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News Why The Protests in Egypt Were Inspiring

  1. Oct 15, 2011 #1
    I think the Egypt protests were inspiring because in Egypt they weren't able to shut down the internet but in Britain and In the US there were instances were cell phone messaging was shut down. There was calls to shut down twitter and people have been jailed for a protest that didn't happen. Maybe it's not comparable but there was a feeling by some that decent in the west was crushed.

    I mean what they did in Egypt was truly inspiring weather or not the situations there is at all comparable to America.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbHVQrXVPn0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKrXX7BZvBI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6TV8y98BAs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-bj69fyKPs

    but weather they are comparable or not it is important for people to speak up before the people lose the freedom that they are so often told they have.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU5gA6IcIpk
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2011 #2
    Lol, wrong section. In fact, I think you're on the wrong forums entirely.

    Good luck, though!
     
  4. Oct 16, 2011 #3
    Here are some relevant posts from the OWS thread about the connection between the current protest and the Egypt protest.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=3556445&postcount=395
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=3561621&postcount=453

    here is what it says in Maclean's Magazine:

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/10/10/war-on-wall-street/

    P.S. since the more modern version of this poem was taken down in my previous post here is the original version (not copyrighted) as well as the Wikipedia link I previously provided:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came…
     
  5. Oct 16, 2011 #4

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    I think others were inspired by the fact that the uprising lead to an overthrow of a 30 year dictatorship.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 #5

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  7. Oct 16, 2011 #6
    Those protests were just hype .. I was more disappointed in the chaos than inspired.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2011 #7
    So, for the situation in Egypt to be comparable - are you calling President Obama a dictator? I'm not the guys biggest fan, but I wouldn't go that far.

    Other than possible localized infrastructure failure - who said anything about internet/phone/messaging access being interupted at all? Do you have a reliable source talking, even as a possibility, of intentional censorship by the US? (Britian has been known to do it for security reasons, but the US?)
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 #8

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    Didn't the guy authorize the US to enter the Libyan war without the approval of Congress?
     
  10. Oct 18, 2011 #9
    I'm certainly not the President's biggest fan - but Libya remains a dangerous place. Someone needs to find those shoulder-fired weapons.
     
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  12. Nov 22, 2011 #11

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    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/08/brainchild-subway-cellphone-shutdown/

    San Francisco shut off cell phone service to stifle communications for a planned protest in the subways

    EDIT: Agh just realized all this stuff is a month old... oh well I'm leaving this up
     
  13. Nov 22, 2011 #12
    the protesters don't think they're making a concession. they think they're setting up a military dictatorship. i wouldn't expect the protestors to back off until the military is out of power.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2011/11/western-media-do-not-say-why-egyptians-protest.html

    and fwiw, monstrous things are still being done in egyptian jails. less than a month ago:
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011102911326932794.html
     
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  16. Dec 21, 2011 #15
    The Philippines also had overthrown the dictatorship of Marcos. It was through People Power. It only shows that people will not let anyone overabuse them.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2011 #16
    Don't believe everything Fox news says .Fox news speaks for people who plan to divide Egypt to a coptic state and a muslim state similar to what they did in Sudan and plan to do in nigeria , Yemen and other countries
     
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