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RULES OF THE ROAD:

Please do not comment in this diary unless it is to volunteer to do a child diary. This is a Mothership diary to allow us to keep up to date with the protests in the Middle East.

To comment on the protests, please go to the current child diary HERE.

Current Child Diary: bicycle Hussein paladin - Why Iran 1979 Went to the Islamists and This One Won't  
Previous Child Diary: weasel - Updates on the Egyptian Protests

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If you've posted a new diary on this subject, please post a link beneath the tip jar of the mothership and it will be added to the links posted below.

Kossak Sillia gives a concise explanation of the mothership and liveblog:

This diary, that is, the mothership, forms the hub from which you can reach the other diaries. Or, think of it as a table of contents in the front page of a book. You use this diary to find a link to the latest discussions. You can also find links here to past discussions (previous diaries) if you wanted to read them. A 'child diary'is where the discussion is -- once one of these gets so long that its size is cumbersome, they start a new one. So if you wanted to join in to the most current discussion, you'd click the most recent link. But they leave the links there so that people can still go back and read the older ones if they wish. The reason for this setup is that it prevents the recommended list from being filled up with many diaries on the same topic. Instead just the mothership will appear on the rec list where everybody can find it, which they can use to navigate to the latest discussion. (That's why we are asked to "rec" the mothership but not the other diaries, just reduces confusion.) I hope this is sort of what you were wanting to know...

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ACTION TO SUPPORT THE EGYPTIAN PROTESTERS
Contact your the Egyptian embassies in the U.S. and tell the Egyptian government to respect the rights of the people of Egypt.

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
3521 International CTM.W.
Washington DC, 20008
Tel: (202) 895-5400
Fax: (202) 224-4319/5131
Ambassador's Residence
2301 Massachussettes St.
NW Washington DC, 20008

Egyptian Consulate -- New York
1110 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Tel: (212) 759-7120/1/2

Egyptian Consulate -- Chicago
30 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Egyptian Consulate -- Houston
2000 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Tel: (713) 961-4915/6, 961-4407

Egyptian Consulate -- San Francisco
3001 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, California 94115
Tel: (415) 346-9700/2

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Recommended Twitter Feeds
#suez #egypt #jan25 #ioerror

opendna has posted a powerful twitter streaming tool which allows you to stream #jan15 and 'egypt' twitter feeds.  Highly recommended.

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List of Liveblog Child Diaries (beginning with the current child)
1.27.11 bicycle Hussein paladin - Why Iran 1979 Went to the Islamists and This One Won't
1.27.11 Weasel - Updates on the Egyptian Protests

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Soysauce posted a mothership just prior to mine with a list of diaries written on this subject.  She deleted her diary but sent me the code and I'm including it here. Terra Mystica compiled this list, please rec their comments to thank them for all of the work they did.

Many Kossaks have been covering this developing story.  Here's a listing of the diaries posted in the last three days (thanks to Terra Mystica for compiling them.)

1/27
North African Revolution Continues; Clay Claiborne (1/27)

Hillary Could Do More to Stay Pharaoh's Hand; Robert Naiman (1/27)

Protest in Libya, Algeria. More Planned; AoT (1/27)

Egyptian Internet Blackout; Ryvr (1/27)

Egypt: tomorrow is a test of the strength of the opposition and the Mubarak regime; Mutual Assured Destruction (1/27)

Adalah: the Winter of Arab Discontent Hotlist; unspeakable (1/27)

Updated: We are all Khaled Said. US Supported Regime killing civilians.; OllieGarkey (1/27)

Tunisia, Egypt, ... And Now Yemen.; amk for obama (1/27)

Adalah: the Winter of Arab Discontent; unspeakable (1/27)

Updates on the Egyptian Protests, weasel (1/27)

A Welcome Shift in the Obama Administration's Rhetoric on Democracy in the Middle East; Neil Hicks (1/27)

1/26
Obama Snubs Middle Eastern Freedom Fighters Again; Omert (1/26)

Tomgram: Juan Cole, American Policy on the Brink; TomDispatch (1/26)

Update on Egyptian Protests; weasel (1/26)

UPDATED: Egypt Protests Continue, Tunisia Wants Ben Ali Back; Clay Claiborn (1/26)

Waiting for Krauthammer on Egypt; Avenging Angel (1/26)

Egypt: Smart move from the Muslim Brotherhood ; Mutual Assured Destruction (1/26)

Egypt: Smart move from the Muslim Brotherhood; Neil Hicks (1/26)

UPDATED- Please Ask Hillary: Tell Egyptian Government Hands off Protesters Now!; Ralph Lopez (1/26)

Egypt and the Secular Revolution; Yusufsaad (1/26)

1/25
BREAKING: Protesters Plan Massive Day of Wrath in Egypt Today; Clay Claiborne (1/25)

Changes are Coming: News Flashes from the Middle East; weasel (1/25)

NOW - Thousands Protesting in Egypt; koNko (1/25)

Revolution in Egypt?; greendem (1/25)

Egypt: Just popular unrest or the beginning of the end of the Mubarak regime?; Mutual Assured Destruction (1/25)

Originally posted to conchita on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 02:23 PM PST.

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