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  • Libyan tribes, mercenaries and the military
    According the my twitter source @SultanAlQassemi, the International Institute for Strategic Studies puts the Libyan military at 76,000 men. There is an auxiliary People’s Militia of 40,000 reservists. It’s unclear if the 76,000 includes the reservists. There...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Watch celebration in Benghazi Libya
    You realize what a small place Benghazi Libya is and hopefully can understand the impact of 200 protesters losing their lives. And that’s not to mention the hundreds that are seriously wounded by high caliber bullets from machine guns, helicopters etc. These guys look...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Email Obama to speak out on Libya
    Email President Obama to speak out on Libya. I know he’s not all powerful, but his silence is damaging. What’s our excuse now? Bahrain is an ally. Has Gaddafi become one too? http://www.emailthepresident.com/
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Map of Libya
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • February 20 Movement demonstrations in Morocco
    The February 20 Movement demonstrations in Morocco are asking  for more power for the people and more economic opportunity – the same theme that started every movement in the Arab world – except Egypt which went straight for the removal of Mubarak from the beginning....
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Koul Libya Wahad – All Libya is One
    Koul Libya Wahad – All Libya is One! That’s the message on Livestream http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb from Libya. There’s a narrator in Arabic and screen shots of crowds in the street.  There’ s also Livestream chat in English with sporadic...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Follow events in Yemen on Tweeter @JNovak_Yemen
    According to one of my favorite Egyptian tweeters @Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem, this is the place to his tweet “For updates on Yemen, check @JNovak_Yemen . She has been on that case for 7 years now.”
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 08:02 am
  • Fraser Island Off Road Trip
    Fraser Island I just got back from an off-road tour o f Fraser Island and I would have to say I had a blast! Initially being skeptical about taking a 3 day 2 night tour (thinking that it would be too much time on a sand island) and really wanting to be behind the wheel,...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 11:02 pm
  • Watch YouTube of Libyan hero on LiveStream
    His skype name is MMnabbous. He’s a hero of the Libyan revolution. He’s the face of the courage it takes to overthrow a tyrant. Maybe he’s the Libyan counterpart of Wael Ghonim. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyIyz44oKQQ&feature=youtu.be
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • US interests hurt by Security Council veto
    Ambassador Susan Rice made a poor attempt to explain the US veto in an interview yesterday with Al Jazeera English. She went on with mumbo-jumbo about how the UN Security Council resolution against Israeli West Bank settlements would harden positions and might even make...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Relative number of deaths in Bahrain and Libya compared to Egypt
    To put in perspective the numbers of people in the streets and the number of protesters, it’s important to think in percentages of population and not raw numbers. Egypt has 80+ million. Libya has 6.5 million. Bahrain has less than 800,000. Think of the relative number...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Libyan Twitter get laughs @MuammarLGaddafi
    In the midst of a revolution, someone has not lost their sense of humor! “In a Tent Somewhere in the Desert” is how the profile of tweeter @MuammarLGaddafi starts. Here’s some of his tweets: retard why would I go to somalia when I can 5 star pimp it in...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Libyan Revolution Central
    Check out this site put up by the Libyan Youth Movement. How are they doing it with the internet up and down? Bunch of geniuses this new cyber-generation. @Cyrenaican Libyana Americana This site will be receving exclusive video from #Libya, plz keep eye out http://feb17.info/...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Kuwait uses smoke bombs on Bedouin protesters
    This is from Tweeter Dima Khatib who is a Latin American reporter for Al Jazeera. Her tweets are personal and do not reflect the view of Al Jazeera. Feb 18 noon PST USA @Dima_KhatibDima Khatib أنا ديمة More than 1,000 stateless people protested in Kuwait demanding...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Tweets from @ShababLibya in last hour
    we did it we did it, radio benghazi is free, a sat channel will be on air shortly god willing, we did it OURSELVES thanks for all support http://libya.blog-video.tv/spread to all media right away truth from ON THE GROUND in Benghazi now now spoken to a person in benghazi,...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Follow @ShababLibya, pirate radio, Livestream, libyafeb17.com for news from Libya
    Tweets from the Libyan Youth Movement @ShabaLibya tell the story of mercenaries from Chad being used against the Libyan people. @ChangeInLibya is also on the ground. Between the two of these tweeters, you can connect to what’s happening in Libya and what people all...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain is also fight between Sunni and Shi’a (Shiite)
    The struggle in Egypt was a unifying force. Egypt is predominantly Sunni. Coptic Christians are estimated to be about 25% of a population of 80+ million. Secular Egyptians and religious Egyptians joined hands to bring down Mubarak. In Bahrain, the ruling faction of royal...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain police are mercenaries imported from Pakistan
    According to Abdul Khalil Ibrahim of the Bahraini opposition party, Bahrain security police are not Bahraini, but imported from Pakistan and other countries. We are looking at a mercenary police that is not killing its own people. This is substantially different from Egypt. In...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Libyans and Bahrainis being shot down in the streets
    Live ammunition is being used on the streets of Manama, Bahrain and in several cities in Libya, with the most violent in Benghazi. In Bahrain, peaceful demonstrators are being shot with a special buckshot. The crowd has even been attacked by military helicopters according...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Watch video from Bahrain hospital
    A doctor is almost beaten to death. A nurse on the scene is beaten. They are doing their jobs to save people, but the police brutalize everyone they come in contact with. Watch this video footage from Al Jazeera.
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Bahraini doctors protest massacre
    photo by Haytham Abdulla - Plixi Gulf News is reporting that security forces control the capital city of Manama after clearing sleeping protesters from a main square. They used tear gas, clubs, rubber bullets and even live fire in a pre-dawn raid in Pearl Square. Men, women...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Journalists attacked thru-out Middle East
    According to CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists), journalists have been obstructed, assaulted or detained in Libya, Bahrain, Iran and Yemen. That comes as no surprise. These are dangerous places to be for anyone and the sight of a camera must be like a red flag to the...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Egyptian Army still holds 100 protesters, 50 missing
    I got the news from BBC – not Al Jazeera – which shows you got to follow multiple news sources. The Egyptian Army, according to BBC sources, is still holding 100 pro-democracy protesters in prisoner camps and 50 more people are flat out missing – including...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Free UNLV Forum Lecture Series Spring 2011
    University Forum  – A Free Lecture Series  – Spring 2011 702-895-3401 University Forum is a public lecture series sponsored and funded by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts. All events are free, and no reservation is necessary. Just who up at the time and place...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Sunset Shakra
    photo by Carol Georgi
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Sandmonkey retweeting for Middle East revolutions
    Sandmonkey is carrying the torch for fellow democracy protesters in the hotbed of brewing revolutions in the Middle East: 2 hours ago: “Dear Iran, Algeria and Bahrain revolution tweets, please let me know who u r, so I can follow u and retweet u.” He got lots...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Egypt should become Silicon Valley
    Wael Gohnim tweeted: Egypt has what it takes to become the 2nd Silicon Valley. Talents in Technology, infinite passion and soon real democracy. I’ve been sending out that vibe myself for days. I see Silicon Valley, Mombai (I don’t think the Indians are going...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Wael Ghonim and Egypt’s New Age Revolution
    Watch CBS video of Wael Ghonim and his role in Egypt’s New Age Revolution: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7346812n&tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel. sorry for the ads!
    by at February 15th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Google will take Wael Ghonim back
    If you have seen the Egyptian State TV interview with Wael Ghonim, you’ll know that he admitted to the world on TV that he had lied to his boss at Google to get time off to go back to Cairo and stage a revolution. Here’ s the tweet Google sent Waed Ghonim a...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 06:02 pm