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The US-Iran Deal Exposed

The people of Spain are now leaving to find work elsewhere. There are no jobs in Spain and the unemployment numbers are increasing. EU is making their move and trying to get the Ukraine to take a loan and if they don't the US Government / central bankers will impose sanctions. The Iran -- US deal has been exposed. The central bankers have made a deal with the new president to work with the central banks. The central banks are making their move to put the country back on the US dollar. Iranian Generals are warning the President of Iran to watch himself. The US/central bankers have given Iran 6 months to make their decision.

CIA Red Cell Memorandum on United States "exporting terrorism", 2 Feb 2010

CIA Red Cell Memorandum on United States "exporting terrorism", 2 Feb 2010

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This CIA "Red Cell" report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; 'Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the American belief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.' The report looks at a number cases of US exported terrorism, including attacks by US based or financed Jewish, Muslim and Irish-nationalism terrorists. It concludes that foreign perceptions of the US as an "Exporter of Terrorism" together with US double standards in international law, may lead to noncooperation in renditions (including the arrest of CIA officers) and the decision to not share terrorism related intelligence with the United States.
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Wikileaks posts classified CIA memo

Wikileaks posts classified CIA memo
Secret report asks what would happen if countries view US as "exporter of terrorism".
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The report mentions David Headley, who pleaded guilty to helping the Mumbai attackers in 2008
The whistleblower organisation Wikileaks has released a classified CIA document asking what would happen if foreign countries began to view the US as an "exporter of terrorism".
The document was prepared by the CIA's "red cell", a unit responsible for preparing analysis papers from an adversarial perspective.
It notes that a number of Americans have travelled overseas to commit violent acts, like David Headley, the Pakistani-American man who helped the Mumbai attackers in 2008; and Baruch Goldstein, the Jewish extremist who killed dozens of Palestinians in Hebron in 1994.
US citizens also provided "financial and material support" for armed groups in Northern Ireland: much of the funding for the Irish Republican Army, for example, came from Irish-Americans.
"Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon," the report said.
"Nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin."
'Simply to provoke thought'
The CIA concluded that foreign governments would be less likely to cooperate with the US on detention, intelligence-sharing, and other issues.
"If the US were seen as an exporter of terrorism, foreign partners may be less willing to cooperate with the United States on extrajudicial activities," the report noted.
George Little, a CIA spokesman, said in a statement that the document was merely a think piece - one of many prepared by the agency.
"These sorts of analytic products, clearly identified as coming from the agency's 'red cell', are designed simply to provoke thought and present different points of view," he said.
Wikileaks has released dozens of leaks over the years, but it gained particular attention last month, when it published more than 75,000 classified US military documents on the war in Afghanistan. It has promised to release another 15,000 in the coming weeks.
Wikileaks was heavily criticised by the US government for endangering the lives of Afghan informants and others who work with the US military.
In a separate development, Sweden's chief prosecutor said she will continue investigating an accusation of molestation against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks.

Eritrea Opposition Sites Funded and Backed by CIA: Wikileaks

Eritrea Opposition Sites Funded and Backed by CIA: Wikileaks

CIA and Ethiopian Backed Eritrean Opposition Websites
CIA and Ethiopian Backed Eritrean Opposition Websites
By TesfaNews,
Whistle blower website Wikileaks citing email communications from U.S. intelligence contractor STRATFOR suggests that most of the Eritrean opposition websites are funded and backed by CIA and the Ethiopian government.
The dramatic revelation comes after it published the five million e-mails dated between July 2004 and late December 2011 from the Texas based “Global Intelligence” company Stratfor.
The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods. 
Besides exposing the devastating portrait of the Eritrean “Opposition”, the release also reveals the inner workings of Stratfor, a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency.
The latest revelation only confirms what the Eritrean government has been trying to warn ever since.
The Eritrean “Oppositions” is usually characterized by divisions along regional, ethnic, religious, and ideological parameters.
Due to their alarming ties with arch-rival Ethiopia (and the alleged but now certain backing from the CIA) they failed big time to garner any tangible support from the Eritrean people.
That creates a situation for them to thrive only in the imaginary world of the Internet trying to stay visible and relevant.
Revealed: Eritrean opposition websites funded and supported by CIA and arch-enemy Ethiopia [ ]
Revealed: Eritrean opposition websites funded and supported by CIA and arch-enemy Ethiopia

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Ted Cruz and Koch brothers embroiled in shadowy Tea Party scheme Meet the right-wing group masquerading as a mainstream nonprofit -- but pushing extremist laws across the country

Ted Cruz and Koch brothers embroiled in shadowy Tea Party scheme

Meet the right-wing group masquerading as a mainstream nonprofit -- but pushing extremist laws across the country

