This is just breaking:
Egyptians have inspired the protesters in #OccupayWallstreet, #OccupayOakland so let us send them a supporting message from #Tahrir Tomorrow
Egyptians revolutionaries announced they will march in #Tahrir on Oct 28th in solidarity with #OccupyOakland. Cairo and Oakland are 1 hand!
Tomorrow in #Tahrir we will march towards #USA Embassy calling them to stop crackdown their people and stop supporting #Scaf #OccupayOakland
In Oakland, occupiers are chanting "We Are Tahrir Square."
On Tuesday, the Guardian published a letter from the some of the Tahrir Square activists. Here's part of it. Check out the link to read the full text.
...we are now in many ways involved in the same struggle. What most pundits call "the Arab spring" has its roots in the demonstrations, riots, strikes and occupations taking place all around the world, its foundations lie in years-long struggles by people and popular movements. The moment that we find ourselves in is nothing new, as we in Egypt and others have been fighting against systems of repression, disenfranchisement and the unchecked ravages of global capitalism (yes, we said it, capitalism): a system that has made a world that is dangerous and cruel to its inhabitants. As the interests of government increasingly cater to the interests and comforts of private, transnational capital, our cities and homes have become progressively more abstract and violent places, subject to the casual ravages of the next economic development or urban renewal scheme.
Update: 10-27-11 - 10:38am EDT:
More information on this event.
Here is an updated Facebook page referencing the Egyptian march to the American Embassy in Cairo in solidarity with Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street, and the worldwide Occupy Movement, tomorrow 10-28-11.
Text translated from Arabic into English:
March tomorrow, Friday 28 October at the third evening of Tahrir Square to the headquarters of the U.S. embassy in Cairo in solidarity with protesters in Oakland, California to protest the use of U.S. police last Wednesday violence and methods of repression, beatings with the use of tear gas and sound bombs and clashes between demonstrators and police forces to the injury of many of the protesters and taken to hospitals in addition to the arrest of dozens of protesters in the state of Atlanta, where U.S. police arrested 53 demonstrators and prevented them from demonstrating peacefully - the movement of the occupation of Wall Street is a movement started, New York, U.S. on 17 September last year to condemn the world financial system
Egyptian Revolution inspired the peoples of the world, demonstrations on Wall Street when it began on Sept. 17, demonstrators raised slogans was of them to pretend to the Egyptian way - the least that enable that support them faithful to send them a message of solidarity from the field of editing and Ndawaovernmh U.S. to respect human rights and refrain from the use of violence with demonstrations peaceful
This was the first Facebook page up for Tahrir Square march, linked by the same Egyptian activist. It did not mention Oakland solidarity. It appears a march was scheduled, but when news of the police brutality in Oakland spread, Egyptian activists added the solidarity aspect with Occupy Oakland and the larger Occupy Movement to the marches stated goals.
This is simply amazing.
The whole word is watching. The 99% of the world are standing in solidarity. The people. United. Will never be defeated.
From Amy Goodman's column coming out today. This was written prior to the announcement.
The winds of change are blowing across the globe. What triggers such change, and when it will strike, is something that no one can predict.
Asmaa Mahfouz was outraged and posted a video online, staring directly into the camera, her head covered, but not her face. She identified herself and called for people to join her on Jan. 25 in Tahrir Square. She said (translated from Arabic): “I’m making this video to give you one simple message: We want to go down to Tahrir Square on January 25. If we still have honor and want to live in dignity on this land, we have to go down on January 25. We’ll go down and demand our rights, our fundamental human rights. … I won’t even talk about any political rights. We just want our human rights and nothing else. This entire government is corrupt—a corrupt president and a corrupt security force.
We just want our human rights
World-wide Rebel Song - Live from Madison, Wis., with letter from Egyptian activist.
h/t rebel ga
If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
- Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s