Monthly Archives: January 2011

Egypt: Government blackouts country, Protests continue, and Modern World refuses to be blocked out

TWITTER – 31st January 2011

RT @alaa How Egyptians Can Tweet Without Internet – “access Speak2Tweet Call +16504194196/ +390662207294 or +97316199855”

RT @RWW Google & Twitter Team Up to Offer Speech-to-Tweet Service for Egypt

RT @whateverson Al Jazeera English is now streaming live on @YouTube (+ Arabic: (You were a trooper LiveStation.)

RT @AJEnglish We’ve launched direct phone line for people in #Egypt to submit reports to #AlJazeera Dial +97444896192 or +97444896190 #Jan25

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Date: 31st January 2011
Source: Google Blog

Like many people we’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground. Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service—the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection. Continue reading

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Egypt: America's Loud Rejection of Mubarak and Silent Delightful Approval of Omar Suleiman

As the people of Egypt continue to show no willingness to tolerate any longer the 30-year dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak, no one — least of all the Egyptian people — should be fooled into thinking that Mubarak’s response, appointing intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his Vice President, constitutes any kind of change.

As Stephen Soldz (psychoanalyst, psychologist and anti-torture activist) reports, in an incisive article for Op-Ed News (cross-posted below), Suleiman played a major role in the Bush administration’s torture program, which not only casts a bleak light on America’s relationship with the Mubarak regime, but also indicates that, for the Egyptian people, devastated by a torture regime that has lasted throughout Mubarak’s reign, Omar Suleiman is the last man that should be being groomed as a possible successor. Continue reading

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Clap to the Mad

This set, in full honesty, has too much red for my liking but this set was purely driven by the discovery of the Maison Martin Margiela dress which is why I got in the detailed close-up shots. It’s so unique and looks amazing when worn. I would have liked to add a lace top just for the back cutout of the dress but I couldn’t find a good one on Polvore. To reduce the red I added lovely mix of browns, from Fendi’s fur coat to Maison Martin Margiela brown peeptoes. Set features the only ulzzang that I care about, Yu Ha Min.

Egypt: The D-Word President Obama cannot say

President Obama, say the ‘D-Word’ US appears to shy away from talk about democracy in Middle East, despite historic anti-government rallies in ally Egypt By Mark LeVine Date: 28th January 2011 Source: Al Jazeera English Obama has ‘sought to equate Egypt’s protesters … Continue reading

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The Palestinian Papers: US threaten Palestinians Leadership Change with Cuts in Funds

Summary of the last 24hrs : RT @Dima_Khatib Day 5 Egyptian Uprising: protests continue, government resigns, bodies found, no police around, army protecting institutions #egypt #jan25 RT @AJEnglish Egypt banished from Chinese Twitter: Beijing blocks searches for “Egypt” from microblogging … Continue reading

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Arab Uprise: First it was Tunisia, Now it is Egypt

What’s Happening in Tunisia Explained By Nick Baumann Date: 14th January 2011 Source: Mother Jones      Tunis, Tunisia: Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the capital on Friday to demand the president’s resignation, despite concessions in his speech … Continue reading

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Fashion: Loose Spring Awakening

It’s January… late January… late, late January… not quite February… No matter what way I choose to word it, it won’t hide the fact that it’s really silly to be thinking of Spring/Summer already but that’s exactly what’s been happening lately. Maybe it’s because of weather… but it hasn’t been that bad this week, sunshine almost every single day. However, it could very well be my happiness at the fading of all things tight and the availability of more choices and different styles. Continue reading

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