Ted Cruz and Koch brothers embroiled in shadowy Tea Party schemeTed Cruz, David Koch (Credit: AP/Scott Morgan/Evan Agostini/Photo collage by Salon)
A national conservative network (whose backers include the Koch brothers, event sponsors include Facebook, and alumni include Ted Cruz) misrepresented its agenda and activities, and reaped the benefits of mainstream respectability and nonprofit status — while coordinating across states to push a hard-right agenda and enrich its corporate backers — a new report alleges.
Specifically, the report by the Center for Media and Democracy focuses on the State Policy Network, a little-known network. “What we uncovered through our investigation is that SPN along with its affiliates amount to $83 million just flooding into the states to push and promote this agenda …,” CMD director Lisa Graves told reporters on a Wednesday call. “And that money is on the rise.” The paper was released Wednesday along with a set of state-level reports on SPN affiliates, authored by affiliates of the progressive network ProgressNow.
The CMD report accuses SPN affiliates of mounting “coordinated efforts to push their agenda, often using the same cookie-cutter research and reports, all while claiming to be independent and creating state-focused solutions …” It charges that, “Although SPN think tanks are registered as educational nonprofits, several appear to orchestrate extensive lobbying and political operations to peddle their legislative agenda to state legislators, despite the IRS’ regulations on nonprofit political and lobbying activities.”
Asked about the CMD report, SPN emailed a statement from its president, Tracie Sharp, saying, “Because we are legally and practically organized as a service organization (not as a franchise), each of the 64 state-based think tanks is fiercely independent, choosing to manage their staff, pick their own research topics and educate the public on those issues they deem most appropriate for their state.” But Sharp said each of those 64 “rallies around a common belief: the power of free markets and free people to create a healthy, prosperous society.”
Sharp said that SPN respected “the privacy of our donors,” but that they gave “voluntarily,” which she contrasted with “groups like Progress Now and the Center for Media and Democracy who receive hefty gifts from unions, who in turn force their members to donate to political causes with which they may not agree.” The Supreme Court ruled in 1988 that contracts between unions and companies can only require workers represented by unions to pay what is “necessary to ‘performing the duties of an exclusive representative of the employees in dealing with the employer on labor-management issues.’”

Based on a 2010 document, SPN lists a number of major corporations as past SPN funders including Microsoft, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, Philip Morris, Verizon Communications, Comcast and Time Warner Cable Share Service Center. Several of the same groups sponsored SPN’s 2013 annual meeting, as did Facebook.
While SPN is no household name, CMD notes it has at least one celebrity alum: former SPN-affiliated think tank fellow and current filibustering Sen. Ted Cruz, the co-author of a 2010 paper for Texas Public Policy Foundation arguing the Affordable Care Act violated the 10thAmendment. That paper notes that the TPPF is working with partners to develop an “Interstate Compact for Health Care Reform,” which it says would provide that member states “may opt out of Obamacare entirely …” The San Antonio Current noted that a “Health Care Compact Act” echoing Cruz’s concept is among the model legislation pushed by the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative group whose members include major companies and scores of state legislators. CMD notes that the same year Cruz issued that report, the Koch-backed Donors Capital Fund provided his think tank a $65,300 grant “for the organization’s project, Turning the Tide Unifying the States to Oppose Federal Overreach.”
The CMD report also cites numerous SPN ties to the better-known ALEC, including a grant from Donors Capital Fund, which Mother Jones called the “dark money ATM of the conservative movement,” specifically to fund SPN member groups to participate in an ALEC gathering. SPN or its member groups sit on eight ALEC task forces; the largest number are in the Task & Fiscal Policy and Education groups. According to CMD, SPN’s annual meeting in September included representatives from Koch Industries, the Charles Koch Institute, the Charles Koch Foundation and several Koch-backed right-wing groups like Americans for Prosperity.
CMD suggests that SPN’s billionaire backers may not be motivated by ideology alone. “Be it the Koch brothers and environmental policy, the Waltons and minimum and living wage laws, or the Bradley Foundation and education privatization,” charges the report, “SPN funders end up being a ‘client’ to the think tanks, receiving a service – influencing state legislators and promoting a right-wing agenda – that benefits them.”

Tunisian Wikileaks Putsch: CIA Touts Mediterranean Tsunami of Coups; Libya, Egypt, Syria, Algeria, Jordan, Italy All Targeted; US-UK Want New Puppets to Play Against Iran, China, Russia; Obama Retainers Cass Sunstein, Samantha Power, Robert Malley, International Crisis Group Implicated in Destabilizations

Tunisian Wikileaks Putsch: CIA Touts Mediterranean Tsunami of Coups; Libya, Egypt, Syria, Algeria, Jordan, Italy All Targeted; US-UK Want New Puppets to Play Against Iran, China, Russia; Obama Retainers Cass Sunstein, Samantha Power, Robert Malley, International Crisis Group Implicated in Destabilizations

Webster G. Tarpley
January 16, 2011
Washington DC, January 16, 2011 – The US intelligence community is now in a manic fit of gloating over this weekend’s successful overthrow of the Tunisian government of President Ben Ali. The State Department and the CIA, through media organs loyal to them, are mercilessly hyping the Tunisian putsch of the last few days as the prototype of a new second generation of color revolutions, postmodern coups, and US-inspired people power destabilizations. At Foggy Bottom and Langley, feverish plans are being made for a veritable Mediterranean tsunami designed to topple most existing governments in the Arab world, and well beyond. The imperialist planners now imagine that they can expect to overthrow or weaken the governments of Libya, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Algeria, Yemen, and perhaps others, while the CIA’s ongoing efforts to remove Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi (because of his friendship with Putin and support for the Southstream pipeline) make this not just an Arab, but rather a pan-Mediterranean, orgy of destabilization.

