Journalism is not a crime. #FreeAJStaff

Journalism is not a crime. #FreeAJStaff


Journalism is not a crime. #FreeAJStaff

Journalism is not a crime. #FreeAJStaff

We really hope more people will join this here and show their support for free journalism and Freedom of Expression, also in Guyana.

At first there is to say that egypt after all that trouble is on a way that may bring more security in the future.

But it is frightened to us to see how they handle journalism there and here in Guyana.

Democracy can not be created in a day, or in some years. even the western world still struggles every day in creating a successful day for democracy.

We really hope that egypt´s government and the people open their eyes to show support for a free and independent press,we can’t say the same for us here in Guyana.

It is a small step forward to a new Egypt, learn to walk together insted of jailing away.

We will also like to send a warning to the Government of Guyana and PPP Ruling Party, Guyana Police Force, the people of Guyana are fed up of your corruption and lack of respect for there human rights we join in the call #FreeAJStaff
 

Journalism is not a crime.

#FreeAJStaff

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wyclef jean

wyclef jean shooting – another fraud in Haiti?


wyclef jean

this silly negroe boy thinks he should've been the next president of Haiti cause he can sing & dance. great qualifications by the way

we don’t know what to make of clef and some negroe celebrities sometimes
while he is singing freedom songs for the people of Egypt, clef seems uninterested in the freedom of Haitians. afterall he was one of the cheerleaders for arisitde kidnapping. anyone ever heard clef calling for the unbanning of Lavalas? but he likes to give sunday sermons
ok, not to be so hard on clefman
but now clef says he’s been shot
our info from Haiti says clef has been sporting and cavorting with michelle martelly [a lifelong suckup to duvalier & other criminals in Haiti]
according to reports clef says he was shot or grazed by a bullet. or something to that effect
make of it what you may

omar soliman spy chief sworn in as vice president by mubarak

mubarak resigns – CIA takes over Egypt


 

omar soliman spy chief sworn in as vice president by mubarak

dont be fooled. there has been no democratic victory in Egypt

Al Jazeera: On January 29, Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s top spy chief, was anointed vice president by tottering dictator, Hosni Mubarak. By appointing Suleiman, part of a shake-up of the cabinet in an attempt to appease the masses of protesters and retain  his own grip on the presidency, Mubarak has once again shown his knack for devilish shrewdness. Suleiman has long been favoured by the US government for his ardent anti-Islamism, his willingness to talk and act tough on Iran – and he has long been the CIA’s main man in Cairo.

Lynch mobs are reportedly attacking individuals involved in the protests

mubarak killers attacking Egyptians Tahrir Square


Hosni Mubarak

Image by robertxcadena via Flickr

Clashes have broken out between pro- and anti-government demonstrators in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Protesters from both sides threw stones at each other in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of ongoing opposition demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak for the past nine days.

Al Jazeera correspondents, reporting from the scene, said that more than 500 people have been injured in Wednesday’s clashes that are continuing to rage.

Earlier, witnesses said the military allowed thousands of pro-Mubarak supporters, armed with sticks and knives, to enter the square. Opposition groups said Mubarak had sent in thugs to suppress anti-government protests.

One of our correspondents said the army seemed to be standing by and facilitating the clashes. Latest reports suggest that the centre of the square is still in control of the protesters, despite the pro-Mubarak supporters gaining ground.

Witnesses also said that pro-Mubarak supporters were dragging away protesters they had managed to grab and handing them over to security forces.

Salma Eltarzi, an anti-government protester, told Al Jazeera there were hundreds of wounded people.

“There are no ambulances in sight, and all we are using is Dettol,” she said. “We are all so scared.”

egyptian man in front of burning building

close comments to registered members only?


Second round of the French presidential electi...

