Mubarak steps down. Egypt Uprising wins the first round…

… Let’s see what happens next. A coup or transition to democracy…

Egypt: The World Rejoices as Mubarak Resigns

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

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

‘Mubarak Steps Down’ (via Celinecelines on Flickr)

Mubarak has resigned. I will leave tweeps to describe the euphoria in the air:

Egypt?s joy as Mubarak quits | Tariq Ali

from Continental Philosophy by Farhang Erfani

30 years of rule brought down in 17 days

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Facebook Users Rejoice For Egypt

from All Facebook by Nick O’Neill

If you search ?Egypt? on Facebook there is an overwhelming stream of cheer and countless other emotions pouring through the feed as people witness the events taking place in the country, primarily the celebrations in Tahir square.

Egypt: update

from A Fistful Of Euros » A Fistful Of Euros by Alex Harrowell

There appears to be a critical moment approaching in Alexandria, where the revolutionaries have been camping around the Northern Military District HQ since Mubarak?s speech last night. A huge crowd has formed at the president?s residence in the city and at the naval base, where naval personnel have been reported to be passing out food and drink to the protestors. (This has also now been reported in Cairo.) However, the palace gates and the approach along the beach are guarded by a group of tanks. There have been some parleys between the crowd and senior naval officers using a loudspeaker truck. The tank guns are trained towards the crowd, but elevated as if to engage a distant target, rather than depressed to fire at point blank. (Now that?s what I call a mixed message.) In the last few minutes a file of what appear to be either sailors, marines, or perhaps police marched out of the gates.

More philosophers on Egypt

from Continental Philosophy by Farhang Erfani

MAIN FOCUS: Mubarak plays with fire | 11/02/2011

from euro|topics

In a speech broadcast on Thursday Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak excluded the possibility of his stepping down. Europe’s press fears that his efforts to cling to power may cause further violence and calls on the US to do more for Egypt’s democratisation.

How to Use Facebook if You Are a Repressive Regime

from iRevolution by Patrick Meier

As it happens, the main country case studies for my dissertation are Egypt and the Sudan. I?ll have to write a whole lot more given the unprecedented events that have taken place in both countries since January 25th. As many iRevolution readers know, my dissertation analyzes how access to new information and communication technologies changes the balance of power between repressive regimes and popular resistance movements. This means I?m paying close attention to how these regimes leverage tools like Facebook.

Why Virtual Worlds Play an Important Role in the Changing Arab World

from Mashable! by Rita J. King

Egypt: What Will the Army Do?

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

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

So far, with a few or a lot of exceptions, the army has remained a buffer between the pro-democracy protesters and the government’s security apparatus and mercenary thugs, as Egyptians continue to call for an end of the Mubarak region, for the 18th day in a row.

Egypt: Massive Protests Continue on Day 15

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

@WilYaWil: Tahrir square today at 6pm CLT [via @kalnaga] #egypt #jan25

Egypt: A Star Shines on Tahrir Square

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Iran: Protesting in the name of Egypt and Tunisia

from Global Voices Online by Hamid Tehrani

Written by Hamid Tehrani

Iranian opposition leaders, Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karubi, have applied for permission to stage a rally in support of revolts in Egypt and Tunisia, on February 14 (25 Bahman) their websites said.

Egypt: Tamer Hosni Changes Sides?

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Egypt: Hunt Continues for Blogger Kareem Amer

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Egypt: Away from the Press, Netizens Report a Massacre in Kharga

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

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

With all eyes on Tahrir Square, the epicentre for pro-democracy protests now on their 16th day, a tragedy has been unfolding in Kharga, Al Wadi el Gedid, away from the prying eyes of the Press and international observers.

Egypt: Strike! Strike! Strike!

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Egypt: A List of Demands from Tahrir Square

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Egypt: Tweeps Will Only Rejoice When they Bring the Regime Down

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Syria Lifts Ban on Facebook and YouTube

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

Turkey: a paper-big brother for Egypt

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Analysts don?t hesitate to prescribe a ‘Turkey-model’ for Egypt. Even the idea of presenting Turkey as a model country to Cairo is ironic.

2011-02-11 Egypt Military in Holding Pattern as Popular Revolution Grows

Egypt Military Response to Demonstrators Unsatisfactory, Not Surprising

Demonstrators in various cities in Egypt filled the streets for an eighteenth day. Many of the demonstrators on Friday, one day after President Hosni Mubarak and Vice President Omar Suleiman gave speeches indicating Mubarak was not resigning, have focused their attention on the military hoping that it will support their demands and aspirations.

Tunisia: What Follows the Revolution?

from Global Voices Online by Ayesha Saldanha

Written by Ayesha Saldanha

President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia more than three weeks ago, but clashes with police and protests by people demanding jobs or better wages are still taking place in Tunisia, and the interim government is attempting to restore order. While the changes in society are undeniable, such as increased internet freedom, not everyone is happy with what has been going on. In this post we hear from Tunisian bloggers on the current situation in the country, some voicing frustration at the lack of order, even as the overall tone is hopeful that everything will work out in the end.

Speculations on Egypt

What happens in Egypt in the near future depends on whether or not the Egyptian army remains loyal to President Hosni Mubarak. Even if the army does not abandon its ?commander in chief,? it will still make a difference if it does not offer itself as a repressive tool to keep the regime as is.

Global scenarios and Egypt

Following the events in Egypt, possible scenarios about future regional balances are already on the table. Some of these are related to Iran. Some experts believe that if the reconstruction process makes Egypt an introverted country, Iran will benefit from this power vacuum.

Obama frustration at Mubarak speech

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters

President Obama is running out of patience with the Egyptian government.

President Mubarak’s repeated accusations of foreign interference cannot have helped. Mr Obama may have been cross with himself for going over the top before Mr Mubarak spoke and suggesting that this would be a day of transformation when history unfolded.

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