Right to the point and in a way everybody can understand
Right to the point and in a way everybody can understand
lol asm, I've been even more absent than you, so don't apologise. work should slow down in a couple of days' time and then I'll be back to watching this thing like a hawk and updating more regularly.
on an interesting note, I think Sandmonkey's blog is worth following. He recently made an interesting post here: http://www.sandmonkey.org/2011/02/06/the-way-forward/
It suggests what could be done to keep the protests effectively moving forward. He also has some thoughtful insights on the situation (he's Egyptian, was recently arrested and beaten up by police before being released due to mass commotion).
I hope the Egyptian dont give up and they Mubarak will get out fast... and I sure hope that this spread to other coutries with opressive regime
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-Aljazeera: About 2 millions yesterday in Altahrir square.
-It was raining yesterday in different cities, and looking at Altahrir square right now, it could rain today too.
-Not sure if I mentioned this, but they estimate Mubarak family's wealth to be between 40 and 70 billions.
-It's 10:14 am in Egypt right now.
Jon Leyne for the BBC in Cairo: Tahrir protesters showing no signs of being battle weary #Jan25
Tahrir Square is a prototype of what Egypt wants to be, go there and see Egypt in the future #Jan25 Egypt
Egyptian State TV: PM Ahmed Shafiq says Google executive Wael Ghonim will be released tomorrow Monday at 4pm. #Egypt #Waitandsee
The Cairo traffic demons are having a field day. Traffic diverted, city paralysed.
Prime minister insists arresting journalists is 'not allowed'...actions speak louder than words #egypt #jan25
Egypt demonstrators entertain to keep morale high. http://bit.ly/h6N4Yb #Tahrir #Egypt #Jan25
More arrests of activists: blogger Karim Amer and independent film maker Samir Eshra arrested
excerpt:that's wonderful to hear.Hidden:
===Young protesters guarding the rooftops around Tahrir Square discuss their motivates, in this fascinating subtitled video, [click for link] translated through Dotsub. One man describes how the group take it in shifts to guard the roofs, he also talks about how the protesters gained courage from events in Tunisia.The man, who has a business degree, describes his frustration at not being able to find a job and his anger at the level of bribery in Egypt.
The video was made by al-Jazeera's industrious web producer Evan Hill. In a second interview, another activists claims that 90% of the protesters have university degrees.
Foreign reporters are being told they can't enter Tahrir Square without an Egyptian press card, Chris McGreal reports from Cairo.It is not clear whether this is just bureaucratic, or whether it is a deliberate strategy to diminish the reporting from the square. Certainly the government is trying to marginalise what's going on in the square with the talks that are taking place and to suggest, over State TV, that the protesters are now out of step with what is happening in the rest of the country.
The army made an attempt to clear burnt out cars [on Tahrir Square]. What they have been trying to do, is persuade protesters to move the barricades. The protesters saw that as an attempt to neuter the protests. That attempt now seems to be on hold, because the protesters have made it quite clear they will resist it. The government is keen to avoid any physical confrontation while these talks are going on. The problem for the people in the square is to maintain relevance. One of the ways to remain relevant is to keep the numbers up, to keep the square closed down, and to say that their central demand that Hosni Mubarak has to go mustn't be abandoned by the opposition groups claiming to speak in their name.
Protesters would rather sleep under tanks than be evicted from Tahrir square, al-Jazeera reports. This film captures the rock festival atmosphere in the square, that Peter Beaumont described yesterday.
More recent footage shows the tanks gradually closing in on the square, forcing the protesters into a smaller space.
I love this.
Barack Obama has put further pressure on the Egyptian government to implement democratic reforms, but once he again stopped short of calling for President Hosni Mubarak to resign now."What I want is a representative government in Egypt and I have confidence that if Egypt moves in an orderly transition process, that we'll have a government in Egypt that we can work with together as a partner," he told Fox News.
Obama said: "Here's what we know - that Egypt is not going to go back to what it was... The Egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections, they want a representative government, they want a responsible government. So what we have said is you have to start a transition now."
Here are some clips of the interview from AP.
Al-Jazeera has been showing live footage of the symbolic funeral held in Tahrir Square for Ahmad Mohamed Mahmoud, the first journalist killed in the unrest.
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-Journalists in Cairo protesting against the Chairman of the Press, accusing him of being "loyal to the regime".
