2011 begins with widespread revolt
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A dizzying array of events have transpired over the last few weeks, to the point that it’s hard to keep current and up to date. Here’s a collection of recent coverage (that is, in our honest editorial opinion, amongst the best):
Widespread protests have struck Egypt, in what some are calling a “revolution.” These events fall on the heels of a revolution in Tunisia earlier this month which toppled the government there. Protests in Egypt have been met with violence from the authorities and government forces.
- Obama praises Egyptian military, but says nothing about Internet and phone disruptions
- Tens of thousands turn out for protests today.
- Abdel Haleem Kandeel, secretary of the Kefaya Movement, an Egyptian opposition group, says that there will be no negotiations or dialogue until Mubarak leaves.
- Google launched a service for people in Egypt to send Twitter messages by dialing a phone number, no Internet connection needed. The following numbers are listed for people to use the service: +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855.
- Details about the proposed rally planned for Tuesday – the so-called ‘march of a million people’: Organisers have told Al Jazeera that the march will start at Tahrir Square – the focal point of the protests in Cairo. The marchers are expected to pass the nearby Egyptian state television building before heading north-east, towards the presidential palace.
- Egyptian government has totally shut down Internet. Cell phones expected to be blocked on Tuesday. Rail service shut down.
- Big convergence set on Tuesday for Tahrir Square.
- Still no pressure from U.S. government on Mubarak regime.
- 250,000 pack downtown Cairo for today’s general strike
- Token numbers of police directing traffic at major intersections, but otherwise streets still controlled by army + ordinary citizens.
- Opposition groups continue to call for a “million man march” and a general strike on Tuesday to commemorate one week since the protest movement began. Meanwhile, the military has reiterated that it will not attempt to hurt protesters.
- New government sworn in, but Mubarak still in charge
- Cairo: 200 people haven’t budged from the city’s central Tahrir square.
- Al Jazeera’s English TV channel generally not available in the U.S.
- Multiple confirmed reports from egyptians trying to withdraw funds from Egy Banks in Cairo: unable to get cash.
- Doctors in Tahrir run out of basic supplies. Local mosque now temp hospital.
- Nissan says it is halting Egypt production for one week.
- Al Jazeera Live Blog
- Twitter: Jan25 Voices
- Democracy Now!’s Sharif Kouddous on the Ground in Cairo, Egypt
Breaking News and Analysis
- Slavoj Žižek: Why fear the Arab revolutionary spirit?
- Who’s Behind Egypt’s Revolt?
- Egypt: Mubarak Departure Virtually Inevitable, But Then What?
- Democracy Now!’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous Live from Egypt: The Rebellion Grows Stronger
- Repression and Poverty Underpin the Uprising in Egypt
- Activists Built a Media Camp for Gathering Multimedia in the Tahrir Square
- Made In The USA: Tear Gas, Tanks, Helicopters, Rifles And Fighter Planes Used On Egypt Protesters
- Egyptians Defiant as Military Does Little to Quash Protests
- Templates for responding to excesses of an ally
- We’ve waited for this revolution for years. Other despots should quail
- “The people want the regime to fall” Reports from the Egyptian uprising
- Egyptian Activists’ Action Plan: Translated
- Egypt’s military in a quandary
- Today’s videos uploaded to Youtube
- Uprising in Egypt: “This is the Biggest Political Challenge the Regime Has Yet to See from the Streets”
- Juan Cole: “Egypt is a Praetorian Regime”
- Records of the strike in Egypt under Ramses III, c1155BC
- Egypt protests: America’s secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising
- Photos from Egypt
- Protesters torch Egypt police post
- Egypt’s protests in social media
- Guardian Journalist Arrested and Beaten Alongside Protesters in Egypt, Secretly Records Ordeal
- Guardian Reporter Jack Shenker on Egypt Protests: “Fear Barrier Seems to Have Been Broken”
- Egyptian American Activist: Hillary Clinton Forgets to Mention Tear Gas, Tanks, Concussion Grenades Used Against Egyptian Protesters Are Made in the U.S.
- Egypt’s Day of Rage goes on. Is the world watching?