Egyptian revolution continues


This video says about itself:

Jubilant scenes in Egypt’s Tahrir Square

Jubilant scenes play out across Egypt after revolution forces Mubarak to quit.

Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square today to demand that former president Hosni Mubarak and his family be put on trial over corruption allegations: here.

Mona El-Naggar and Michael Slackman, The New York Times News Service: “A blogger was jailed recently for ‘insulting the military.’ Human rights advocates say that thousands of people have been arrested and tried before military courts in the last two months. Protesters have been tortured and female activists subjected to so-called virginity tests. Fed up and angry with Egypt’s military rulers, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in Tahrir Square here for one of the largest demonstrations since the former president, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down on Feb. 11. The protest was being called the Friday of Warning”: here.

Egyptian military police fired in the air early Saturday to disperse several hundred protesters who camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square overnight after the biggest demonstration in more than a month: here.

Authorities closed the Egyptian Museum on Saturday after at least two demonstrators were killed when the military dispersed a peaceful sit-in in Tahrir Square. The demonstrators were demanding the prosecution of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and other figures from the toppled regime: here.

Keith Harrington, CommonDreams.org: “As the overlords of the current world order, fossil fuel companies do have a lot to fear from a powerful popular uprising. However, the Egyptian case also shows us that when such an uprising comes, it won’t be fundamentally about the climate. The revolution against the fossil-fuel barons won’t be a clean energy revolution. It will simply be a revolution. This is the first major lesson for environmental movement organizers: when people rise up they rise up because of unbearable socio-economic circumstances – oppressive, corrupt regimes, austerity measures, and aggressive assaults upon their economic and civil rights. They never have and very likely never will rise up en masse over bad environmental policies”: here.

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