-Youth committee: Anyone negotiating with the government is only representing himself.
-Sources to Aljazeera: Demonstrators in Altahrir square are demanding the army to clear more space for them to gather and protest against the government.
-Aljazeera: Crowds of demonstrators heading to Altahrir square in Cairo.
-Aljazeera: Some protestors in Cairo are complaining for not getting apartments they were promised in exchange of suppressing the demonstrators.
-Reuters: Egypt TV: Curfew has been shortened to be from 20:00 to 6:00
-Aljazeera (showing footage of prisoners escaping in front of the guards): Fleeing prisoners: The guards opened the cell doors to us and told us to spread corruption.
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The left wing Nasserist party has pulled out of the talks with vice-president Omar Sulieman, the website of the Egyptian paper Almasry Alyoum.It reports that the party, which won three seats in 2000 elections, issued a statement saying it won't take part in negotiations unless Mubarak resigns.In his meeting with political parties o Suleiman rejected all talk of Mubarak's resignation before his term ends.
The party said that Suleiman's position jeopardizes the very idea of dialogue and disregards protestors' demands.
The Nasserist party, the statement went on, believes the January revolution has destroyed the legitimacy of Mubarak's regime and that the revolution genuinely represents all Egyptians.. . .
-Al Arabiya breaking: @Ghonim is on his way to Meydan Tahrir.
-Now Al Arabiya says that @Ghonim is "definitely" in Tahrir square.
-@AJELive: Wael Ghonim, a Google executive and political activist, arrested on 25 January by Egyptian authorities has been released.
-No sign of Ghonim till now.
-Reuters: Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adli appears before prosecutors http://reut.rs/h4EkUl
-NDP thugs are falling one after the other, the prosecution of Habib Al Adli is amongst the biggest achievements of this nobel revolution.
-Reuters: Former housing minister Ahmed el-Maghrabi appeared before prosecutors to face charges of wasting public money & seizing state land
-The @Guardian: Egypt's new cabinet announces 15% rise in salaries & pensions http://bit.ly/h0nQZd "attempt to appease protests"
-Germany suspends arms exports to Egypt http://reut.rs/gkEBYK
-Der Spiegel: Mubarak Planning 'Hospital Stay' in Germany as a possible exit http://bit.ly/fGW6iD
-British Prime Minister to Omar Suleiman: Egypt reforms must be "irreversible, urgent & real"-AP: Egypt protests cost $310M per day http://bit.ly/ieTsTB Cost to date $3.1 BillionHidden:
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Iran's two leading opposition figures, Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi, have reportedly called for a rally in support of the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings. Iran's Green movement was forced to call off protests against its own regime, which began in June 2009, in the face of brutal government repression, so one might imagine any planned fresh demonstration would not be welcomed by the Tehran government. But it's more complex than that, as the Iranian regime has actually praised the demonstrations in Egypt as an "Islamic awakening", despite the secular make-up of the protesters. Ya Libnan reports that Moussavi and Karrubi have written to Iran's interior minister asking permission for a rally on February 14.
-RT @google Huge relief--Wael @Ghonim has been released. Our love to him and his family.
-Ghonim: Freedom is a bless that deserves fighting for it. #Jan25
never realized that we have such a thread. well I will pray for ur success.
I know how u guys feel, we Indonesians had the same thing going on with Soeharto ruling. Although fortunately the time from which the revolution started to his dethroning wasnt as long as there in Egypt. But I now how it feels like to be afraid of leaving ur homes, and fearing for the safety of ur loved ones.
It'll be a rough time with the transition, and I hope ur people will choose their next leader wisely. Cause I have to admit, we Indonesians had it right at the start, but along the way those damn politicians took over again. And we ended up not the way we had imagined it.
-Ahmad Nagib, one of the organisers of the protests in Tahrir Square told Al Jazeera: "We are not scared of being martyred, but we don't want to be shot at the back by state security."-Here are some pictures that speaks for themselves.Hidden:-Al Arabiya: Ahmed Zewail (1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) & El Baradei reject any dialogue with regime until Mubarak steps down.Hidden:
-Bashir accepts Sudan vote to secede. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/af...264792774.html
-Demonstrators are preparing for a mega demonstration on Tuesday, calling for Mubarak to step down.
-Wael Ghonim who was released today live on TVHidden:
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