At the epicenter of the protest that brought down the three-decade regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, young men and women took to the streets again today — only this time, with a different agenda. Armed with brooms, gloves and trash bags, they launched a massive cleanup following 18 straight days of unrest that debilitated the country.
“We’re taking care of the square, and then we’ll clean up the whole country,” Mohammed El Tayeb said while standing amid the volunteer cleaning crews sweeping up Tahrir Square. “This is a beautiful country. Now it’s ours and we’re going to take care of it.”
General Hassan El-Rawani, the head of the army’s central command, speaks to the masses in Tahrir Square urging them to leave the square, they chant back at him
“We are not leaving, He [Mubarak] is leaving”.
Are the current events unfolding in Egypt comparable to Iran’s revolution in 1979?
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- Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy)
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- Ayman Mohyeldin: (@AhmanM)
- Alaa Abd El Fattah (@Alaa / Manalaa.net)
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- Nora Younis (@norayounis / NoraYounis.com)
Egyptian News Websites
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- New York Times : The Lede
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- Twitter list of accounts providing Egypt updates
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- RNN News Network on Facebook
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- Egypt 25 Jan Facebook Group
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Egypt News Aggregators
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- Download Livestation Desktop : Mac / PC
- CitizenTube: Raw video submitted to YouTube from Egypt
- TwitVid search for videos tagged with #Jan25 / #Egypt
- Al-Jazeera Flickr
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- #Jan25 Photo Pool on Flickr
- Lauren Bohn’s Twitpics
- TwitCaps stream of Twitter images tagged with #Jan25 / #Egypt
- 20 ways to circumvent the Egyptian government’s internet block
- Tweet by voicemail, no internet required
- Free dial-up access
- Free Egypt Wiki
- Bypass DNS : Twitter ”126.96.36.199” Facebook ”188.8.131.52” Google ”184.108.40.206”.
- IRC : Join #OpEgypt
- Fax to Interfax for Egypt
- IPv6 addresses online in Egypt
- Real-time traffic report : to Google from Egypt
- Internet availability in Egypt via BGP, updated every 15 mins
- Donate to bring independent Internet access to Egypt
- Get Internet Access When You Government Shuts It Down - PC World
- Ham radio software
- #hamradio frequencies for #egypt
- #Egypt hams are on 7.050-7.200 MHz LSB
- 0m band, 7.050-7.200 MHz LSB, 318.5 degrees (northwest/north from cairo) Ham Radio Operators
- Missing persons
- Amnesty International
- Contact United States Congressmen
- Demand Al-Jazeera to your cable providers.
Background and Additional Reading
- 8 Essential Longform Reads About Egypt
- A Short Primer On Egypt Now.
- CNN Question and Answer
- CIA World Factbook : Egypt
- US State Department Background Notes on Egypt
- Wikipedia : Egypt
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A longer standoff will also give him time to rally support from other Arab governments. That support would likely be robust and sincere, since nearly every Arab government — except maybe those in Lebanon and Iraq — should be very worried about what happened here this week. It took a solid month to place Tunisia’s Zine Abidine Ben Ali in jeopardy. Mubarak, even if he survives this, has been placed into open crisis in less than a week. Jordan’s King Abdullah has already dissolved his government in a panicky attempt to assuage protesters angry with its economic policies and ordered immediate reform as a proactive step.
But there’s a deeply personal element to Mubarak’s latest appeal to his people, one that could very well resonate with ordinary Egyptians and rob the protesters of at least some of their popular support. A genuine war hero, Mubarak actually is viewed as a father figure by many Egyptians, who often forgive his faults and blame his underlings for endemic problems like corruption and police brutality. Even those who are happy to see him go might not see the need to have him humiliated.
If you haven’t been following this since last week, get your ass on this.
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Excellent background. Worth a read, if you have the time.