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darling80m:

aljazeera:

Pro-democracy protesters continue to pour into Tahrir [Liberation] Square in Cairo. They call for president Mubarak to step down. The Imam during the Friday prayer in the square urged the people to stay strong and stick to their demands. Follow our live blog here: http://aje.me/hXK0Wa

Mubarak reported to have left Cairo with his family, the AFP news agency reports, citing a source close to the government. But it said his destination was not immediately clear.

darling80m:

aljazeera:

Pro-democracy protesters continue to pour into Tahrir [Liberation] Square in Cairo. They call for president Mubarak to step down. The Imam during the Friday prayer in the square urged the people to stay strong and stick to their demands. Follow our live blog here: http://aje.me/hXK0Wa

Mubarak reported to have left Cairo with his family, the AFP news agency reports, citing a source close to the government. But it said his destination was not immediately clear.

inothernews

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo for a huge rally Friday despite on offer by the army to ensure 30-year-old emergency laws are lifted and free and fair elections held.

The military’s comments were seen as a major push to end the worst crisis in Egypt’s modern history, but also contained a clear signal that it wanted demonstrators off the streets without achieving to their key demand that President Hosni Mubarak quit now.

NBC News reported Friday that Mubarak had left Cairo, citing a high-ranking official and a security source. Both sources said he left from Almaza military airport with his family.

There were unconfirmed reports that he had gone to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Israel’s Channel 10. Mubarak has a villa there and regularly stays there at weekends.

Protesters enraged at Mubarak’s refusal to quit immediately pledged to march from Tahrir (Liberation) Square to the presidential palace Friday, raising fears of a confrontation between elite troops and demonstrators.

In “Communique No. 2” the army said it “confirms the lifting of the state of emergency as soon as the current circumstances end,” a pledge that would remove a law imposed after Mubarak became president following Anwar Sadat’s assassination and that protesters say has long been used to stifle dissent.

insaniyat

**BREAKING** Israeli warplanes have attacked Gaza in the past hour. At least 7 air strikes were reported across the Gaza, rocking the besiged strip, and causing wide spread panic. 8 people have been injured so far, many houses sustained damade, and fire is reported blazing in many shops…[via Gaza TV News]

afghanipoppy:

SOURCE, I’ll link to the AJE when it comes up

insaniyat
indians-vs-cowboys:

A wall outside the Prime Minister’s office in Tunis, Tunisia, on January 22nd, 2011. (Photo REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)  The L.A. Times has an interesting short report on the recent protests in Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan, and Albania. A short Associated Press video on the same topic is included.    See also: What sparked the Tunisian revolution?

^watch the video, best 15-minute summary and analysis of the situation i’ve seen yet. More power to the peoples struggling for their independence and livelihoods in this region and around the world. the time is now.

indians-vs-cowboys:

A wall outside the Prime Minister’s office in Tunis, Tunisia, on January 22nd, 2011. (Photo REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

The L.A. Times has an interesting short report on the recent protests in Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan, and Albania. A short Associated Press video on the same topic is included.

See also: What sparked the Tunisian revolution?

^watch the video, best 15-minute summary and analysis of the situation i’ve seen yet. More power to the peoples struggling for their independence and livelihoods in this region and around the world. the time is now.

The largest, most dangerous environmental disaster in Hungary’s history is unfolding this week after a containment pond dam broke Monday, releasing more than 35 million cubic feet of toxic sludge. The red slurry has now seeped into the Danube River and authorities are worried about widespread damage to water supplies.

While there have been many other small spills throughout Europe, nothing of this magnitude has ever occurred on the continent.

see also: BREAKING - Toxic Hungarian sludge spill reaches River Danube

Red sludge kills four, injures over 100 in Hungary; state of emergency declared

'When you think purely about response times, there is nothing else that can get across the country as fast as a fighter jet.'

—Mercedes Stephenson, military analyst

Canada to spend $9B on F-35 fighter jets - CBC News

This is a joke. What does this analyst foresee in the future of Canadian affairs that will require a F-35 to fly across the country? This isn’t about overseeing domestic affairs, it’s about international “peace-making” missions that Canada has, in recent years, become shamefully recognizable for. You know the peace-keeping missions that we are leading in places like Afghanistan? where our dedicated soldiers are protecting the well-being of..well, oil pipelines? You know, that kind of peace-keeping.

gah, and the price tag? 9 billion, expected to reach as much as 18 billion once the government signs maintenance contracts. Ridiculous. Why are these Conservative crooks still in power? Honestly Canada, what are we turning into.

tumblngtoronto
The security operation on the streets of Toronto has provided Canadians with the greatest single talking point of the G20 gathering this weekend. Many locals are furious at the $1bn price tag for policing a summit which they never wanted to host in the first place. As John Clarke of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty pointed out, that same money could have paid for five years of the provincial food supplement programme that has just been scrapped in the latest round of austerity cuts.

rassilon:

fuckyeahtoronto:

frenchelon:

The US State Department has issued a travel alert warning people about the potential disruption of the G20 summit in Toronto.

“The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Toronto, Canada to the potential for large-scale demonstrations in downtown Toronto before and during the G-20 Summit scheduled for June 26-27, 2010. This Travel Alert expires on June 28, 2010,” said the alert released today.

“Previous G-20 summits have drawn large numbers of protesters and activists, and a number of groups have announced plans to demonstrate throughout downtown Toronto. Protesters are expected to gather in Toronto in the days leading up to the Summit and access to parts of the downtown area will be restricted due to security requirements. Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable. You should avoid them if at all possible. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to what the local news media has to say.”

The State department warns U.S. citizens to avoid downtown Toronto during the summit, which is pretty good advice, actually.

LOL

Yeah, because downtown Toronto has been shut down so there’s nothing there anyway

News Alert: ignore U.S. State Dept. Travel Alerts. Torontonians and Travellers, protest the shit out of the G8 & G20 Summits.

selva
A shocked world has responded with outrage. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals. Two Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara warned that further supply vessels will be sent to Gaza, escorted by the Turkish Navy, a development with unpredictable consequences.