Archive for ‘March, 2011’

The Race For Space Solar Energy

The Race For Space Solar Energy

The failures of the General Electric nuclear reactors in Japan to safely shut down during the 9.0 Tahoku earthquake, following in the wake of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the deadly methane gas explosion in Massey’s West Virginia coal mine, conclusively demonstrate the grave dangers to human society […]

Morocco And Turkey: Templates For Mideast Democracy?

Morocco And Turkey: Templates For Mideast Democracy?

Such is the state of U.S. cable news and most other traditional media that when two big stories happen at the same time the rest of the world might just as well not exist. Journalists and their editors are currently preoccupied with Libya and Japan, one caused by man-made hubris, the other triggered by natural […]

Egypt: For Now, Euphoria Trumps Details

Egypt: For Now, Euphoria Trumps Details

Millions of Egyptians turned out in record numbers, proud and euphoric, to vote in a referendum that will help determine important next steps in Egypt’s democratization. For most, Saturday’s vote was the first they had ever cast in a poll that was not suspected of being rigged and fraudulent. They were proud that it was […]

Crisis Decision Making In Japan

Crisis Decision Making In Japan

For nearly a week the Japanese government has failed to deal effectively with the most serious crisis it has faced in two generations. The delivery of relief supplies has been slow and information about the gravity of the nuclear situation has been contradictory. Two factors contribute to this ineffective response to the effects of the […]

What does The Israel-Backed UAE Say?

What does The Israel-Backed UAE Say?

Speaking or writing as an Iranian citizen makes it difficult to weigh in on the latest remarks made by the United Arab Emirates’s Foreign Minister, Abdallah Bin Zayid Al Nahyan, who likened Iran’s legal sovereignty of its Persian Gulf islands to the Zionist regime’s occupation of Syria’s Golan heights. Investigating the whole story from a […]

Yemen’s Pro-Democracy Strategy: Shoot the Protesters

Yemen’s Pro-Democracy Strategy: Shoot the Protesters

Yemen is today in state of emergency after government snipers perched on rooftops fired into a pro-democracy demonstration in the capital city of Sanaa, killing an estimated 42 protesters and wounding more than 200. The protest in the central square was demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It was reportedly the largest demonstration […]

Obama: Get Out Of Jail Free For Saudi Arabia And UAE In Bahrain

Obama: Get Out Of Jail Free For Saudi Arabia And UAE In Bahrain

President Barack Obama said on Friday that he was “deeply concerned by reports of violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen.” He said the United States condemns the use of violence by governments against peaceful protesters in those countries and wherever else it may occur.” The he went on to say, “ We express our condolences […]

United Nations Security Council: An Organization For Injustice

United Nations Security Council: An Organization For Injustice

Since its very inception in 1946, the United Nations Security Council demonstrated that it cannot be trusted as a podium of justice for the world countries, specially the oppressed and defenseless nations which eye the assistance and patronage of the powerful and economically influential nations for tackling their political predicaments and crises, and showed that […]

Saudi Troops In Bahrain: Sunni Rulers, Shia Subjects

Saudi Troops In Bahrain: Sunni Rulers, Shia Subjects

Last week, as he accused outside agitators of planning a pro-democracy “Day of Rage” demonstration in Saudi Arabia, Prince Saud al-Faisal told a press conference in Jeddah, “The kingdom does not interfere in the affairs of others and will not allow for anyone to interfere in its own affairs.” Sunday, an estimated 2,000 Saudi troops […]

Egypt: Hated Security Service Dismantled

Egypt: Hated Security Service Dismantled

Egypt’s State Security Agency – responsible for the unspeakable torture of thousands and the deaths and disappearances of thousands more – has been dissolved. Arguably the most hated and feared symbol of the corrupt three-decade rule of strongman Hosni Mubarak, the agency, in the words of one of the leaders of the pro-democracy uprising that […]

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