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22 Nov 2011 00:29


World: Egypt: Cabinet offers resignations ahead of parliamentary elections

  • Protests in Egypt ahead of parliamentary elections: Last week, Egypt’s military-backed cabinet introduced plans for a new constitution — one that gave the military a lot more power, and the parliament a lot less. Reacting to the sudden changes, the Muslim Brotherhood started protests in Tahrir Square on Friday; over the weekend, hundreds camped out and continued protests. That growing group of people was met with riot police. As a result of all this, the interim cabinet offered their resignation Monday; this hasn’t stopped the protests, however. The elections start a week from now. source

15 Feb 2011 13:13


World: Tunisian unrest has human cost as refugees flee uncertainty

  • 5,700 Tunisian refugees in Lampedusa, Italy source

18 Jan 2011 15:08


World: Early struggles for Tunisia’s new government

  • two days since Tunisia’s coalition government took charge following a climactic revolution
  • four coalition ministers who have already quit over lack of personnel change from the old regime
  • one political party threatening to pull out unless there’s a purge of the old regime’s members source

01 Aug 2009 11:21


World: Corazon Aquino: A Filipino leader for the people, dead at 76

After her husband was assassinated, Aquino started a march to become president of the Philippines, successfully leading the country through turmoil. source

10 Mar 2009 10:36


Offbeat, Politics: Chuck Norris sounds like a nutjob with all this revolution talk

  • How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution?
  • Chuck Norris • In his latest conservative column for WorldNetDaily, titled “I May Run for President of Texas.” Yeah Chuck, you have fun with your revolution. • source

01 Jan 2009 13:41


World: It’s Cuba’s 50th communist birthday

Fidel Castro shown arriving in Washington, D.C. in 1959. (Library of Congress) source

01 Jan 2009 13:40


World: Political prisoners in Cuba

  • 15,000 political prisoners in 1964
  • 219 political prisoners on the island today source

01 Jan 2009 13:35


World: In Castro’s own words

  • Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.
  • Fidel Castro • In the closing lines of a 1953 speech • source

01 Jan 2009 13:18


World: Where Cuba stands, 50 years later

  • Fidel’s still alive Fidel Castro, at the age of 82, has remained out of the public eye for nearly two and a half years due to health issues (which remain a state secret). His brother Raul holds power.
  • His influence remains While he’s not out in public, he still publishes the occasional essay, suggesting that even if he’s not in charge, he may as well be. His brother has implemented few reforms since he took power.
  • Some good, some badCastro brought reforms such as universal health care to his island (something the U.S. lacks, by the way), but it came at the cost of freedoms – including laborers’ right to strike and the freedom to dissent. source