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The Drums of War Pump Up the Volume: Time to Mobilize | Counterpunch

by RON JACOBS Rumors of war and echoes of 2003 are once again proliferating in the press. From left organs like CounterPunch to the Jerusalem Post and the New York Times, stories about Israeli intentions against Tehran and US/Europe plans for Syria continue to pepper newspaper pages. I hope I’m wrong, but it might be prudent to begin mobilizing against ...

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Egyptian president orders parliament to reconvene | guardian.co.uk

Mohamed Morsi’s decree defies military’s dissolution of Islamist-dominated parliament on 16 June Associated Press in Cairo Egypt’s newly elected president has ordered the country’s Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene in defiance of a military decree dissolving the legislature last month, the state news agency reported. The surprise move by Mohammed Morsi will almost certainly lead to a clash with the powerful ...

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Egypt: Hobson’s choice | Editorial, The Guardian

Just as Hosni Mubarak did in his final days in power, Egypt’s ruling generals have been staging a rearguard action with a series of steps that are too little, too late. On Tuesday Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi promised presidential elections would be held in June next year and that the army would leave power thereafter, but he refused to ...

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Essential Steps to a Democratic Egypt | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Egypt has been fundamentally changed by the events since Jan. 25, which resulted in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on Friday. The challenge now is how to translate the changes flowing from the popular uprising into the concrete procedures and safeguards necessary to underpin a genuine transition to democracy. We must take steps to protect against anarchy and lawlessness, ...

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Egypt-Inspired Protests Across Middle East Meet Violent Clampdown | Human Rights Watch via Common Dreams

Governments in the Arab world have violently dispersed demonstrations apparently inspired by or in solidarity with Egypt’s democracy protesters and have detained some of the organizers, Human Rights Watch said today. The security forces’ clampdown is part and parcel of regular prohibitions on public gatherings in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the West Bank, and Yemen. These ...

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New resource in the fight for Israeli Democracy

Amidst the dispiriting news coming from both American and Israeli democracy, one of the signs of hope has been the people who have continued to resist the downward trend. Association for Civil Rights in Israel is one of those hope-inducing groups, and they recently launched a new english-language version of their website Project Democracy, along with partners like Shatil and ...

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