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#Free Alaa Abd El-Fattah arrested #arrested

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces arrested a prominent political activist Thursday night over inciting a demonstration in defiance of a new law heavily restricting protests in the country, his family said.
The arrest of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a blogger who rose to prominence in Egypt’s 2011 revolution, quickly dominated social media. His previous detention sparked protests against the military, which appeared likely again as recently quiet liberal and secular groups have expressed increasing alarm over the military-backed government since it enacted the new protest law this week.

Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested — Again

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Prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested in his home at approximately 10pm on Thursday, November 28. An arrest warrant was issued for Abd El Fattah this past Tuesday, following violent dispersal of protestors in Cairo. Theblogger’s father told local media he believed the arrest was made under a new laweffectively banning street protest in Egypt. At least 51 people were arrested that day, among them several prominent activists. Many were beaten and sexually harrassed.
Alaa was taken by police despite having declared that he’d deliver himself to the police on Saturday, according to a statement he made and that his aunt, renowned Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif, posted on Facebook.

Alaa Abd El-Fattah (Arabicعلاء أحمد سيف عبد الفتاح‎, IPA: [ʕæˈlæːʔ ˈæħmæd ˈseːf ʕæbdelfatˈtæːħ]; also presented in English as Alaa Abdel Fattah) is an Egyptian blogger, software developer, and political activist. He is known for co-founding along with his wife Manal Hassan, daughter of activist Bahi El-Din Hassan,[2] the Egyptian blog aggregator “Manalaa” and “Omraneya”, the first Arab blog aggregators that did not restrict inclusion based on the content of the blog.[3][4] In 2005 the “Manalaa” blog won the Special Reporters Without Borders Award in Deutsche Welle‘s Best of Blogs competition.[5] He has been active in developing Arabic-language versions of important software and platforms.[6]


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Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered a four-day detention for 24 activists arrested during protests against a new law criminalizing demonstrations without permit, media reports say.

The detained activists were accused of violating the controversial law by not obtaining a permit from the Interior Ministry, by “using force,” and by carrying knives and resisting police, according to Egyptian state news agency MENA on Wednesday. 

Cairo also issued arrest warrants for two well-known activists wanted for inciting demonstrators to organize the protest. 

Authorities are seeking to detain Ahmad Maher, the founder of the April 6 movement against former dictator Hosni Mubarak that led to 2011 revolution in the country, and Alaa Abdel Fattah, a prominent activist. 

On Tuesday, security forces used water cannons to disperse demonstrators protesting outside the upper house of the parliament in Cairo. 

The demonstrators denounced a proposed constitutional amendment allowing military courts to try civilians. 

Egypt enacted a controversial new protest law on November 24, under which the gatherings of more than 10 people require a written permit three days prior to the protest. 

The controversial anti-protest law authorizes the security forces to use tear gas, water cannons, smoke grenades, warning shots, rubber bullets, and even live ammunition against unauthorized demonstrators after issuing warnings. 

Cairo’s crackdown on protesters has drawn criticism from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay as well as the leading human rights group, Amnesty International. 

Tensions in the North African country have been running high since the first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted following a “military coup” early in July. Hundreds have lost their lives in the ensuing violence across the country. 


Iran-Contra Redux? Prince Bandar Heads Secret Saudi-CIA Effort to Aid Syrian Rebels, Topple Assad

The Wall Street Journal recently revealed new details about how Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud — Saudi’s former ambassador to the United States — is leading the effort to prop up the Syrian rebels. Intelligence agents from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Jordan and other allied states are working at a secret joint operations center in Jordan to train and arm hand-picked Syrian rebels. The Journal also reports Prince Bandar has been jetting from covert command centers near the Syrian front lines to the Élysée Palace in Paris and the Kremlin in Moscow, seeking to undermine the Assad regime. “Really what he’s doing is he’s reprising a role that he played in the 1980s when he worked with the Reagan administration to arrange money and arms for mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan and also worked with the CIAin Nicaragua to support the Contras,” says Wall Street Journal reporter Adam Entous. “So in many ways this is a very familiar position for Prince Bandar, and it’s amazing to see the extent to which veterans of the CIA were excited to see him come back because, in the words of a diplomat who knows Bandar, he brings the Arabic term wasta, which means under-the-table clout. You know his checks are not going to bounce and that he’ll be able to deliver the money from the Saudis.”

