Egypt’s dictatorship in trouble

Egypt‘s embattled regime announced a 15 per cent increase in public-sector pay and pensions today in its latest attempt to undermine support for protests demanding that President Hosni Mubarak go now: here.

This video from the USA is called speaking at San Francisco Egypt Solidarity protest Jan 26.

Trade unionists rallied outside Egyptian embassies around the world today in solidarity with the Egyptian people’s uprising for democracy and social justice: here.

Events are unfolding rapidly in Egypt as protesters attempt to unseat Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Over the years this country has seen its share of turmoil and resistance, which form a rich revolutionary history. In the early 1950s many Egyptian communists were effectively expelled from the country: here.

Egyptian Women Play Vital Role In Anti-Mubarak Protests: here.

“The Revolution of Light”: Egyptian Protesters Create a Defiant Festival of the Arts in Tahrir Square: here.

Egyptian artist & experimental musician Ahmed Bassiouni among the casualties of last week’s clashes: here.

EGYPT: Political Energy Powers Exhausted Protesters: here.

Reporting on the Egyptian uprising has been not only difficult, but even dangerous for many domestic and foreign journalists. Tactics used against media workers include cutting phone lines, repeated arrests and detention, harassment, the seizure of equipment and intimidation. The first fatality of a journalist was also reported last week. Democracy Now! senior producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous speaks with journalists in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. He also visits a media tent set up by activists to collect reports from people on the streets: here.

NATO Chief: Arab freedom is threat, Europeans should spend more on war: here.

The US is sending warships, including one with 800 troops, and other military assets to Egypt as the revolution in the North African country gains momentum, it emerged yesterday: here.

The Egyptian revolution, following on rapidly from the Tunisian uprising, has sent shockwaves across the whole of the Arab world. All the serious strategists of capital are discussing the “domino effect” of the events unfolding in Egypt. None of them, however, had anticipated any of this: here.

Some 500 people attended a Solidarity Demo with the Arab Revolution on Saturday, February 5 in Frankfurt (Germany). The call for the demo had been made by e mail only two or three days before: here.

Thursday evening, 200 protestors gathered in front of the Egyptian embassy in Denmark’s capital: here.

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: “As we’ve watched the dramatic events in the Middle East, you would hardly know that we had a thing to do with them. Oh yes, in the name of its War on Terror, Washington had for years backed most of the thuggish governments now under siege or anxious that they may be next in line to hear from their people. When it came to Egypt in particular, there was initially much polite (and hypocritical) discussion in the media about how our ‘interests’ and our ‘values’ were in conflict, about how far the U.S. should back off its support for the Mubarak regime, and about what a ‘tightrope’ the Obama administration was walking”: here.

The US Censors Al Jazeera for No Good Reason: here.

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