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the faithful of propaganda press following the people of Egypt cant wait til september sooo…based on popular vote, the comment section on this site may or may not become a zone for registered members only. members are demanding it and who are we to say no to the people? bharrat, sam, roger, clement, donald? no we’re not

polls open indefinitely or until we feel like closing it and all results final pending assent by the grand shura council.

vote fuh me
an i’ll set you free

the people are moving

Live blog Feb 1 – Egypt 2 million protest


January 14 Tunis protest, left, and midnight January 26 Cairo protest, right, saying "Mubarak GAME OVER" [Reuters]

game over motherfuckers

al jazeera

4:25pm Abdel Haleem Kandeel, secretary of the Kefaya Movement, an Egyptian opposition group, says that there will be no negotiations or dialogue until Mubarak leaves.

4:11pm Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s PM, says he is putting off a visit to Cairo next week, but will go once Egypt returns to normal.

4:00pm The US orders all non-emergency embassy and other US government personnel to leave Egypt. US State Department says it will continue to facilitate the evacuation of US citizens, but noted “flights may be disrupted and transport to the airport may be disrupted due to the protests”.

3:50pm Al Jazeera’s Malika Bilal is covering a protest in Doha where people are chanting: ‘The people want a change in regime’  (Pic: http://yfrog.com/gzn9gqpj)

opposition will remove mubarak in 2011 – wikileaks


Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08CAIRO2572 2008-12-30 09:09 2011-01-31 00:12 SECRET Embassy Cairo

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S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 CAIRO 002572

SIPDIS

FOR NEA/ELA, R, S/P AND H
NSC FOR PASCUAL AND KUTCHA-HELBLING

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/30/2028
TAGS: PGOV PHUM KDEM EG
SUBJECT: APRIL 6 ACTIVIST ON HIS U.S. VISIT AND REGIME
CHANGE IN EGYPT

REF: A. CAIRO 2462
¶B. CAIRO 2454
¶C. CAIRO 2431

Classified By: ECPO A/Mincouns Catherine Hill-Herndon for reason 1.4 (d).

¶1. (C) Summary and comment: On December 23, April 6 activist
XXXXXXXXXXXX expressed satisfaction with his participation in
the December 3-5 “Alliance of Youth Movements Summit,” and
with his subsequent meetings with USG officials, on Capitol
Hill, and with think tanks. He described how State Security
(SSIS) detained him at the Cairo airport upon his return and
confiscated his notes for his summit presentation calling for
democratic change in Egypt, and his schedule for his
Congressional meetings. XXXXXXXXXXXX contended that the GOE will never undertake significant reform, and therefore, Egyptians
need to replace the current regime with a parliamentary
democracy. He alleged that several opposition parties and
movements have accepted an unwritten plan for democratic
transition by 2011; we are doubtful of this claim. XXXXXXXXXXXX
said that although SSIS recently released two April 6
activists, it also arrested three additional group members.
We have pressed the MFA for the release of these April 6
activists. April 6’s stated goal of replacing the current
regime with a parliamentary democracy prior to the 2011
presidential elections is highly unrealistic, and is not
supported by the mainstream opposition. End summary and
comment.

—————————-
Satisfaction with the Summit
—————————-

¶2. (C) XXXXXXXXXXXX expressed satisfaction with the December 3-5
“Alliance of Youth Movements Summit” in New York, noting that
he was able to meet activists from other countries and
outline his movement’s goals for democratic change in Egypt.
He told us that the other activists at the summit were very
supportive, and that some even offered to hold public
demonstrations in support of Egyptian democracy in their
countries, with XXXXXXXXXXXX as an invited guest. XXXXXXXXXXXX said he discussed with the other activists how April 6 members could more effectively evade harassment and surveillance from SSIS with technical upgrades, such as consistently alternating
computer “simcards.” However, XXXXXXXXXXXX lamented to us that
because most April 6 members do not own computers, this
tactic would be impossible to implement. XXXXXXXXXXXX was
appreciative of the successful efforts by the Department and
the summit organizers to protect his identity at the summit,
and told us that his name was never mentioned publicly.

——————-
A Cold Welcome Home
——————-

¶3. (S) XXXXXXXXXXXX told us that SSIS detained and searched him at the Cairo Airport on December 18 upon his return from the
U.S. According to XXXXXXXXXXXX, SSIS found and confiscated two
documents in his luggage: notes for his presentation at the
summit that described April 6’s demands for democratic
transition in Egypt, and a schedule of his Capitol Hill
meetings. XXXXXXXXXXXX described how the SSIS officer told him that State Security is compiling a file on him, and that the
officer’s superiors instructed him to file a report on
XXXXXXXXXXXX’s most recent activities.

