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.

If you have recc'd the previous Mothership (12), please unrec it.  This keeps only one Mothership diary on the Rec List.

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

TAKE ACTION TO HELP THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE:  Call the White House, the State Department, your Congressional representatives, and the Egyptian embassies.  Tell them that the Egyptian government must immediately halt all violence against the protesters and tell Mubarak he must step down now.  Updated list of phone numbers/emails below.


Please make a call, send an email, sign a petition, and leave a comment about what happened HERE.  Conchita has promised to let the protesters at Tahrir Square know that we are doing all we can here to support them.  Let's do all we can to build the numbers and tell them that hundreds, even thousands of us, are supporting them.  They are putting their lives on the line, support them with a phone call.

The White House

Please call the White House and urge President Obama to demand that Mubarak step down now and the attacks on the Egyptian protesters, journalists, and the museum stop immediately.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

FAX: 202-456-2461
Webform for email: www.whitehouse.gov/contact


Contact your elected representatives and ask them to publicly demand that Egypt immediately halt all violence against the protesters and respect the freedoms of all Egpytians.

Senators: You can find contact information for your senators here

Representatives: You can look up your representatives here

Or simply call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Majority Phone: (202) 224-4651
Majority Fax: (202) 228-3612
Minority Phone: (202) 224-6797

Democratic Members of Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, which must approve appropriations to Mubarak government:

  * Senator Patrick Leahy (Chairman) (VT)
  * Senator Daniel Inouye (HI)
  * Senator Tom Harkin (IA)
  * Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD)
  * Senator Richard Durbin (IL)
  * Senator Tim Johnson (SD)
  * Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)
  * Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ)

UPDATE: Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the panel that controls foreign aid, said he’s prepared to stop all U.S. financial assistance to Egypt -- which topped $1.5 billion last year -- unless Mubarak steps aside immediately and allows a transitional government to take over.

"If he doesn’t leave, there will not be foreign aid; I mean, it’s as simple as that," Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, told Bloomberg Television in an interview yesterday. U.S. money "will not go to the Mubarak administration," Leahy said, adding, "that’s a pipeline that can easily be turned off."

Call Senator Leahy and Rep. Lloyd Doggett, with whom he is working, and thank them for taking a strong stand.

US State Department

Contact the State Department and urge that Hillary Clinton publicly demand that Mubarak step down now and the attacks on the Egyptian protesters, journalists, and the museum stop immediately.  I have included all of the listings I thought might be helpful.  Staffers have been surprised to hear from me, but they have also been responsive.  Please be polite but firm in letting them know that we are watching and expect the U.S. to take a stronger stand.

You can contact the US State Department at (202) 647-4000 or TTY:1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service), but you can only leave a message at this number.  Additional offices culled from a phone directory on the State Department's web page are listed below.

Secretary Hillary Clinton 202-647-5291
Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg 202-647-8636
Special Assistant to the Secretary and the Executive Secretary of the Department Stephen D. Mull 202-647-5301

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)
Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman 202-647-7209 (I was told that my message would be given by Feltman to Hillary Clinton.  Continue to call this office.)
Office of Egypt and Levant Affairs (NEA/ELA) Director Nicole Shampaine 5250 202-647-2670
Email:  EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov (I called and was given this email by a representative at the task force office who assured me that my email would be sent up the chain of command.)

Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance
Deputy Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Robert H. Goldberg 202-647-2608
Chief Operating Officer Wade  Warren, Acting 202-647-2676

Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues
Ambassador-At-Large Clint Williamson 202-647-5072

Office of the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs and Coordinator
Under Secretary Maria Otero 202-647-1189

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner 202-647-2126

Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Under Secretary Judith McHale 202-647-9199
Could not find a listing for PJ Crowley.  If you have his contact info please post it below the tipjar.

Egyptian Embassies

Contact the Egyptian embassies in the U.S. and tell the Egyptian government that the American people know what is happening in Tahrir Square.  We can see it on television and in tweets.  We condemn the violence and demand a stop to the attacks on and the killing of Egyptians and the harassment of journalists.
The Egyptian embassy in New York is open from 9a-2p Monday through Thursday and 9a-3:15p on Friday with a break from 1-2:15p.

