الامن يجهض مظاهرة عمرو ابن العاص ويعتقل النشطاء

09 Oct 2009, written by
أفرجوا عن عماد عرب
الناشط عماد عرب .. تم اعتقالة اليوم

قامت قوات الامن باجهاض المظاهرة والوقفة الاحتجاجية التى كان مقرر لها بعد صلاة الجمعة امام مسجد عمرو بن العاص بالقاهرة تنديد بالاعتداءات الصهيونية على المسجد الاقصى .. استعملت قوات امن الدولة العنف فى تفريق المتظاهرين والمحتجين واعتدت عليهم داخل المسجد واعتقلت الناشط وعضو حزب العمل عماد عربى الذى اقتيد بواسطة ظابط امن دولة يدعى محمد  عثمان ومجموعة من المخبرين الذين تعدوا علية بالضرب المبرح لاجبارة على ركوب سيارة الشرطة , تم ايضا اعتقال مصور الدستور الذى كان متواجد لتغطية الحدث وتم الاعتداء على طاقم مصورى قناة المحور والاستيلاء على الفيديو الذى تم تصويرة والذى يبين الاعتداءات التى قامت بها قوات امن الدولة على المحتجين داخل المسجد , يذكر ان قوات الشرطة قد اقتحمت ساحة المسجد بالاحذية واعتدت بالضرب على المحتجين ووجهت لهم شتائم قذرة  وهو ما دفع الى حدوث اشتباكات انتهت بما ذكرنا بالاعلى


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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize to mixed reviews

09 Oct 2009, written by

U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world “hope for a better future” and striving for nuclear disarmament, in a surprise award that drew criticism as well as praise.The decision to bestow one of the world’s top accolades on a president less than nine months into his first term, who has yet to score a major foreign policy success, provoked gasps of surprise from journalists at the announcement in Oslo.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”The first African-American to hold his country’s highest office, Obama has called for disarmament and worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace process since taking office in January.

“Very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said in a citation.

While the decision won praise from statesmen like Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev, both former Nobel laureates, it was also attacked, especially in parts of the Arab and Muslim world, as hasty and undeserved.

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes a peace treaty with Israel, said the award was premature at best.

“Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward,” said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. “Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes.”

“EMBARRASSING JOKE”

Issam al-Khazraji, a day laborer in Baghdad, said: “He doesn’t deserve this prize. All these problems — Iraq, Afghanistan — have not been solved…The man of ‘change’ hasn’t changed anything yet.”

Liaqat Baluch, a senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a conservative religious party in Pakistan, called the award an embarrassing “joke.”

But the chief Palestinian peace negotiator, Saeb Erekat, welcomed the award to Obama and expressed hope that “he will be able to achieve peace in the Middle East.”

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland rejected suggestions from journalists that Obama was getting the prize too early, saying it recognized what he had already done over the past year.

“We hope this can contribute a little bit to enhance what he is trying to do,” he told a news conference.

The committee said it attached “special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons,” saying he had “created a new climate in international politics.”

Obama laid out his vision on eliminating nuclear arms in a speech in Prague in April. But he was not the first American president to set that goal, and acknowledged it might not be reached in his lifetime.

On other pressing issues, he faces hard decisions on whether to send more troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan, and is still searching for breakthroughs on Iran’s disputed nuclear program and on Middle East peace. Israel’s foreign minister said on Thursday there was no chance of a peace deal for many years.

At home, Obama’s popularity is flagging under the pressure of rising unemployment and a divisive, sometimes bitter debate over his healthcare reform plans.Abroad, he is still widely seen around the world as an inspirational figure.

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who had been tipped as a favorite for the prize, told Reuters that Obama was a deserving candidate and an “extraordinary example.”

Obama’s uncle Said Obama told Reuters by telephone from the president’s ancestral village of Kogelo in western Kenya: “It is humbling for us as a family and we share in Barack’s honor… we congratulate him.”

Obama is the third senior U.S. Democrat to win the prize this decade after former Vice President Al Gore won in 2007 along with the U.N. climate panel and Jimmy Carter in 2002.

The prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million) will be handed over in Oslo on December 10.

Source:  Reuters


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Per Björklund :-Blogging from my “exile” in Sweden…

08 Oct 2009, written by

Exile

by journalist and blogger per Bjorkuland

“Welcome to my exile.” With those words trade union activist Mohammed al-Attar greeted me when I went to see him in Alexandria a few months ago. He had been transfered there by the management of Misr Spinning and Weaving in Mahalla after an anti-privatization protest last October, and with almost no real work to do at the warehouse in the old cotton market he had a lot of time to think. He was remorseful, not for taking part in the protest – but for accepting a compromise deal and backing out of the declared strike on the 6th of April 2008.

I’m reminded of Mohammed al-Attar’s fate now, when it seems like I’m the one being sent into “exile”, with a lot of time to think about my experiences in Egypt and my present situation.

It could definitely be worse, and a lot worse too. Despite the darkness and cold, the prospect of spending a winter in Sweden isn’t all that bad. But over the past years I’ve come to regard Egypt as a second home – and trust me when I say that I’ve seen this as a huge privilege, especially in this region where millions of people would do anything to have just one proper country to call home.

As soon as the immigration officers at the airport pulled me aside and told me to wait “for a few minutes” I guessed what was about to happen, but I still didn’t really believe it. I spent the next few hours in a limbo, with my immediate future in the hands of some anonymous, unknown power – the higher being that we call State Security. Gradually realizing what all this meant was like watching a curtain slowly being pulled down in front of my life.

After one hour – or maybe two, I soon lost track of time – I was taken to an office where two State Security officers interrogated me half-heartedly. They seemed annoyed by this disturbance in the middle of the night and clearly had no idea why my name was in the computer. They asked me only general questions like “is this your first visit to Egypt” and “why do you come here.” When I told them I was a journalist, one of them narrowed his eyes slightly and asked: “What do you write about – politics?” (more…)


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EgyTimes :- BookMarx 08-OCT-2009 (a.m)

07 Oct 2009, written by

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مظاهرة طلاب حركة حقى بجامعة القاهرة تضامنا مع طلبة الانتساب

07 Oct 2009, written by

نظم اليوم طلاب حركة حقى فى جامعة القاهرة مظاهرة احتجاجية شارك فيها طلاب الانتساب الذين صدر بشأنهم قرارات هى فى الحقيقة عنصرية بمنعهم من دخول المحاضرات مثلهم كباقى طلبة الانتظام مع اصدار كارنيهات بلون احمر لتميزهم عن باقى الطلبة , كانت دعوى هانى هلال وزير التعليم العالى فى البداية ان هذا القرار هو لتخفيف الكثافة الطلابية داخل المدرجات خوفا من انتشار عدوى انفلونزا الخنازير بين الطلاب ( دة على اساس ان هانى هلال بينظر لطلبة الانتساب على انهم طلبة وسخين وحاملين لفيروس الانفلونزا وممكن يعدو طلبة الانتظام ) ,وقد  عبر الطلبة الذين تظاهروا اليوم عن استيائهم وغضبهم من هذا القرار ورددو هتافات ضد هانى هلال وزير التعليم العالى   وطالبوا بالغاء هذا القرار


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