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Setting fire to a Revolution

By at February 11, 2011 | 11:27 am | 111 Comments

Setting fire to a Revolution

History is rarely made according to schedule. On a few occasions – the 1997 handing over of Hong Kong to the Chinese, for example, we knew what was going to happen and we knew that it would be meaningful. But for the most part, it is the seemingly smallest of things that set enormous events in motion.

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Egyptian President Mubarak is hanging on by a Thread

By at January 31, 2011 | 4:46 pm | 5 Comments

Egyptian President Mubarak is hanging on by a Thread

esieged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly pulled the plug on all train service in his country to thwart a mass demonstration planned for Tuesday.

Activists are said to be working on bringing a million-man march to Cairo. If accomplished it looks as if that will be the final knockout of Mubarak’s 30 year reign.

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Demonstrators show no signs of letting up, as calls grow more violent for the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

By at January 30, 2011 | 9:55 am | 31 Comments

Demonstrators show no signs of letting up, as calls grow more violent for the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Unrest shows no signs of letting up in Egypt. Mass demonstrators have defied the government’s curfew and continue to light buildings and military vehicles on fire. President Hosni Mubarak, as of Sunday, has not addressed the people, who say Mubarak’s government is corrupt. Mubarak came to power 30 years ago and now an opposition leader has surfaced to try and challenge Mubarak’s authority.

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