Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movements (i.e., the Red-Green Alliance)

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Here are a number of links/articles I have collected and aggregated on the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movements, i.e., the Red-Green Alliance. You have probably received most of this from me in the past, but I have compiled it all together, since many people I talk to on Facebook haven't connected the dots. --Kurt Vangsness
Obama NSC meets with Egypt democracy advocates
November 02, 2010


"Top Obama National Security Council officials met Tuesday with a bipartisan group of Washington foreign policy experts who advocate that the United States push for more free and fair Egyptian elections.

The National Security Council’s top two senior Middle East officials Dennis Ross and Dan Shapiro, as well as the NSC’s top human rights and development/democracy officials Samantha Power and Gayle Smith attended the meeting on the Obama administration side, meeting attendees told POLITICO.

Representing the bipartisan Egypt working group at the NSC meeting Tuesday were its two co-founders, Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution and Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as the Project on Middle East Democracy’s Andrew Albertson, former Bush NSC Middle East and democracy official Elliott Abrams, Human Rights Watch’s Tom Malinowski, the Center for American Progress's Brian Katulis, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Robert Satloff."

The Egyptian April 6th movement was backed by elements in the US as well as George Soros and CAP.

Egypt protests: America's secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising
The American government secretly backed leading figures behind theEgyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.


The Shabab April 6 Movement, which was at the inaugural summit in 2008, is one of the grassroots groups that has played a role in this network of activists. As is mentioned in a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks and cited this week at The Nation, Newsweek, the New York Post and ABC News, April 6 was able to connect with other grassroots activists - who they remain connected to - at this event. That gets at the real value (hopefully!) of this website and the annual summit: helping activists to learn from each other by providing a platform and offline events that facilitate information sharing.

Maajid Nawaz
AYM Ambassador DELEGATE YEARS: 2008, 2009, 2010

AYM '10 - Maajid Nawaz Interview


Nawaz entered the spotlight in 2002 when, as part of a compulsory year abroad as part of his university degree, he travelled to Egypt and was jailed in Alexandria with two others, Ian Nisbet and Reza Pankhurst, for belonging to Hizb ut-Tahrir, a banned organization in Egypt.

During his time in the same prison he spoke at length with the Muslim Brotherhood leadership such as with Mohammed al-Badee’, who in his youth personally smuggled Qutb’s Milestones out from prison, and their spokesman Dr Essam el-Erian. He also befriended Dr Sa'ad al-Din Ibrahim and the imprisoned runner-up to Egypt's 2006 presidential elections, liberal head of the Tomorrow Party, Ayman Nur. Throughout this time, Maajid continued his studies, sitting with graduates of Cairo's al-Azhar University and Dar al-'Ulum. He specialised in the Arabic language whilst studying historical Muslim scholastics, sources of Islamic jurisprudence, Hadith historiography and the art of Qur'an recitation. He also committed half of the Qur'an to memory.

During his imprisonment in Egypt, Maajid was tortured along with his fellow prisoners. During his trial, Maajid Nawaz was adopted by Amnesty International as a "Prisoner of Conscience".

Reasons for Nawaz’s departure from Hizb ut-Tahrir were due to profound doubts. As he describes in his own words: "My journey from prison was not an easy one to make. After all, there were many reasons for why I should not leave, and very few for why I should. The one reason that I could not ignore, the one reason that grew deep inside me till it consumed me with guilt was the realisation that I was abusing my faith for a mere political project. After learning through my studies in prison that Islamism was not the religion of Islam, but rather a modern political ideology, I no longer felt guilty simply for criticising a political system inspired by 7th century norms."

The April 6 Youth Movement

In April 2009, the April 6 Youth Movement played an instrumental role in the formation of the Egyptian Coalition for Change, which called for the abrogation of all emergency laws, the drafting of a new constitution, and the annulment of the Camp David Accords (which normalized relations between Egypt and Israel in 1978). Other members of the coalition included the Kifaya movement, al-Karama, al-Wasat, and individual members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Founder Of Egypt's April 6 Movement Weighs In

The protests that brought about the downfall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were by no means spontaneous. They were weeks, months, even years in the making, says Ahmed Maher, a 30-year-old civil engineer who helped organize the April 6th Youth Movement as well as the demonstrations that toppled the Mubarak regime.

Building a Global Movement for Khilafah

Hizb ut-Tahrir to the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces: the second Camp David protector has fallen!

("Khilafat" and "Khilafah" redirect here. For the South Asian movement, see Khilafat Movement.)

The term caliphate "dominion of a caliph ('successor,')," (from the Arabic خلافة or khilāfa, Turkish: Halife ) refers to the first system of government established in Islam, and represented the political unity of the Muslim Ummah (nation). In theory, it is a constitutional republic[1] (see Constitution of Medina), meaning that the head of state (the Caliph) and other officials are dicate to the people according to Islamic law, which exercises power over their citizens. It was initially led by Muhammad's disciples as a continuation of the political system the prophet established, known as the 'rashidun caliphates'. It represented the political unity, not the theological unity of Muslims as theology was a personal matter. A "caliphate" is also a state which implements such a governmental system.

Sunni Islam dictates that the head of state, the caliph, should be selected by Shura – elected by Muslims or their representatives.[2]Followers of Shia Islam believe the caliph should be an imam descended in a line from the Ahl al-Bayt. After the Rashidun period until 1924, caliphates, sometimes two at a single time, real and illusory, were ruled by dynasties. The first dynasty was theUmayyad. This was followed by the Abbasid, the Fatimid, and finally the Ottoman Dynasty.

