Quick Hit: Protests continue in Egypt.

I am sifting through the mountains of coverage on protests in Egypt right now and came across this picture and had to share.

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And appropriately captioned by Jamia Wilson on Facebook with a Jimi Hendrix quote, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” via the Atlantic tumblr.

For live coverage of the protests check Al Jazeera. MSNBC also has some really upsetting, but powerful pics up as well. There is coverage everywhere, so please leave more links in comments.

UPDATE: Mother Jones is updating their blog with the most recent information and some critical basic information for those just geting caught up.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted January 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Egyptians’ How-To Guide for Revolution–http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/01/egyptian-activists-action-plan-translated/70388/

  2. Posted January 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Bikya Masr has coverage of the protests in Egypt too: http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/

  3. Posted January 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    NPR BREAKING NEWS:

    Egypt’s Mubarak Asks Cabinet To Resign

    President Hosni Mubarak said he has asked his Cabinet to resign in his first appearance on television since protests erupted demanding his ouster.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/01/28/133296647/egypt-protests-erupt-into-tear-gassed-violence?sc=nl&cc=brk-20110128-1743

  4. Posted January 29, 2011 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this post Samhita. I am channeling my love, solidarity, prayers, and energy towards Egyptians in the US and the diaspora. We’re seeing history in the making and it is exciting! I am inspired by the connections that are being made and the issues that are being brought to the forefront. The people are calling for “Bread, Social Justice, and Freedom”, and bringing it back to the very roots of the equality and justice we’re all fighting for.

  5. Posted January 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Sadly this is unlikely to end well for Egyptian women in particular (or Copts for that matter). There is every indication that the only viable replacement for the Mubarak regime is the Muslim Brotherhood, whose platform includes the institution of Shariah law and the exclusion of women and religious/ethnic minorities from government.

    That is, in no way, to disparage the monumental nature of this political change. Nor is it intended as a comment on the make-up of the protesters on the streets that have brought this about – just an unfortunate political reality that is (at least partially) the result of U.S. intervention having propped up a tyrant like Mubarak for so long in the first place.

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