Sisi’s speech: Reading between the lines

By Mohamad Elmasry  Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s speech does not offer much hope for Egyptian democracy. Egyptian Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently committed to doing exactly what he promised his June 30 collaborators he would not do – run for the presidency. Sisi’s speech served as another ominous reminder that Egypt is not headed towards anything resembling a democratic state.…

Muslim Brotherhood is not terrorist

By Zafarul-Islam Khan Editor, The Milli Gazette, New Delhi Muslim Brotherhood (MB) won Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections in 2012. This alarmed Israeland western countries. Egyptian army and the liberal class too was scared because the MB government in Egypt meant an end to the loot and plunder the army was indulging in since 1952 and with…

#LaSalida? Venezuela at a Crossroads

By George Ciccariello-Maher   The protests this week have far more to do with returning economic and political elites to power than with their downfall.   An anti-government demonstrator in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, February 21, 2014 (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) Ukraine. Bosnia. Venezuela. Tear gas. Masks. Water cannons. Ours is an age of…