All content tagged: Arab Spring

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

Foreign intervention – lauded by imperialism as a necessity for “bringing democracy” – has one aspect of so-called collateral damage which is abhorred and manipulated. The invasion of the Middle East and North Africa region, as decided by the White House early on in the “War on Terror” post...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version

An esteemed Arab League ‘grandee’ recently thundered that it was impossible for the Arab world to accept anything – ‘other’- than 21st century modern secularism: Islamism was forbidden. Egypt’s ‘coup’ (“if you wish to call it such”, against the elected Muslim Brotherhood government) was...

Strategic Culture - 2020-02-19 - Original post - cached version

The U.S. has declared “revolutions” on its own terms, and its own image, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. 


It is rather amusing to see Western media hailing, as of late, the advent of what they refer to as “Arab revolutions.” Western media never hail revolutions. Instead...

Pass Blue - 2020-01-12 - Original post - cached version

Hicham Alaoui was a Moroccan prince who left the monarchy as an adult and is now an outspoken advocate for reform in Morocco, working from his academic base in the United States. In a wide-ranging interview, he delves into his break from the monarchy as well as the failures of the Arab Spring...

Strategic Culture - 2019-12-21 - Original post - cached version

For years, the special status that Morocco was ordained by the EU, was hailed as a great triumph. But when top officials from EU countries treat the kingdom like a cheap girlfriend to use when it wants, then some might call it abusive and neo-colonial.

Is the EU about to bring about a new...

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-03 - Original post - cached version

CONTROL ISSUES: Through the accumulation of too much power, Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have lost touch with reality in global society and must be uprooted.

Tony Cartalucci
21st Century Wire

Facebook – backed by some of the largest banks and corporations on...

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-29 - Original post - cached version

The mean streets of Beirut (Photo: Andre Vltchek 2019©) 

Andre Vltchek
21st Century Wire

Good bye, Lebanon, metaphorically and truly.

Good bye to a country which, many believe, actually has already ceased to exist.

For five long years I have been commuting...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-11-18 - Original post - cached version

-by Reese Erlich

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Lebanese have been demonstrating in the streets against corruption and for democratic rights. The protestors come from all economic classes and religious/ethnic groups.

Like the Arab Spring uprisings that began in 2010...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-30 - Original post - cached version

During EP #300 of the SUNDAY WIRE show this past weekend, host Patrick Henningsen spoke to special guest, Middle East-based journalist and academic, Dr. Marwa Osman, for a breaking update on simmering protests in Lebanon.

With the country now at an apparent crossroads, some are concerned...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-27 - Original post - cached version

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“Revolution consultants are the worst nightmare of every regime. Srdja Popovic was a founder of the organisation ‘Otpor’, a revolution training school. It was instrumental in the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic in the...

Strategic Culture - 2019-10-19 - Original post - cached version

Following the Damascus-Kurdish alliance, Syria may become the biggest defeat for the Central Intelligence Agency since Vietnam, says Pepe Escobar.


What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I’ve tried...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-10 - Original post - cached version

Tony Cartalucci
21st Century Wire

When the West’s leading media organizations attempt to convince audiences they know nothing about where Mohammed Aly – a Spanish-based Egyptian protest leader – came from, the first thing one can be sure of is they are being lied to.


Dissident Voice - 2019-10-10 - Original post - cached version

Jeremy Kuzmarov has written a seminal book, Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State (Clarity Press, August 2019), on the US Military Empire led for eight years by a black-faced president residing in the African slave-constructed White House.


Richard Falk - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Is the Overthrow of el-Bashir in Sudan a Sign of a Second Arab Spring?


[Prefatory Note: What follows is an interview on recent developments in Sudan with M.J. Hassani of the Tasmin News Agency in Tehran. The questions focus on the implications of the overthrow of President Omar...

Giza Death Star - 2019-01-15 - Original post - cached version

I'm constantly amazed at the resourcefulness of the Gizar community for spotting the strange and unusual story, and this is one of those cases. […]

The post WHAT’S THE NEW US EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD REALLY FOR? appeared first on Giza Death Star.

Porkins Policy Review - 2018-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Professor Isa Blumi joins me for part 2 of our series on Yemen. We pick up in the late 90’s after Ali Abdullah Saleh has come to power in a unified Yemen. Isa discusses Saleh’s strategy of sowing chaos all over the country in order to maintain absolute power. Isa talks about Saleh’s use of...

