Posts Tagged ‘civil unrest’

Egypt: Tahir Square Again in Turmoil

Filed under: Africa | Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/29/2011 @ 12:27:02 PM
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Egyptian security forces and protesters clashed for a second successive day in central Cairo on Wednesday in scenes not seen since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February.

Riot … [Keep reading >>]

The Crackdown on Bahrain’s Jocks for Justice

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Joyce Cole 04/12/2011 @ 11:24:19 AM
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Dave Zirin | April 11, 2011, The Nation

Al’a Hubail is a legend in the world of Bahraini soccer. In 2004, along with his brother Mohammed, he led the national team … [Keep reading >>]

Libya: It’s Not True Until It’s An Act, Not a Speech

Filed under: Africa — by Will Kirkland 04/10/2011 @ 8:38:32 PM
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Libya: Col Gaddafi ‘accepts road map to peace’

Col Gaddafi has accepted the African Union’s “road map” for a ceasefire with Libya’s rebels, according to Jacob Zuma, the South African president.

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Egypt: It’s Not Over till It’s Over

Filed under: Middle East — by Ruth Friend 04/10/2011 @ 8:03:10 PM
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From: Lillie Paquette
Date: April 9, 2011 4:10:52 AM PDT
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Subject: Re: Back in Egypt!

Sadly, just … [Keep reading >>]

Unrest in North Africa and the Middle East: The Cliff-Notes

Filed under: Citizen Action | Energy — by Will Kirkland 02/22/2011 @ 11:56:37 AM
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A good quick look at the countries, the people, the autocrats involved in the current wave of troubles— at the NY Times

And then there’s oil
As violence escalates in Libya and diplomatic … [Keep reading >>]

Bahrain Protesters Hold Fast

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 02/20/2011 @ 8:48:27 AM
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“This young Bahraini did not seek out martyrdom, unlike many protesters who actively speak about sacrificing themselves. He was not supposed to be at the Pearl Roundabout early Thursday morning. … [Keep reading >>]

Stirrings in China

Filed under: Asia | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 02/20/2011 @ 8:33:34 AM
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“Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a concerted show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a “Jasmine Revolution” apparently modeled after pro-democracy demonstrations … [Keep reading >>]

Bahrain Sees Third Day of Protests

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/16/2011 @ 9:21:58 AM
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Over a thousand mourners, some pounding their chests in ritual rhythm and others carrying sweet stems of basil, gathered in Bahrain on Wednesday to bury a man whose death they … [Keep reading >>]

Libyans Out in the Streets

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/16/2011 @ 9:12:45 AM
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“Hundreds of Libyans calling for the government’s ouster took to the streets Wednesday in the country’s second-largest city as Egypt-inspired unrest spread to the country long ruled by Moammar Kadafi.

Ashur … [Keep reading >>]

Mubarak Gone! Tahrir Square In Delirium!

Filed under: Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/11/2011 @ 8:17:05 AM
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8 am PST in California  6 PM in Egypt the VP, Omar Suleiman, read a statement was read on state TV that

“I President Hosni Mubarak have decided to step down … [Keep reading >>]

Wael Ghonim vs. Barack Obama

Filed under: Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/11/2011 @ 7:24:53 AM
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Wael Ghonim vs. Barack Obama: Change we Can Believe in, Yes we Can
Unlike Obama, Wael Ghonim, the 28-year-old Google executive who helped instigate the Egyptian uprising, wants genuine change.

He wants long-serving … [Keep reading >>]

Mubarak About to Leave?

Filed under: Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 02/10/2011 @ 10:18:47 AM
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Update: NOPE

Mubarak came out and gave another speech like the first one he gave, more or less affirming his love for his children, the citizens of Egypt, honoring the martyrs … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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