Hunger revolution, not Jasmine revolution

Washington’s imperialist planners now believe that they have successfully refurbished their existing model of CIA color revolution or postmodern coup. This method of liquidating governments had been losing some of its prestige after the failure of the attempted plutocratic Cedars revolution in Lebanon, the rollback of the hated IMF-NATO Orange revolution in Ukraine, the ignominious collapse of June 2009 Twitter revolution in Iran, and the widespread discrediting of the US-backed Roses revolution in Georgia because of the warmongering and oppressive activities of fascist madman Saakashvili. The imperialist consensus is now that the Tunisian events prefigure a new version of people power coup specifically adapted to today’s reality, specifically that of a world economic depression, breakdown crisis, and disintegration of the globalized casino economy.
The Tunisian tumults are being described in the US press as the “Jasmine revolution,” but it is far more accurate to regard them as a variation on the classic hunger revolution. The Tunisian ferment was not primarily a matter of the middle class desire to speak out, vote, and blog. It started from the Wall Street depredations which are ravaging the entire planet: outrageously high prices for food and fuel caused by derivatives speculation, high levels of unemployment and underemployment, and general economic despair. The detonator was the tragic suicide of a vegetable vendor in Sidi Bouzid who was being harassed by the police. As Ben Ali fought to stay in power, he recognized what was causing the unrest by his gesture of lowering food prices. The Jordanian government for its part has lowered food prices there by about 5%.

Assange and Wikileaks, Key CIA Tools to Dupe Youth Bulge

The economic nature of the current unrest poses a real problem for the Washington imperialists, since the State Department line tends to define human rights exclusively in political and religious terms, and never as a matter of economic or social rights. Price controls, wages, jobless benefits, welfare payments, health care, housing, trade union rights, banking regulation, protective tariffs, and other tools of national economic self-defense have no place whatsoever in the Washington consensus mantra. Under these circumstances, what can be done to dupe the youth bulge of people under 30 who now represents the central demographic reality of most of the Arab world?
In this predicament, the CIA’s cyberspace predator drone Julian Assange and Wikileaks are providing an indispensable service to the imperialist cause. In Iceland in the autumn of 2009, Assange was deployed by his financier backers to hijack and disrupt a movement for national economic survival through debt moratorium, the rejection of interference by the International Monetary Fund, and re-launching the productive economy through an ambitious program of national infrastructure and the export of high technology capital goods, in particular in the field of geothermal energy. Assange was able to convince many in Iceland that these causes were not nearly radical enough, and that they needed to devote their energies instead to publishing a series of carefully pre-selected US government and other documents, all of which somehow targeted governments and political figures which London and Washington had some interest in embarrassing and weakening. In other words, Assange was able to dupe honest activists into going to work for the imperialist financiers. Assange has no program except “transparency,” which is a constant refrain of the US UK human rights mafia as it attempts to topple targeted governments across the developing sector in particular.

“Yes we can” or “Food prices are too damn high!”

Tunisia is perhaps the first case in which Assange and Wikileaks can make a credible claim to have detonated the coup. Most press accounts agree that certain State Department cables which were part of the recent Wikileaks document dumps and which focused on the sybaritic excess and lavish lifestyle of the Ben Ali clan played a key role in getting the Tunisian petit bourgeoisie into the streets. Thanks in part to Assange, Western television networks were thus able to show pictures of the Tunisian crowds holding up signs saying “Yes we can” rather than a more realistic and populist “Food prices are too damn high!”
Ben Ali had been in power for 23 years. In Egypt, President Mubarak has been in power for almost 30 years. The Assad clan in Syria have also been around for about three decades. In Libya, Colonel Gaddafi has been in power for almost 40 years. Hafez Assad was able to engineer a monarchical succession to his son when he died 10 years ago, and Mubarak and Gaddafi are trying to do the same thing today. Since the US does not want these dynasties, The obvious CIA tactic is to deploy assets like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Wikileaks, etc., to turn key members of the youth bulge into swarming mobs to bring down the gerontocratic regimes.

CIA Wants Aggressive New Puppets to Play Against Iran, China, Russia

All of these countries do of course require serious political as well as economic reform, but what the CIA is doing with the current crop of destabilizations has nothing to do with any positive changes in the countries involved. Those who doubt this should remember the horrendous economic and political record of the puppets installed in the wake of recent color revolutions – people like the IMF-NATO kleptocrat agents Yushchenko and Timoshenko in Ukraine, the mentally unstable warmongering dictator Saakashvili in Georgia, and so forth. Political forces that are foolish enough to accept the State Department’s idea of hope and change will soon find themselves under the yoke of new oppressors of this type. The danger is very great in Tunisia, since the forces which ousted Ben Ali have no visible leader and no visible mass political organization which could help them fight off foreign interference in the way that Hezbollah was able to do in checkmating the Lebanese Cedars putsch. In Tunis, the field is wide open for the CIA to install a candidate of its own choosing, preferably under the cover of “elections.” Twenty-three years of Ben Ali have unfortunately left Tunisia in a more atomized condition.
Why is official Washington so obsessed with the idea of overthrowing these governments? The answer has everything to do with Iran, China, and Russia. As regards Iran, the State Department policy is notoriously the attempt to assemble a united front of the entrenched Arab and Sunni regimes to be played against Shiite Iran and its various allies across the region. This had not been going well, as shown by the inability of the US to install its preferred puppet Allawi in Iraq, where the pro-Iranian Maliki seems likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future. The US desperately wants a new generation of unstable “democratic” demagogues more willing to lead their countries against Iran than the current immobile regimes have proved to be. There is also the question of Chinese economic penetration. We can be confident that any new leaders installed by the US will include in their program a rupture of economic relations with China, including especially a cutoff of oil and raw material shipments, along the lines of what Twitter revolution honcho Mir-Hossein Mousavi was reliably reported to be preparing for Iran if he had seized power there in the summer of 2009 at the head of his “Death to Russia, death to China” rent-a-mob. In addition, US hostility against Russia is undiminished, despite the cosmetic effects of the recent ratification of START II. If for example a color revolution were to come to Syria, we could be sure that the Russian naval presence at the port Tartus, which so disturbs NATO planners, would be speedily terminated. If the new regimes demonstrate hostility against Iran, China, and Russia, we would soon find that internal human rights concerns would quickly disappear from the US agenda.

