Posts Tagged ‘Mubarak’


By mike flugennockFriday - February 11th, 2011Categories: Middle East, liberty

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Revolution: It’s back

By mike flugennockTuesday - February 8th, 2011Categories: Middle East, liberty

Hah, and you thought all the fun ended when the Berlin Wall fell.

As most of you of a certain age will recall, a boatload of American right-wing triumphalists declared “the end of history” around 1989 or ‘90, right about the time the old Soviet “satellite states” were overthrown by vast popular movements and took the xUSSR down with them. Along with Dr. Fukuyama’s famous screed, there were a whole host of others who also declared the era of revolution to be over.

Uh, ohhhhhhh.

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Suppress Our Tweets… We’ll Still Take The Streets!

By mike flugennockThursday - February 3rd, 2011Categories: Middle East, liberty

Recent events in Tunisia and Egypt have proven that the Internet and social networking on the Web have been instrumental in organizing and inspiring people to rise up against tyranny and spreading the news, but any desperate dictator out there should know by now that simply shutting off the Internet can’t stop a real revolution — especially in Egypt, where President Mubarak was a day late and a dollar short in trying to stop a popular uprising by crippling the Internet.

Here’s a piece that was inspired by a sign I saw carried by someone at last Saturday’s solidarity demonstration at the Egyptian Embassy:

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