Egyptian Revolution

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 11, 2011, 10:43 AM

Cairo is burning.

As I'm sure you know, Egypt has been filled with chaos the last couple of weeks as protesters rally together to bring down the regime of Mubarak.

Why am I posting this blog? Well first off, the theme of revolution is pertinent to the group. More importantly, I want everyone to be aware of this important world event. It never horrifies me how oblivious youth can be – and I'll take every chance I can get to promote global awareness.

You can find all the facts in the news article I've kept updated.
:new:The latest news is that Mubarak has stepped down as president and has left Cairo. Read more here.

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What do you think of the revolution in Egypt? Are you excited? Worried? Have you seen or read anything significant that you'd like to share?
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Not sure what's going on? Very basically, protests started on Tuesday, January 25, when – inspired by the successful revolution in Tunisia – thousands began taking to the streets to protest poverty, rampant unemployment, government corruption and autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for 30 years. Read more here.

Want some full context? The best compilation of information I've seen is here, by The Huffington Post.

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