Archives: 2014

An animated history of the drone

As the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan hits 400, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism finds that fewer than 4% of the people killed have been identified by available records as named members of al Qaeda.

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Socialism or Barbarism

Terrorism–fueled by state violence, extra-judicial killings and ethnic tensions–has become dramatically more deadly and more widespread across the globe with a 60% rise in the number of deaths and countries affected by major attacks, a study has found.

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Support @kalnaga

One of Egypt’s leading actors, Khaled Abol Naga, is currently facing a smearing campaign from the regime propagandists in state and private TV, after he called on President Sisi to leave and lashed out against his police state. One of the regime cronies, Lawyer Samir Sabry, has even filed a lawsuit asking the authorities to

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Sisi’s Dirty War: Propaganda, lies and no accountability

Lest we forget, the regime’s mouthpiece the daily Al-Ahram newspaper’s front page headline announced “Egypt to be declared terrorism-free in days,” on 23 September 2013, and estimated “may be a week”. But the insurgency in Sinai, which is already a decade long at least, starting with the 2004 Taba bombings, has only escalated during Sisi’s

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The Egyptian army’s lousy 1960s style propaganda

In response to Ansar Beit al-Maqdis’ latest propaganda video, the Egyptian Army’s Department of Morale Affairs issued its own propaganda video. And of course the mainstream “singers” have to chip in and aid the war on terror efforts, by even more lousy songs.

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Sisi’s war on terror

The regime propagandists have managed to uncover the biggest sponsor of terrorism in Egypt, it’s the independent unions! Keep it up, we are definitely winning this war on terror.

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Ansar Beit al-Maqdas

I’ve just finished watching the gruesome new video released an hour ago by Ansar Beit al-Maqdas. The video on YouTube went viral, but it was taken down after being reported by users. However, it’s already there on DailyMotion and other sites. The links are disseminated widely via Twitter, Islamist forums and Facebook, etc. It’s ironic,

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Why Sisi fears Gaza

Sisi fears Gaza, for the same reason Mubarak did. It’s not because of the tunnels. The tunnels have always existed. They flourished only because of the Egyptian-Israeli siege. The arms do not flow into Egypt from Gaza; it’s the other way around. Not a single concrete proof was ever given by Sisi’s propagandists or the

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‘Elephant jockeys and cannibals’

The deputy head of the Egyptian Football Federation, Hassan Farid, regards Africans as “elephant jockeys and cannibals,” and Egypt’s most prominent sports news website doesn’t mind at all posting those racist statements without any sort of commentary. Such anti-African racism is rampant in Egyptian media.

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