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Cam McGrath, Inter Press Service: “In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the popular uprising that began on Jan. 25, some two million protesters let out a cathartic roar heard for miles across the sprawling capital. A 30-second announcement had ended 30 years of repressive authoritarian rule. Details of the soft military coup that removed Mubarak from power, and apparently Suleiman as well, are yet unclear. Defence minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, chief of the armed forces, became Egypt’s de facto leader… Analysts say the constitutionality of the military intervention is a moot point, as Egypt’s constitution was tailored to serve the interests of dictators like Mubarak. Protesters have demanded that the document be scrapped and a new constitution forged”: here.
So Mubarak is Gone – What Does That Mean for Egyptian Women? Here.
USA: Obama administration officials reacted to yesterday’s ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with hypocritical declarations of solidarity with the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian masses. Their comments barely disguised, however, the alarm they felt at the downfall of a dictator the US government has backed for 31 years: here.
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: “The streets of Cairo were alive with jubilation on Friday after the announcement that Hosni Mubarak had finally surrendered to the inevitable and lit out of town. After more than two weeks of protest, tension and sheer grit, the deal went down and the air rang with shouts of victorious joy. In America, by contrast, all was quiet. The rich got richer, the poor got poorer, millions of people went without work, and the ‘news’ media kept everyone up to date on the latest criminal doings of Lindsey Lohan….but but but…Things are better in America than they are in Egypt. Right?Right?”: here.
By David Walsh:
Popular anger boils over in Iraq
12 February 2011
The eruption of the Egyptian revolution, in the wake of the Tunisian events, is inspiring populations across the Middle East and North Africa.
Protest over social conditions spread to Iraq this week, as demonstrations broke out in numerous cities. Meanwhile, a mass rally has been scheduled in Algiers for Saturday. In Tunisia itself, the population continues to simmer, with the same autocratic power structures still in place despite the flight of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Jordan, Yemen and Morocco are also witnessing protests.
The Iraqi population is beginning to openly register its opposition to the wretched conditions that have been created by eight years of US and allied occupation, as well as bitter sectarian conflict.
Last weekend, protesters stormed government buildings and a police station in Hamza, an impoverished and heavily Shiite community in southern Iraq, to protest shortages of power, food and jobs, as well as political corruption. Security officials allegedly opened fire on the demonstrators, killing one and wounding four others.