Discussion in 'Freedom of Expression' started by Anonymous, Jan 25, 2011.
Is this confirmed?that they will clear the Square?
Is there a reason you chose not to spell out "two" and "four"?
The protest numbers increased today, and now there is another protests of a few thousand outside the parliament building.
Basically I call bs.
Don't forget the press angle. It could be a good story that would play well in Egypt and internationally, if it works. And it could be good advertising for your friend.
This seems like something from Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle rather than Snow Crash: Donated funds disappear worldwide, pizza appears in Cairo, delivered by invisible market forces.
Eventually someone will figure out how to weaponize this idea.
I will share this view and hope my friend is willing to do it... many are scared of getting involved.
Alexandria had the best outcome today too... most media is focusing on Cairo and ignoring other cities... need to change that!
Agreed. In AJ's piece called 'Egypt Burning' they used google maps to do a flyover where they pointed out the different cities and described the various protests in each one. Seeing that really puts the Cairo protests in a very different light.
From 12:35 onwards is the google flyover ^
I hope your right!
I copied & pasted from a message I sent & just wanted to make sure I didn't go over the number of characters allowed.
Understood. I think none of us would want anyone hurt for such a small gesture. It's not important compared to lives and what is going on.
The time I visited Cairo they served me pigeons as a delicacy. Yikes!
I hope pigeons are not a Cairo pizza topping. LOL
Lovvvvve the idea of getting food sent in to protesters. Epic win idea.
I wish they would get over the fear... the only to win this is to keep pushing and to have more people join everyday!!
My friend is willing... he said Credit cards are not working in Egypt right now... Can we collect money on Paypal? and he can get it that way? I will be willing to be the middle person.
He also said, pizza will not be appreciated as much as Medicine, Blankets, Bread, Water... just basics!!
Yesterday, Code Pink (woman's anti-war movement) set up a donation page on their website to support Pro Democracy Protesters, however, a well known Egyptian activist/blogger asked them to take down their donation page because Mubarak, Egypt's state TV & his Thugs are spreading propaganda that this revolution was started & backed by foreign countries. Code Pink took down their web page soon after. I think we really need to stay out of it accept spreading the truth & countering US & Mubarak's propaganda.
Mubarak is spreading fear about the Muslim Brotherhood & Israel, and the USA corporate media & some political pundits are spewing this same BS.
This revolution is largely secular and started by the Egyptian youth & from all walks of life. Its awesome to see the older generations getting involved; especially since they lacked the courage their children are now displaying!
^^^ whether you realize it or not you are an incredibly valuable resource for Anonymous and the Egyptian revolution. If you have time, I'd love to talk to you via PM.
neocons finally realize that glen beck is a tool.
Here is the truth about the events in Egypt
non-revolution times vs. feb 8th 2011
I'm in for $20 if we get pix.
Okay looney toons!
Dam it! Where did I put my rapture helmet!
I was watching Al Jazeera's live coverage on Wednesday I think. And they had live footage of Tahrir Square. You had the pros on one side of this cobbled together barricade and the antis on the other side. Now I couldn't make out fine details, but I repeatedly saw people on the anti side holding something to a fire, throwing the object, and then saw little bursts of flames on the Mubarak side. Now ignoring the fact that the Anchor repeatedly made statements like "and there you see more petrol bombs being thrown by the pro democracy protesters," what else would explain what I watched? Magick?
Consensus made a bunch of great posts in response to this. All I want to add is that I pointed out that what is happening in Tahrir square is not non violent protest. It would be a mistake to compare this to the type of resistance advocated by Ghandi (recall, that was the claim to which I originally responded) because they're two different things and so if you try to make that comparison, it's going to lead to a very poor understanding of what is happening. I don't think that's a particularly controversial claim.
I wish there was a way to donate towards supplies, food & blankets, etc., without appearing its coming from so-called foreign countries, but just from people (worldwide) who supports democracy & freedom in Egypt.
Ever heard of the Red Cross?
Little Japanese girl explains what's happening in Egypt:
BTW she knows more than Herro.
I could still kick her ass.
LMAO! You made my day!!
Agree this thread is not about AIPAC, but there are definitely some outside special interests, including AIPAC, that are trying to influence the events in Egypt to their liking and do not have the interests of the Egyptian people at heart. That should be part of the discussion.
The Red Cross would take 90% of that for their admin fees. No thnx.
Even Gandhi's fight against the British had violence. Remember that? My point is that of all the ways Egyptians could choose to depose Mubarak; guerrilla fighting, assassination, civil war, etc., they chose to go to the square and sit around, demanding that Mubarak leave. That's nonviolence.
I still think the protests should be around the Presidential Palace, as that is the seat of the tyranny of greed and heartlessness in Egypt.
If that's all they did it would be nonviolence. Why are you hung up on this? They haven't been non violent.
Where were you for the past 30 years when this was going on? Fuck you. You don't know shit.
Is that like the Red Crescent?
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