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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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Ricky Burkhardt, Oct. 29, 2011

Tensions are still high in the Tunisian town whose protests started the Arab Spring.

In Sidi Bouzid violence erupted over complaints that, despite the first truly free elections in years, nothing has really changed for the people living here.

The protests began after Popular List party candidates were disqualified and their seats lost, even though many people in the town had voted for the party.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1k5l9xZq3E
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Henry Hamilton, Oct. 27, 2011

Following Tunisia’s elections a few days ago, democracy is bringing more political Islam in the countries of the Arab Spring.

The strong showing of Tunisia’s moderate Islamists in Sunday’s election and a promise by Libyan National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil to uphold “Sharia Law” have highlighted the bigger role Islamists will play after the fall of the autocrats who opposed them.

To talk about Sharia law and the concerns it raises, Eric Chaumont, of France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, speaks on Euronews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7zLGa397ws
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Jenny Rothberg, Oct. 22, 2011

Tunisia elections seen as litmus test for Arab Spring

Tunisia’s revolution, which kicked-off in December 2010 under a wave of discontent over poor economic conditions and unemployment, sparked protests across North Africa toppling dictators in both Egypt and Libya. This weekend, enthusiasm if building for their first free elections

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLcubB9qXXo
Jenny Rothberg
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Camilla Pashar, Oct. 19, 2011

Arab Spring faces crucial test in Tunisia elections:

As the land that launched the Arab Spring heads into historic elections next week, all eyes are on the long-repressed Islamists - and whether a big victory for them will irrevocably change this North African nation and inspire similar conservative movements around the region. Many fear that despite vows to uphold democracy, Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party is bent on imposing a theocracy that would roll back hard-won secularism and women’s rights.

Great video coverage by France 24

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WqM7T9ZoeY
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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
Marco Masoni
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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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Henry Hamilton, Sept. 22, 2011

Social Media and the Arab Spring: What Have We Learned?
By: Raymond Schillinger, of the HuffingtonPost

…For the legions of critics who had previously dismissed platforms like Facebook and Twitter as vapid troughs of celebrity gossip and self-aggrandizement, the toppling of regimes in Tunisia and Egypt suggested that these tools were as effective for organizing protests and revolutions as they were for organizing keg parties. The movements throughout the Arab world appeared to have imbued social media with an irrevocable sense of legitimacy as a tool for fomenting change.

As the ongoing tumult throughout the Middle East enters a sort of adolescence, however, the true role of social media in the revolutions is undergoing a necessary closer inspection…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raymond-schillinger/arab-spring-social-media_b_970165.html
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Jenny Rothberg, April 23, 2011

Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters, killing at least three as international concern rises over the situation in the strategically located nation. Clashes also erupted between anti and pro government protesters. The country’s opposition, inspired by the internet uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, says nothing short of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s immediate departure would end the unrest. Tens of thousands took to the streets in the capital Sanaa and thousands demonstrated in Aden, Ibb, al-Hudaydah, Taiz and other cities where most of the shops were closed in support of the protesters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiiak60taHE
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Bert Breton, Jan. 29, 2011

Facebook helps foment revolution in Egypt and Tunisia

http://www.pri.org/business/social-entrepreneurs/facebook-helps-foment-revolution-in-egypt-and-tunisia2586.html
Bert Breton
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