Key Destabilization Operatives of the Obama Regime

For those who are keeping score, it may be useful to pinpoint some of the destabilization operatives inside the current US regime. It is of course obvious that the current wave of subversion against the Arab countries was kicked off by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her much touted speech last week in Doha, Qatar last week, when she warned assembled Arab leaders to reform their economies ( according to IMF rules) and stamp out corruption, or else face ouster.
Given the critical role of Assange and Wikileaks in the current phase, White House regulations czar Cass Sunstein must also be counted among the top putschists. We should recall that on February 24, 2007 Sunstein contributed an article entitled “A Brave New Wikiworld” to the Washington Post, in which he crowed that “, founded by dissidents in China and other nations, plans to post secret government documents and to protect them from censorship with coded software.” This was in fact the big publicity breakthrough for Assange and the debut of Wikileaks in the US mainstream press — all thanks to current White House official Sunstein. May we not assume that Sunstein represents the White House contact man and controller for the Wikileaks operation?

Every Tree in the Arab Forest Might Fall

Another figure worthy of mention is Robert Malley, a well-known US left-cover operative who currently heads the Middle East and North Africa program at the International Crisis Group (ICG), an organization reputed to run on money coughed up by George Soros and tactics dreamed up from Zbigniew Brzezinski. Malley was controversial during the 2008 presidential campaign because of the anti-Israeli posturing he affects, the better to dupe the Arab leaders he targets. Malley told the Washington Post of January 16, 2011 that every tree in the Arab forest could now be about to fall: “We could go through the list of Arab leaders looking in the mirror right now and very few would not be on the list.” Arab governments would be well advised to keep an eye on ICG operatives in their countries.
Czar Cass Sunstein is now married to Samantha Power, who currently works in the White House National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director (boss) of the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights – the precise bureaucratic home of destabilization operations like the one in Tunisia. Power, like Malley, is a veteran of the US intelligence community’s “human rights” division, which is a past master of using legitimate beefs about repression to to replace old US clients with new puppets in a never-ending process of restless subversion. Both Malley and Power were forced to tender pro forma resignations during the Obama presidential campaign of 2008 – Malley for talking to Hamas, and Power for an obscene tirade against Hillary Clinton, who is now her bureaucratic rival.

Advice to Arab Governments, Political Forces, Trade Unions

The Arab world needs to learn a few fundamental lessons about the mechanics of CIA color revolutions, lest they replicate the tragic experience of Georgia, Ukraine, and so many others. In today’s impoverished world of economic depression, a reform program capable of defending national interests against the rapacious forces of financial globalization is the number one imperative.
Accordingly, Arab governments must immediately expel all officials of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and their subset of lending institutions. Arab countries which are currently under the yoke of IMF conditionalities (notably Egypt and Jordan among the Arabs, and Pakistan among the Moslem states) must unilaterally and immediately throw them off and reassert their national sovereignty. Every Arab state should unilaterally and immediately declare a debt moratorium in the form of an open-ended freeze on all payments of interest and principal of international financial debt in the Argentine manner, starting with sums allegedly owed to the IMF-World Bank. The assets of foreign multinational monopolistic firms, especially oil companies, should be seized as the situation requires. Basic food staples and fuels should be subjected to price controls, with draconian penalties for speculation, including by way of derivatives. Dirigist measures such as protective tariffs and food price subsidies can be quickly introduced. Food production needs to be promoted by production and import bounties, as well as by international barter deals. National grain stockpiles must be quickly constituted. Capital controls and exchange controls are likely to be needed to prevent speculative attacks on national currencies by foreign hedge funds acting with the ulterior political motives of overthrowing national governments. Most important, central banks must be nationalized and reconverted to a policy of 0% credit for domestic infrastructure, agriculture, housing, and physical commodity production, with special measures to enhance exports. Once these reforms have been implemented, it may be time to consider the economic integration of the Arab world as an economic development community in which the foreign exchange earnings of the oil-producing states can be put to work on the basis of mutual advantage for infrastructure and hard commodity capital investment across the entire Arab world.
The alternative is an endless series of destabilizations masterminded by foreigners, and, quite possibly, terminal chaos.
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Statement issued by the Egyptian Communist Party