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
3521 International CTM.W.
Washington DC, 20008
Press Office
Tel:  202 667-3402 - Call this number first
Tel: (202) 895-5400
Fax: (202) 224-4319/5131

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
Tel:  (312) 828-9162

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

Direct Actions/Petitions:
Sign the Avaaz petition "to stand with the people of Egypt in their demand for freedom and basic rights, an end to the crackdown and internet blackout, and immediate democratic reform. We call on our governments to join us in our solidarity with the Egyptian people."
CREDO Action (h/t cotterperson; description)
URGENT They're running out of medicine in Cairo; maxomai


Current Child Diary: Sarea - Egypt Liveblog: Sub Diary #65

Previous Child Diaries:
BlueDragon - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #64
Tchridy - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #63
ShadowRunning - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #62
JustJennifer- Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #61
cosmic debris- Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #60
greenbird - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #59
ADamiani - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #58
davehouck - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #57
SallyCat - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #56
hester - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #55
jlynne - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #54
DRo - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #53
DRo - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #52
kimoconnor - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #51
StepLeftStepForward - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #50
Shadow Running - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #49
Bluedragon - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #48
Pluto - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #47
dmac - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #46
We Want Change - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #45
unspeakable - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #44
demkat620 - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #43
Lepanto - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #42
Land of Enchantment - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #41
joanneleon - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #40
JNHobbs - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #39
Kim OConnor - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #38
Bicycle Hussein Paladin - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #37
Politik - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #36
DMac - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #35
Scarce - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #34
Garrett - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #33 - Another Scary Thing About the Egyptian Revolution
Petulans - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #32
Politik - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #31
Pluto - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #30
SHenderson - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #29
Red Sox - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #28
Dmac -Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #27
UnaSpenser - Egypt Liveblog: Subdiary #26
Unspeakable - Egypt Liveblog: Subdiary #25
Dingodude - Egypt Liveblog: Subdiary #24
UnaSpenser - Egypt Liveblog: Subdiary #23
Conchita - Egypt Liveblog: Subdiary #22
Flyswatterbanjo - Egypt Liveblog: Subdiary #21
Scarce - Egypt Liveblog: Subdiary #20
Lexington1 - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #19"
Lefty Coaster - US calls for an "orderly transition" Elbaradei: "I would advise him to leave today"
BlueDragon - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #17
David PA - Egypt liveblog: Sub-Diary #16
Politik - Egypt liveblog: Sub-Diary #15
Simone Daud - Arab Sources (January 30th)
Scarce - Egypt Liveblog: Child Diary #13
FORUS50 - Egypt Liveblog: Child Diary #12
OllieGarkey - Update: Pan-Arab Revolution! Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen.
dmac - Egypt Uprising Child Diary 10
Blue Dragon - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary # 9
Scarce - Egypt Child Diary #8 Liveblog
James Allen - Egypt Uprising Child #7
Scarce - Egypt Child Diary #6 Liveblog
Dmac - Egypt Child Diary #5
Politik - Egypt liveblog: sub-diary #4
Flyswatterbanjo - Egypt Child Diary #3
OllieGarkey - Breaking: Police Siding with Protesters in Egypt. Mubarak regime falling.
bicycle Hussein paladin - Why Iran 1979 Went to the Islamists and This One Won't
weasel - Updates on the Egyptian Protests

Previous Mothership Diary by Tahrir:
Egyptian Middle East Protests Liveblog Mothership Diary 12 With Challenge!



Recommended Video Feed
Live Video Feed from Al Jazeera here

For those of you with a Roku set-top box, you can now apparently access Al-Jazeera English on your TV.

Recommended Twitter Feeds
#suez #egypt #jan25 #ioerror

Recommended News Streams:

The Guardian - Protests in Egypt Live Updates

The New York Times Lede blog

BBC - Egypt Live Coverage

New York Times Lede blog

opendna has posted a powerful twitter streaming tool which allows you to stream #jan25 and 'egypt' twitter feeds.  Highly recommended.

simone daud has a new regularly-updated news feed Arab Sources (3rd February) from Arabic sources (mostly RNN and MB forums).  Additionally, there are several other Arabic speaking Kossacks:  soysauce, unspeakable, sortalikenathan, and fire bad tree pretty, that can help in translations or give context not necessarily being presented in English-language media.  If anyone else can help with translations please let people know in comments.

weasel has a great diary up tracking uprisings and news from across the Middle East and North Africa


In-Depth Blog Posts or News Articles: if you link to them in the comments in child diaries, we'll add them here.

Richard Lyon has written The Muslim Brotherhood In Egypt providing historical and political context.

Communicate if Your Government Shuts Off Your Internet, Wired's guide to reconnecting.

Juan Cole's background analysis of the causes of Egypt’s Class Conflict, posted on 01/30/2011, is one of the most important articles for Americans to read right now, per NBBooks.

Mondoweiss has a series of posts on Egypt.

