Egyptian freedom fighters continue


This video is called Egyptians protesting Tahrir Square Cairo 25/1/2011.

Protests involving hundreds of thousands continued in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and other cities throughout Egypt on Sunday, as deaths from the police crackdown soared to at least 150: here.

Tens of thousands of defiant Egyptian workers and youth yesterday remained in control of the centre of Cairo, during a sixth day of protests demanding the end of President Hosni Mubarak and his brutal regime: here.

Egypt: Continuing Live Coverage from Al Jazeera English on EA site: here.

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Million-Person March Planned as Elbaradei made Opposition Leader: Protesters in downtown Cairo on Monday: here.

An album of images for Egyptian women: here.

USA: As the Obama administration confronts a growing revolutionary movement in Egypt, its tactics will flow from two overriding and inseparable strategic aims: defending the Egyptian capitalist state and maintaining the country as the linchpin of American imperialist operations in the Mediterranean, North Africa and throughout the Middle East: here.

The new vice president of Egypt, Omar Suleiman, has long-standing ties with the United States and has collaborated closely in efforts to suppress oppositional struggles throughout the Middle East: here.

The Spirit of Cairo: Obama Has Failed to Fulfill His Mideast Promise: here.

Rallies were held over the weekend in cities throughout the world in support of the mass demonstrations in Egypt against the US-backed dictator, Hosni Mubarak: here.

Egyptian democrats fight on


Al Jazeera has posted this video of military jets flying over Cairo.

Egypt: Copter continues to buzz crowd in Tahrir Sq in Cairo; Protesters: “People Want End of Regime”: here.

Activist Communiqué: Egypt – how to foil a nationwide Internet shut down: here.

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.