Berlusconi’s personal entanglements leaves Italians sick - seasick. This hubristic and decadent lifestyle’s nothing new to the political arena - we’ve all seen this before abroad and here in the U.S. It’s still bloodcurdling nonetheless - perhaps he did deserve that jab to the face a few years back.
February 14, 2011, the Iranian regime rejected the protest movement's request for permission to stage demonstrations in support of the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Ignoring the ban, the movement's coordination committee has called on its supporters to take to the streets anyway.
You've Walked Like An Egyptian; now it's time to Rock The Casbah!
I'd hardly had time to catch my breath after millions of courageous Egyptians ran the Mubarak regime out of the country before the scene shifted to Algeria, where they're getting revved up to fight the Second Battle Of Algiers. Get out there and rock it, Algerians!
With the thick of the uprising taking place during internet blackout and a tiny percentage of the populace actually using them, most western news coverage still talks about the "social media" revolution. The "status update" the people demanded had nothing to do with facebook or twitter.
The European Union always proclaims the moral duty to help countries and peoples that are less developed, but while we do give aid to developing countries, we're also making sure that we keep the people in those countries out of Europe. We wouldn't want to risk our own living standards...