Boing Boing's own posts and their Egypt news roundup

The Angry Arab News Service (As'ad Abu Khalil) has ongoing insights/commentary and a broad network of contacts in the Arab world (h/t sofia).

links to multimedia (videos and stuff) of Egypt protests

Salon article on the Mubarak regime's lobbyists

I applaud this Washington Post editorial.

Don't Fear the Muslim Brotherhood by the Brookings Institution (h/t bicycle Hussein paladin).

Teacher's Lounge: Teaching Cairo by annetteboardman (if enough teachers want to suggest lessons or teaching methods on this, I'll add a new section for teaching resources/suggestions)

The Arabist; Egyptian journalist, Iskandr El Amrani's blog (h/t soysauce)

alMasr Al-Youm:; Independent Egyptian media considered the most important outlet in Egypt; Arabic with English co-site. (h/t soysauce]

Latest Egyptian Antiquities News Kossack Thutmose V is tracking the story around the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.

Sharif Kouddous of DemocracyNow is in Egypt.

Global Guerillas USAF Intel, John Robb's blog who is covering the situation.   h/t G2geek

NYTimes blog The Lede h/t fladem


Many Kossaks have been covering this developing story.  Here's a listing of the diaries posted since the events in Egypt started to unfold (Tuesday, January 25, 2011).  Please check them out.

Mubarak's Plan to Exploit Coming Chaos,5,000 Injured Ralph Lopez
Reset: USA, Muslim Bros Step To Accommodate Robert Naiman

Pogrom in Cairo - Where was Obama? Robert Naiman
The Revenge of Milo Minderbinder; gjohnsit

My Cairo; sortalikenathan

Profiting from Egyptian Hunger & Failure of US's stability centric Foreign Policy; Lefty Coaster
Wikileaks  Thread 52 :Mubarak as not open to reforms or freedoms); cedar park
Egypt: One Evacuee’s Story; CJB ‘s sister
President Obama’s statement on uprising in Egypt; Barbara Morrill
Breaking: Mubarak to Leave by Fall (Updated 3X); fladem
Must-Read: Kristof Reports From Cairo ; david mizner
Profiting from Egyptian Hunger & Failure of US stability-centric foreign policy ; Lefty Coaster
Egyptian Protesters May Be Being Provoked; Ubiquitous A
To the people of Egypt—A Message of Solidarity; Jonathan Smucker
The REALLY Scary Thing about the Egyptian Revolution – Update; Granny Doc
It's a Lose-Lose for Obama Unless He Suspends Mubarak's Military Aid Now ; Ralph Lopez
Arab Sources (1st of February); simone daud
Sharif Kouddous from DemocracyNow Live in Cairo Now; Harfang des Neiges

LA Times: White House Preparing for Post-Mubarak Era, fladem

Egypt: A season for joy & of exile for fear; Catilinus
Elbaradei: "I would advise him to leave today" US calls for an "orderly transition"; Lefty Coaster
Huffington Post Disses the Jasmine Revolution Redux; Clay Claiborne
What happened to antiquities in Iraq is happening in places in Egypt; annette boardman
Revolution! Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, updates on widespread protests.; OllieGarkey
Opposition Groups Unite Behind ElBaradei; David Mizner
My Daughter Told to Evacuate Egypt; Bendygirl
ElBaradei, Muslim Brotherhood Offer Path Out of Egypt Confrontation; Robert Naiman
Arab Sources (30th January); Simone Daud (Current translations from Arabic media)
Same Folks Who Lied Us into Iraq Now Lying about Muslim Brotherhood; Phoenix Woman

Latest Egyptian Antiquities News; Thutmose V
We are all Khalid Saeed; Garret
Wikileaks Informationthread 49: Omar Suleiman And Etc.; cedar park
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R) gets it completely wrong on Egypt.; Patience John (because this is what the Egyptian people are ALSO up against.)
Egypt, Jordan, and Fear Based US Foreign Policy; Edger
Egypt: What happens next?; JackMcCullough
US Secretly Backed Egypt Protest Leaders For 3 Years; Mets102
Egypt: Democracy not Made in America; nicolo caldoraro
*Hand in Hand, the Army and the People Are One*; Robert Naiman
New Egyptian Vice President Ran Secret US Torture Program In Egypt; Yashwanth Manjunath
The Army and The People are One!; josephwouk
URGENT They're running out of medicine in Cairo; maxomai
Suspend Military Aid to Mubarak NOW. El Baradei Calls U.S. Response Weak; Ralph Lopez
Update: Pan-Arab Revolution! Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen.; OllieGarkey
U.S. Youth Unemployment and the Egyptian Revolution; ibwip
Teacher's Lounge: Teaching Cairo; annetteboardman
Egypt Explodes; US Video Media Gape; davidseth
Israel/Palestine News; Friendlystranger
No Internet? No Problem! Anonymous Faxes Egypt; Clay Claiborne
Open Thread:  Egypt; DarkSyde/frontpage
Food Prices Cause Unrest in Egypt? Part II; notdarkyet
The best help: Leaving Egypt alone; Hugo Estrada
Arab sources; simone daud (Invaluable Arabic translations.)
What I love and hate, context: right now, Cairo/Egypt; erratic