Statement issued by the Egyptian Communist Party

The revolution will continue until the demands of the masses are achieved
Statement issued by the Egyptian Communist Party
The revolution will continue until the demands

of the masses are achieved
The hour of truth is near and the decisive moment has arrived when the Egyptian people pronounce their final word asserting the need to bring down Mubarak and change his regime. It seems that the life of the regime of tyranny (..) especially that its American masters have taken their hands off in the wake of the continuing revolution of the people and its escalation everywhere in Egypt.
The millions of people who have come out today to demand the departure of Mubark will ensure the defeat of all the conspiracies of the dictator and his gang who aim to thwart the revolution and to circumvent it.
The agreement to form a committee that enjoys the confidence of the people and the demonstrators is a critical issue for achieving the political, economic and social demands of the revolution. And we stress the basic demands approved by the patriotic forces represented in the people’s parliament:

1 – The removal of Mubarak and the formation of a presidential council for a transitional period of specified duration.
2 – The formation of a coalition government that assumes the management of the country during the transitional period.
3 – To call for the formation of an elected constituent assembly to draft a new constitution for the country, based on the principle of the sovereignty of the nation and ensuring the devolution of power within the framework of a just democratic civil state.
4 – To prosecute those responsible for hundreds killed and injured among the martyrs of the Revolution and victims of security oppression, as well as prosecuting those responsible for plundering the wealth of the Egyptian people.
Long live the revolution of the Egyptian people
Cairo – 1st February 2011

5 Responses to “Statement issued by the Egyptian Communist Party”

  1. To the Egyptian Communist Party
    Dear friends
    this is the first time we contact you and this of course happens in very meaningful and imporant days, days that already became history for the people in your country.
    First of all, we want to express our solidarity and respect with the Egyptian people, who went out to the streets without sleep and rest to fight for their longings of a
    democratic state without exploitation. The last days have shown once again, that there are no arms and no power in the world, stronger than the unity of the peoples.
    We also want to speak out our condolences for all the martyrs and heros, who lost their lives during the battles.
    Since the issue “unity of the peoples” is a very important cause for the revolutionary, progressive movement in Turkey, we want to send you the invitation of the
    People’s Front, who will organize its 2nd International Symposium “Unity of the peoples against imperialist aggression”, in Istanbul, from 25-27 February, 2011.
    It would be a great honor for the organizers, if your Party could send a delegate to this important meeting. Of course the costs for your travel, accomodation and
    catering will be carried by the organisation.
    Below, you can read the program for the international symposium, to which we expect different organisations and movements from Europe, Middle East and Latin America.
    Due to the special developments in your country, as well as in Tunesia (from where we also want to invite the communist workers party and a trade union), there should be
    certainly a program point about the recent development in your countries.
    Please let us know as soon as possible, if you want to accept this invitation and be sure about our continuous support for your cause.
    Best greetings
    on behalf of the International Platform against Isolation
    and the People’s Front
    I N V I T A T I O N
    2nd International Symposium
    organized by the People’s Front / Turkey
    Istanbul, 25-26-27 February 2011
    Program for the symposium
    Some Means of Imperialism and Popular Resistances
    1st Session
    Isolation in Prisons, isolation methods, the aims of isolation and examples of resistance.
    To destroy by decomposition… Corruption like politic to make obey.
    Struggle against americanisation, degeneration and our alternatives.
    The importance of imperialist attacks against the right of resistance. Examples
    2nd Session
    Migrant politics in Europe, The rise in racism and chauvinism.
    Siege, law sanction and politics of embargo, its legality, its humanism, its aims, its results.
    Imperialist military occupations, its aims and the attitude of revolutionaries.
    3rd Session
    Imperialist blacklists, terror laws and alternatives of the peoples.
    Thinking with our own brain, speaking our own language. Psychological war and our refuges.
    The Evaluation of the People’s Resistance
    4th Session
    How are the attacks and resistances in Middle East? What are our duties?
    Iraq, Afghanistan
    5th Session
    The truth of fascism in Turkey and AKP.
    Turkey and region politics of imperialism and AKP
    Struggle in Turkey against Imperialism and AKP’s politics.
    6th Session
    The economical attacks of Imperialism in Europe (precarity, work without guarantee etc…)
    The crisis of Capitalism, yellow trade unionism and revolutionary alternatives
    The crisis of Capitalism and chauvinism.
    7th Session
    The rising resistance of the Latin American peoples.
    Revolutionary alternative.
    Anti- imperialist attitudes.
    It is a Duty to Obtain the People’s Unity
    8th Session
    Unity experiences at National level.
    International experiences for the unity of peoples.
    Political and organizational Principles which must be essentials for the unities.
    The mistakes that need to be avoided for unity.

