Don't Shout at the Telly: The Coup in Egypt

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While Western politicians have massaged their own moral standing by threatening to bomb Syria, it is worth remembering their contempt for people in the Middle East and love of military dictatorships in general. By failing to call a coup a coup, the West gave the Egyptian military the green light to massacre hundreds of protestors on the streets. Filmed just before the massacre, in this revealing on-the-sofa discussion, Middle East expert Karl Sharro explains the gross betrayal of democratic ideals and huge setback that the coup represents. Despite the inspiration the Arab Spring provided, with the fall of Mubarak in 2011, the seeds of this horrific outcome were there, he explains, in the lack of leadership or political vision. It is astonishing to learn that even so-called liberals now believe Egyptians who are illiterate should lose their right to vote. Today’s military power in Egypt, much loved by Tony Blair, is a disaster for the Egyptian people, Sharro tells us. Looking to the army as political arbiter can never advance democracy.

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This is very interesting, taking the myth off fast food. This means fast food can be delicious and healthy. We have varieties of foods from different parts of the world which can beneficial to our bodies. This is good to know.
By clickuse 3 years ago
Thank God we have supermarkets and lots of choice of food compared to the past. Fast food should be a cause for some celebration too. We get told that burgers are junk food but they are really quite nutritious and tasty. I often wonder what some TV chefs are on and oh yes there was the ‘slow food’ movement, how odd. It’s like a question of go back in time or go forward.
By andrew hirst 3 years ago
Great short doc - Fast food I love it...& good point re racial slur of so called trash people now expressed through food ie 'those other people who eat the wrong food'
By lovinitalot 3 years ago
Fantastic video - concise, well presented and engaging. I especially loved the idea that tomato ketchup is more nutritious than an apple!
By rwharris82 3 years ago