Israeli jets bomb Gaza Strip

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8345734/Israeli-jets-bomb-Gaza-Strip.html

Israeli jets bombed several sites in the Gaza Strip yesterday in response to a rocket attack on a southern Israeli city. "I don't suggest anyone test the determination of the state of Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. The exchange of fire comes after a day of clashes along the Gaza border in which one Islamic Jihad militant was killed and 10 other people wounded.

'Stability, A Cold Code Word With US' - Video

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27565.htm

Interview with Professor Noam Chomsky, renowned American author and political analyst. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also censured the Libyan government's severe suppression of Libyans and called for an end to the “bloodshed” in the North African country. To learn more on the latest developments in the Arab world, Press TV has conducted an interview with renowned academician Professor Noam Chomsky who says the US and its allies have vested interests in stable dictatorships in energy rich countries rather than real democracies.

A Tale of Three Nations: Freedom, Religion and the Rights of Women

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News

Link: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article20589

As the youth-led Freedom Movement of 2011 spreads rapidly across the Middle East and around the world, one can only wonder what would be happening in Iraq today if the U.S. had not invaded eight years ago. What does the movement portend for the rights of women in other nations, such as Tunisia and in the United States?

Libya: Past and future?

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East

Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/02/201122412934486492.html

After alienating powerful tribes, Gaddafi's regime seems to be falling, but it is unclear who could fill vacuum. European countries worry waves of migrants will use Libya as a jump off point if Gaddafi's government falls. Many believed that Colonel Gaddafi's regime in Libya would withstand the gale of change sweeping the Arab world because of its reputation for brutality which had fragmented the six million-strong population over the past 42 years. Its likely disappearance now, after a few days of protest by unarmed demonstrators is all-the-more surprising because it has systematically destroyed even the slightest pretence of dissidence and has atomised Libyan society to ensure that no organisation – formal or spontaneous – could ever consolidate sufficiently to oppose it.

Time to show our power

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2011/02/24/time-to-show-our-power

Unions have the strength to block everything in Scott Walker's union-busting bill. THE BATTLE for Wisconsin's future has come to a crossroads--and the movement that has electrified the country with its opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's anti-labor assault needs to step up the fight to win.

NJ airport screener admits stealing from travelers

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20110224/ap_tr_ge/us_travel_brief_tsa_officer_theft%3B_ylt%3DAl61Cl_cG4VXcRPTt.2SvPSs0NUE%3B_ylu%3DX3oDMTFkdXIzcDI0BHBvcwMxNzcEc2VjA2FjY29yZGlvbl90cmF2ZWwEc2xrA25qYWlycG9ydHNjcg--

A lead transportation security officer at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey has admitted that he and his supervisor regularly stole money from travelers' bags during security screenings. Transportation Security Administration officer Al Raimi of Woodbridge pleaded guilty Thursday in Newark federal court to theft by a government officer.

A Period of Revolutionary Fervour

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East

Link: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/469.php

Just a week after the Tunisian revolution, at a conference in Beirut, an astute Egyptian social scientist was asked, would the Tunisian contagion spread to Egypt? And his answer was a categorical, ‘it is not likely, Egyptians are religious, conservative and the security apparatus has a good grip on the country.’ Not long after, of course, the Egyptian popular uprising had proven once more that not only cultural explanations of revolutions were inapposite tools of analysis, but it has also shown that when the time comes for people to rise up, they just do so unexpectedly. Suddenly, all the facts on the ground explain the revolution.

Gaddafi loses more Libyan cities - Video

February 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Middle East

Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/02/2011223125256699145.html

Protesters wrest control of more cities as unrest sweeps African nation despite Muammar Gaddafi's threat of crackdown. Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's long-standing ruler, has reportedly lost control of more cities as anti-government protests continue to sweep the African nation despite his threat of a brutal crackdown. Protesters in Misurata said on Wednesday they had wrested the western city from government control. In a statement on the internet, army officers stationed in the city pledged "total support for the protesters".

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