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Go women!

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This video says about itself:

The Women of Tahrir

This short film seeks to highlight the powerful role women played in making the Egyptian revolution of January 25th [2011] possible.

From Aswat Masriya (Cairo, Egypt):

Egypt: Women’s Movement Calls for Anti-Harassment March

By Omnaya Talal, 6 September 2012

A new Egyptian women’s movement announced that it will begin its activities by organizing an anti-harassment march that calls for a law that criminalizes the use of violence against women.

The movement, that goes by the name “The Egyptian Women’s Front”, has garnered the support of many political parties including Tagamoa, Al-Wafd, the Nasserist, Egyptian Democratic, Free Egyptians, Popular Coalition and Al-Ghad parties.

The movement also garnered the support of the women rights coalition, the Creativity Front and a number of organizations dedicated to women rights and young movements and initiatives.

One of the founders, Hoda Badran, said that there has…

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PERFIDIOUS ALBION Pt 2


Britain has a bad record with regard to Egypt – we’ve used and abused their people for decades. MI6 organised coup attempts, we invaded over the Suez canal and planned many attempts on Nasser’s life rather than accept the will of the Egyptian people.

What many people don’t know is that we also conspired with the Muslim Brotherhood many times – even though the Foreign Office knew the Brotherhood were no friends of the English, but because they calculated the Muslims were the lesser of two evils. 

Now the Guardian has revealed much of the money stolen by Mubarak and his family and cronies was laundered through the City of London. And to add insult to injury, we’ve let them move it around with impunity – enabling the criminals to hide vast amounts from Egyptian investigators.

For more details see http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/02/scandal-mubarak-regime-millions-assets-uk 

Also read Secret Affairs by Mark Curtis. Curtis’s book shows how the UK conspired with some of the most unsavoury regimes such as the Saudi Arabians and most feared terrorist groups in the world.

It’s almost funny the way the British state talks about law and order when they’ve had absolutely no respect for anything but power and riches for the past few centuries.

They have no shame…


Perfidious Albion


Perfidious Albion is a pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations and diplomacy to refer to acts of duplicity, treachery and hence infidelity (with respect to promises made to or alliances formed with other nation states) by monarchs or governments of Britain (or England) in their pursuit of self-interest and the requirements of realpolitik.

Perfidious signifies one who does not keep his faith or word (from the Latin word “perfidia”), while Albion is an ancient Roman name for Great Britain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfidious_Albion

For copious examples of this behaviour I recommend “Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam” by Mark Curtis.

In Secret Affairs, Mark Curtis shows how Britain has helped create the Islamic terrorism that now threatens us. Exploring how the bombings of 7/7 can be traced back to groups and individuals trained and supported by Britain, Curtis draws on formerly classified government files to unravel a long history of the British government’s secret collusion with and direct involvement in Islamic terrorism, from 1945 to the present day. From the overthrow of Iran’s popular government during the 1950s and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, to Libya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia’s ruthless internal oppression, Secret Affairs shows Britain’s hidden hand in the rise of global terrorism. At a time when British forces are being sent to wage war in Afghanistan in increasing numbers, Mark Curtis’ book shows how the seeds of today’s lose-lose situation were sown a long time ago in a hidden politics as ineffective as it was immoral.