Friday, January 28, 2011

Uprisings Spreading Across Middle East! Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia...

This morning tanks surrounded protesters in Egypt, the government is finally taking the people seriously. US considers cutting 1.5 billion in USA aid to Egypt is being considered the by White House.

Tens of thousands are in the streets of Jordon as well, demanding that their Prime Minister step down.

Streets flooded with people in Suez and Alexandria as well. Tunisia, Yemen still seeing unrest. Curfew in Cairo has officially begun.

Al Jazeera says Egyptian security have entered their Cairo building, the source of live feed: http://english.aljazeera.net

Muhammad El-Barada'i under house arrest.

Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt, makes curfew official. Has tried to shut down internet. Bringing a "brutal crackdown on protests".

US defends oppression: Joe Biden says Egypt's "Mubarak no dictator, he shouldn't step down..."

"Five men have so far been killed and almost 1,000 others have been imprisoned, police have beaten women and for the first time an office of the ruling National Democratic Party was set on fire. Rumours are as dangerous as tear gas here. A Cairo daily has been claiming that one of President Hosni Mubarak's top advisers has fled to London with 97 suitcases of cash, but other reports speak of an enraged President shouting at senior police officers for not dealing more harshly with demonstrators."-Reports the Independant

The Student Insurgent stands in solidarity with protesters, who seek only more freedom in their daily lives. Around the world we see this movement, against repression and authoritarianism. The Student Insurgent stands with you!

Thanks:
http://portland.indymedia.org/

http://www.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-egypt-mubarak-20110129,0,3465482.story

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-egypts-day-of-reckoning-2196751.html

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/africa-mideast/us-officials-backed-rebels-planning-egyptian-uprising-in-2008-wikileaks/article1887439/

Maybe it's not so spontaneous after all.

Anonymous said...

Turns out, according to Wikileaks, the U.S. government has been bankrolling these groups using social media to overthrow governments.

It did seem suspicious when Obama made his speech calling for the Egyptian government not to be mean to the protesters. The U.S. was obviously behind the failed "revolution" in Iran.

I wonder why they turned against Mubarak and what they plan to replace him with.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so, now it turns out that the young fellow sitting in jail for handing all the documents over to Wikileaks is pleased with the protests in Egypt. Feels he triggered it because of the documents showing that the U.S. helped people planning anti-government protests using social media. Made the Egyptian people believe America would be on their side when they took to the streets.