Egyptian People Protect the Antiquities Museum; Thutmose V
Cut-off Money to Mubarak Now!  He Says He Wll Stay.; Ralph Lopez
Obama's response to the Egyptian Crisis; fladem
Egypt Backgrounder; vonzapfenau
Mubarak: "I'm Firing Everyone But Me"; zenbassoon
Cut-off Money to Mubarak Now; Ralph Lopez
Egypt Child Diary #6 Liveblog; Scarce
Egypt Child Diary #5; Dmac
"Yo, Egypt, cut the crap!"; Seneca Doane
Egypt's 40 year 'state of emergency' is now America's emergency [poll]; BOknows
Getting the facts straight on Egypt's relationship with the US; blue aardvark
Breaking: Gibbs Says US Will Review Aid to Egypt; samdiener
Anonymous statement on Egypt; barrettbrown
Faux News' developing meme: "Egypt is Obama's Fault"; RockyinConnecticut
Egypt: Things Have Changed for Good--Mubarak Regime is Done; Mutual Assured Destruction
Egypt liveblog: sub-diary #4; Politik
What To Expect in Egypt; catherineD
Mid-East Conflict Fry'd Daze - The rest of the news; volleyboy1
Egypt is on Fire!; Clay Claiborne
BlowbackClinton: 'We support the universal human rights of the Egyptian people'; frontpage
Egypt turns off internet, Lieberman wants same option for US; Cenobyte
Blowback: Hacktivists versus Dictators; gjohnsit
Egypt Child Diary #3; Flyswatterbanjo
Fox's shockingly awesome coverage of Egypt uprising; frontpage
The Obama Administration Stands With The Mubarak Dictatorship;  krikkit4
Mohamed ElBaradei: "If Not Now, When?"; Robert Naiman
Curfew just announced in Egypt.; Delver Rootnose
Breaking: Police Siding with Protesters in Egypt. Mubarak regime falling.; OllieGarkey
Egyptian American Activist: Hillary Clinton Forgets to Mention Tear Gas, Tanks, Concussion Grenades; BookWarm
"This Is What Egypt's Cut-Off Of The Internet Looks Like:" (Graphics/Charts); Hissyspit
On the View from Egypt Part Five, Or, The Emergency is Here; Fake Consultant

North African Revolution Continues; Clay Claiborne
Hillary Could Do More to Stay Pharaoh's Hand; Robert Naiman
Protest in Libya, Algeria. More Planned; AoT
Egyptian Internet Blackout; Ryvr
Egypt: tomorrow is a test of the strength of the opposition and the Mubarak regime; Mutual Assured Destruction
Adalah: the Winter of Arab Discontent Hotlist; unspeakable
Updated: We are all Khaled Said. US Supported Regime killing civilians.; OllieGarkey
Tunisia, Egypt, ... And Now Yemen.; amk for obama
Updates on the Egyptian Protests, weasel
A Welcome Shift in the Obama Administration's Rhetoric on Democracy in the Middle East; Neil Hicks

Obama Snubs Middle Eastern Freedom Fighters Again; Omert
Tomgram: Juan Cole, American Policy on the Brink; TomDispatch
Update on Egyptian Protests; weasel
UPDATED: Egypt Protests Continue, Tunisia Wants Ben Ali Back; Clay Claiborne
Waiting for Krauthammer on Egypt; Avenging Angel
Egypt: Smart move from the Muslim Brotherhood ; Mutual Assured Destruction
Egypt: Lack of a Consistent U.S. Message on Human Rights and Democracy Fuels Unrest in the Arab World; Neil Hicks
UPDATED- Please Ask Hillary: Tell Egyptian Government Hands off Protesters Now!; Ralph Lopez
Egypt and the Secular Revolution; Yusufsaad

BREAKING: Protesters Plan Massive Day of Wrath in Egypt Today; Clay Claiborne
Changes are Coming: News Flashes from the Middle East; weasel
NOW - Thousands Protesting in Egypt; koNko
Revolution in Egypt?; greendem
Egypt: Just popular unrest or the beginning of the end of the Mubarak regime?; Mutual Assured Destruction

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Originally posted to Tahrir on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 07:33 AM PST.

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