Watch Part Two of Interview, ‘U.S.-Russian Tensions Heighten over Syria; Roots of Conflict Stem from NATO Bombing of Libya’




This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.


This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: At the G-20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russian and China officials, as well as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, are urging the United States not to bomb Syria in response to last month’s chemical weapons attack. The U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon said, quote, “Let us remember: Every day that we lose is a day when scores of innocent civilians die. There is no military solution.” Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly said a U.S. strike without authorization from the U.N. Security Council would be illegal. But on Thursday the Obama administration declared there is, quote, “no viable path forward” in the U.N. Security Council on Syria. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has accused Russia of holding the U.N. Security Council hostage.

SAMANTHA POWER: I was present in the meeting where the U.K. laid down the resolution. And everything in that meeting, in word and in body language, suggests that that resolution has no prospect of being adopted by Russia, in particular. And our view—again, our considered view, after months of efforts on chemical weapons and after two-and-a-half years of efforts on Geneva, on the humanitarian situation, is that there is no viable path forward in the Security Council.

AMY GOODMAN: That’s U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.




Statement on behalf of civil society at the Freedom Online Conference, Tunis

F.O. Tunis

F.O. Tunis

The Freedom Online Conference is a dialog forum that aims to deepen the discussions on how freedom of expression on the Internet is helping to promote social, cultural and economic development worldwide. This years conference is the 3rd one and will take place on June 17-18 in Tunis.

Hosting this year’s edition is an important step toward developing our efforts to ensure several human rights principles. This is a must especially after we had a revolution that freed us from censorship also as Tunisia and other countries in the region are looking forward to building a better internet governance model where we guarantee the online human rights principles.

Global Government representatives, Civil Society representatives, Netizens, Academia, Business and Technical community representatives, will discuss together the key concepts related to the actual situation of the online freedom of expression.

Looking forward to seeing you in Tunis!



The 10 Days of the Resistance #oppupygezi








In April 2011, Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja, then 23 years old, was in the United States when her phone rang. Back in Bahrain, a government crackdown on the massive prodemocracy uprising was proceeding at a ferocious pace. On the line was Nabeel Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. “Maryam,” he said. “I need you to write this down, it’s very important.” Maryam grabbed a pen and paper while Rajab launched into a graphic description of a man who had just been arrested and tortured by the county’s security forces. His jawbone was broken and his face so disfigured that his friends were unable to recognize him. Maryam wrote down every detail.

“Oh,” Rajab said at the end of the call, “And write that his name is Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja.” The tortured man was Maryam’s father.

Maryam’s family had staked everything on the struggle for democracy in Bahrain for as long as she could remember. She had learned to be tough in moments like this one.

She turned to her laptop, opened her email, and wrote an urgent news release about her father’s torture as if he were any other political prisoner. “As a human rights defender, we depersonalize the cases,” she said.
















Maryam Al-Khawaja on the Struggle for Human Rights in Bahrain

The Syrian Rebellion, by Fouad Ajami

In The Syrian Rebellion, Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria.

In The Syrian Rebellion, Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and the differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar, Ajami explains how an irresistible force clashed with an immovable object: the regime versus people who conquered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruelty. For more information visit…

Nos seins, nos armes – ⑫ – Infrarouge du 5/03/2013 – reportage sur les activistes de « Femen »

