my heart is in the east

03/10/2011 § Leave a comment

mona eltahawy on palestinian self determination and the inspiration of egypt tunisia and non violent movements.  via justin mcintosh FB

qt on egypt

02/11/2011 § Leave a comment

after all the speculation, i was sad today that mubarak didnt step down

but then there’s the adorbi hapa japanese bebe w the historical materialism

liberation sq

02/06/2011 § 1 Comment

women of egypt tunisia position papers

youth spark egypt

02/02/2011 § Leave a comment

see this video of Asmaa Mahfouz of the April 6 Youth Movement – a dominant youth & young adult front calling for regime change, human rights and democracy.

Mahfouz goes hard on sideline spectators, calling them traitors for their unwillingness to stand for freedom.  this video went viral and apparently helped move major demonstrations in tahir square on january 25th that sparked the uprising in egypt since.

reflecting a 21st century internationalist consciousness, April 6 Youth Movement adopted the same symbol as Otpor, the Serbian student led uprising that helped oust Milošević in 2000.

Mahfouz is compelling, courageous and inspiring.  those of us in the US that allow our government to support dictators like mubarek should find a fraction of her grit and demand that president obama stand with the democratic aspirations of the egyptian people.

or there’s always this..

A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt

02/01/2011 § 1 Comment

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A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt

via mary j FB by blog Sarthanapalos

The past few days I have heard so many stupid things from friends, blogs, pundits, correspondents, politicians, experts, writers that I want to pull my hair.  So, I will not beat around the bush, I will be really blunt and give you a handy list to keep you from offending Egyptians, Arabs and the world when you discuss, blog or talk about Egypt.  Honestly, I would think most Progressives would know these things, but let’s get to it.

  • “I am so impressed at how articulate Egyptians are.”  Does this sound familiar?  Imagine saying this about a Latino or African American?  You don’t say it.  So don’t say it about Egyptians.   Gee, thank you oh great person who is of limited experience and human contact for recognizing that out of 80 million people some could be articulate, educated and speak many languages.  Not cool.  Don’t say it.  You may think it, but it makes you sound like a dumb ass. « Read the rest of this entry »

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