Revolution in Cairo

Day-to-Day Feb. 6


Mosa'ab Elshamy (@mosaaberizing) I know new steps have to be taken soon but the fact that we can still gather 100s of thousands for the 13th day is a huge feat. #Tahrir
Shadi Hamid (@shadihamid) This is what happens in transitions: opposition elites in smoke-filled rooms strike out compromises while the protesters get shut out #jan25

“The press conference at the Muslim Brotherhood's Ministers' Council was packed, mostly with Egyptian journalists. Seems that among Western news organizations only FRONTLINE, the BBC and Foreign Policy magazine were bold enough to make the journey.” Charles M. Sennott, "Mubarak Has To Go. That is Non-Negotiable" (FRONTLINE)

“I bumped into Mohammed Beltegi, a Muslim Brotherhood official who I have seen most days on Tahrir Square. He had a big grin on his face. 'Egypt today is a different Egypt,' he said. 'The Egyptian people are truly getting their rights.'” Wendell Steavenson, "Not Backing Down" (The New Yorker)

Video(PBS MediaShift) Egyptian Blogger "Sandmonkey" Revealed
Nic Robertson (@NicRobertsonCNN) Protesters focusing anger on new allegations of Mubarak's reported wealth of tens of billions - #egypt #jan25 #mubarak
monasosh (@monasosh) To those joining us in Tahrir, will be greatly appreciated if you could get common cold medicines & vitamin C #Jan25
benwedeman (@bencnn) Suspicions are US would rather deal with Military/Muslim Brotherhood regime than real democracy in #Egypt. #Tahrir #Jan25
lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) Large queues banks. Police won't let us film/record without official letters - a bit of normal life returns! #jan25 #egypt

“This morning someone jerry rigged a street lamp in the square. The lamp now provides electric charge to two power strips. On the ground next to them are too many cell phones to count.” Sarah A. Topol, "Revolutionary Logistics" (Slate)

“'There were many catalysts of the uprising,' said Ahmed Zidan, an online political activist marching toward Tahrir Square for a protest last week. 'The first was the brutal murder of Khalid Said.'” Jennifer Preston, "Anger and a Facebook Page That Gave It Voice" (The New York Times)

“Half a century ago, the West chose to make use of the [Muslim] Brotherhood for short-term tactical gain, later backing many of the authoritarian governments that were also trying to wipe out the group. Now, with those governments tottering, the West has little choice; after decades of oppression, it is the Brotherhood, with its mixture of age-old fundamentalism and modern political methods, that is left standing.” Ian Johnson "Washington's Secret History with the Muslim Brotherhood" (The New York Review of Books)

“We, the youth of the April 6th Movement, announce our rejection of Omar Suleiman's (the vice president) invitation for dialogue. There can be no dialogue until the departure of President Mubarak. We insist that we intend to proceed with what we started on January 25th to restore the rights that the Mubarak regime has robbed us of during its 30 year reign.” Statement of the April 6th Movement Regarding the Demands of the Youth and the Refusal to Negotiate with Any Side (Jadaliyya)

Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa) A couple getting married in Tahrir. Unbelivable. #egypt #jan25
Mohammed Yahia (@MohammedY) Amazing unity today between Muslims and Christians. Both showed respect, understand and sincere love to each other #Jan25
Sultan Al Qassemi (@SultanAlQassemi) God this is getting so intense. We are waiting for Wael @Ghonim
Nic Robertson (@NicRobertsonCNN) Over 1000 staff return to work at alexandria library as life picks up #egypt #jan25 #mubarak


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