Revolution in Ägypten (5, updated)

Hier was ich seit gestern mittag zum Thema weg- und quergelesen habe, Updates im Laufe des Tages hier über den ganzen Links, wie sie reinkommen. Zunächst natürlich Al Jazeeras Liveblog und Livestream (hier auf Youtube).

[update] DPA meldet, dass Ägypten wieder online ist. Derweil drängt das Militär, bislang immer auf der Seite der Demonstranten, auf ein Ende der Proteste.

[update] Die Anhänger von Mubarak und die Demonstranten gehen aufeinander los. Angeblich wurden Schüsse gehört und ein Journalist niedergestochen. Links: Pro- and anti-government supporters clash in Cairo, Clashes break out in Alexandria, Kommentar auf Reddit:

EDIT: In Alexandria clashes have broken out too... seems this is getting out of control...

EDIT2: Aljazeera is saying the clashes have begun to break out on side streets of Tahrir Square, and the military is doing nothing yet... Seems this is not the same as defending the protesters from police as from other pro gov "civilians"...

EDIT2: Some military are trying to separate them without guns, only with Egyptian flags and telling them to stop...

EDIT3: Pro gov supporters are attacking with horses and camels in the square! this is insane!

update: gunfire heard, pro-mubarak supporters SOMEHOW got a hold of army vehicles and are using them

[update] Von Al Jazeeras Liveblog: „3:22pm Protesters in Tahrir Square shows the Al Jazeera camera the ID cards of accused plain clothed security (police ID) who came in earlier to create chaos.“

[update] Tweeting from Egypt – A list of people tweeting from inside Egypt

[update] Vom BBC-Livestream: „1610: Two petrol bombs have landed inside the grounds of the Egyptian Museum, near where pro- and anti-government demonstrators have been involved in violent clashes, according to the AFP news agency.“

[update] Vom Guardian Liveblog: „• At least three people were killed and as many as 1,500 injured in a day of violence in central Cairo, as supporters of the Mubarak regime appeared in force. Protesters found plainclothes policemen among them

• Fighting continued around Tahrir Square past midnight, with both sides building barricades and pro-government supporters throwing molotov cocktails, setting fire to cars and buildings while the army refused to intervene“

Ursprüngliches Posting nach dem Klick.


New York Times: Mubarak Won't Run Again, But Protesters Are Unappeased: „Senior officials say that as Mr. Wisner traveled to Egypt, Obama officials in Washington were working on his message to Mr. Mubarak: to announce that he would not run for re-election (he did that), and to promise that his son would not run for election (he did not do that).“

BBC: Pressure mounts on Egypt's Mubarak: „Pressure remains on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to quit immediately after a speech in which he said he would not stand for re-election in September.“

Wired: Mubarak Wants One Last Crackdown for The Road: „On the face of it, Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak vowed to leave power on his own terms — not those of the protesters who’ve spent the past seven days demanding he step down. But looking at his just-finished speech a little deeper, Mubarak all but threatened one final crackdown on the dissidents who’ve upended his 30 years of rule.“ (via BoingBoing),

NPR: Mubarak Says He Won't Run Again As President: „'I am totally keen on ending my career for the sake of the nation in a way that guarantees handing over the banner in an atmosphere of security, stability, safeguarding our legitimacy and preserving our constitution,' Mubarak said. The televised announcement — unthinkable at any time before in Mubarak's 30-year rule — signaled how much things have changed in Egypt since Jan. 25, when protesters first took to the streets.“, Egypt's Protesters Want More Than Mubarak's Exit: „The weeklong protests roiling Cairo and other Egyptian cities have focused on one loud, increasingly strident message. As one chant puts it, 'The people of Egypt want the government to fall!'“

A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt: „'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.“

How Many People Are in Tahrir Square? Here’s How to Tell: „Tens of thousands of people gathered today in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Or maybe it was a hundred thousand. Or could’ve been up to two million. Except, by some counts, the Square can’t hold more than 225,000. […] There is something of a science, however, to sorting out crowd sizes. Here’s how it works.“

Torturers, Jailers, Spies Lead Egypt’s ‘New’ Government: „Dissidents demanding the end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime had better hope they don’t end up under arrest. The first members of Mubarak’s new cabinet — a face-lift so he can stay in power — are heavily involved in the apparatus of state repression, including a spymaster who worked with the U.S. to torture terrorist suspects.“

Esquire: 10 Lessons from the Revolution in Egypt... So Far: „Does the big man step down? Or do the people win? Does it all happen very fast, or way too slow? They're not easy questions to answer, and what happens in the next day or so will be crucial. But based on that weekend of analysis — and quite a bit of time spent in Egypt, including close interactions with the military there — a clearer picture is starting to emerge.“

Damage reported at Giza Pyramids, Looters turned back at Karnak – Dr. Gerry Scott, ARCE director, provides an update from Cairo
Egyptians turn to Tor to organise dissent online (via /.)
Discover: After Looting in the Egyptian Museum, Archaeologists Pick up the Pieces
Wired: Phone Tweets Trickling Out of Egypt
Foreign Policy: America's Other Most Embarrassing Allies
Slate: Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Egyptian protests are exhilarating, but it's important to ask, "What's next?"
Vanity Fair: Egypt Rebels Against Mubarak’s Royal Arrogance, Neocons vs. Neocannots: What Does Egypt Suggest About George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy?
NPR: Empty Pockets Stoked Discontent In Egypt, Tunisia
LIFE: Early Photos: Egypt in the 1800s
New York Times: Photos From the Protests in Egypt