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Mubarak gone

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, February 12th, 2011 - 57 comments

Great news from Egypt: Hosni Mubarak has resigned. Could we be witnessing a wave of democratisation like the one that swept Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall? Lets hope so. The army is now in charge and it was the army that overthrew the monarchy and created the dictatorship in the first place. Democracy may not be their goal.

Why protestors need Mubarak out now

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, February 11th, 2011 - 46 comments

Unprecedented protests have forced Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to say he won’t stand at the next election and extracted concessions from the regime. So why don’t the protesters go home and wait until the elections in September? Because they know nothing will change if Mubarak is allowed to hang on, and the regime’s revenge will be brutal.

Auckland march for democracy in Egypt

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 6th, 2011 - 7 comments

An estimated 500 people gathered in Queen Street Auckland, to show solidarity with the Egyptian people in revolt against the Egyptian dictatorship.

Yesterday’s march was part of international solidarity actions.

Key: Mubarak’s last supporter?

Written By: - Date published: 10:53 pm, January 31st, 2011 - 65 comments

Like many of you, I stopped watching Breakfast after Paul Henry left* but an alert reader sent me this interview with John Key on the show yesterday. Before he makes his weak excuses for not Mondayising public holidays but he says something truly amazing: he thinks Mubarak should stay in power in Egypt just because he recognises Israel.

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