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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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Egypt protest hero Wael Ghonim barred from stage

Google executive Wael Ghonim, who emerged as a leading voice in Egypt's uprising, was barred from the stage in Tahrir Square on Friday by security guards, an AFP photographer said. Ghonim tried to take the stage in Tahrir, the epicentre of anti-regime protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, b
ut men who appeared to be guarding influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi barred him from doing so.


Once banned from Egypt,Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Banned Qaradawi returns to lead Friday prayers in Egypt

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Without,Google executive Wael Ghonim, this revolution could/may have never taken place, with that in mind, Obama holds Silicon Valley summit with tech tycoons

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, 02/17/2011
Obama holds Silicon Valley summit with tech tycoons

WOODSIDE, Calif. -- President Obama traveled Thursday night to northern California for an evening meeting with a group of Silicon Valley chief executives, among them Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and Steve Jobs, the ailing head of Apple.

The closed-door session with 12 technology leaders was held at the home of John Doerr, a partner at the major Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Others in the room include Oracle founder and chief executive Larry Ellison, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

Although some in the business world have had an often-tense relationship with Obama, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the president has been popular in Silicon Valley.

Obama attended a major fundraiser last October at the home of Google executive Marissa Mayer, and he met with Jobs on that same swing. Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, campaigned for Obama in 2008 and has served as an informal adviser on economic issues since then. And Doerr, a longtime Democratic donor, has served on the president's Economic Recovery Advisory Board for the last two years.


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edit on 092828p://bFriday2011 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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Could you link to the story on Ghonim being barred from the staged, please?



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
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Could you link to the story on Ghonim being barred from the staged, please?


opps sorry

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Egypt protest hero Wael Ghonim barred from stage
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Google executive Wael Ghonim, who emerged as a leading voice in Egypt's uprising, was barred from the stage in Tahrir Square on Friday by security guards, an AFP photographer said. Ghonim tried to take the stage in Tahrir, the epicentre of anti-regime protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, b
ut men who appeared to be guarding influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi barred him from doing so.

Ghonim, who was angered by the episode, then left the square with his face hidden by an Egyptian flag.

Qaradawi gave a Friday sermon in the square, where hundreds of thousands of people gathered a week after Mubarak's fall, in which he called for Arab leaders to listen to their people.

Ghonim, Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, administered a Facebook page that helped spark the uprising that toppled Mubarak's regime.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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Marvelous... ban him from stage but allow a contrversial sheik with ties to muslim brotherhood take the stage...



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
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Marvelous... ban him from stage but allow a contrversial sheik with ties to muslim brotherhood take the stage...


Doesn't surprise me, basically what I expected.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Originally posted by Xcathdra
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Marvelous... ban him from stage but allow a contrversial sheik with ties to muslim brotherhood take the stage...


Doesn't surprise me, basically what I expected.


It has nothing to do with that. Why are some of you so paranoid about the Muslin Brotherhood? Google is an American company. America is not very popular with the Egyptians at the moment because it supported Barak's oppression of the Egyptian people for so long. Working for an American company makes the guy look like a servant of Washington. So the organizers stopped him from coming onto the stage because they were concerned that he would be booed by the crowd.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Don’t Be Evil? 10 Ways In Which Google Runs The World

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posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 12:43 PM
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www.movements.org...

Google Restores Social Network in Egypt for Obama?


More on Obamas’s good friends:

In Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), the $22-billion-a-year online-advertising Goliath, Obama appears to have found a corporate kindred spirit. Google executives, led by CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are scary smart and supremely self-confident (much like the President himself), and despite their company’s growing power, they depict themselves as advocates for consumers.
The President relies on Google execs for tech and economic advice as his own regulators scrutinize the online-ad behemoth Money CNN

Because the company and administration are so like-minded, it should come as no surprise that Google executives soon found themselves assuming roles in the Obama administration.

Indeed, two of Obama’s economic tenets — support for more U.S.-educated engineers and the expansion of Internet services to poor and rural areas — grew out of a visit to Google headquarters in 2004, an encounter Obama recalls in his book “The Audacity of Hope.”
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Google managers and employees were some of the strongest supporters of candidate Obama, donating around $803,000 to his presidential campaign, according to the website OpenSecrets.org. Among corporate employees, only staffers at Goldman Sachs (GS, Fortune 500) and Microsoft (MSFT,Fortune 500) gave more.

CEO Schmidt actively stumped for the candidate and served as an informal economic adviser during the campaign, and after Obama was elected, Schmidt and other Google executives forked over $25,000 apiece to help pay for the inaugural celebration.


Updates from the arab spring
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How to use you mobile phone safely for activism,

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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He just wanted to do friday prayers and thats probably it. If these muslim sheiks attempt to hijack this revolution they will have to wake up and realize they are not what people want and they better just stick to doing friday prayers.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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thank you for posting, Dune,

Medvedev sees `fires for decades' in Arab world
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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, top ranking Russian official Igor Sechin, the country's deputy prime minister and "energy czar," pinpointed Google for what he viewed as the company's role in catalyzing the protests that rocked Egypt and led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak.


Russia blames google
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MOSCOW – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday predicted decades of instability in the Arab world if protesters whom he called fanatics come to power, adding no such scenario will be permitted at home.

Medvedev's words fall in sharp contrast with the European Union, which said in a statement on Monday that it "deplores the violence" and "repression" against the pro-democracy protesters by authorities in one of the troublespots, Libya.

Speaking at a security meeting in the Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz, Medvedev didn't name countries, but he was referring to the crisis in the Middle East and North Africa — which has brought down governments in Tunisia and Egypt and sparked protests in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, Morocco and Jordan.





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