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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.
**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]
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.
Wikileaks has done it again this time with 390,000-400,000 leaked documents.
Take your pick:
“ ‘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
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.
“ 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.”
“ 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.”
WWIII, here we come!!