweets today for about half an hour. He has about 25,000 followers so far. I’d watch those numbers climb. He isn’t as well known as Wael Gohnim, but is just as strong as player. There were lots of replies in between, but I’m just giving his point...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • MasrLeaks to track money stolen from Egyptian people
    A group of Egyptian activists, including Sandmonkey, have started a WikiLeaks type truth website called MasrLeaks to collect information that will track down the properties and wealth of the Mubarak family. “Masr” is Arabic for Egypt. A tweet from Sandmonkey asks for documents with sources to be emailed to masrleaks@gmail.com.
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Faces of Egyptian Revolution martyrs
    The website below is just going up and a lot of photos are still missing. This really puts a face on the courage and dedication of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 with a posting of photos and names of the martyrs. Thanks to tweet from Sharif Kouddous. http://1000memories.com/egypt
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Mubarak Mummy
    Mubarak New York Post
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Army meeting with Wael Ghonim and others
    According to tweets from Wael Ghonim, two high generals from the Egyptian Military have met with “8 young guys” to exchange opinions. Wael tweets, “Got approval from the army to start the 100 Billion Pounds campaign to reconstruct Egypt and help the families of martyrs & injured.”
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Sandmonkey invites Mark Zuckerberg to Egypt
    Sandmonkey has tweeted “Guys, if any of you can reach Mark Zuckerberg, tell him the people of Egypt extend him an invitation to visit us anytime.” This could be the start of a Ministry of Technology which would turn Cairo into the new Mumbai or Silicon Valley. Zuckerberg  is the founder of Facebook,  just in case you’ve been asleep the last five...
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Ahmed Mohar and the April 6th Movement
    You can’t point to one person who changed Egypt. It took millions to take down Mubarak. But you can identify some stars and one is the man who could reasonably be said to have started the revolutionary movement. Ahmed Mohar and Israa Abdel Fatah and their small core group started in 2008 with a textile strike on April 6th promoted by Facebook. They have been working...
    by at February 12th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • CONGRATULATIONS EGYPT!
    Mubarak steps down and turns over control of the government to the Supreme Military Council.
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Glenn Beck terrified by New World Order
    I saw a clip of Glenn Beck of Fox News on MSNBC yesterday. He was totally freaked out by the coming New World Order, which he obviously sees as Armageddon. Why should he fear, if he is one of those who believe a war in Israel will herald in the Rapture? Isn’t that exactly what these guys want? And right there on Al Jazeera’s home page is a sidebar headline, ...
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 07:02 am