« Nos seins, nos armes », reportage de Caroline Fourest et Nadia El Fani sur les activistes de « Femen » 
Un véritable plaidoyer en faveur d’une internationale féministe…
« C’est l’histoire de rebelles qui défraient la chronique, terrorisent les autocrates, les patriarches et leurs Églises. Avec leurs seins nus, leur culot et un peu d’imagination. Elles mènent une véritable révolution, toujours inachevée : celle du droit des femmes à disposer de leur corps. Contre la prostitution, l’homophobie ou les intégrismes et les dictatures. » Voilà comment se présente le reportage qui sera diffusé ce soir sur France 2 dans le cadre « d’Infrarouge ».
« Ce documentaire — qui nous mène de Paris au Caire en passant par Kiev, Stockholm et Tunis — n’est pas seulement un film sur les FEMEN mais un plaidoyer… En faveur d’une internationale féministe qui secoue le monde et aspire à l’égalité universe

#Femen Everyday Rebellion

Everyday Rebellion

Everyday Rebellion presents: Women Against Islamism- A Femen Protest in Paris, April 3, 2013.

A protest to support the Tunesian activist AMINA. The recent call of Tunisian salafist to stone her because of a topless picture that she posted on the Femen Tunesia Facebooksite led to broad protests worldwide with a lot of women (and men) posting topless with slogans against Islamist pressure on womens rights.

Femen, Femen FranceFemen- Tunisian FanpageAmina Femen TunisiaFemen BrazilFEMEN GermanyFemen MarocFemenGolden Girls Filmproduktion & FilmservicesFemen Egypt presents: Women Against Islamism – A Femen Protest, April 3, 2013 from Everyday Rebellion on Vimeo.

“Everyday Rebellion” is a documentary about the power of the peaceful protests and the new forms of civil disobedience in a time of global upheavel. The film by Arman and Arash T. Riahi is currently in production and is expected to be shown in cinemas end of 2013. The accompanying webseries “Creative Resistance” by ARTE Creative presents every week methods of peaceful protest that are presented by icons of the movements, activists, artists but also by creative users. “Everyday Rebellion” is a production of the Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices and Mira Film, in coproduction with ORF, ZDF in collaboration with ARTE, Schweizer Fernsehen and with the support of: MEDIA, FILMFONDS WIEN, BUNDESAMT FÜR KULTUR, ZÜRCHER FILMSTIFTUNG, INNOVATIVE FILM and Pixel Lab.

“Everyday Rebellion” ist ein Kinodokumentarfilm mit Cross-Media-Plattform über die Macht des gewaltlosen Widerstands und neue Formen des zivilen Ungehorsams in einer Zeit des globalen Umbruchs. Der Film von Arman und Arash T. Riahi ist zur Zeit in Produktion und wird voraussichtlich Ende 2013 ins Kino kommen. Die begleitende Webserie “Creative Resistance” bei ARTE Creative stellt schon jetzt jede Woche einige kreative Methoden des gewaltlosen Widerstandes vor, die von internationalen Aktivisten vorgetragen werden. “Everyday Rebellion” ist eine Produktion der Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices und Mira Film in Koproduktion mit ORF, ZDF in Zusammenarbeit mit ARTE und mit Unterstützung von MEDIA, Schweizer Fernsehen, Filmfonds Wien, Bundesamt für Kultur Schweiz, Zürcher Filmstiftung, INNOVATIVE FILM und Pixel Lab.

“Everyday Rebellion” est un film documentaire et projet cross-media sur le pouvoir de la résistance non-violente et sur les nouvelles formes de désobéissances civiles qui sont apparues ces dernières années. Le film d’Arman et Arash T. Riahi est actuellement en cours de production et sera diffusé sur ARTE fin 2013. Décliné sous forme de websérie hebdomadaire pour ARTE Creative, “Creative Resistance” propose en avant-goût une fois par semaine une rencontre avec les protagonistes du film. Icônes de mouvements non-violents, activistes et artistes nous initient aux nouvelles méthodes d’opposition créative. “Everyday Rebellion” est une production de Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices et Mira Film en coproduction avec ORF, ZDF en collaboration avec ARTE et avec le soutien de MEDIA, Schweizer Fernsehen, Filmfonds Wien, Bundesamt für Kultur Schweiz, Zürcher Filmstiftung, INNOVATIVE FILM et Pixel Lab.

