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Cairo, Egypt — I grew up in Egypt. I spent half my life here. But Saturday, when my plane from JFK airport touched down in Cairo, I arrived in a different country than the one I had known all my life. This is not Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt anymore and, regardless of what happens, it will never be again.

January 29, 2011

Live From the Egyptian Revolution
by Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Cairo, Egypt—I grew up in Egypt. I spent half my life here. But Saturday, when my plane from JFK airport touched down in Cairo, I arrived in a different country than the one I had known all my life. This is not Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt anymore and, regardless of what happens, it will never be again.

In Tahrir Square, thousands of Egyptians–men and women, young and old, rich and poor–gathered today to celebrate their victory over the regime’s hated police and state security forces and to call on Mubarak to step down and leave once and for all. They talked about the massive protest on Friday, the culmination of three days of demonstrations that began on January 25th to mark National Police Day. It was an act of popular revolt the likes of which many Egyptians never thought they would see during Mubarak’s reign. “The regime has been convincing us very well that we cannot do it, but Tunisians gave us an idea and it took us only three days and we did it,” said Ahmad El Esseily, a 35 year-old author and TV/radio talk show host who took part in the demonstrations. “We are a lot of people and we are strong.”

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This was all predicted back in 2003. Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon – Hezbollah, Algeria, Yemen vs “Israel”? don’t fall for the hype
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SOTT.NET Latest update: Egyptian authorities (under the dictator Mubarak) have ordered undercover police to engage in looting to criminalize the protesters and have also released hundreds of hardened criminals from prisons to smear the protesters.
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SOTT.NET What you are seeing in Egypt right now is the control that a tiny psychopathic elite can wield over millions of people. Mubarak is a psychopath, and has surrounded himself with other psychologically disordered individuals. They are a tiny number of people compared to the millions of Egyptians who make up normal Egyptian society, the normal people who are eminently capable of governing themselves.
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Authoritarian governments start stockpiling food to fight public anger 

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Authoritarian governments across the world are aggressively stockpiling food as a buffer against soaring food costs which they fear may stoke popular discontent.
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To silence dissidents, the Egyptian government made a move Thursday that has no precedent: It turned off the Internet nationwide. How did they do it — and could the same thing happen here?
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Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down

Does your government have an Internet kill-switch? Read our guide to Guerrilla Networking and be prepared for when the lines get cut.

By Patrick Miller, David Daw, PCWorld Jan 28, 2011 4:50 pm

These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you’re trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can’t rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections.

Do-It-Yourself Internet With Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi

Does your government have an Internet kill-switch? Read our guide to Guerrilla Networking and be prepared for when the lines get cut.
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British protesters are being inspired by calls for ‘revolution’ in Egypt and Tunisia.
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WASHINGTON – Tea party hero Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) this week proposed a blueprint to eliminate $400 billion from the federal budget, which included billions in cuts to veterans’ health care and disability benefits.
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