Protests have erupted in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria demanding the jailing of police accused of large-scale violence during the revolutionary movement that forced out longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak: here.
Nonviolent Revolution Clarified: Five Myths and Realities Behind Egypt‘s Uprising. Cynthia Boaz, Truthout: “In Gandhian language, means and ends are inseparable. That which is won through violence must be sustained through violence. That which is won through mass civil nonviolent action is more legitimate and more likely to be sustainable over the long term. Additionally, how we understand and interpret the source of the power that emerged in Tunisia and Egypt last spring can go on to shape our long-term views about what is possible. If we consciously or unconsciously reinforce misconceptions or negative stereotypes about nonviolent action, we potentially undermine the morale of people engaged in ongoing struggles”: here.
“Arab Spring” Label Hampers Global Protests’ Solidarity Potential. J.A. Myerson, Truthout: “In its unsubtle suggestions of ‘foreign,’ ‘not white’ and implicit condescension, the handy moniker American media has developed in its attempt to make sense of 2011’s global unrest – ‘The Arab Spring’ – is counterrevolutionary, perhaps deliberately so. America loves a good historical precedent when naming something, and America insists on naming everything… The problem is the historical antecedent chosen is often an attempt to manipulate opinion and manufacture division. ‘The Arab Spring’ is an example; not only is the name wrong, but it’s also counterrevolutionary”: here.