As I was scanning the news from the uprising today, CNN was playing Ben Wedeman’s report from Benghazi, Libya and at one point they show the masses and masses gathered a few days ago, all chanting ” Al Sha’ab u’reed isghat al nizam (the people demand the end of the regime).” Wedeman says he does [...]
|By: Jim White Tuesday February 8, 2011 5:00 pm|
For the third time since the popular uprising in Egypt has begun, crowds completely filled Tahrir Square on Tuesday, as protesters found renewed energy and they resolved not to leave until President Hosni Mubarak steps down.
A sit-in at the Parliament Building also has begun.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:54 am|
The US media and political establishment – increasingly a redundancy – told me that Omar Suleiman was managing the transition in Egypt very well, and talking to the opposition groups, and that progress was being made and life was returning to normal and we can all put this out of our heads presently. Somebody forgot to send the message to the people of Egypt.
|By: Siun Saturday February 5, 2011 4:30 pm|
The video comes from a demonstration of journalists in Cairo. At minute 1:04 as the secret police arrive and seize a man believed to be Wael Ghonim and take him away. While there is not yet confirmation that this is Wael, it looks like him – and is quite an example of how the security forces under Mubarak operate.