Archive for ‘Egypt’

February 11, 2012

A Year Since Egypt Said “Yes We Can Too!”

One of the greatest examples of people power in my lifetime.

December 31, 2011

What a year it was. Google’s 2011 Zeitgeist

What an incredible bit of video editing and also a reminder of how much  my knowledge has expanded because of my wonderful friends on G+ these past few months. This is not my New Year’s message but this video is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on what a remarkable year of  triumph, tragedy and  a celebration of the human spirit 2011 was.

April 3, 2011

Maher Zain – Freedom

Maher Zain, a Swedish singer of Lebanese origin sings about the recent  struggles in the Arab world. Clips from his performances in Malaysia at the Malawati Stadium in February 2011.

More on Maher Zain here.

Via http://musesephere.blogspot.com

March 3, 2011

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is ‘Real News’, U.S. Losing ‘Information War’ – Political Punch

Via @Ayman Mohyeldin

ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear today that she is worried the United States is losing what she calls the “information war” abroad.

Video clip after the ABC News commercial ( ironically).

 

March 3, 2011

Al Jazeera English: A historic moment in the Arab world

In TED’s first talk of 2011, Al Jazeera’s director-general shares his view on the uprisings sweeping the region.




February 20, 2011

And how are the protests going in the Arab World?

As thousands if not millions of people in the Arab world struggle for their rights in the face of  repressive regimes it is becoming clear that the protesters are braver than most of us. In Libya, Bahrain and throughout the region people are losing their lives just asking for their rights to have a voice in their country.

Puts your weekend in perspective.

Libya.

Bahrain

In Yemen.

February 16, 2011

The Birth of a New Egypt

Via Ayman Mohyeldin

February 15, 2011

Stunning video collage: Egypt Revolution from the Start to the end.

Via@iYassin

A visually stunning collection of images and footage of  revolution in Egypt  that led the ouster of  Hosni Mubarak. Clearly a  lot of blood sweat and tears went into editing this and it is well worth  viewing. The tribute to the fallen is deeply touching. So many lives lost in the pursuit of basic human and economic rights.

If the embed doesn’t work try clicking here.

PATRIOTISM
Innominatus
Sir Walter Scott  1771-1832

BREATHES there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
‘This is my own, my native land!’
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d
From wandering on a foreign strand?
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

February 12, 2011

Jubilation and People Power

Via Kenn Orphan

As seen on GRITtv Egyptians celebrate in fine style with a song that is surely at the top of the charts there  right now.

February 11, 2011

Russia Today covers the fall of Hosni Mubarak

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