Egypt: Day of Anger Suggests a New Protest Scene Driven by Youth, Free of Ideology

by Karoli on January 28, 2011 · 101 comments

…the only slogans heard demanded change, freedom, social justice and a stop to corruption in Egypt

via Egypt: Day of Anger Suggests a New Protest Scene Driven by Youth, Free of Ideology – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Excellent analysis. As I wait for the announcement from Egypt’s Speaker of the Parliament via Al Jazeera’s live streaming video on my iPad, my thoughts return to the reasons why this protest has taken hold and may likely succeed in overthrowing the Mubarak government:

Egyptians are rediscovering that  politics, before anything else, is concerned with citizens’ living conditions within the borders of the relevant nation-state.

As our House of Representatives votes to screw veterans, redefine the term “rape”, and further degrade the middle class, they would do well to pay attention to what is happening in Egypt.

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