Revolution in Ägytpen (2)

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Hier was ich am Wochenende zum Aufstand in Ägypten gelesen und angeschaut habe, Video oben: Cairo, Egypt Protest 29th Jan 2011 'When the Kinks Come Out' Version von Thriftshop XL, Bild rechts von Newsweek: „Ahmad Maher cofounded the April 6 Student Movement by starting a Facebook page. 'We expect severe violence from the government,' he told newsweek. 'But we are ready for it. There are innovative ways to stop police tanks and evade tear gas.'“

Wired: Tunisia Internet Chief Gives Inside Look at Cyber Uprising, Hot To Communicate if Your Government Shuts Off Your Internet, As Egypt Erupts, Al Jazeera Offers Its News for Free to Other Networks, Egypt Shut Down Its Net With a Series of Phone Calls

Unterwegs nach Kairo, PHOTO ESSAY: Days of Rage, History Blog: Army, Protesters protect imperiled Cairo Museum, 2 mummies destroyed in Cairo Museum, Ägyptisches Museum in Kairo – Plünderer zerstören Tutanchamun-Schätze, Former Egyptian Museum Dir Says Looting Inside Job, Memphis Mus Looted [UPDATE 40] Damaged Mummy ID’d, Sinai Antiquities Robbed, LIFE: Cairo: The Latest Pictures, Gallery: Protests in Egypt, Bilderstrecke ägyptischer Blogger: The Keystroke Revolution, Cairo Photographer Sees Hope in Turmoil, Photos: Egypt Is Convulsed by Protests, Egypt Lies I Read on Twitter: Debunking Rumors and Misinformation on the #Jan25 Uprising, China: Bridging news on Egypt, Tell everyone: Egypt's revolution is sweet and peaceful: „No one wants the Muslim Brotherhood to take over, no one wants violence – just elections and a new constitution“.

Must Read: Anne Applebaum auf Slate: Change Is Good – The stability we have embraced and encouraged in the Arab world isn't really stability—it's repression.

Politicians like stability. Bankers like stability. But the "stability" we have so long embraced in the Arab world wasn't really stability. It was repression. The benign dictators we have supported, or anyway tolerated—the Zine al-Abidine Ben Alis, the Hosni Mubaraks, the various kings and princes—have stayed in power by preventing economic development, clamping down on free speech, keeping tight control of education, and above all by stamping down hard on anything resembling civil society. Every year, more books are translated into Greek—a language spoken by 11 million people—than into Arabic, a language spoken by more than 220 million. Independent organizations of all kinds, from political parties and private businesses to women's groups and academic societies have been watched, harassed, or banned altogether.

The result: Egypt, like many Arab societies, has a wealthy and well-armed elite at the top and a fanatical and well-organized Islamic fundamentalist movement at the bottom. In between lies a large and unorganized body of people who have never participated in politics, whose business activities have been limited by corruption and nepotism, and whose access to the outside world has been hampered by stupid laws and suspicious bureaucrats. Please note that the Egyptian government 's decision to shut down the entire country's Internet access over the weekend—something it can do because Internet access is still so limited—had almost no impact on the demonstrators. For all the guff being spoken about Twitter and social media, the revolution in Cairo appears to be a very old-fashioned, almost 19th-century revolution: People see other people going out on the streets, and they join them.

Egyptians Worldwide Gather in Second Life to Share Resources, Information, Support for Uprising, Fidonet and BBSes back in business for Egypt!, Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau (via Fefe), Without Internet, Egyptians find new ways to get online

Großartiges Video von Al Jazeera: Inside Story - Egypt: The youth perspective

Von Dangerous Minds:

Jane Dutton, the host of the network’s “Inside Story” show, does what we used to call actual insightful reporting by bringing into AJ’s Cairo studio Egyptian activists Gigi Ibrahim, Amr Wakd and Wael Khalil and, remotely, Tunisian graduate student activist Fidi Al Hammami. And while these kids may represent a somewhat elite and educated part of the thousands on the streets, Al Jazeera goes a long way here beyond the usual news formula of interviewing either excited guys in the middle of a protest yelling at the camera or annoyingly hedging news “contributors.”

At around the 18-minute mark, Khalil makes the crucial remark that puts the American punditry’s narcissistic agonizing into perspective: “We don’t need the US.” In short, Uncle Sam, the EU and the international community are rather irrelevant to this struggle. The paradigm’s changed, and the old powers need to get over themselves.

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Newsweek: Revolt on Egypt's Streets, Arab Pundits Cheer the Tunisia, Egypt Protests, Egypt Revolution: Inside a Cairo Street Protest
Heise: China sperrt Thema Ägypten in Blogs, Ägypten: Amnesty International rügt Vodafone, Ägypten: Lücken in der Kommunikationssperre
Time: Cairo After Dark: The Long, Scary Wait for a Conclusion, The One Person Who May Know What Egypt's Generals Will Do, As Egypt's Crisis Grows, So Do the Anxieties in Israel, Nervous Tehran Sees Benefit — Maybe