My Bookmarx 11/17/2011
17 نوفمبر 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
www.outlookindia.com | Walking With The Comrades
There are many ways to describe Dantewada. It’s an oxymoron. It’s a border town smack in the heart of India. It’s the epicentre of a war. It’s an upside down, inside out town.
Arundhati Roy: “The people are under siege” « Revolution in South Asia
The country that I live in is becoming more and more repressive, more and more of a police state…. India is hardening as a state. It has to continue to give the impression of being a messy, cuddly democracy but actually what’s going on outside the arc lights is really desperate.
Egypt’s pound has a distressed future | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com
Investors are betting against the Egyptian pound, expressing their belief that it is soon to take a dive through the futures market while the spot market is held up by Egyptian government support.
Creditors, Dictators and IMF “Economic Medicine”: Obama and the G8’s Fake Pledge to Egypt
Obama’s much publicized speech on 19th of May in which $1bn of aid to Egypt was pledged is a deception of the nature and object of the proposed transferal of funds.
Citadel Capital receives $150m boost from US agency
Citadel Capital, the Egyptian private equity firm whose future became uncertain after the downfall of President Mubarak in February, has been given a $150m helping hand from a US government agency to “support the economic and political transformation of the Arab Spring”.
What will Africa export if it leases farmland to Arabs? – Politics and policy |businessdailyafrica.com
When Citadel Capital announced its plan to open an eastern Africa office in Nairobi by January this year, there was little excitement even as the Egyptian firm went ahead to explain that its interest in the region will extend to food transport.
مؤسسة أوبيك الأمريكية OPIC توافق على منح حزمة تمويل جديدة لشركة القلعة ش.م.م. بقيمة 150 مليون دولار | شركة القلعة القابضة للأستثمارات المالية
تلقت شركة القلعة ش.م.م. الشركة المقيدة في البورصة المصرية تحت كود CCAP.CA)) والرائدة في مجال الاستثمار المباشر في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا وتبلغ قيمة استثماراتها 8.7 مليار دولار أمريكي، الموافقة الرسمية من مجلس إدارة مؤسسة أوبيك الأمريكية Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)، ذراع الحكومة الأمريكية للتمويل التنموي، على تقديم حزمة تمويل جديدة مدتها 10 سنوات بقيمة 150 مليون دولار أمريكي (900 مليون جم) سيتم استثمار 125 مليون دولار (720 مليون جنيه) منها في مصر.
OPIC Board Approves $150 Million for Investment in Egypt and MENA Region | OPIC: Overseas Private Investment Corporation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Egypt’s fledgling democracy received a significant boost from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, when OPIC’s Board of Directors approved $150 million in financing for investment in such critical sectors as consumer foods, manufacturing and financial services.
UN agency releases new estimate of refugees in Egypt | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today’s News from Egypt
The total number of refugees and asylum-seekers registered at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Cairo reached 44,070, the UNHCR announced Tuesday.
Athens Polytechnic, 14 to 17 November 1973: When 350 dreamer-adventurers created the biggest defeat of the postwar labour movement | A Division by Zer0
The below is a very thorough and interesting article on the Polytechnic occupation/uprising that was written by Gatouleas in Greek. It was so good that I decided to translate this to English so that more people may learn this important part of Greek anti-capitalist and freedom fighting history.
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