Words of Advice

By on Jan 11, 2012 in Featured, Media, Politics | 0 comments

In Memory of Brian Haw

By on Jun 22, 2011 in Featured, Graphics, Politics | 0 comments

Just found out that Brian Haw died 4 days ago. Brian understood a basic moral truth – that an injustice that happens to any of us is an injustice for which we are all guilty. He held a one-man protest in front of parliament since 2001.

What Happened April 8/9 in Tahrir

By on Apr 9, 2011 in Featured, Politics | 0 comments

The choice to commit to a sit-in was not much of a choice. When the dissenting army officers came to Tahrir, their fates were pretty much sealed, and we knew that if they went home, they would pretty much be dead. So whether or not we ‘wanted’ to spend the night in Tahrir, we pretty much realized we had to. The officers had basically thrust their neck out and unless we were there with them, we might as well have hung them dead ourselves. So we decided to stay. At the end of the night there were around 2000 of us at the most, I figure. Unfortunately, our numbers had been dented by the fact that some protesters decided to go protest at the Israeli embassy. I UNDERSTAND why they wanted to do so – because, on principle I agree with them completely – however, KNOWING that the army officers were in Tahrir and that things could escalate, I tweeted some of the embassy...

The Two Histories of Egypt

By on Feb 21, 2011 in Featured, Politics | 0 comments

In the first book of an Egypt series, John Crowley writes that there is more than one history of the world. That there are times when the universe transitions to another mode of operation, one that changes the rules so much that things that were once possible were now not. There are two histories of Egypt. In one history, the people of Egypt, after having been ruled by an aging tyrant, rose up and railed and rallied against their oppressors. They marched peacefully as they confronted security forces armed with tear gas, shields, batons, and when the stakes were higher, shotguns, live rounds, snipers, and crazed if somewhat imbecilic thugs. The army would not pit itself against its own people, and the people overcame their fears, sacrificed in life and blood, and made their voices heard. The dictator left. The people rejoiced. They scrubbed away the graffiti and dusted off the streets,...

Tahrir: Hearts & Minds?

By on Feb 5, 2011 in Featured, Politics | 3 comments

I’m sorry to say this, but some clearly have no clue what’s going on. The facts are these: Nothing has been achieved so far except empty promises from a regime that doesn’t know how to do anything except lie, cheat, and steal. The revolution in Tahrir is the only chance we’ve had in over 59 years to actually change this country and put it on the right track…

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