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08CAIRO2572 2008-12-30 09:09 SECRET Embassy Cairo
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R 300909Z DEC 08
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 CAIRO 002572 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/30/2028 
REF: A. CAIRO 2462 
     B. CAIRO 2454 
     C. CAIRO 2431 
Classified By: ECPO A/Mincouns Catherine Hill-Herndon for reason 1.4 (d 
1. (C) Summary and comment:  On December 23, April 6 activist 
Ahmed Saleh expressed satisfaction with his participation in 
the December 3-5 "Alliance of Youth Movements Summit," and 
with his subsequent meetings with USG officials, on Capitol 
Hill, and with think tanks.  He described how State Security 
(SSIS) detained him at the Cairo airport upon his return and 
confiscated his notes for his summit presentation calling for 
democratic change in Egypt, and his schedule for his 
Congressional meetings.  Saleh contended that the GOE will 
never undertake significant reform, and therefore, Egyptians 
need to replace the current regime with a parliamentary 
democracy.  He alleged that several opposition parties and 
movements have accepted an unwritten plan for democratic 
transition by 2011; we are doubtful of this claim.  Saleh 
said that although SSIS recently released two April 6 
activists, it also arrested three additional group members. 
We have pressed the MFA for the release of these April 6 
activists.  April 6's stated goal of replacing the current 
regime with a parliamentary democracy prior to the 2011 
presidential elections is highly unrealistic, and is not 
supported by the mainstream opposition.  End summary and 
Satisfaction with the Summit 
2. (C) Saleh expressed satisfaction with the December 3-5 
"Alliance of Youth Movements Summit" in New York, noting that 
he was able to meet activists from other countries and 
outline his movement's goals for democratic change in Egypt. 
He told us that the other activists at the summit were very 
supportive, and that some even offered to hold public 
demonstrations in support of Egyptian democracy in their 
countries, with Saleh as an invited guest.  Saleh said he 
discussed with the other activists how April 6 members could 
more effectively evade harassment and surveillance from SSIS 
with technical upgrades, such as consistently alternating 
computer "simcards."  However, Saleh lamented to us that 
because most April 6 members do not own computers, this 
tactic would be impossible to implement.  Saleh was 
appreciative of the successful efforts by the Department and 
the summit organizers to protect his identity at the summit, 
and told us that his name was never mentioned publicly. 
A Cold Welcome Home 
3. (S) Saleh told us that SSIS detained and searched him at 
the Cairo Airport on December 18 upon his return from the 
U.S.  According to Saleh, SSIS found and confiscated two 
documents in his luggage:  notes for his presentation at the 
summit that described April 6's demands for democratic 
transition in Egypt, and a schedule of his Capitol Hill 
meetings.  Saleh described how the SSIS officer told him that 
State Security is compiling a file on him, and that the 
officer's superiors instructed him to file a report on 
Saleh's most recent activities. 
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4. (C) Saleh described his Washington appointments as 
positive, saying that on the Hill he met with Rep. Edward 
Royce, a variety of House staff members, including from the 
offices of Rep. Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Rep. Wolf (R-VA), and 
with two Senate staffers.  Saleh also noted that he met with 
several think tank members.  Saleh said that Rep. Wolf's 
office invited him to speak at a late January Congressional 
hearing on House Resolution 1303 regarding religious and 
political freedom in Egypt.  Saleh told us he is interested 
in attending, but conceded he is unsure whether he will have 
the funds to make the trip.  He indicated to us that he has 
not been focusing on his work as a "fixer" for journalists, 
due to his preoccupation with his U.S. trip. 
5. (C) Saleh described how he tried to convince his 
Washington interlocutors that the USG should pressure the GOE 
to implement significant reforms by threatening to reveal 
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information about GOE officials' alleged "illegal" off-shore 
bank accounts.  He hoped that the U.S. and the international 
community would freeze these bank accounts, like the accounts 
of Zimbabwean President Mugabe's confidantes.  Saleh said he 
wants to convince the USG that Mubarak is worse than Mugabe 
and that the GOE will never accept democratic reform.  Saleh 
asserted that Mubarak derives his legitimacy from U.S. 
support, and therefore charged the U.S. with "being 
responsible" for Mubarak's "crimes."  He accused NGOs working 
on political and economic reform of living in a "fantasy 
world," and not recognizing that Mubarak -- "the head of the 
snake" -- must step aside to enable democracy to take root. 
6. (C) Saleh claimed that several opposition forces -- 
including the Wafd, Nasserite, Karama and Tagammu parties, 
and the Muslim Brotherhood, Kifaya, and Revolutionary 
Socialist movements -- have agreed to support an unwritten 
plan for a transition to a parliamentary democracy, involving 
a weakened presidency and an empowered prime minister and 
parliament, before the scheduled 2011 presidential elections 
(ref C).  According to Saleh, the opposition is interested in 
receiving support from the army and the police for a 
transitional government prior to the 2011 elections.  Saleh 
asserted that this plan is so sensitive it cannot be written 
down.  (Comment:  We have no information to corroborate that 
these parties and movements have agreed to the unrealistic 
plan Saleh has outlined.  Per ref C, Saleh previously told us 
that this plan was publicly available on the internet.  End 
7. (C) Saleh said that the GOE has recently been cracking 
down on the April 6 movement by arresting its members.  Saleh 
noted that although SSIS had released Ahmed Sharaf and Nour 
Hamdy "in the past few days," it had arrested three other 
members.  (Note:  On December 14, we pressed the MFA for the 
release of Sharaf and Hamdy, and on December 28 we asked the 
MFA for the GOE to release the additional three activists. 
End note.)  Saleh conceded that April 6 has no feasible plans 
for future activities.  The group would like to call for 
another strike on April 6, 2009, but realizes this would be 
"impossible" due to SSIS interference, Saleh said.  He 
lamented that the GOE has driven the group's leadership 
underground, and that one of its leaders, Ahmed Maher, has 
been in hiding for the past week. 
8. (C) Comment:  Saleh offered no roadmap of concrete steps 
toward April 6's highly unrealistic goal of replacing the 
current regime with a parliamentary democracy prior to the 
2011 presidential elections.  Most opposition parties and 
independent NGOs work toward achieving tangible, incremental 
reform within the current political context, even if they may 
be pessimistic about their chances of success.  Saleh's 
wholesale rejection of such an approach places him outside 
this mainstream of opposition politicians and activists. 
As Egypt Burns
Where's Obama's CIA Director?

