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February 2014

Egyptian junta claims U.S. conspiracy while accepting U.S. support
by Stephen Zunes:
By claiming that the secular pro-democratic left is somehow in cahoots with both of Washington and the Muslim Brotherhood to undermine the nation, the Egyptian military is trying to have it both ways: appealing to the foreign policy establishment in Washington by suppressing both the Islamists and the left, while playing the pseudo-nationalist card for the Egyptian masses. (Photo: Aschevogel / Flickr)Three years ago, three Arab dictators were ousted in the largely nonviolent uprisings of what has become known as the Arab Spring. In Tunisia, with the adoption of a progressive democratic draft constitution, the future in that country is looking positive. In Yemen, the democratic evolution remains stagnant amid enormous challenges, but there are still signs of hope.
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Academic Freedom Act threatens academic freedom?
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali
: Congressman Roskam, the Chief Deputy Whip and co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Democratic Rep. from Illinois Dan Lipinski   have recently introduced the so called "Protect Academic Freedom Act" that would deny federal funding to colleges and universities that participate in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions or scholars. Read More

The US Role in Iraq's Upsurge in Violence
by Stephen Zunes:
Members of Albu Alwan tribe protest against a military operation in Fallujah city, western Iraq, Jan. 7. (EPA/Mohammed Jalil)The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the temporary takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates, is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad and, ultimately, of the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation.
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Mass graves discovery gives a new twist to the issue of Baloch missing persons
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali
: Discovery of three mass graves in Khuzdar has given a new twist to the issue  of the missing persons in Pakistan's Balochistan province. The Deputy Commissioner of  Khuzdar Abdul Waheed Shah on February 4, 2014 confirmed the discovery of the three mass graves.
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Barker’s bizarre attacks against progressive scholars and proponents of nonviolent resistance
By Stephen Zunes:
Michael Barker, in an article posted on this site a few days ago, takes offense at my labeling him as someone “notorious” for “conspiracy-mongering.”  However, a careful reading of his article and its links actually reinforces that argument. Read More