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Flags & Borders in a Revolutionary World

April 2, 2011 by

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As the revolution ramped up in Libya, the people gathered around a symbol which identified them as not being supporters of the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The symbol was the flag of the monarchy which Gaddafi overthrew, and was subsequently adopted by the Transitional National Council as their official flag. In the context of the post-Soviet, […]

Arab Spring will be US Gov’t Winter

March 23, 2011 by

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Featured image via Moroccan Congress in USA. One of the greatest assets of the US government over the decades — perhaps the past century — has been its ability to co-opt movements which threatened its existence. The marginalisation of Socialism, for example, in the early 20th Century is a spectacular example of this. Although the […]

The Pan-Arab Revolution: A Perfect Storm of Freedom

February 14, 2011 by

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During the final days of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “the Middle East is facing a perfect storm”. Senator John McCain called the protests a “virus”. This was, to be certain, not the most complimentary of things to be said, by the self-proclaimed most free country on […]

To the People of the World: The US is not your Friend

February 4, 2011 by

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As if to reinforce what I have been saying these past few months, much has been coming out of late from both revolutions and WikiLeaks. To distill my basic comments about the US government: it is a criminal organisation incestuously intertwined with international corporations and other ‘allied’ governments. Together, this organism is hell-bent on recreating […]