By Cliff Kincaid
The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein, a very good writer on intelligence and security matters, is wondering in print what the CIA is doing in Egypt.  He writes, “Most historians agree that the CIA was largely in the dark when anti-American students, radical Islamists and mullahs ignited street protests in Tehran because the U.S.-backed shah had forbidden the CIA to have contact with opposition groups. The CIA can’t let that happen again in Egypt, intelligence veterans say -- and it probably isn’t.”

Panetta and Obama
The word “probably” is of course ambiguous. He did note that, two years ago, Emile Nakhleh, the former head of the CIA’s political Islam strategic analysis program, had said the United States should be “reaching out” to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, as well as Hamas and Hezbollah, to find “common ground.” Hamas and Hezbollah are officially designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the U.S. Department of State.
Nakhleh, who retired in 2006, is the author of A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World.
Despite Stein’s claim that the CIA is “probably” on top of the situation, Nakhleh wrote in the Financial Times after the protests in Egypt began that “US policymakers were caught just as off guard in 1978 [during the uprising against the shah] as they were last week.”
But rather than being in the dark about what is happening in Egypt, the CIA may be on the side of radical forces in the country and the region. 
Conservatives have mostly been critical of WikiLeaks for releasing classified and sensitive U.S. Government cables. But that may change with the release of a U.S. Government document that indicates U.S. knowledge of a plot to destabilize Egypt by laying the groundwork for a new government that would include members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Revolutionary Socialists. This sounds suspiciously like the Obama Administration’s policy.
In this case, WikiLeaks’ disclosure may serve a real public interest and generate enough of a backlash to save Egypt from a fate far worse than Hosni Mubarak’s government. Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy has been tireless in trying to inform the media about the Obama’s Administration’s new Egyptian partner -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- by appearing on programs like Hannity on Fox News. 
Interestingly, the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt have been joined by the Egyptian Communist Party, which issued a statement declaring, “The revolution will continue until the demands of the masses are achieved.” The statement asserted that the Egyptian government’s “American masters” have “taken their hands off in the wake of the continuing revolution of the people and its escalation everywhere in Egypt.”
Obama’s CIA Director, Leon Panetta, was nominated for the job despite his lack of experience in intelligence matters. His primary qualification was having served as a left-wing former Congressman before becoming President Clinton’s chief-of-staff. 
“Our first responsibility is to prevent surprises,” said Panetta during his Senate confirmation hearings. But when asked if he were aware that then- Director
of National Intelligence Dennis Blair had selected former Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch, a known security risk, to serve in a sensitive position on an intelligence advisory panel, Panetta said, “I’m not aware of that.”
For the purposes of historical accuracy, here’s the exchange which took place between Senator Tom Coburn and Panetta:
Coburn: Are you aware that former DCI John Deutch, who in 2001 had his security clearances revoked and received a pardon for mishandling highly classified information, do you realize that he has recently been asked by DNI Director Blair to serve in a fairly sensitive position on an advisory panel overseeing our most sensitive intelligence overhead architecture?
Panetta: I’m not aware of that.
Coburn: Do you think that’s appropriate?
Panetta: I think I’d have to sit down and talk with Admiral Blair about just exactly what he had in mind.
Coburn: What kind of message do you think that appointment sends to the men and women of the CIA, who work every day to collect and protect the most sensitive intelligence?
Panetta: Again, Senator, because, this is the first time I’ve heard that, I don’t want to jump to any quick conclusions about what the Admiral may or may not have had in mind, but clearly this is something I need to talk to him about.
Senator Christopher Bond, then Vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said that Deutch “caused grave damage to our national security” and was “a known counterintelligence risk.”
Nevertheless, Panetta’s ignorance was not held against him and he was confirmed as CIA director by unanimous consent.
Deutch returned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a professor, joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a foreign policy expert, and is now described as an adviser to several energy companies.

Security risk John Deutch

WikiLeaks: U.S. Government Behind Egypt Revolution?

