Since #Jan25 of 2011 all of us should be aware of the tremendous mass protests that have been happening in #Egypt, especially us progressive activists who are on social networking websites, such as, Facebook and Twitter. Unless one has been totally deprived of access to any kind of social media online, broadcast TV or local newspapers, one should not be ignorant of events going on in Egypt.
Now when I post online it is getting to be second-nature to add hashtags such as #Egypt #Jan25 #Tahrir to certain posts on Twitter. Hashtags use the symbol ‘#’ and are mirrored throughout the Twitterverse and can amplify a Tweet.
Egypt has a long history as an ancient civilization that goes back thousands of years. It is a key country in the world with a general population of around 80 million people; contains the longest river in the world, the Nile River; and the Suez Canal, which is an essential part of the global trading system.
Sparked by recent events, Egypt as a country has become more widely known by others in the US A who before might of only thought of Egypt as the place where the giant Sphinx statue is or the Pyramids are. Now the world is learning anew about Egypt in ways it never has before, especially the brave beautiful people of Egypt.
For the first time in modern history, the Mubarak Regime shut down the Internet, cell phones and all other forms of electronic communications within its power that it could for over a week until the other day.
LINK: Egyptian Activist: Internet Shutdown Backfired:
LINK: #Egypt: CIA World Facebook: http://bit.ly/bGKVLv
On January 25, 2010, mass protests in Egypt began centered on Tahrir Square in Cairo against the repressive Mubarak Regime. These mass protests were first sparked by a young 26-year old Egyptian woman named Asmaa Mahfouz in a Message on Facebook, a social networking website. She called upon the courage of people to come out in protest on January 25th against injustice by Egyptian police against innocent people ~part of life in Egypt.
LINK: A Facebook message that sparked Egypt protests:
LINK: Meet Asmaa Mahfouz: the woman who organized Egypt’s historic demonstrations: http://bit.ly/gewDkh #Jan25
VIDEO 4:36 Meet Asmaa Mahfouz and the vlog that Helped Spark the #Revolution:
VIA @iyad_elbaghdadi on Twitter.
Since #Jan25 large peaceful protests for justice have gone on day after day. The protestors remain night after night holding ground at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. Now the people’s protestors aim to help bring an end to the repressive Mubarak Regime, demand that he resign after 30+ harsh years of dictatorship over Egypt and desire to bring about a true relevant revolution in Egypt.
Naturally, mass consciousness has been raised to a high revolutionary level in Egypt. Millions of people across the Middle East and all over the world have been inspired by the Egyptian protestors. The masses in their millions are beginning to question the real legitimacy of established orders.
The mass protests and social unrest continue in Cairo and other key Egyptian cities. The longer they go on because of the noble determined efforts of the people’s protestors the more the shining example of the Egyptian Uprising stimulates millions of other poor and repressed peoples all over the world, especially across Arabia.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011: Now the Mubarak Regime is sending in their thugs (many of whom are former police and/or undercover security forces) to attack the peaceful protestors, stir up civil disorder and hope to manufacture an excuse for the mass repression of the noble peaceful protestors at Tahrir Square by the Egyptian Army .
Thursday, February 3, 2011: The unrest has left about 300 people dead across the country, according to recent UN estimates. This morning according to Al Jazeera Live Stream at http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ there were many protestors who have been wounded and some have been killed by snipers with gunshots wound to the head. Casualties’ counts are cloudy now. We will see more after the dust settles. The Mubarak Regime wants no witnesses to its evil acts.
Violence Against Journalists amid Cairo Clashes~Posted by Gina Pace: http://bit.ly/gO124y #Cairo #Jan25
The situation changes in Tahrir Square moment to moment. Tomorrow is Friday. It will be a key date for this epic struggle for a peaceful revolution in the face of armed military repression.
#Where I Am
It is Thursday night here where I am now inside the United States living in Sacramento, California. I am safe and sound, have my own personal concerns and priorities, yet I have a new deep appreciation for the luxuries of simple comforts. My heart goes out to the noble people of Egypt thousands of miles away. No matter where we are in the world we should be conscious of what time it is in the world. Indeed, it is time for all of us to wake up, time to come together, time to rebel and time to seize the time to make a Peaceful Revolution inside the United States.
Those of us in the USA should do what we can to elevate mass education and raise a true revolutionary consciousness among our loved ones. We cannot have any direct impact on anything thousands of miles away ~not in the here now of connected reality~ but we can have a direct impact on wherever we are today and whenever we have interaction with other people in our personal lives in real time.
#Repression Breeds Resistance
Many of us who are old enough remember the old revolutionary slogan from the early struggles of the 60s inside the United States, “Repression breeds resistance.”
Once people make up their minds to bring about social change the established order feels threatened. It is still ‘in power’ but it is no longer ‘in power and secure’. As the desire among the people for social change grows and develops it takes the form of social groups among individuals, popular social movements and expanding social networks whose aim is to change, alter or topple the established order.
These are times of great social changes in the world. We must not fear change as change is usually for the better and positive change is good for all of us. We should understand what kind of social changes are happening and what we can do to help bring about further creative change. We should be aware of what is going on in the world, pay attention to global news, work to meet our own basic survival needs and help others as we can in our own personal lives.
It is clear that revolutionary consciousness is rising worldwide. The uprising in Egypt continues and many millions in neighboring countries have been witnesses to the unfolding historical events in Egypt. Now the center of the world is in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
Let us now remember the prophetic words of slain President John F. Kennedy:
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”