Category Archives: Political Change


She will be involved in organizing a homecoming for graduates from her all-girls high school. Was involved in an earlier one, and people remember how good she was. This time, the fundraising objective will be to raise enough money so … Continue reading

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Seems that when a totalitarian leader has started to commit atrocities, there is no turning back, and rarely any possibility of voluntary departure. Increasing focus on destruction of enemies and limited trust of those who are supposedly close. Presumption as … Continue reading

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We’re having to rebuild the nation again. It was our father’s generation that was given all the wealth. Now we find there’s nothing left. I do sometimes think “how did we end up here?” Marcus Stephen, then President of Nauru, … Continue reading

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Turkey, Not Tunisia

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, made a comment in relation to my thoughts on political change in Libya. He talked about the “election of the Turks”. I assumed he meant Tunisia, and so edited his comment, and added a link. … Continue reading

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Sirtefied IV: What Institution-Building?

Libya was declared liberated yesterday, at the same time that it was declared by interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil that Shariah would be Libya’s principal law: Any law that violates Shariah is null and void legally. Within the limits of … Continue reading

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Easy Occupation II

So easy, so easy. Canadian politicians lining up to support the “Occupy (name your city)” protesters. Peggy Nash of the New Democratic Party–and the party’s Finance Critic, no less, saying that “I think what the Occupation movement is expressing is … Continue reading

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Sirtefied III

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are now all calling for an investigation into the circumstances of the death of Moammar Gadhafi. Seems a bit off the mark; wasn’t what was happening in … Continue reading

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Sirtefied II

The images of him being dragged, alive, into the crowd: The animal-like sounds of the crowd, accompanied by the screaming of “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”), being an obscene religious perversion, within my limited understanding of the religion. Reminds me … Continue reading

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Reports of Gaddafi’s compound in his hometown of Sirte being bombed today by the British, in circumstances where NATO’s bombing operations in Libya are under Canadian command. I thought that the UN Security Council Resolution was such that any bombing … Continue reading

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