The Telegraph is reporting that WikiLeaks documents suggest the Egyptian revolution was encouraged by  a U.S. government that was still publicly propping up Mubarak’s regime. Is there truth in the suggestion?
Egypt protests WikiLeaks: U.S. Government Behind Egypt Revolution?
The Telegraph article makes the assertion that the U.S. government is fully behind the Egyptian revolution and that the WikiLeaks documents prove it.
It wouldn’t be particularly surprising if the U.S. government or the CIA were meddling in Egypt, but it would be rather curious in light of the fact the U.S. government spends about $1.5 billion annually on Mubarak’s regime, propping him up for 30 years, thereby creating somewhat of a peaceful buffer in the Middle East for our protectorate Israel.
The WikiLeaks documents reveal a secret U.S. communique from the Embassy in Cairo to Washington in 2008, in which an anonymous Egyptian dissident is discussed relative to his participation in the April 6th Youth Movement of that year.
Would it not be counter-intuitive for the U.S. government to keep funding Mubarak while they secretly explore options of deposing the Egyptian dictator? If not, what does the U.S. stand to gain if it loses an ally in its fight against Al Qaeda and Muslim extremists?
While it might be baffling, this is not the first time our government has sought to bring down one of our puppet dictators (see: Manuel Noriega). Did the human and civil rights abuses become just too much for the U.S. to ignore?
According to the WikiLeaks documents, the anonymous dissident (call him ‘X’), attended the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit. The Alliance’s mission, as stated on their website is:
“ is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping grassroots activists to build their capacity and make a greater impact on the world. Through the use of new technologies, grassroots activists have more capacity than ever to make change in their communities. Yet wired social movements continue to grapple with the challenges of scaling and sustaining themselves over time.”
The Alliance is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Facebook, Google, Pepsi, MSNBC and the Columbia Law School, among others. So, it would seem the Telegraph is correct in making the connection between X and the U.S. government by way of the State Department.
It should be noted that George W. Bush was President at the time of X’s interaction with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and with “his subsequent meetings with USG officials, on Capitol Hill, and with think tanks.”
How does an Egyptian dissident have such high-level contact with officials at embassies, in Washington and with various un-named think tanks? Who spoke to X? Who are the think tanks? Why was X meeting with U.S. officials even as the U.S. was publicly supporting Mubarak’s regime?
After X returned from the Alliance summit, Egypt’s State Security (SSIS) detained him and confiscated his notes from the summit meeting and his ‘schedule for his congressional meetings.’ X was meeting with members of Congress? Something’s not right here.
The secret documents note that X recommended regime change because Mubarak would not “undertake significant reform.”
The following sentence is the most telling, however, with the Embassy officials stating, “He alleged that several opposition parties and movements have accepted an unwritten plan for democratic transition by 2011; we are doubtful of this claim.”
The notes go on to say, “April 6′s stated goal of replacing the current regime with a parliamentary democracy prior to the 2011 presidential elections is highly unrealistic, and is not supported by the mainstream opposition.”
So, the U.S. government is courting X but doesn’t believe that a democratic transition could be pulled off in 2011.
Fast forward approximately two years and this a very real possibility in Egypt. Which is more probable: X and other dissidents went ahead without U.S. government support in the January uprising, or the U.S. government has always been involved? Maybe U.S. officials changed their tune after the initial doubt highlighted in this document.
One of the more interesting comments made by X is paraphrased in the secret document:
“[X] asserted that Mubarak derives his legitimacy from U.S. support, and therefore charged the U.S. with ‘being responsible’ for Mubarak’s ‘crimes.’”
X: calling it like it is.
But, roughly two years passed between the date of this secret document detailing X’s thoughts on an Egyptian democratic revolution and this year’s January uprising. Did U.S. eventually support dissidents like X?
A recent televised report on Al Jazeera had youth activists claiming U.S. support was irrelevant.
This isn’t proof of U.S. involvement as the Telegraph suggests, but it certainly makes one wonder if they’ve been behind the scenes manipulating events.


Deep Silver Issues Comprehensive Statement On YouTube Copyright Claims

Publisher Deep Silver, who has been among the most friendly to YouTube creators, has issued a comprehensive statement following the wave of copyright claims. The statement specifically addresses three parties that have been making a number of claims on Deep Silver titles and those of other publishers.
“We have been working with YouTube to resolve various issues that have plagued the YouTube gaming community this week, as soon as we learned about what was going on,” the statement reads.
It goes on to state that a YouTube channel by the name of 4GamerMovie has filed a number of illegitimate claims. Those have reportedly been lifted. Should any remain in place, Deep Silver asks that users contact the publisher via Twitter (@DeepSilver).
Additionally, two groups names IDOL (which we mentioned in our coverage earlier) and Shock Entertainment Pty are laying claim to videos. These companies allegedly represent music interests, yet some of the claims are video-related. YouTube has been alerted by Deep Silver, though the claims are not restricted to that publisher’s content.
Finally, it appears that THQ is laying claim to some content. If you are the recipient of a notice filed by that now-defunct organization for properties now owned by Deep Silver (Saints Row, Metro), please alert the publisher via Twitter with the link.
“Deep Silver has no intention of preventing players, who like to create gaming content on YouTube using our games, from doing so,” the statement reads. “Nor do we seek to block any videos of the kind. This includes Let's Play, Walkthrough, Review, or other edited or commentated videos that are monetized by a player. Whether your opinion of our games is positive or negative in your YouTube video, it is not our right as a games publisher to infringe on your basic right to voice your opinion freely using a public platform.”
In short, if you’re using Deep Silver games as the basis for YouTube content, you’re in good shape. Other publishers, including Ubisoft, Blizzard, and Capcom, have also stepped up to reassure YouTube creators.
“You will not be alone in this, whatever changes may come,” Deep Silver writes. Within the games industry, including at our competitors, there are many who share this vision.”
[Source: @DeepSilver]

Additionally, two groups names IDOL (which we mentioned in our coverage earlier) and Shock Entertainment Pty are laying claim to videos. These companies allegedly represent music interests, yet some of the claims are video-related. YouTube has been alerted by Deep Silver, though the claims are not restricted to that publisher’s content.