Femen, Femen FranceFemen- Tunisian FanpageAmina Femen TunisiaFemen BrazilFEMEN GermanyFemen MarocFemenGolden Girls Filmproduktion & FilmservicesFemen Egypt

Google + community censorship: Femen Revolution. Ideas in action naked. I am free

Tu comunidad Femen Revolution. Ideas in action naked. se ha suspendido porque todavía contiene material que infringe las Política de contenido y conducta del usuario.

Google+ no permite las comunidades en las que se comparte material pornográfico o contenido sexual explícito.

La comunidad solo es visible para los propietarios y los moderadores. La comunidad y su contenido se eliminarán en un plazo de dos meses. Para que la comunidad siga activa, elimina el contenido ofensivo y envía una apelación.

Google + suspends Femen Revolution community. Ideas in action naked. Your community Femen Revolution. Ideas in action naked. is suspended because it still contains material that violates the policy content and user behavior.

Google+ does not allow the communities to share pornography or sexually explicit content.

Yo creo que tienen miedo del fundamentalismo islamista más radical y peligroso. Violento. Esa versión perversa del Islam que intimida con amenazas la vulneración de lo que ellos arbitrariamente consideran sagrado sin respetar los derechos humanos ni las libertades civiles. ¿Google tiene miedo y cede ante los terroristas islámicos que amenazan a mujeres indefensas con lapidarlas solo porque quieren ser libres y dueñas de sus cuerpos?. 

Señores de Google: No os dá verguenza????

TITSLAMIST #freeamina by #FEMEN .org




We have appeal to the world for support and the world has answeed. Their sign of support for Amina gave women from Tunisia, Maroko, France, Italy, Mexico, England, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Ukraine, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, the United States, Canada, Sweden, Egypt, Holland, Iran, Austria. We thank all of you for fight for women’s liberation from the yoke of Islamism. Passed only half way, we can not stop. Every topless-message is an act of personal liberation, its a attack of islamism and its a specific contribution to the cause of freedom! Viva the 4th of April! Viva topless-Jihad!





WEB FEMEN.ORG malicious attack



¿Cuál es la clasificación actual de

El sitio está clasificado como sospechoso; visitar este sitio web puede dañar su equipo.

Parte de este sitio ha recibido la clasificación de actividad sospechosa 8 veces en los últimos 90 días.

¿Qué sucedió cuando Google visitó este sitio?

De las 77 páginas que hemos comprobado en el sitio durante los últimos 90 días, 48 páginas han provocado la descarga e instalación de software malicioso sin el consentimiento del usuario. La última vez que Google visitó el sitio fue el 2013-03-25 y la última vez que se encontró contenido sospechoso en él fue el 2013-03-25.El software malicioso incluye 3 trojan(s). La infección ha provocado una media de 2 procesos nuevos en el equipo atacado.

El software malicioso está alojado en 40 dominios, incluidos

Parece que 5 dominios funcionan como intermediarios en la distribución de software malicioso a los visitantes de este, incluidos

El sitio estaba alojado en 1 redes, incluidas AS26496 (26496).

¿Este sitio ha actuado de intermediario en la distribución de software malicioso?

Parece que en los últimos 90 días, ha funcionado como intermediario en la infección de 6 sitios, incluidos

¿Este sitio ha alojado software malicioso?

No, este sitio no ha alojado software malicioso en los últimos 90 días.

¿Cómo ha sucedido esto?

En algunos casos, otras personas pueden añadir código malicioso a sitios legítimos, lo que podría provocar que mostrásemos el mensaje de advertencia.

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#ideas #action

Tariq Ali speech – Revolution in the Air #revolution #ArabSpring

Fascinating lecture given by Tariq Ali on Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, the World in Motion, and other topics.

Tariq Ali (PunjabiUrdu: طارق علی‎), (born 21 October 1943), is a British Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker.[1][2] He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and regularly contributes to The GuardianCounterPunch, and the London Review of Books.

He is the author of several books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People’s Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1991), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006),Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Bush in Babylon (2003), and Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008) and The Obama Syndrome (2010).