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  •  Did you see the film that aired (9+ / 0-)

    earlier today on AJE about Ahmad Maher and the April 6 movement?  It was fascinating.  They've been actively planning since 2008 - although this totally surpassed even their wildest dreams.  

    "Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something." President Obama in Prague on April 5

    by jlynne on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 07:36:45 PM PST

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    •  didn't see that, but did know (2+ / 0-)
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      about the April 6th movement.

      is it an identity crisis to have no signature?

      by UnaSpenser on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 07:38:45 PM PST

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    •  An Egyptian Professor In the Us on CNN-Int'l Last (12+ / 0-)

      wk said there'd been a "shadow parliament" up and running for 2 years.

      I have zero education and connection to the area, but other things he said included that there must be a hundred people he could think of qualified to run a transition government, and they included many areas of society including supreme court judges.

      There seems to be a lot of depth to this. And the more there is, the more this is indeed a lost opportunity for the US.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 07:40:31 PM PST

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      •  it does seem from reading the tweets (5+ / 0-)
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        from Egypt that the only panicking that has ever occurred in all of this (about it being a sustained protest) has been from the outsiders. There has always been a quiet (except for the occasional joyous) confidence from the tweets of the protestors (who tweet in English for us).

      •  Yow! Let's learn more. (1+ / 0-)
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        But let's not spread that information too far, they seem to have benefitted from being under the radar.

        I'm very curious how they established this shadow movement of civil society, and what they had ready so that they could make sure they were ready to help establish democracy when the regime faltered.  It would be useful to know.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 12:06:34 AM PST

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