Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: egypt

What to expect from COP27 in Egypt’s police state: an interview...

As tens of thousands of delegates – from world leaders to climate activists and journalists – descend on Sharm el-Sheik from all over the world, we asked Egyptian Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous to give us his thoughts about the state of Egypt today.

As climate emergency worsens, freak lightning storm sends snow, scorpion plague...

High winds blew the deadly Egyptian black, fat-tailed scorpions from the surrounding desert into the city and into people’s homes.

Biden should stop payment on US funds to Sisi’s Egypt

They should put a “stop payment” on the U.S. taxpayer-funded check that has enabled Sisi to operate with impunity.

Egyptian Government Arrests Three Journalists in Three Days

Earlier this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists accused the Egyptian government of holding record numbers of journalists behind bars this year. Now the CPJ is demanding Egyptian authorities immediately release three journalists who were recently arrested.

Egypt’s el-Sissi and Putin Pledge Common Front Against Terrorism

Putin is attempting to draw Egypt into a common front against terrorism. The two have some common economic interests, as well. Russia is offering to build Egypt a nuclear power plant, and Egypt is offering Russia some free trade zones along the refurbished Suez Canal.

Egypt Makes Libya the New Front in Anti-ISIS War, 4 Years...

The recent attacks in Libya are being called "the worst political crisis and escalation of violence" since the overthrowing of Gaddafi in 2011. Will foreign governments intervene in Libya again? Watch as Democracy Now addresses this concern.

Why Egypt’s Threat to Arrest Amal Clooney Will Hurt Its Economy

Amal Clooney was threatened with jail by Egyptian authorities if she released information about the Egyptian judiciary. Now that she is married to George Clooney, can she blow the whistle on the thugs?

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US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.
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The one thing that would make elections better for everyone 

Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?

Today’s jaw-dropping quandary: High awareness yet low clout to fix badly-broken systems

The more that reason serves as bedrock,/ The more we’re vexed by lethal gridlock.