Military Violence against civilians in Egypt: 12/17/2011 – Link to live video

Sad news: The military in Egypt has attacked protesters. Nine people are dead.

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Link to a story at Vancouver Sun: here.
Protesters are returning to Tahrir Square.

A step in the direction of lifting the blockade of Gaza – Egypt opens borders again

(excerpt from) The Guardian UK
Egypt to open Gaza border crossing

…Hundreds of Palestinians are expected to head to the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt on Saturday to take advantage of the first free passage out of the blockaded territory in almost four years. Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Egypt, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation

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The untold story of how an FOR comic book helped inspire Egyptian revolutionaries.

In the midst of this week’s remarkable and inspirational revolution in Egypt have been the voices of a community of young bloggers who have been laying the groundwork for change in their country. While the Egyptian government is now attempting desperately to crack down on all non-state-controlled media outlets, these activists have been using different forms of communications tools to build upon a message of nonviolent change they have been promoting for months and years.

via Martin Luther King, Egypt, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation | Fellowship of Reconciliation.

From Tahrir to Wisconsin (via Politirature)

From Tahrir to Wisconsin Dear activists, protesters & workers from Wisconsin, Ohio and other states, I was truly touched by your hundreds of thoughts and comments on my photos  from Tahrir holding that sign. I thank each and everyone of you, even those who  thought the photos were shopped, but I have few things to say. I’m an Egyptian ordinary young man, activist and Engineering student. I turned 21  years old last December, I love to read and write using both Arabic … Read More

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Mubarak Ousted! Two Down, Twenty To Go . . . (via The War Resisters League Blog)

Mubarak Ousted! Two Down, Twenty To Go . . . “The people have brought down the regime!” was a cry heard around the world when on Friday, February 11th, 18 days of unrelenting non-violent protest finally forced the end of Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year, US backed rule over Egypt. Ecstatic jubilation filled Cairo’s Midan al-Tahrir (Liberation Square), which had become one of the central sites of massive, nearly 24 hour demonstrations. Demonstrator after demonstrator called their feelings as “indescr … Read More

via The War Resisters League Blog

Green Party celebrates Egyptian democratic victory, Asserts new government must be Egyptian, not US

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US Green Party celebrates Egypt’s giant step towards democracy, asserts that the Egyptian people must build a new government according to their own interests, not US strategic demands

The Green Party of the United States congratulated the Egyptian people and called President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation a huge step towards democracy, human rights, and stability for their country.

Romi Elnagar, member of the Green Party of Louisiana and wife and mother of Egyptian-Americans said:

The Egyptian revolution is a victory for the people of Egypt, and also the victory for an idea — the idea that violent regimes can be overthrown through nonviolent means. While police and rampaging pro-Mubarak thugs killed 350 and injured thousands more, the protesters themselves remained overwhelmingly peaceful.

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Mubarak resigned. Amnesty describes “Obama and Egypt: The Window for Action Remains Open”

Full post, including a list of five demands that the Obama administration (and everyone) should make on the people controlling Egypt at the link: here.

Obama and Egypt: The Window for Action Remains Open

Hosni Mubarak’s stubborn pride and imperious manner made change in Egypt personal, but he was right in his speech Thursday when he said it was not about him.  It is about bringing about institutional and constitutional change that will embed and protect democratic and human rights for all of Egypt.

That means that after a day of celebrating Mubarak’s resignation, the protesters are cognizant enough that there is hard and important work to be done.  And that means President Obama still has one more chance to do what’s right for Egypt and for the United States.

Human rights activists and the Egyptian protesters have been rightly disappointed so far in his muddled and wavering message and policy…

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