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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.

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

Current Child Diary:  Egypt Uprising Child Diary 10 by BlueDragon

Previous Child Diaries:

BlueDragon - 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 weasel:
Egypt/Middle East Protests Mothership Diary 2

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...

Recommended Video Feed
Live Video Feed from Al Jazeera here

Recommended Twitter Feeds
#suez #egypt #jan25 #ioerror

Recommended News Streams:

The Guardian - Protests in Egypt Live Updates

BBC - Egyptian Unrest

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

simone daud has a regularly-updated news feedfrom Arabic sources (mostly RNN and MB forums)


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

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:

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.

Also, you can contact the US State Department at (202) 647-4000.  Word is you can only leave a message at this point, but it still helps to put pressure on them to act correctly.

Please also contact 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


List of Liveblog Child Diaries (beginning with the current child)

1.28.11 Scarce -  Egypt Child Diary #6 Liveblog
1.28.11 Dmac - Egypt Child Diary #5
1.28.11 Politik - Egypt liveblog: sub-diary #4
1.28.11 Flyswatterbanjo - Egypt Child Diary #3
1.28.11 OllieGarkey - Breaking: Police Siding with Protesters in Egypt. Mubarak regime falling.

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


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

Mondoweiss has a series of posts on Egypt.

Mondoweiss' excellent take on the American political dimension of the Egyptian revolution

Boing Boing's own posts and their Egypt news roundup

links to multimedia (videos and stuff) of Egypt protests

Salon article on the Mubarak regime's lobbyists

I applaud this Washington Post editorial.



Terra Mystica compiled the initial 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 four days.


Teachers' Lounge: Teaching Cairo; annetteboardman

Israel/Palestine News; Friendlystranger

Arab sources; simone daud

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 Will 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 (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)


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)


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 bicycle Hussein paladin on Fri Jan 28, 2011 at 05:52 PM PST.

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