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4 of the Biggest Cheerleaders for Egypt’s Shockingly Repressive New Regime

Alex Kane /  AlterNet Why are these Western leaders backing Sisi’s brutal rule? n May 16, an Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, to death. The Islamist former president, who came out of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, was convicted of escaping prison during the Egyptian uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, the U.S.-backed authoritarian leader of theContinue reading

In leaked recording, Egyptian minister calls for machine-gunning protesters

By Thomas Gaist   Washington’s client in Egypt, brutal strongman Abdelfatah Khalil al-Sisi, also a favorite of Israel. (Credit: Thiery Ehrmann, flickr) gyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim personally called for the use of automatic weapons against protestors, according to recordings obtained by Al Jazeera this week. He made these comments in a November 2014 meeting of the leadership of the Central SecurityContinue reading

Crossing Swords in Ferguson, Gaza, Egypt… and the Unifying Principle of Respect

By Gary Corseri “The heart of love that breaks apart the drone, propelled by a slingshot converted into a peace-making tool, points all of us in a direction, sorely needed, that aims to abolish war.” —Kathy Kelly “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shallContinue reading

Whitewashing Egypt’s new tyrant

Egypt’s Illegitimate President By Stephen Gowans, Founding editor, What’s Left Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the former head of the military that overthrew Egypt’s legitimately elected president Mohammed Morsi in a 2013 coup d’état, is almost certain to win a landslide victory in today’s presidential election. Sisi’s victory, however, won’t be due to a groundswell of popular support. In fact, a PewContinue reading