One of the greatest examples of people power in my lifetime.
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.
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).
In TED’s first talk of 2011, Al Jazeera’s director-general shares his view on the uprisings sweeping the region.
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.
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.
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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.
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.