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Why Hamas won and what the victory means for Palestinians PDF Print E-mail
Feb 08, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Host: Karen Mackintosh [Redeye, Vancouver Co-op Radio, February 8, 2006]
16:01 minutes, 14.6 Mb 

Show Notes:
Israel and other governments are threatening reprisals against Palestinians for voting so strongly for Hamas. Mordecai Briemberg says there are more opportunities than dangers in the new government. Mordecai Briemberg is a member of the Redeye collective and active in Canpalnet - the Canada Palestine Support Network.

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Falling Arab dictatorships and Israeli government panic
By Mordecai Briemberg
February 1, 2011

http://rabble.ca/news/2011/02/falling-arab-dictatorships-and-israeli-government-panic

The walls are crumbling. The walls behind which dictators indulge in decadent opulence while "their" people are mired in wretched circumstance. The walls behind which "leaders" secretly sell -- for personal gain -- the rights of the people they claim to represent.

Across North Africa and the Middle East, across the Arab world, for decades dictatorship and deepening corruption, firmly supported by imperial powers, seemed beyond challenge. Today, once "stable" regimes are now facing a popular reckoning.

From the vantage point of Palestine, there are three new dynamics.

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