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Fascinating article regarding the intricate planning of the beginning stages of the protest

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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 04:28:10 AM EST

After his release from detention Sunday, Google Inc. executive Wael Ghonim recounted his meeting with Egypt's newly appointed interior minister. "No one understood how you did it," Mr. Ghonim said the minister told him. He said his interrogators concluded that outside forces had to have been involved.
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They sent small teams to do reconnaissance on the secret 21st site. It was the Bulaq al-Dakrour neighborhood's Hayiss Sweet Shop, whose storefront and tiled sidewalk plaza--meant to accommodate outdoor tables in warmer months--would make an easy-to-find rallying point in an otherwise tangled neighborhood no different from countless others around the city.


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 04:31:11 AM EST
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On Jan. 25, the first day of protests, the organizers from the youth wings of Egypt's opposition movements created what appeared to be a spontaneous massing of residents of the slum of Bulaq al-Dakrour, on Cairo's western edge. These demonstrators weren't, as the popular narrative has held, educated youth who learned about protests on the Internet. They were instead poor residents who filled a maze of muddy, narrow alleyways, massed in front of a neighborhood candy store and caught security forces flatfooted.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 04:27:52 PM EST
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