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Cairo erupts as Egyptian protesters demand Mubarak resign

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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Cairo erupts as Egyptian protesters demand Mubarak resign


www.rawstory.com

Twitter was inaccessible in the country in what was believed to be a move to thwart protesters using the social network in their campaign to oust Mubarak.

Update: Facebook blocked

Reports Wednesday indicated that Egyptian authorities had also moved to block Facebook.

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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the people's passion for their countrymen are starting to show.

the tools of the internet are scaring the elite seems the people in control see the internet as a weapon. but the damage is done the people are coming together next up will be non lethal rounds killing people, people getting even more angry and then live rounds being used.

this is escalating fast it will be interesting to so see if foreign troops are brought in to help quell this resistance.?

www.rawstory.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Great! I support each and every one of those protestors. May they win in their fight for freedom!



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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These are indeed interesting developments and it would appear that when these events begin to stir and grow the power lies in the internet. Hence the shutdown. Without a doubt our president is watching and learning from the events like this occurring all over the world.

Keep your eyes on the "internet kill switch bill" that still has legs in the new year.


A controversial bill handing President Obama power over privately owned computer systems during a "national cyberemergency," and prohibiting any review by the court system, will return this year.

Internet companies should not be alarmed by the legislation, first introduced last summer by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a Senate aide said last week. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
"We're not trying to mandate any requirements for the entire Internet, the entire Internet backbone," said Brandon Milhorn, Republican staff director and counsel for the committee.



ortions of the Lieberman-Collins bill, which was not uniformly well-received when it became public in June 2010, became even more restrictive when a Senate committee approved a modified version on December 15. The full Senate did not act on the measure.

The revised version includes new language saying that the federal government's designation of vital Internet or other computer systems "shall not be subject to judicial review." Another addition expanded the definition of critical infrastructure to include "provider of information technology," and a third authorized the submission of "classified" reports on security vulnerabilities.


The president can declare and official decree without any judicial review whatsoever. All he needs is a trigger moment.

It's no holds barred in a state of emergency.


Lieberman and Collins say the president already has "nearly unchecked authority" to control Internet companies. A 1934 law (PDF) creating the Federal Communications Commission says that in wartime, or if a "state of public peril or disaster or other national emergency" exists, the president may "authorize the use or control of any...station or device."


Read more: news.cnet.com...



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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Like I said in other threads, lets just hope that if the Egyptian government is toppled then it will be replaced by a "true" democratic republic with freedom of speech, freedom of and from religion (desperately needed in the Middle East), etc.

It will be a sad day in history if the new government turns out to be an Islamic Sharia state like that of Iran and Saudi Arabia that is disadvantages to non-muslims and women.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by Steam
Like I said in other threads, lets just hope that if the Egyptian government is toppled then it will be replaced by a "true" democratic republic with freedom of speech, freedom of and from religion (desperately needed in the Middle East), etc.

It will be a sad day in history if the new government turns out to be an Islamic Sharia state like that of Iran and Saudi Arabia that is disadvantages to non-muslims and women.


You are so right. In such fragile and volatile atmosphere it is very easy for the jackals to come in to feed after feeding their fodder first. Certainly a story to keep an eye on.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho

Originally posted by Steam
Like I said in other threads, lets just hope that if the Egyptian government is toppled then it will be replaced by a "true" democratic republic with freedom of speech, freedom of and from religion (desperately needed in the Middle East), etc.

It will be a sad day in history if the new government turns out to be an Islamic Sharia state like that of Iran and Saudi Arabia that is disadvantages to non-muslims and women.


You are so right. In such fragile and volatile atmosphere it is very easy for the jackals to come in to feed after feeding their fodder first. Certainly a story to keep an eye on.


Yup, lets hope that equality and basic human rights for ALL people regardless of religion or gender wins at the end of the day.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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a thread about the internet Kill switch bill coming back popped up here not too long ago, I knew it would not be forgotten this bill is a stepping stone like moving your troops into strategic positions...

just think if the "terra" folks could send their suicide bombs through an email they would be. Damn dont need to give them any ideas..


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well here is a news blog that says 10.19pm: My colleague Jack Shenker is still on the ground in Cairo, but reports that his phone access has been blocked, as has internet access in many areas. Here's his latest file from the Egyptian capital:
www.guardian.co.uk...
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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Hillary Clinton was on the news this morning asking for the citizens of Egypt to refrain from using violence to solve the problems there. Yeah, right.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Live video- The video below is a live broadcast from Al Jazeera English, covering the Egyptian revolution.

finally her eis some more info and we can see what is going on over there with our own eyes.
The video below is a live broadcast from Al Jazeera English, covering the Egyptian revolution.

www.rawstory.com...
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