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UN threatens the Somali democratic movement | Pambazuka

Is the authority of the UN and regional bodies divine, such that it cannot be challenged by the Somali people? The only ‘crime’ the Somali democratic movement has committed is to dare dream of freedom in the land of its birth. On May 1, 2012, the UN Special Representative (SR), the African Union Special Representative (AUSR) and the Intergovernmental Authority ...

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While the Saudi elite looks nervously abroad, a revolution is happening | Soumaya Ghannoushi, The Guardian

The gap between the Saudi regime’s conservative ideology and modern urban reality has fed discontent across society The Saudi regime is under siege. To the west, its heaviest regional ally, the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, has been ousted. To its north, Syria and Jordan are gripped by a wave of protests which shows no sign of receding. On its southern ...

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