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The Rise of Global Authoritarianism

Mario Candeias Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Democracy is in crisis around the world, while authoritarianism is on the rise in a growing number of countries. Existing democratic institutions are hollowed out and increasingly unable to respond to the authoritarian wave.

EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian Officials Threatened Morsi Days Before Death

David Hearst The Middle East Eye
Qusted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and other jailed Muslim Brotherhood members were told to disband the group or face the consequences. Morsi refused to recognize the coup’s legitimacy or disband the Brotherhood. Within days he was dead.

Global Left Midweek - June 26, 2019

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Interviews with Enzo Traverso (antifascist historian), Seif Da'na (Egypt), Sybelle Kaczorek (Germany), Richard Seymour (UK), Radha Gyawali (Nepal), Sudanese comrades, Hernan Vargas (Venezuela), João Pedro Stedile (Brazil)

The Tortured Politics Behind the Persian Gulf Crisis

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Saudi Arabia's puzzling effort to blacklist its tiny neighbor Qatar begs the question of who's really isolated in the Gulf. The attack on Qatar is part of Saudi Arabia’s aggressive new foreign policy that is being led by Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman. As Saudi Arabia’s “monarch in waiting,” Mohammed has launched a disastrous war in Yemen that’s killed more than 10,000 civilians and sparked a country-wide cholera epidemic there.

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Egyptian Regime Responds to Economic Crisis by Repressing Workers

Pino Dragoni il Manifesto
In the past 11 months, 151 workers and trade unionists have been arrested in Egypt and at least 2,691 have been fired taking legal strike actions. Repression of conflicts in the workplace has increased dramatically within the last few months, together with the worsening economic crisis. Recent economic and monetary policies have caused a dramatic deterioration in the living conditions of workers and the middle classes.

Friday Nite Videos -- March 17, 2016

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'St Patrick Was an Immigrant': Message to Donald Trump. Tickling Giants | Movie. John Oliver | American Health Care Act. Colbert | A Team of Experts Get Started on Trump's Wall. Trump's Cruel Budget Caps off Bad Week.

Three Years After the Egyptian Coup, Lessons Still Unlearned?

Abdullah Al-Arian Middle East Eye
Three years ago the Egyptian military ousted the elected President Mohamed Morsi. Since then, as Amnesty International reported this week, “tens of thousands of people have been detained without trial or sentenced to prison terms or to death....” Perhaps even without the support of significant segments of the public, including leading activists and intellectuals, the remnants of the old Mubarak regime would still have overthrown Morsi. But that support made it easier.
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