21 Century Wire - 2018-06-16 - Original post - cached version

By Dr Bouthaina Shaaban

With the changes and transformations that swept through our Arab region after the events of the so-called “Arab Spring” (that turned out to be an “Arab Hell”), which resulted in the beginning of the first stage of open public normalisation between the...

21 Century Wire - 2018-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Behind every colour revolution you will find a highly developed and sophisticated program of change run through western NGOs, backed by the US State Dept, Open Society and other key ‘stakeholders’.

Join us for this highly informative interview by SUNDAY WIRE host Patrick Henningsen who...

MintPress - 2018-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its longtime ban on women driving, a group of seven women’s rights activists has been arrested on treason and espionage related charges — offenses which can bring the death penalty. The kingdom plans to lift the driving ban on June 24th, though...

Media Monarchy - 2018-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Crazy senators, funding freezes and selling ammo + this day in history w/H. H. Holmes hanged and our song of the day by Iceage on your Morning Monarchy for May 7, 2018.

Consortium News - 2018-01-03 - Original post - cached version

Despite early efforts at peaceful protest, Yemeni civilians face the reality of another year of devastating warfare inflicted by Saudi- and U.S.-led forces, as Kathy Kelly describes. By Kathy Kelly People living now in Yemen’s third largest city, Taiz, have…

Porkins Policy Review - 2017-12-27 - Original post - cached version

For my Boxing Day Special I am joined by goof friend Tom Secker. We have a lengthy discussion about the year 2017, our ups and down’s, and some of our favorite and least favorite news stories of the year. We begin by discussing our favorite news stories of the year. Next Tom and I move onto...

Burning Blogger - 2017-12-13 - Original post - cached version

I noted a few days ago the similarities between the late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. We noted that the unsettling footage circulating on the Internet and some news channels of his death were eerily reminiscent of the brutal murder of Gaddafi in...

Consortium News - 2017-12-08 - Original post - cached version

Exclusive: Official Washington helped unleash hell on Syria and across the Mideast behind the naïve belief that jihadist proxies could be used to transform the region for the better, explains Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare When a Department of Defense intelligence…

Porkins Policy Review - 2017-12-06 - Original post - cached version

JP Sottile of joins me in the first hour to discuss the decline of the US empire. We begin by discussing the continued decline of the US media. JP and I touch on the the ways in which the US media (particularly TV) has become ever more enamored with the cult of celebrity. We...

Burning Blogger - 2017-12-06 - Original post - cached version

The murder of former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh by Houthi rebels will simply guarantee continued and intensified attacks by the Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing Yemen since March 2015. By Sunday, Houthi fighters had taken control of most of the capital, Sanaa, with intense...

Burning Blogger - 2017-09-06 - Original post - cached version

Watching news coverage of events in Venezuela, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported back in time to the Arab Spring – except this is happening on the other side of the globe. But almost all of what appears to be happening in the Latin American country seems to be resemble a...

The Anti Media - 2017-08-06 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) Saudi Arabia defended its decision to execute more than a dozen Shia activists involved in demonstrations during the 2011 and 2012 Arab Spring revolts.

In a rare statement, the Saudi authorities said it had sentenced the activists to death based on a fair trial.


Dissident Voice - 2017-07-18 - Original post - cached version

The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union...

News Junkie Post - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Anti-capitalist and anti-globalist protesters, by the thousands, have greeted world leaders and their entourage in Hamburg, Germany, for the G20 summit. About 15,000 demonstrated on Thursday, July 6, 2017, and the riot police cracked down on them with water cannons set on armored...

MintPress - 2017-06-08 - Original post - cached version

Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani waits for the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of their meeting, at Diwan Palace in Doha, Qatar. (Brendan Smialowski/AP)

Tensions between the Gulf Arab states continues to rise today, with Saudi...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-05-22 - Original post - cached version

By Jan Oberg

Part A here

The role – again – of marketing companies in selling wars

Few wars have been so thoroughly media-managed and marketing-loaded as that on Syria. No wonder arms deals are too – otherwise citizens around the world would protest loudly that...

