One hopes the Egyptian people are not left in a state of complete destitution, fear and repression in the long-run.
Strongman authoritarian regimes are once again emerging in the post-Arab Spring.
Egypt’s President Sisi is an autocrat who appears to perceive himself as a forward-thinking revolutionary leader of the Egyptian nation.
The images of a united Tahrir Square that once spurred the revolution are no more. Instead, the country braces for more violence.
Judging from Twitter, Egypt is in complete chaos. Online, protesters in the square tweeted pictures of a Tahrir Square that resembled the first, triumphant images of the Arab Spring and shared updates as the news broke. Initiatives such as Tahrir Bodyguard and Operation Anti Sexual Harassment, which formed in response to the rampant sexual assault …
On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan climbed onto a bus in Ankara, Turkey in front of a crowd of raging protesters and warned that his patience with the protests—that are now in their tenth day—was quickly running out. “Those who do not respect this nation’s party in power will pay a price,” he …
This is a man whose time has come.
This is no time for lethargic fatalist reflection. It is time to make a difference.
There is something deliciously, appealingly democratic about people working together for survival. Watching that, we have to imagine ourselves doing something, taking action, being the movement instead of waiting to be moved.
Despite the absence of the iconic central gathering point of Tahrir Square, the culture of demonstrating, protesting, and uniting to realize the radical lives on.