Why is Stephen Harper's reaction to the Mohamed Fahmy verdict so lackadaisical? His government has failed one of its most basic responsibilities: defending the rights of Canadians.
After the departure of a few tyrants, did real change come to Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen or Iraq? Despite claims to democracy, it seems the West prefers security and stability in the Arab world.
Jan 26, 2014
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On the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, we examine the status, legacy and future of this revolution, Egypt and the Arab Spring.
Prominent Toronto filmmaker/professor John Greyson and London, Ontario, physician/professor Tarek Loubani have been locked up in an Egyptian jail for nearly 40 days.
The military's actions have dealt a serious blow to Egypt's democratic transformation since Mubarak. It is clear that Egypt's military dictator, General El-Sisi, and his junta are at the helm.
The eyes of the world are turned on St. Petersburg to see whether leaders shoulder their responsibilities or instead choose to let ordinary Syrians down.
The idea that Saudia, Qatar, Turkey backed by NATO are going to create a revolutionary democratic or even a democrat set-up is challenged by what is happening elsewhere in the Arab world.
We must oppose war and not place any litmus tests upon who else we work with in the movement to stop the U.S. attacks.
Without defeating the coup, Egypt faces a bleak future -- quite a contrast to the bright future we imagined in February of 2011.
The generals clearly used the liberals -- and a mass popular base of frustration -- while planning to proceed with the slaughter.