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Stoking Hatred, Once Again

Donald Trump is calling for a complete ban on Muslim immigrants, students or tourists coming to the U.S. Is this a new American fascism?

Thomas Piketty: A Security-Minded Response Isn’t Enough

“It’s clear: terrorism nourishes itself on the powder keg of inequality in the Middle East that we have contributed a lot to create. … It is through equitable social development that hate will be defeated.”

A Friend in Trouble for Speaking Out

An old blogger/activist friend, Hicham Almiraat, has been accused in the Moroccan justice system of a charge that translates roughly as “receiving foreign money for activities that undermine people’s faith in the government.” He risks a penalty of up to five years in prison.

Vote Trump for a Pure America!

“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?” “We’re going to be looking at that and many other things.”

Links 20 August 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 20 August 2013.

Revolution: Game Over

Cold-blooded, premeditated, state-sponsored killing. The Egyptian revolution is over, it seems, and it failed.

Links 23 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 23 July 2013.

Links 20 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of recent days.

Links 15 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 15 July 2013.

The Paradoxes of the Egyptian Moment

The February 2011 revolutionaries found themselves in the unenviable position of having achieved a key demand — free and fair elections — which nevertheless set Egypt on a course that was in direct conflict with the rest of their demands — namely for an open, inclusive, and participatory society based on human dignity and social reform.