Unrest in Morocco?


King Mohamed VI of Morocco

According to Rue89 in France, the king of Morocco has left his country and has gone to a castle in France.

Ali Lmrabet, Moroccan journalist and human rights activist, says that soldiers have been transfered from the Sahara region to the cities of Casablanca and Rabat.

Egypt’s Suleiman and links to CIA torture and rendition: here.

Sub-Antarctic nature reserves announced


This video is called New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands.

From the New Zealand Herald:

Govt announces sub-Antarctic reserves

4:22 PM Saturday Jan 29, 2011

Three massive marine reserves – covering more than 435,000 hectares – are to be created around the sub-Antarctic Islands, the Government announced today.

A marine reserve will cover the entire territorial sea – out to 12 nautical miles, or 22.2km – surrounding Antipodes Island, with two further marine reserves around the Bounty Islands and Campbell Island, covering 58 per cent and 39 per cent of those islands’ territorial seas respectively, said Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson and Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley in a joint statement.

Huge New Zealand dam will threaten endangered species: here.

Egyptian revolution continues


This video is called Egyptian Revolution : 25 January.

Egypt: Popular committees are on streets of Cairo, guiding traffic, cleaning wreckage of security vehicles set ablaze: here.

Egypt’s Uprising in Pictures: here.

Dutch eyewitness report from Cairo: here.

Solidarity with Egyptian people, from Iraq: here.

Solidarity demonstration at Egyptian embassy, London: here.

The Egyptian Army and the Uprising: here.

Mubarak appoints his intelligence chief vice president Egypt: here.

On Egypt’s revolution: How small bloggers can make themselves useful when big stories break: here.

Egypt coverage of Dutch daily NRC: here.

Mubarak names his deputy and new PM: Protests continue as Egyptian president appoints former spy chief as his vice president: here.

At least 31 killed in protests in Alexandria, Egypt, hospital authorities tell CNN: here.

How To Get Online After The Government Shuts Down The Internet: here.

Remarkable story of two Israeli human rights activists who joined the protests in Egypt earlier this week: here.

Jeff Cohen, Truthout: “For decades beginning during the Cold War, US policy in the Islamic world has been aimed at suppressing secular reformist and leftist movements. Beginning with the CIA-engineered coup against a secular democratic reform government in Iran in 1953 (it was about oil), Washington has propped up dictators, coaching these regimes in the black arts of torture and mayhem against secular liberals and the left…. One of the mantras on US television news all day Friday was: Be fearful of the democratic uprisings against US allies in Egypt (and Tunisia and elsewhere). After all, we were told by Fox News and CNN and Chris Matthews on MSNBC, it could end up as bad as when ‘our ally’ in Iran was overthrown and the extremists came to power in 1979″: here.

Egyptian Police Using US-Made Tear Gas Against Demonstrators: here.

Egyptian, Tunisian pro-democracy movements continue


This is a video on the Egyptian pro-democracy mass movement.

The Egyptian government shut down most internet traffic in the country shortly after midnight Thursday morning. The shutdown came after the Associated Press published a camera-phone video of a demonstrator being shot to death by police: here.

This is a Dutch TV video on big demonstrations in Egypt today.

Egypt: Resignation of Mubarak’s Cabinet Do Little to Quell Anti-Gov’t Fervor, as Cairo Protests Enter 5th Day: here.

Robert Fisk reports from the streets of Cairo: here.

Solidarity with the Egyptians’ Uprising. London Wed 2 Feb. Stop the War meeting with George Galloway. DETAILS: here.

Thousands of students arrive at Egyptian Embassy protest in London: here.

The interim Tunisian government has announced a ministerial reshuffle in an effort to maintain its hold on power in the face of continuing protests: here.

Egypt: Saudi King Abdullah denounces protests, supports Mubarak: here.

Hundreds detained in Saudi Arabia over protests: here.

Sudan: Youth Seek to Follow Egypt And Tunisia With Mass Protests: here.

Siskins and woodpecker


This morning, there was ice in most canals.

To Corversbos nature reserve.

Rooks on the fields. A buzzard flying.

A great spotted woodpecker in the top of a coniferous tree.

Stor Flagspætte (Dendrocopos major) from Bo Skelmose on Vimeo.

This is a great spotted woodpecker video.

Near the feeder at the beginning of Gooilust reserve: great tit, blue tit, blackbird, jay, robin.

A group of about ten siskins a bit further.

Quite some nuthatches.

Egyptian pro-democracy fight continues


This video is called Egyptian Revolution 25 Jan 2011 [Guardian News].

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called on the army to take charge of security along with the riot police after hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo, Port Suez, Alexandria, Giza and other cities yesterday. Workers throughout Egypt defied the over 300,000 special riot police who had been mobilised, demanding ‘Mubarak must go’: here.

The regime of Egyptian dictator Hosni Murbarak was shaken by mass demonstrations across the country Friday that overwhelmed security forces, leading to the mobilization of the army in an attempt to contain the mass uprising: here.

The uprising yesterday in Egypt, coming after mass demonstrations in Tunisia and other countries in the region, marks a new stage in the class struggle in the Middle East and internationally: here.

WikiLeaks exposes US complicity in murder, torture, by Egyptian government: here.

Robert Naiman, Truthout: “If Western leaders, who have backed the dictator Mubarak for 30 years, cannot stand before the Egyptian people today and say unequivocally, ‘we support your right of national self-determination,’ when can they do it? That’s the question that Egyptian democracy leader and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei has put before Western leaders today”: here.