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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: egypt
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Key US Allies in the Middle East Are the Real Tyrants 30.5.2019 Truthout.com
Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have awful human rights records and are preparing for possible war with Iran.
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“Sooner or Later, Dictators Fall,” Says Eyewitness to Sudan’s Uprising 24.5.2019 Truthout.com
Protesters remain committed to continuing the uprising until the old regime is completely transformed.
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The world faces many tragedies. The lack of a Palestinian state ranks low on the list 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few regional conflicts attract more diplomatic energy, media coverage and attention on the part of human rights activists than that between Israel and the Palestinians. From President Donald Trump, who tantalizingly promises a “deal of the century” to end seven decades of strife, to the thousands...

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In his first year, Pompeo brought ‘swagger’ but made little progress on foreign policy priorities 26.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When he took over a troubled State Department a year ago, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo promised to restore its “swagger,” an unlikely goal for the staid diplomatic set.

He also vowed to raise morale, fill vacant posts, oversee more transparent diplomacy and allow greater access to his decision-making....

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Zionism Violates the Principles at the Heart of Judaism 22.4.2019 Truthout.com
A new book tells the stories of personal transformation of Jews who rejected Zionism to reclaim Judaism.

The post Zionism Violates the Principles at the Heart of Judaism appeared first on Truthout.

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Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes 18.4.2019 Truthout.com
Israel promotes its "vegan-friendly" army and animal rights record while Palestinians suffer.

The post Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes appeared first on Truthout.

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Egypt parliament OKs constitutional changes to extend President Sisi’s power 17.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Egypt’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments that tighten President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s grip on power and could keep him in office until at least 2030. The changes are to be put to the public in a national referendum expected as early as next week.

The proposals, which...

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How the Israel Lobby Got its Start 26.3.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
As the annual AIPAC conference wraps up in Washington on Tuesday, historian Walter Hixon looked back on the Israel Lobby’s origins in this speech last Friday to the “Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference” at the National Press Club. By Walter Hixon…Read more →
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Neutrino employees who once worked for a controversial surveillance tech company will leave Coinbase 5.3.2019 techCrunch
Last month, Coinbase’s acquisition of blockchain analytics startup Neutrino was criticized because of the founders’ ties to a controversial surveillance technology company called Hacking Team. Today Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said in a blog post that employees of Neutrino who had previously worked at Hacking Team will transition out of Coinbase, instead of joining its […]
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Syria Eyes Arab Fold Return as US, Saudi Arabia Resist 5.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Arab states are rehabilitating their ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the United States is trying to stop them, pressuring allies like Saudi Arabia to stand against him.
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It’s been 40 years since Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Here’s how the country has changed 11.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s been 40 years since Iranians came together to topple the Shah.

Stirrings of opposition became apparent in 1975. The Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who had been reinstalled in 1953 after the CIA helped overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, used tough and sometimes...

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Cutting military aid to Cameroon over human rights was an anomaly for the U.S. 8.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
After years of troubling reports of serious human rights violations on the part of Cameroon’s security forces, the U.S. government has finally decided to cut military aid to the country. By all accounts, the violations were egregious: Targeted killings, torture, kidnapping, burning schools and villages, and more. And so it was with “shock” but also […]
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Pompeo takes aim at two favorite targets — Iran and Obama — in Cairo speech 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo used a keynote address in the Egyptian capital Thursday to take aim at two favorite targets — Iran and former President Obama — as he sought to reassure Middle East allies of Washington’s commitment to the region.

“In just 24 months, the United States under...

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American on hunger strike in Egyptian prison is ‘in a very dangerous situation’ 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The family of an American citizen on a hunger strike in an Egyptian prison is urging Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to use his upcoming Cairo trip to press for the man’s release before it’s too late.

Moustafa Kassem, a 53-year-old auto parts dealer from Long Island, N.Y., has been consuming...

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Term limits? Egypt's Sisi may have found a way around that roadblock 26.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi was reelected in March by 97% of the vote to his second and final term in office — or so it seemed final at the time.

Now there’s a move underway to ensure that it was not Sisi’s last term.

A court in Cairo agreed earlier this month to consider a petition demanding...

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Trump, Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi case: What would Obama have done? 28.11.2018 Raw Story

After weeks of ratcheting tension about who authorized the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump sought to put an end to the debate. He issued a blunt public statement asserting that “we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi,” and ...

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Jamal Khashoggi: Casualty of the Trump administration’s disregard for democracy and civil rights in the Middle East? 22.10.2018 The Moderate Voice

David Mednicoff, University of Massachusetts Amherst The international crisis over whether top Saudi Arabian leadership murdered U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a striking example of the consequences of Donald Trump’s blanket disregard for democratic politics and human rights in other countries. This departure from decades of American foreign policy rhetoric remains comparatively undiscussed. However, […]

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Jamal Khashoggi: Casualty of the Trump administration’s disregard for democracy and civil rights in the Middle East? 20.10.2018 Raw Story

The international crisis over whether top Saudi Arabian leadership murdered U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a striking example of the consequences of Donald Trump’s blanket disregard for democratic politics and human rights in other countries. This departure from decades of American f...

The post Jamal Khashoggi: Casualty of the Trump administration’s disregard for democracy and civil rights in the Middle East? appeared first on Raw Story.

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Authoritarianism is spreading across the globe as Trump becomes ‘America’s most dangerous export’ 18.10.2018 Raw Story

Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world. Trump’s presidency has become America’s most dangerous export. FIRST: Trump has provided cover for authoritarian leaders around the world who are actively attack...

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The Trouble With ‘Preventing Palestine’ 6.10.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Seth Anziska’s new book on the Arab-Israeli “peace process” is a useful primer on the conflict, but it does not fully examine the paradox of the Carter administration’s solution that we are still living with, argues As’ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad…Read more →
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