Monday, February 14, 2011

How To Do A Revolution

This Al Jazeera feature story on the mechanics of the Egyptian Revolution is really good. It's 25 minutes filled with passion and insight. Well worth the time to view and consider.

Reminds me just a bit of the minor uprising at Columbia University in 1968 that formed the basis of the plot for the movie "The Strawberry Statement."

The more things change, the more we find out the basics of Revolution don't.

Much has been made of Twitter and Facebook organization of the Egyptian Revolution, but it was only after the Mubarak Regime turned off the Internet and shut down cell phones that the People joined the Revolution en masse. It was back to personal and physical action (and incredible bravery) and communicating by mimeograph.

Simply amazing.

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