The gradual awakening of the Moroccan people
By Miguel Urbano Rodrigues
Translated from Portuguese by John Catalinotto
The wave of confrontation churning though the Arab world came late to Morocco. It was only on February 20 that the first demonstrations against the regime took place. Announced in advance, they attracted some 8,000 people in Casablanca and Rabat. Police dispersed them with brutal force.
The organizers — intellectuals, trade unionists and young people — explained in their call that the initiative was peaceful and not aimed at the overthrow of the regime. “Less power to the monarchy” and “The King shall reign and not rule” were the timid slogans heard most often.
By Tyler Durdin
The latest news from the ABC.net.au should come as no surprise to those who know all too well that one can’t eat gold: “Gaddafi own private plane is loaded with gold bullion and lots of hard currency, mainly dollars, and is preparing to flee to Zimbabwe to stay there with his friend Robert Mugabe.”
Yet there is speculation that instead of pulling a Ben Ali, Gaddafi may pull a Hitler: “Earlier, one of Mr Gaddafi’s former ministers predicted the Libyan leader will follow in Adolf Hitler’s footsteps and commit suicide rather than give up power. Mustapha Abdeljalil, justice minister until he quit over the bloody crackdown on protesters, says he expects Mr Gaddafi to make good on his pledge to die on Libyan soil rather than slink into exile. “Gaddafi’s time is up. He is going to go like Hitler. He is going to commit suicide,” Mr Abdeljalil told Swedish media.”
By Matt Stoller
Via Wikileaks, we learned that the son of the former President of Egypt, Gamal Mubarak, had an interesting conversation in 2009 with Senator Joe Lieberman on the banking crisis. Gamal is a key figure in the forces buffeting Egypt, global forces of labor arbitrage, torture, and financial corruption. Gamal believed that the bailouts of the banks weren’t big enough – “you need to inject even more money into the system than you have”. Gamal, a former investment banker trained at Bank of America, helped craft Egypt’s industrial policy earlier in the decade.
Posted in Economy Economics, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor, Military, Neoliberalism, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, Resistance
Tagged arab revolution, austerity, Bob Rubin, class war, corruption, deregulation, egypt, gamal mubarak, globalization, goldman sachs, mubarak, Neoliberalism, privatization, Resistance
By Andrew Gavin Marshall
Taking the position that everything is organized from on high in the corridors of power is a flawed analysis, as is taking the position that America was caught entirely unaware. We must not see this as an either-or development, but rather a congruence of over-lapping and inter-twining developments. American strategic objectives are aimed at ultimately repressing and co-opting the organic revolutionary uprisings in the Arab world. For the past six years or so, America has been developing and starting to implement a strategy to manage the ‘Arab Awakening’ by promoting “democratization” in a process of “evolution, not revolution.” The need to ‘control’ the ‘Global Political Awakening’ is the most prescient problem in American foreign policy. However, the evolution was evidently not fast enough for the people living under the Arab regimes, and revolution is in the air, writes Andrew Gavin Marshall.
Posted in Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, Resistance
Tagged arab revolution, democracy, egypt, imperialism, tunisia, us interests
Wikileaks, Arab revolution, internet kill switch… when so many imperialists meet at one time in one place, we can be sure that evil will be done.
AP: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors.
The top envoys from nearly all of America’s 260 embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries will be gathering at the State Department beginning on Monday. Officials say it’s the first such global conference.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Economy Economics, Energy, Military, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged arab revolution, Censorship, clinton, economy, empire, false flag terror, internet, police state, security, us ambassador meeting, wikileaks
Aljazeera.net Feb 4, 2011
11:36pm Amid cries for Mubarak’s immediate departure, demonstators – led by a guitarist off camera – break into song during the “Friday of Departure”. Al Jazeera cannot verify the authenticity of any Youtube videos.
Translation: Let’s make Mubarak hear our voices. We all, one hand, requested one thing, leave leave leave … Down Down Hosni Mubarak, Down Down Hosni Mubarak … The people want to dismantle the regime …. He is to go, we are not going … He is to go, we won’t leave … We all, one hand, ask one thing, leave leave.
Posted in 4th Estate, Economy Economics, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, Resistance
Tagged arab revolution, civil liberties, democracy, egypt, freedom, human rights, Liar thieves & crooks, middle east, mubarak, Politicians, Resistance, survival, uprising, War and Peace