Friday, 4 February 2011

Mubarak´s and Ben Ali´s parties were members of the Socialist International

This is how the Socialist international defines itself:

PROGRESSIVE POLITICS for a fairer world

The Socialist International is the worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties. It currently brings together close to 170 political parties and organisations from all continents. (List of members in full)

If you click the present list of members, you will not find dictator Mubarak´s National Democratic Party or  Ben Ali´s  Tunisian Constitutional Democratic Assembly among the members. However, until the 31 January Mubarak and his party were highly regarded members of this socialist elite group priding itself on working "for a fairer world". Ben Ali and his party belonged to the Socialist Interntional until 17 January.

That it took popular uprisings to remove the two dictators from the "progressive" club says something about the socialist brotherhood.

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