Great Article from Crimethinc on the Egyptian Unrest

Amplify’d from www.crimethinc.com
CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective

February 2, 2011 at 9:46 am
· Filed under Read All About It, posted by ret marut


North Africa is in revolt. As usual, the most striking thing is how familiar everything is: the young man with the prestigious degree working at a coffee shop, the unemployment and bitterness, the protests set off by police brutality—for police are to the unemployed what bosses are to workers. These details cue us in that what is happening in Egypt is not part of another world, but very much part of our own. There are no exotic overseas revolutions in the 21st century. Make no mistake—though these events dwarf the riots in Greece and the student movement in England, they spring from the same source.

To keep up with events, we urge you to read our comrades’ dispatches from Egypt and anti-authoritarian perspectives from the Middle East in general. But for these uprisings to offer any hope, we have to understand ourselves as part of them, and think and act accordingly. To that end, we’ve solicited this analysis from a comrade in North Africa.

Read more at www.crimethinc.com

 

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~ by Vanzetti on February 7, 2011.

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