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Kolin: How the US Became a Police State | Informed Comment

Kolin: How the US Became a Police State | Informed Comment: "Andrew Kolin writes in a guest column for Informed Comment

To understand how the U.S. government became a police state, look no further than how it freed itself from colonial rule. For the American Revolution was, by and large, the result of a mobilization of the masses by the elites to liberate the colonized from a colonizer. It was the starting point of the myth of how the post- Revolutionary government would embody democracy.

The truth was that after the American Revolution, the thinking among economic and political elites was that America had become too democratic, especially as mass democracy expressed itself on the state level. The appearance and growth of democratic practices was perceived by elites as a threat to the expansion of state power. The government responded primarily through the use of force and violence, seeking to extend control over people and territory within North America through genocidal and ethno…

Egypt, The Saudis, and The Zionists!

The Canadian Press: Seizing on Egypt tumult, Kurdish splinter party calls on Iraqi regional govt to resign

The Canadian Press: Seizing on Egypt tumult, Kurdish splinter party calls on Iraqi regional govt to resign: "SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — An opposition party in Iraq's Kurdish north is calling on the regional government to resign, saying protests in the Arab world should be a wakeup call for its leaders.

The reformist group called Gorran, Kurdish for 'Change,' said Sunday that the ruling parties in the three provinces comprising the semiautonomous northern region are corrupt and don't represent the people.

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Iraqis watch Egypt unrest with sense of irony - Yahoo! News

Iraqis watch Egypt unrest with sense of irony - Yahoo! News: "BAGHDAD – Iraqis who have long suffered from high unemployment, poverty and endemic corruption — the catalysts of unrest spreading in the Arab world — called on their own government to take notice.

Many watched footage of riots and looting on the streets of Egypt, the region's traditional powerhouse, with a sense of irony. The scenes brought back disturbing memories of similar mayhem in Iraq, but also admiration for an uprising that came from the streets rather than in the wake of a foreign invasion.

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Long Live Egyptian Revolution!!!!!!!

Despite American support for Arab dictators, Husni Mubarak will fall like Zeinel-Abdin was in Tunisia. America is being exposed more and more that it is not a force for good in Middle-East like we have been saying for long. Long live a rule of law, justice and democracy!!!!!!

Beyond Mubarak: Protesters’ Anger Turns on US, Israel -- News from Antiwar.com

Beyond Mubarak: Protesters’ Anger Turns on US, Israel -- News from Antiwar.com: "The anger spilling into the streets of Cairo, Suez, Alexandria and other cities was focused like a laser beam on President Hosni Mubarak on Friday. As the protests move forward, however, the resentment is spreading beyond Mubarak and his immediate underlings, and toward the United States and Israel.

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