RedBedHead: Egypt: Crisis Deepens As Mobilizations Continue

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RedBedHead: Egypt: Morsy Struggles To Get Out Of Crisis

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RedBedHead: Egypt: Between Victory & Danger

The situation is moving fast in Egypt and it’s hard to get a sense for what is happening on the ground. News media is reporting that President Morsy, 24 hours after saying he would change nothing, has agreed to postpone the constitutional referendum scheduled for December 15.  No details have yet emerged, and it may ...

RedBedHead: Egypt: "A Real Uprising Against The Muslim Brotherhood"

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RedBedHead: Arab Revolutions Put Iran Attack On Back Foot

There can be little doubt that the Arab revolutions have already transformed the Middle East and look set to continue and deepen that transformation. Dictators in Tunisia, Yemen and, most spectacularly thus far, Egypt have gotten the boot. In Tunisia and Egypt the working class played a sizeable role in their ouster and this has ...

RedBedHead: Syrian Revolution: Caught Between Repression & Imperialism

The first and foremost thing that must be said is that the people of Syria, who have resisted an utterly vicious military repression of their aspirations for nearly a year, are some of the bravest people on the planet. Day after day the government of the Assad dynasty find new levels of depravity in their ...

RedBedHead: Year One Of The Egyptian Revolution

There will be gobs and gobs of text filling the pages, websites and on air coverage today about the 1 year anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolution. A lot of it, particularly in North America, will be stupid, low level stuff – fears of the Islamists taking power, etc etc. Very little of ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-12-12 21:57:00

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: 2011: A YEAR OF REVOLUTION: 2011 was a remarkable year. As revolutions sparked throughout the Arab world the “lower” classes of many other countries also rose up as evidenced in Europe, North America and South America and now even in Russia. In sum there hasn’t been so much opposition to power for decades. ...

RedBedHead: Arab Democracy Makes Netanyahu Nervous

I’ll give the Israeli PM this: he’s at least honest. Israel’s interests lie with the continued existence of Arab dictatorships that are bought and paid for by the USA. Why? Because Israel is a vile colonialist and racist regime whose existence is only made possible by the fact that tens of millions of Arabs have ...

RedBedHead: Egypt: Even Obama Knows The Military Are Toast

It’s possible that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the military junta that has ruled Egypt since Hosni Mubarak was overthrown last February, will regain the initiative but it will be very difficult. After months of whittling away at the momentum and morale of the revolutionary movement with arrests, torture and the suppression of ...

RedBedHead: Workers of Egypt: Strike! Occupy! Bring revolution to victory!

This is an awesome leaflet from a section of the Egyptian left on how to drive forward the revolution. It deserves wide distribution and is a taste of the ferment that is going on in Egypt at the moment. From here in Canada it can be hard to really understand the significance of what is ...

RedBedHead: NATO Has Already Lost In Libya

I’m certainly not one to believe that imperialist agendas, hideous in life, won’t rise zombie-like from the grave. The present air war by NATO to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is proof enough of that. The failure of NATO in Afghanistan, after ten years, to defeat the ragtag guerilla forces of the Taliban was surely ...

RedBedHead: When The Ex-Mossad Chief Thinks You’re Crazy…

This article in the New York Times is interesting. The recently retired head of the Israeli Mossad (i.e. CIA) is using his newfound civilian freedoms to run around and say that Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak are, basically, f***ing nuts. Now, anyone with access to information more substantive than FOX News has ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-04-15 00:50:00

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS; THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS:THE POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF REVOLUTION:I guess that one might consider me fortunate to have lived through three different eras of international revolutionary ferment. The first was the late 60s, early 70s. The next was the late 80s, early 90s with the fall of the Soviet bloc. Now there is the ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-03-20 17:09:00

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS: RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE FUTILITY OF ‘REVOLUTIONARY CONSPIRACY’: Unlike the Chinese proverb says I don’t think it is a curse to be “living in interesting times”. I’ve seen two before, one the worldwide revolts of the late 60s/early 70s and the other the wave of revolutions that toppled communist dictatorships ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-03-18 01:28:00

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS: I write these words in the context of what may be a “low point” of the uprising of Arab people for the sort of “democracy” that most of us in the western world take for granted. As I write this Saudi Arabian troops are commiting murder on ...