Home > Tag Archives: Democracy

Tag Archives: Democracy

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »