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A Lack of Spine on Egypt

There may be little the United States can do to end the savage bloodletting in Egypt, but at least our nation can be loyal to its ideals by bearing witness and telling the truth. In this, President Obama has failed.

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Egypt’s Transition Has Failed: New Age of Military Dictatorship in Wake of Massacre

The horrible bloodshed in Egypt on Wednesday marked a turning point in the country’s modern history, locking it in to years of authoritarian paternalism and possibly violent faction fighting.

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Obama ‘Concerned’ by Events in Egypt (Video)

In response to the massacre of more than 500 Egyptians by the country’s military, President Obama said Thursday that he “deplore[s] violence against civilians” but made no indication he would suspend military aid.

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Murdering the Wretched of the Earth

The murderous assault by Egyptian security forces against supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi is not only an ideological battle, but a war waged against hundreds of millions of Muslim poor who find in radical Islam their only source of hope, meaning and dignity.

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Muslim Brotherhood Claims Thousands Killed as Government Shuts Protest Camps

The interim Egyptian government has declared a national emergency and killed 149 people, it says, while clearing camps of people protesting its existence.

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Morsi Protest Camps Face Closure by Security Forces

Egyptian authorities said Sunday night that protesters encamped in two locations in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi had 24 hours to clear out.

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‘How the Mass Killing of Egyptian Islamists Is Being Justified in America’

Supporters of Egypt’s recent military coup from America’s left and right are performing “intellectual contortions” to justify “the mass killings of Islamists in the name of democracy,” Ken Silverstein writes at Harper’s Magazine. And “[t]he common denominator is that the killers were seen as pro-Western.”

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Morsi Supporters Stand Firm After Slaughter

Undeterred in their commitment to Egypt’s first democratically elected president, demonstrators pledged to maintain sit-ins in east Cairo on Sunday despite the risk of continued violence and bloodshed after the massacre the day before of scores of their comrades.

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At Least 65 Mohamed Morsi Supporters Killed in Cairo

Corrected: Egyptian security forces opened fire on a Muslim Brotherhood protest early Saturday morning, killing roughly 65 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

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What Happens in Egypt Doesn’t Stay in Egypt

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole says Americans should be very concerned about revolution in the Mideast; George Zimmerman goes free; The Advocate’s “Black, Gay, American” issue; and alt-labor.

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What Happens in Egypt Doesn’t Stay in Egypt

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Opposition Leader ElBaradei Sworn In as Egypt’s Vice President

Mohamed ElBaradei, a top leader of a liberal coalition that mounted a successful campaign to depose Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, took office Sunday as interim vice president.

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NSA Scandal: Why Aren’t Democrats Acting Like Democrats?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Republicans shred food stamps and Democrats retreat from principle. Plus: Sexual assault in Egypt, and Bradley Manning.

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NSA Scandal: Why Aren’t Democrats Acting Like Democrats?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Republicans shred food stamps and Democrats retreat from principle. Plus: Sexual assault in Egypt, and Bradley Manning.

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Morsi Supporters Rally in Egypt by the Thousands

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian Islamists and others who support Mohamed Morsi, the president who was deposed and arrested by the military last week, swelled the streets of Cairo and other cities Friday in an intensifying campaign aimed at returning the country’s first freely elected president to power.

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Listen: Egyptian Boy Criticizes Muslim Brotherhood

A video posted in March shows a 12-year-old Egyptian boy telling an interviewer that he is in the streets “to help prevent Egypt from becoming a commodity owned by one person.”

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Was Deposed Egyptian President Morsi Sabotaged?

A week after the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from power, police are back on the streets, there’s no longer a shortage of fuel and the power is consistently on, all of which have raised questions among his supporters over whether Morsi’s opponents conspired against him while he was in office.

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Al-Jazeera’s Conspiracy Theory About Obama and Egypt Is Brainless Mush

Al-Jazeera Arabic has long since lost a lot of its previous journalisic standards, once its head, Waddah Khanfar, was fired in favor of a member of the royal family. Al-Jazeera English usually still does a good job, having a different editorial line and generally good reporters. But its publication of a brain dead op-ed purporting to show U.S. support for anti-Morsi political forces is very bad, unbalanced journalism.

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Egypt’s Coup

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Egypt’s Liberals Join Islamists to Reject Transition Plan

The National Salvation Front, which Nobel Peace Prize-winner Mohamed ElBaradei was leading until he was named Egypt’s new deputy president, has joined the Muslim Brotherhood and the anti-Brotherhood Tamarod movement in rejecting President Adli Mansour’s transition decree.

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Egypt Coup Earns $8 Billion Reward From Neighboring States

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have given Egypt $8 billion in cash, loans and fuel since military leaders arrested President Mohamed Morsi and shot dead dozens of his supporters.

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Egypt’s Uncertain Political Future Debated After ‘Massacre’

Mass protests were mounted in Egypt and political leaders discussed the creation of a civilian transitional government to rule with military support until new elections next year, after the killing of 51 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi on Monday.

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A Gift From the United States to Mideast Zealots

The coup in Egypt is on our hands, and lots of luck ever convincing Islamists anywhere of the value of free elections as opposed to violence as an enabler of change.

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Dozens Dead After Clashes in Egypt (Video)

At least 54 people were killed and 300 more were injured when the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian military tangled outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo on Monday.

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Egyptian Democracy

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In Spite of His Face

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‘When Is a Military Coup Not a Military Coup?’

“For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup,” Robert Fisk writes in The Independent. “The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital.” But the American president does not name it as so.

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Egypt Has a New President, White House Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Coup

Adli Mansour, the chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in on television Thursday as Egypt’s new president while his deposed predecessor, Mohamed Morsi, and dozens of Morsi’s top lieutenants were taken into custody.

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This Independence Day, Thank a Protester

More than 160 years ago, the greatest abolitionist in U.S. history, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass, addressed the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society.

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Morsi Brought the Second Revolution on Himself

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi begat the misrule currently gripping his country by ignoring the needs of too many of his fellow citizens, says Egyptian writer and activist Ahdaf Soueif.

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Coup Underway in Egypt, Morsi Adviser Says (UPDATED)

A top adviser to embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said Wednesday that a coup had begun after the Muslim Brotherhood leader again stood firm against military demands that he resign. There are fears now that “considerable bloodshed” could ensue as a result.

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How Egypt’s Michele Bachmann Became President and Plunged the Country Into Chaos

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has reinforced the widespread fear of the Muslim Brotherhood at every turn.

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Biggest Demonstrations in Egyptian History: Millions Demand Morsi Step Down

The Egyptian military estimated that “millions” of Egyptian demonstrated on Sunday to demand early presidential elections, only one year into the four-year term of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. The nationwide rallies were, the military said, the largest in Egyptian history.

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Careful What You Tweet For

When a staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo posted a link to “The Daily Show” on Twitter, the American and Egyptian governments learned the power of social media; with digital product placement, editors can integrate advertisements into film or television scenes that were never there to begin with; meanwhile, to make way for a parking lot near the 2014 World Cup stadium site in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian authorities are kicking indigenous squatters out. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Egypt Violence

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Freedom of Speech in Egypt

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Jon Stewart Stands Up for ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’ After Arrest

Bassem Youssef, the famous Egyptian TV host and influential political satirist, was arrested over the weekend on charges that he insulted Mohamed Morsi and Islam. (As the real Jon Stewart noted, “if insulting the president and Islam were a jailable offense here ... Fox News go bye bye!”)

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What Would a Rand Paul Libertarian Foreign Policy Look Like?

Paul’s strand of libertarianism, insofar as it deeply distrusts big government, typically opposes policies that increase the size and power of government, chief among them ones pertaining to war.

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Cairo Burning: The Great Soccer Riots of 2013 and the Revolution

A new round of violence was sparked by an appeals court ruling on soccer violence from a year ago, but was wrought up with post-revolutionary passions and divisions in Egypt

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Austerity and the Threat to Democracy Around the World

The “sequester” is actually, of course, the American form of austerity, or cutbacks in government spending during a recession. Austerity, or stingy government in Europe has kept employment extremely depressed compared to what it would have been with government stimulus, as Paul Krugman argues.

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