Porkins Policy Review - 2017-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Today I am joined by friend of the show Caram Kapp. Caram was last on episode 42 The Homeland Hackers, and returns to discuss the Egyptian uprising six years later. We start off by discussing the basics of the uprising and some of the behind the scenes actors. Caram explains his own experiences...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-04-13 - Original post - cached version

TFF Live
April 12, 2017

The secretaries of state, Tillerson and Lavrov meet today. We seem to enter a stage of what must appropriately be perceived as a frosty new Cold War.

In the worst of cases this can lead to a new Cuban Missile Crisis. God forbid!

Transnational Foundation - 2017-03-24 - Original post - cached version

By Jan Oberg

Lund, Sweden – March 24, 2017

Can the almost total destruction of Eastern Aleppo be used constructively? 

Only if we are willing to ask and dialogue about this: 

Why does the world go on investing US$ 2000 billion...

MintPress - 2017-03-24 - Original post - cached version

In this Oct. 16, 1016 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital as they celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Oct. 6, 1973 war. An Egyptian security official said Froday, March 24, 2017...

21 Century Wire - 2017-03-13 - Original post - cached version


Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on Monday, his lawyers and judicial sources said.

“He will go to his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak’s...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-03-03 - Original post - cached version

Videoinspelning av Jan Öbergs föredrag i Stockholm februari 2017

Inspelningen är uppdelad i två delar:

Del 1: Vittnesrapport från Aleppo
60 min.

Del 2: Debatt och vägar till fred i Syrien
45 min.

10-14:e december 2016...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-02-24 - Original post - cached version

By Jan Oberg

Three perspectives on the Syrian conflict formation

The Syrian conflict formation is hugely more complicated than we’ve been told by Western politicians (all mainstream in spite of democratic features) and mainstream/dependent media.

To some there are...

The Duran - 2017-02-17 - Original post - cached version

The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, believes America is undergoing civil unrest comparable to the Arab Spring of years past.

During that turbulent time in 2011, the US engineered  a series of revolutionary protests, coups and civil wars in the Arab world, that saw nations fall and...

The Duran - 2017-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Adam Garrie asked Syrian journalist Afraa Dagher to reflect on the recent Astana Peace Conference and how this impacts on Syria’s long-term future.

AG:  The new draft constitution seems to have disappointed people on all sides. It’s not surprising that terrorist’s whose currency is...

MintPress - 2017-01-19 - Original post - cached version

An Egyptian protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP/Amr Nabil)

(REPORT) — After President Obama commuted the 35-year sentence of US...

MintPress - 2016-11-30 - Original post - cached version

An Egyptian protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP/Amr Nabil)

A UN report has warned the Middle East could face a new “Arab Spring”...

BSNEWS - 2016-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Jad’s story is not pleasant, and it highlights what Syrians have to endure on a daily basis. He says that his brother was kidnapped last year, and that the terrorists tortured him and destroyed his knees. Now he can’t walk. He also told me that his cousin, who was serving in the Syrian Arab...

Consortium News - 2016-07-15 - Original post - cached version

Exclusive: The U.S. government blames the Syrian civil war almost entirely on Bashar al-Assad – and some progressives have bought into that propaganda narrative – but there is another side of the story, as Daniel Lazare describes. By Daniel Lazare How did Syria…

21 Century Wire - 2016-06-25 - Original post - cached version

Barbara McKenzie
21st Century Wire

Face it, NATO and its allies would have labelled Jesus Christ the Butcher of Damascus if this had suited their agenda of forced regime change in Syria. 

Anyone who saw the vilification of Alex Salmond during the run-up to the...

21 Century Wire - 2016-06-25 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

This article was written by Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill for Zero Anthropology in 2013 but is still hauntingly relevant today particularly with reference to the myriad of Left anti-war organisations supporting the Dirty War on Syria and therefore working in...

Dissident Voice - 2016-05-19 - Original post - cached version

The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.

— Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History, 1959

Is There No Alternative? Thinking Outside the Ballot Box

Are we happy...

Dissident Voice - 2016-04-12 - Original post - cached version

During the 1920s General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Josef Stalin formulated what he considered to be the essential contribution of Lenin to Marxist political economy. Leninism, he wrote, is Marxism in the era of proletarian revolution. Since 1989 proletarian and...

Dissident Voice - 2016-01-24 - Original post - cached version

Austrian intelligence officials have reportedly revealed that US government agencies are paying for the transport of migrants to Europe. On August 5th, 2015 Austrian magazine Infodirekt reported:

It has come to our knowledge that US organisations are paying for the boats...


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