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Year In Review: 2011’s Biggest Events

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 24, 2011

 

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit seller, set himself on fire toward the end of December 2010, he did so out of economic despair and outrage over rampant corruption in his native Sidi Bouzid.

In 2011, the world saw protest movements that demanded an end to that inequality. Bouazizi became a symbol for millions of people around the world who found themselves similarly facing daily government oppression and misrule. “The people want the downfall of the regime” became a slogan that united people across Syria, Yemen, Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.

Protests toppled leaders that previously had seemed untouchable — Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Tunisia’s Zine Abidine Ben Ali and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh. Meanwhile, the brutal crimes of the governments of Syria and Bahrain captured headlines worldwide and rose to the top of the international agenda.

In the United States, activists in New York’s Zuccotti park launched a protest movement that challenged corporate culture and the unequal division of wealth. Protesters questioned the foundations of the global economic system and defended the rights of “the 99 percent.”

Natural disasters continued to wreak havoc around the world, with floods in the Philippines killing nearly one thousand, devastating earthquakes in Turkey killing hundreds as buildings collapsed, and the worst earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan’s history creating a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The United States claimed the deaths of al Qaeda’s leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and the American, radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.

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Egypt: Thousands Protest Against Military In Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2011


Why leaders practicall­y – not theoretica­lly – undermine people’s power?:

Thousands of protestors have filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square in the latest demonstration against the military authorities in Egypt.

Organisers called Friday’s protest in the capital ‘the last chance million-man protest’ as they demanded that the country’s military rulers step aside after the latest wave of demonstrations that have left more than 40 people dead.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) is overseeing the transition to civilian rule but many protestors believe the military will not cede power after next week’s elections and are demanding the postponement of the vote until civilian rule is installed.

The protests have continued in spite of the ruling military regime selecting, Kamal el-Ganzouri, a Mubarak-era politician to act as prime minister and who insisted he has power to rule.

“I have asked Field Marshal [Hussein Tantawi] to give me time to appoint a Cabinet which satisfies all people,” el-Ganzouri said, adding: “[SCAF] has given me all the authorities that could be given to a prime minister.”

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Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak appears in court – Middle East

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 3, 2011

Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president, has appeared in court to face

 

 

charges of corruption and the unlawful killing of protesters during the revolution that forced him from power.

“I categorically deny all the charges,” Mubarak said at the trial, held in the capital Cairo, on Wednesday. The ousted president spoke from a hospital stretcher where he lay inside a cage for defendants in the court.

His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, who are also on trial for corruption, denied the charges against them. They accompanied their father in the defendants’ cage during the trial.

Mubarak was flown to Cairo for the trial from Sharm el-Sheikh, the Red Sea resort where he has lived since his removal from power.

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak appears in court – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

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$40 Billion In Private Arms Sales Approved By U.S. in 2009

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2011


The most dangerous businesses to ruin the world and the best businesses for politician­s and bussinessm­en
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Essam Sharaf Named Egypt’s New Prime Minister (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 3, 2011


Not sure congratula­te him or not. If there is no game behind this to cheat Egyptians, then congratula­te if not I would like to suggest to do best for the Egyptians so that there will not be any more problem between people and the new government­.
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Italian Internet gurus claim credit for Mideast revolutions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2011

A Tunis meeting prepared the groundwork for more modern communications.

Philip Willan (IDG News Service)

The Internet has played a crucial role in the popular revolts that have inflamed the Middle East and Italian communications experts claim they contributed significantly when they launched an appeal for an Internet Bill of Rights at the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis several years ago.

The wave of popular rebellions that have shaken undemocratic Arab regimes from Cairo to Bahrain and Tripoli began in Tunisia in mid-December after a street vendor vented his anger at the police by setting himself on fire.News of Mohamed Bouazizi’s dramatic gesture was spread by the country’s estimated 2 million Facebook users, while WikiLeaks’ publication of U.S. diplomatic cables detailing the corruption of the ruling family added to popular resentment of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Internet-based social networks have been vital in summoning protesters to public demonstrations, but Italian analysts say the Internet has been even more important for the way it has fostered popular anger and a desire for freedom.”The net has been fundamental for the gradual creation of a public consciousness that paved the way for the revolt,” said Alessandro Gilioli, author of “The Enemies of the Net,” a new book about the obstacles to the development of Internet in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Credit the Egyptian People for the Egyptian Revolution

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2011

By Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Chair of Mid-Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco

While there will undoubtedly have to be additional popular struggle in Egypt to ensure that the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak leads to real democracy, the ouster of the dictator is by any measure a major triumph for the Egyptian people and yet another example of the power of nonviolent action. Indeed, Egypt joins such diverse countries as the Philippines, Poland, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Nepal, Serbia, Bolivia, Indonesia, and others whose authoritarian regimes were replaced by democratic governance as a result of such unarmed civil insurrections.

Unfortunately, there are already those who are trying to put the credit (or blame) for the Egyptian Revolution on anybody but the literally millions of ordinary Egyptians — men and women, Christian and Muslim, young and old, workers and intellectuals, poor and middle class, secular and religious — who faced down the truncheons, tear gas, water cannons, bullets and goon squads for their freedom.

It was not the military that was responsible for Mubarak’s downfall. While some top army officers belatedly eased Mubarak aside on February 11, it was more of a coup de grace and than a coup d’état. It was clear to the military brass, watching the popular reaction following his nonresignation speech the previous day, who recognized that if they did not ease him out, they would be taken down with him. The army’s refusal to engage in a Tienanmen Square-style massacre in Tahrir Square came not because the generals were on the protesters’ side — indeed, they had long been the bedrock of Mubarak’s regime — but because they could not trust their own soldiers, disproportionately from the poor and disenfranchised sectors of society, to obey orders to fire on their own people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mubarak Has ‘Given Up,’ Wants To Die At Sharm: Saudi Official

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 16, 2011


May be he is scared of killing by somebody else.
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Iran Protests: Hundreds Of Thousands March, Tear Gas Fired

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 15, 2011


Another revolution in the Middle East?
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How The Mubarak Family Made Its Billions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2011


……..hi­s family have a net worth of at least $5 billion, analysts tell The Huffington Post. Recent media reports pegging the family fortune at between $40 and $70 billion are considered to be exaggerate­d.

Much of their fortune has reportedly been invested in offshore bank accounts in Europe and in upscale real estate. On Friday, Switzerlan­d froze accounts possibly belonging to Mubarak and his family, a spokesman told Reuters…­..
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Mubarak Resigns As Egypt’s President, Armed Forces To Take Control

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2011


Congratula­tion Egyptian People. You really made the history.
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Mubarak Leaves Cairo for Sharm el-Sheikh as Protesters Keep Up Pressure

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2011

Military Vows to End Hated Emergency Law When Security Situation Improves

BY CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, TERRY MORAN, NASSER ATTA, BRIAN HARTMAN AND HUMA KHAN

Egypt’s embattled President Hosni Mubarak left the presidential palace in Cairo today but remains in Egypt, sources told ABC News, as protesters kept the pressure on the government to force Mubarak out of office.

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Mubarak Won’t Leave Egypt But Passes Powers To Vice President

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 10, 2011


Mubarak wants to be brave man doing nothing despite not stepping down.
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Egyptians Stage Massive Anti-Mubarak Protest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 9, 2011


Really Egyptian making a history of revolution­.
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Scholar: Mubarak’s Departure Won’t Lead To Chaos Or Theocracy

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 6, 2011


That could be his trick to stick in the post. Wasn’t it chaos when he was in the chair?
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