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Tony Trevari, March 15, 2012

Al Jazeera channel losing staff over ‘bias’ on Syria:

The bureau’s managing director, Hassan Shaaban reportedly resigned last week after leaked emails revealed his frustrations over the news channel’s coverage of Syria.

“The head of the bureau in Beirut quit, many other people quit because of the biased coverage and outright hand of the government in dictating editorial policy over Libya, and now Syria.”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/321062

http://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x--Td_8JXYk
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Steurt Strickland, Dec. 23, 2011

Oil and geopolitics: a turbulent year, and no end in sight

Kazakhstan unrest — violence in the western city of Zhanaozen in which some 14 protesting oil workers were killed — caps an extraordinarily turbulent year in the world’s oil regions.

The distribution of power has been shaken up in the Magreb countries of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, and violence continues to threaten the rulers of Syria and Yemen.

Saudi Arabia is spending some $130 billion to stave off its own public dissatisfaction.

In Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s seemingly unassailable hold on power has been challenged by a botched decision to return to the Kremlin, and a rigged parliamentary election.

All in all, the uprisings have helped to push annual average oil prices to their highest level in history, exceeding $100 a barrel.

Look for the global turbulence to continue well into next year… good analysis at the URL:

http://oilandglory.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/12/22/oil_and_geopolitics_a_turbulent_year_and_no_end_in_sight

This week’s eyewitness video of police killing and beating of protesting Kazakhstan oil workers

http://youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=XKXzcylIjPE
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srini n, Dec. 20, 2011

Freedom: who could object? Yet this word is now used to justify a thousand forms of exploitation. Throughout the rightwing press and blogosphere, among thinktanks and governments, the word excuses every assault on the lives of the poor, every form of inequality and intrusion to which the 1% subject us. How did libertarianism, once a noble impulse, become synonymous with injustice?

In the name of freedom – freedom from regulation – the banks were permitted to wreck the economy. In the name of freedom, taxes for the super-rich are cut. In the name of freedom, companies lobby to drop the minimum wage and raise working hours. In the same cause, US insurers lobby Congress to thwart effective public healthcare; the government rips up our planning laws; big business trashes the biosphere. This is the freedom of the powerful to exploit the weak, the rich to exploit the poor.”

https://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/commentisfree/2011/dec/19/bastardised-libertarianism-makes-freedom-oppression?code=AQA8LlpQwF059VZ2AxC_ADVKhNgzdsahKgfcfEPYSVpoAOCEKY87HsqXj5FY2R0J_e6hCABt1YZk8qJ
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  • Jessie Rhodes Jessie Rhodes Dec. 20, 2011
    Thanks for sharing this… A very astutely argued essay, which leads to a poignant conclusion…

    “Modern libertarianism is the disguise adopted by those who wish to exploit without restraint. It pretends that only the state intrudes on our liberties. It ignores the role of banks, corporations and the rich in making us less free. It denies the need for the state to curb them in order to protect the freedoms of weaker people…”

    The author, George Monbiot, whom I had never heard of before, is one of today's finest activist philosophers. I'll be reading more of his work!
  • srini n srini n Dec. 20, 2011
    I seem to have not given the correct link. Here is the link to the article in The Guardian
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/19/bastardised-libertarianism-makes-freedom-oppression

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Andrew P, Oct. 21, 2011

In case you’re wondering which of Gadaffi’s sons died with him and what he looked like when he was alive… standing next to Hillary Clinton, here ya go…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68893426@N06/6267922888/
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Bert Breton, Oct. 20, 2011

A senior National Transitional Council official in Libya has said that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near his hometown of Sirte.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6A5WXVuy_o&feature=player_embedded#!
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Andrew P, Oct. 20, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi, 7 June 1942 – 20 October 2011

Excerpt from “The Solution to the Problems of Democracy; The Social Basis to the Third Universal Theory” aka, Gaddafi’s Green Book.

If a community of people wears white on a mournful occasion and another dresses in black, then one community would like white and dislike black and the other would like black and dislike white. Moreover, this attitude leaves a physical effect on the cells as well as on the genes in the body.”

So, today, in “honor” of Gaddafi, I’m wearing black AND white.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68893426@N06/6264095154/
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Marco Masoni, Sept. 25, 2011

An enlightened regime in Saudi Arabia?

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/09/25/jamjoom-saudi-woman-vote.cnn?iref=videosearch
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  • Henry Hamilton Henry Hamilton Sept. 26, 2011
    This is mind blowing news! The Arab Spring has truly been a wake up call to the Saudis and has forced the issue of securing basic civil rights for their citizens. But the road to democracy is long.
  • Camilla Pashar Camilla Pashar Sept. 26, 2011
    Saudi women have also been given the right to run in the next election. This decision covers the following: first, the right of women to become members in the Shura Council and secondly, the right of women to announce their candidacy to become members of the local municipality councils. But the devil may be in the details. What kind of activities, and what kind of delegations will be given to women who become members of the Shura and municipal councils. Will they be left in the shadows within these councils?

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Ricky Burkhardt, Sept. 16, 2011

Libyan Uprising Boosts Morale in Mideast. The apparent victory by rebels in Libya is sending shockwaves throughout the Middle East. An uprising that appeared to be lost is boosting the morale of protesters facing other Arab governments that have responded with severe repression…Protests in Bahrain also faced a brutal response, with military help from Saudi Arabia. And Yemen’s uprising has entered a stalemate. Great coverage from Voice of America…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MugY_H0ziiY
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Jenny Rothberg, Sept. 3, 2011

On Friday, Sept 3, the free Libyans of Tripoli came out in tens of thousands to celebrate their freedom. In some pockets of Libya the guns are still firing, so the demonstration was also in support of all those Libyans still waiting for their liberation in towns still held by Gaddafi loyalists. Click URL for video…

http://www.euronews.net/2011/09/03/tripoli-calls-for-freedom-for-all-libyans/
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Bert Breton, Sept. 1, 2011

Despite the power of the Twitter and Facebook aided revolutions that began in Morocco in Dec. 2010 and spread to Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Libya, etc., the answer is not exclusively social media. Only 5.5 percent of Libya enjoys Internet access and an insignificant 0.96 percent is on Twitter. The power of satellite television - mainly Al Jezeera in N. Africa and Middle East - is also important. Since the middle of the 1990s, stations like Al Jazeera shattered the old state monopoly on information and supported what came to be called a new, vibrant and self-critical “Arab public sphere”. Images of mass mobilization and brutal repression echoed around that public sphere. Few in Egypt could ignore Tunisia’s uprising and jubilation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ATKIgE_kRs
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