What’s next in Egypt: first Mubarak, then the military?

Slate ran this piece in December deftly anticipating recent events in Egypt. As it makes clear, the removal of Mubarak…

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Democracy in Egypt under US backed Mubarak regime – No voters needed

Barnard College Professor Mona El-Ghobashy describes the tape linked below: “The defining image from 2010 [elections in Egypt] was a…

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Dazed and confused, White House turns to neo-con Abrams on Egypt

Apparently the White House is so utterly out of its depth in the wake of the Egyptian events that it…

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They have no alternative: Egyptian crisis is a crisis of globalization’s authoritarian soul

This column in HuffPo makes an important point about the Egyptian events: they are fundamentally linked to the neo-liberal policies…

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Did the US “green light” Suleiman as Mubarak’s VP?

The New York Times reports the Obama national security team met for two hours Saturday and the President has yet…

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Which side are you on, President Obama? Which side are you on?

The Times reports Gibbs as saying this is not about taking sides. Right after his boss took sides – the…

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Egypt is not a vacuum: Background on the Egyptian labor movement

Egypt like many authoritarian regimes has an official state controlled Egyptian Trade Union Federation. (For more on labor and authoritarian…

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The “third force” returns to world politics – why National Review and Obama are both dead wrong about Egypt

Over at National Review Online there is great angst about the potential for a political vacuum in Egypt, one that…

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Egyptian Revolution: Obama misses his chance

There was a time when American presidents actually supported revolutionary movements. Of course that was when we had a relatively…

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State of The Union Objective: Jobs or Reelection?

Real News Network interviewed me on today’s state of the union speech. State of The Union: Objective Jobs or Reelection?.…

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