Hizb ut-Tahrir


Opening Statement (Part 1) Khilafah Conference - Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Session 1 | Capitalism is Doomed to Fail (Part 2) Khilafah Conference - Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Session 1 | The Suffering under Capitalism (Part 3) Khilafah Conference - Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Session 2 | Islamic Economic System (Part 4) Khilafah Conference - Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Session 2 | Ownership & Distribution of Wealth Khilafah Conference - Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Khilafah Conference - Rise of Islam - Session 3 Intro Video

Session 3 | The Global Rise of Islam (Part 6) Khilafah Conference - Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Session 3 | Role of Muslims in America (Part 7) Khilafah Conference - Hizb ut-Tahrir America

Mapping the Organizational Sources of the Global Delegitimization Campaign against Israel in the UK
by Ehud Rosen, Jerusalem Center for Public Affair

The Obama Administration Opens Formal Contacts With the Muslim Brotherhood
By Andrew C. McCarthy


"Since Mubarak’s fall, the Brotherhood has worked toward formally reestablishing Egypt’s ties with Iran and for ending the peace agreement with Israel. The Brotherhood is also behind the “Peace Flotilla” expeditions in which Islamists and Leftists join together in efforts to break Israel’s blockade against Hamas in Gaza — the American part of the effort is being spearheaded by such old Obama friends former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi, Code Pink founder Jodi Evans, and Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn — and the planned U.S. ship is called, yes, The Audacity of Hope. "

U.S. 'days of rage' heat up in NYC

The "Free Gaza" movement is backed by Noam Chomsky and Norman Finklestein (who "Asserts that the Holocaust has been exaggerated and exploited by Jews to justify Israeli human rights violations and crimes against humanity"), as well as Code Pink.

Ayers, Dohrn helped organize flotilla group

All aboard! Obama pals back violent Gaza flotilla
Activists from president's circle of friends top supporters of anti-Israel protest ships

Code Pink: flying home soon from flotilla - Greeks stopped them

Ayers, Dohrn helped organize flotilla group

IDF: Flotilla, Hamas Have Similar Funding

Frances Fox Piven and Fellow Professors Indoctrinating College Students at CUNY To Get Involved and Be Ready for Violent Street Battles & Breaking Down Capitalism

Wall Street Protest - Russell Simmon and Frances Fox Piven

One on One with Lisa Fithian @ Occupy Chicago
Infamous anarchist, Lisa Fithian led Thursday's events, attempting to disrupt the Mortgage Bankers conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The protest was one of 5 feeder allies that eventually led to the Art Institute, where protesters threw vulgar comments and screams at families entering the Art Institute.

Meet The Anarchist Leaders Behind The ‘Leaderless’ #Occupy Movement – Part One: Lisa Fithian



"The Working Families Party (WFP) (www.workingfamiliesparty.org) is New York's most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected."



"Currently composed of some 30,000 members, the Working Families Party (WFP) is a front group for ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). WFP functions as a political party in New York State and Connecticut, promoting ACORN-friendly candidates."


"In the 2004 election cycle, a new force entered New York politics: billionaire financier George Soros. The Soros-funded Drug Policy Alliance -- a drug legalization lobby through which Soros often funnels political contributions -- gave $81,500 to the Albany County District Attorney campaign of Democrat David Soares. Instead of donating the money directly, however, the Drug Policy Alliance laundered Soros' contribution through the Working Families Party -- an illegal act according to New York State law. "

Occupy Chicago Joins Destroy Israel Anti-war Peace March

Allies in War
By: David Horowitz

WSJ.com: Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy

Al-Jazeera Forum featured leaders of Hamas, CAIR, Soros organizations


"With much of the world in shock over the brutal Palestinian murders on March 12 of five members of an Israeli family, the Al-Jazeera Forum in Doha, Qatar, featured Osama Hamdan, a top member of the political bureau of Hamas, a group that considers Israeli settlers and civilians legitimate military targets.

Americans attending this event, held March 12-14, included Steve Clemons of the George Soros-funded New America Foundation."

Steve Clemons from the New America foundation speaks to Al Jazeera
March 12, 2011

The Sixth Al Jazeera
(Features Ahmed Maher who is one of the co-founders of the April 6 Youth Movement and a prominent participant in the anti-Mubarak demonstrations in Egypt in 2011.)

Egypt’s Top ‘Facebook Revolutionary’ Now Advising Occupy Wall Street

The April 6 Youth Movement


"In April 2009, the April 6 Youth Movement played an instrumental role in the formation of the Egyptian Coalition for Change, which called for the abrogation of all emergency laws, the drafting of a new constitution, and the annulment of the Camp David Accords (which normalized relations between Egypt and Israel in 1978). Other members of the coalition included the Kifaya movement, al-Karama, al-Wasat, and individual members of the Muslim Brotherhood."

Ahmed Maher at the 6th annual Al Jazeera Forum

"Ahmed Maher is one of the co-founders of the April 6 Youth Movement and a prominent participant in the anti-Mubarak demonstrations in Egypt in 2011. Bilal Randeree caught up with him at the sixth Al Jazeera Forum in Doha, March 2011."

Look who's behind uprising in Orlando
Who'da thunk this group would be pulling strings?


"A lawyer linked through the Council on American Islamic Relations to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood has been identified as the driving force behind the Occupy Orlando protests that have been staged in Johnson Park, according to a video report from Tom Trento of the Florida Security Council and The United West."

CAIR Joins Occupy Wall Street, Will Hold Friday Prayers in Zuccotti Park

Barack Obama Led #OccupyChicago - Circa 1988

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