——————————————— ———-
Washington Meetings and April 6 Ideas for Regime Change
——————————————— ———-

¶4. (C) XXXXXXXXXXXX described his Washington appointments as
positive, saying that on the Hill he met with Rep. Edward
Royce, a variety of House staff members, including from the
offices of Rep. Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Rep. Wolf (R-VA), and
with two Senate staffers. XXXXXXXXXXXX also noted that he met with
several think tank members. XXXXXXXXXXXX said that Rep. Wolf’s
office invited him to speak at a late January Congressional
hearing on House Resolution 1303 regarding religious and
political freedom in Egypt. XXXXXXXXXXXX told us he is interested
in attending, but conceded he is unsure whether he will have
the funds to make the trip. He indicated to us that he has
not been focusing on his work as a “fixer” for journalists,
due to his preoccupation with his U.S. trip.

¶5. (C) XXXXXXXXXXXX described how he tried to convince his
Washington interlocutors that the USG should pressure the GOE
to implement significant reforms by threatening to reveal

CAIRO 00002572 002 OF 002

information about GOE officials’ alleged “illegal” off-shore
bank accounts. He hoped that the U.S. and the international
community would freeze these bank accounts, like the accounts
of Zimbabwean President Mugabe’s confidantes. XXXXXXXXXXXX said he wants to convince the USG that Mubarak is worse than Mugabe
and that the GOE will never accept democratic reform. XXXXXXXXXXXX asserted that Mubarak derives his legitimacy from U.S. support, and therefore charged the U.S. with “being
responsible” for Mubarak’s “crimes.” He accused NGOs working
on political and economic reform of living in a “fantasy
world,” and not recognizing that Mubarak — “the head of the
snake” — must step aside to enable democracy to take root.

¶6. (C) XXXXXXXXXXXX claimed that several opposition forces —
including the Wafd, Nasserite, Karama and Tagammu parties,
and the Muslim Brotherhood, Kifaya, and Revolutionary
Socialist movements — have agreed to support an unwritten
plan for a transition to a parliamentary democracy, involving
a weakened presidency and an empowered prime minister and
parliament, before the scheduled 2011 presidential elections
(ref C). According to XXXXXXXXXXXX, the opposition is interested in
receiving support from the army and the police for a
transitional government prior to the 2011 elections. XXXXXXXXXXXX
asserted that this plan is so sensitive it cannot be written
down. (Comment: We have no information to corroborate that
these parties and movements have agreed to the unrealistic
plan XXXXXXXXXXXX has outlined. Per ref C, XXXXXXXXXXXX previously told us that this plan was publicly available on the internet. End comment.)

¶7. (C) XXXXXXXXXXXX said that the GOE has recently been cracking
down on the April 6 movement by arresting its members. XXXXXXXXXXXX noted that although SSIS had released XXXXXXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXXX “in the past few days,” it had arrested three other members. (Note: On December 14, we pressed the MFA for the release of XXXXXXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXXX, and on December 28 we asked the MFA for the GOE to release the additional three activists. End note.) XXXXXXXXXXXX conceded that April 6 has no feasible plans for future activities. The group would like to call for another strike on April 6, 2009, but realizes this would be
“impossible” due to SSIS interference, XXXXXXXXXXXX said. He
lamented that the GOE has driven the group’s leadership
underground, and that one of its leaders, Ahmed Maher, has
been in hiding for the past week.

¶8. (C) Comment: XXXXXXXXXXXX offered no roadmap of concrete steps toward April 6’s highly unrealistic goal of replacing the
current regime with a parliamentary democracy prior to the
2011 presidential elections. Most opposition parties and
independent NGOs work toward achieving tangible, incremental
reform within the current political context, even if they may
be pessimistic about their chances of success. XXXXXXXXXXXX’s
wholesale rejection of such an approach places him outside
this mainstream of opposition politicians and activists.
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