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.

Live Streaming on a global occupy live stream site:

You can help. Watch the live video. Be a witness.
Comment and follow action alert directions.

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

Egypt: Come witness now! Military jets flying over protestors…

Live feed via Al-Jazeera, at Common Dreams:

Oh, my…

Please witness, and support the people of Egypt.

It is 9:01 am EST/NY Time Sunday morning. Someone just said it is 4pm in Egypt, that is the beginning of the curfew.

Egyptian fighter jets are flying back and forth over the crowd in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The people are standing in defiance. But, just the sound, heard second-hand over the broadcast, is frightening and intimidating.

[Update: 9:30am: The fighter jets have stopped hovering for a little while now. The fact of the fighter jets was on Reuters at 9:20am, and I believe that with the attention, the government/military stopped for awhile. Watching seems helpful.]

I think it would help to be a pair of eyes witnessing.

In addition, I think help sending messages on social networks would help, since the government is trying to block social media.

Another recent development: The Minister of (Information? Interior?) and Minister of Defense were seen going into the main government television building, so that a message from government may be forthcoming.

I think that if you are blocked in your country from seeing the live feed, you can try to SKYPE people who have it available. Twitter and SKYPE seem to be useful tools to stay informed.


Egypt: Action Alert from Amnesty International USA

Note: On Feb 3, 2011, two Amnesty International staff members have been detained in Egypt.

Amnesty International USA: TAKE ACTION NOW!
from a January 29, 2001 e-mail

The crackdown on freedoms is intensifying across Egypt as security forces use tear gas, water cannons, live rounds and lethal force against protesters.
Pick up the phone and help us call for human rights to be respected in Egypt! (Number and script below to call the Egyptian Embassy)

Thirty years of repression is spilling out onto the streets of Egypt in the forms of tear-gas, blood and bitter demonstrations.

For four days, Egyptian protestors have suffered at the hands of President Mubarak’s security forces.

At least 14 protestors have been killed and scores more have been injured. The crackdown on freedoms is intensifying as authorities have cut all Internet and phone communications. Continue reading

Live feed from Egypt

Link to Al Jazeera video as posted at Common Dreams:

It has been about 3 hours that the people of Egypt are demonstrating on the street, in violation of the curfew. The video news from Al-Jazeera is reporting that Mubarak has now appointed a new Vice President, Omar Suleiman (also, spelled Omar Soliman) — a “spy chief”, who is evidently “well liked”, but I don’t understand by whom — AND that Mubarak has appointed a new Prime Minister, a former air force leader, Mohamed Shafik.

KW: I found this video with commentary and live feed from the streets of Egypt. Overall, I hope that all sides choose nonviolence, and that President Mubarak and the leaders whom people don’t support step down. I was heartened to hear that among the fighting, there was a string of young men – I am guessing citizen demonstrators – standing in a circle around the museum to protect the collective history from the current uproar. I am looking for signs of reflection, care, and nonviolence in the demonstrations, in hopes that there is a genuine, effective, and democratic aftermath to this situation.

Another update is that a potential opposition leader, Mohamed ElBaradei, is in Egypt. Though, some reports are saying that Americans are the ones with the most belief that he could become the leader of the opposition, or the next leader of the country.

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