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The Role of Secret US Funding in Egypt’s Coup

| August 19, 2013

  State Department Funnels Millions to Anti-Morsi Activists The Obama administration has come under fire for violating Section 508 of the 1999 Foreign Assistance Act by continuing $1.5 billion in military aid to the Egyptian generals who led the coup against Egypt’s democratically elected president and recently slaughtered more than 1,000 peaceful civilian protestors. The […]

Obama: Your Bitch is Our Dictator

| July 16, 2013

  Another video by Storm Clouds Gathering that connects the dots behind the recent coup in Egypt. The filmmakers establish, clearly and coherently, that Mursi, like Mubarak (and El Baradei) are handpicked US puppets. That, with US backing (after Israel, Egypt is the second largest recipient of US military aid), the Egyptian military junta still […]

The Multinationals Behind the Civil War in Syria

| July 17, 2012

In my opinion, a brilliant analysis by Tony Cartalucci at Land Destroyer Report is a must-read: chiefly because it identifies the corporate interests behind creating, funding and arming the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian National Council and other rebel groups that have taken up arms against the Assad government. We already know their primary agenda […]

Smoking Gun: US Role in Arab Spring

| September 10, 2011

Arabesque American by Ahmed Bensaada (Michel Brule May 2011) In tracking down sources for an upcoming presentation on the antiglobalization movement, I have come across a little gem called Arabesque Americaine by French Canadian author Ahmed Bensaada. The full title is Arabesque Americaine: Le role des Etats-Unis dans les revoltes de la rue arabe — […]

Lessons from the Soviet Collapse

| August 11, 2011

This is the second of two posts on the role of food prices in triggering civil unrest. One erroneous conclusion some American activists draw from Keiser’s and Zoellick’s “food theory” of revolution (see previous post) is that organizing is unnecessary – that all we have to do is wait until the food bill reaches 35-40% […]

The Tipping Point: When Do Americans Hit the Streets?

| August 9, 2011

Former Wall Street analyst (and fellow expatriate) Max Keiser predicts that American workers are unlikely to manifest the same revolutionary fervor as their comrades in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain until they experience comparable difficulties paying for food. See  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-B2V2l_6QE (link kindly provided by a reader). Egyptians pay 40% of their income for food, […]

Generation Z and Psychological Oppression

| July 28, 2011

(Generation Z consists of young people born after 1990) Much has been made of the role of youth in sparking the so-called “Arab Spring” revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. The historical significance of the mass insurrections in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria is yet to be determined – given their failure to […]

The Dread U-Word

| July 10, 2011

Like the F-word, the U-word is largely taboo in polite society, especially among younger Americans. According to a recent survey 41% of Americans “disapprove” of unions (see http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2010/09/why-has-union-membership-declined.html). Generation X,Y and Z Americans are more likely to view unions as irrelevant, rather than negative. I find all this incredibly sad, as American workers owe the […]

The Way Forward: Join Something!

| March 5, 2011

While the massive protests in state capitals last week are a great start, Americans still have a long way to go to achieve an Egyptian-style revolution that will restore working democracy in the US. To begin with, American workers need to be better organized. There’s no question that Mubarak’s departure was hastened by the threat […]

Thinking Like Egyptians

| March 1, 2011

It’s extremely heartening to see Americans’ fascination with the popular uprisings in the Middle East, as well as speculation across the blogosphere about the potential to replicate them in the US. Massive turnout in Madison and other state capitals is very promising, as American workers realize that they are being punished for the Wall Street […]