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Egypt: Avaaz.org and Tor team up to fight the Internet blackout, you can help

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

by NickKristof: “pro-democracy protesters taking photos with soldiers on Tahrir. Hope they stay friendly.

Egypt: Real Change Comes from the Street

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by John Stanton

I commented some years ago on the troubles that Egypt and related tyrant-run countries faced in the coming years. Saudi Arabia will not be far behind and the word will be better off when the House of Saud is toppled.

Egypt report from Human Rights Watch: “Impunity for Torture Fuels Days of Rage”

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Egypt: A New Spirit of National Pride

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Over the weekend, engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (a recent Google acquisition) built a phone-to-Twitter bridge to allow Egyptians to transmit and receive #jan25-related tweets without accessing the Internet:

List of missing people in Egypt

from Boing Boing by Sean Bonner

Egypt: 6 Al Jazeera reporters arrested by military, then released (updated)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Looting in Egypt

from Digging Digitally by Francis Deblauwe

Spoof on US State Department’s Position on Egyptian Protests

from ethnografix by Ryan Anderson

The Song of the Nonaligned Nile

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Eliza Jane Darling
Protest at Egyptian Embassy in London, 29 January 2011

from Anticopyright-tr Blog by anticopyrighttr

Other despots should quail

from tabsir.net by tabsir

We?ve Waited For This Revolution For Years. Other Despots Should Quail
By Mona Eltahawy, The Observer, January 29, 2011,

What’s Happening in Egypt, the Action Movie Explainer: “Raiders of the Lost Mubarak”

from Boing Boing by Sean Bonner

Egypt: Last ISP Goes Offline, Fears of Losing Mobile Networks

from Global Voices Online by Jillian C. York

Written by Jillian C. York

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Following a near-blackout of Internet service on January 27, it seems that the last remaining ISP?Noor Group, which has approximately 8% of market share?has now been cut off as well, leaving Egyptians without any form of Internet access.

@Weddady, a Boston-based activist, tweeted around 4pm EST:

How Journalists Are Using Social Media to Report on the Egyptian Demonstrations

from Mashable! by Vadim Lavrusik

Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler

Like many people we?ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground. Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service?the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.

In Egypt and Tunisia the will of the people is not a hollow cliche | Peter Hallward

from Continental Philosophy by Farhang Erfani

Iran: ?Our friend Mr. ElBaradei? in Egypt

from Global Voices Online by Hamid Tehrani

Written by Hamid Tehrani

Iranian bloggers from across the political spectrum continue to share their opinions on uprisings in the Arab world.

Democracy is back, how awkward

from FT.com – World, Europe
The revolt against autocracy in the Arab world is uplifting and deeply alarming for the world’s major powers ? which are fond of the status quo, writes Gideon Rachman

Media Life and Protests in the Arab World

from Deuzeblog by Mark Deuze

It is safe to say that just about every news organization and technology-blog spends significant time these days engaging with the ongoing protests and turmoil across the Arab world and the role of internet and mobile media in general and Al-Jazeera, Twitter, Facebook, and texting in particular.

EGYPT: Mubarak’s Survival Strategy

from Global Guerrillas by John Robb

Mubarak’s strategy for combating the open source protest is now becoming clear.  It’s to create a vacuum.  De-escalate and out-wait the protest.

Haaretz Makes a Case for Egypt

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M
Haaretz [1] is the paper Cumhuriyet Newspaper could be but could not. Their latest editorial is on Obama. “Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt”. The theme is obvious and not exactly as a Turkish paper headlined later in the day as “Barak Obama, Türkiye, Lübnan ve Mısır’ı “kaybeden’ başkan olarak anılacak”. A Turkish style democracy has the potential to stabilize the region.
Mavi Boncuk |

EGYPT: How to Lead and Open Source Protest

from Global Guerrillas by John Robb

Open source protests are composed of people with very different views of the world brought together by a single achievable idea.

Egypt: Tunis, Tehran or something else again

from WhirledView by Patricia H. Kushlis

By Patricia H. Kushlis

It always amazes me how the pundits ? and others ? are so willing to extend advice albeit often unsolicited when an administration is faced with a foreign crisis.  The most egregious proffered that I?ve recently encountered was by Elliot Abrams who devoted an entire Washington Post commentary on Saturday to describe how the Bush administration had it right in terms of the necessity to send in the troops, er, I mean press hard for democratizing the Middle East and the Obama administration has been too soft on dictators including, of course, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

2011-01-30 Million Egyptian Protest Planned as Resistance Continues

It is morning again in Cairo as I post this. The curfew ended at 8:00am and the people of Egypt enter the seventh day of their history making struggle. A famous poem by the early 20th century Tunisian poet Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi, “To the Tyrants of the World” [hear it on NPR] has become a rallying cry in both Tunisia and Egypt.

Understanding Egypt

from anthropologyworks by admin

Political protests in Egypt are ongoing at the time of this writing, mainly in Cairo, Alexandria and some other cities. Who knows what will unfold in the near future? What do cultural anthropologists offer to inform our understanding of this new social movement?

The Heroic People of Egypt

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by M. Jamil Hanifi

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