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Revolution 2.0: Thank you Salah Jahin

على اسم مصر التاريخ يقدر يقول ما شاء
أنا مصر عندي أحب وأجمل الأشياء
بحبها وهي مالكة الأرض شرق وغرب
وبحبها وهي مرمية جريحة حرب
بحبها بعنف وبرقة وعلى استحياء
واكرهها وألعن أبوها بعشق زي الداء
واسيبها واطفش في درب وتبقى هي ف درب
وتلتفت تلاقيني جنبها في الكرب
والنبض ينفض عروقي بألف نغمة وضرب
على اسم مصر I've posted this poem by Salah Jahin almost a year ago. I considered myself as one of the few people who love Egypt deeply and would never give up on making it a better place, and that's why I posted it. I posted it because Salah Jahin's words are so pure, they come right from the heart, they say it all. I wasn't wrong at all about Salah Jahin, because when I read this again I really felt each and every word, and they felt different and so did Soora in Tahrir, I only understood what he really meant after going to Tahrir. I see Salah Jahin as one of the heroes of this revolution, no words can be more inspiring than his words. When he said صور يا زمان , this explained our liv…

Revolution 2.0: And a Month Has Passed....

It has been the best month in the history of Egypt, a month that was filled with different feelings. It has been a month that changed Egypt and Egyptians. It has been a month that has started with a flame of hope that came from the Tunisian revolution and increased with the enthusiasm of the activists. January 25th has stared with a few of us believing that a revolution might come to life, but this day has ended with a renewed hope and belief that grew, as the day went on, in the hearts of all Egyptians. The belief has turned into power when tens of thousands protested in the streets of Egypt not afraid of death anymore. The sounds of our chants moved the grounds beneath our feet, the strong will in our hearts has proved that there's no turning back. A new fear came into our hearts when the police took off their uniforms and came back as thugs and looters. When it was normal to hear the sound of gunfire every thirty minutes or maybe even less. Then the fear disappeared and came bac…

Americans, Don't Let your Government Fool you

Dear Americans,
You've been fooled for too long. I know you're more concerned with you internal affairs more than anything else, but what's happening now should be completely unacceptable by you. Didn't they tell you that they're taking your money and your army to Iraq to fight dictatorship? Isn't the American Dream all about freedom and human rights? Why fight dictatorship in Iraq by colonizing the country and not even condemn the killing of people in Libya? Don't let your government fool you anymore, it's either they condemn what's happening in Libya or be frank and stop talking about human rights.

Why Should we Protest Tomorrow?

To support the army. Yes, the army has always been on our side, don't lose trust in the army. Here are some reasons to go to Tahrir tomorrow:
The Anti revolution is going strong and is spreading news about the sectarian acts from the people's side and the army's. We have to show them that we don't believe them, and that we're as united as we ever were. We have to show them that we know very well that these acts are only done by state security and nobody else.The interior ministry is going crazy again. A police officer killed a guy today and people hit him and set a police truck on fire. Now there are two protests in Maadi; one in front of the officer's house even though the guy is in the hospital. His father, who's a high rank officer, is shooting into the air from his balcony. The second protest is in Saqr Qoraysh in front of the police department and there is news that some thugs are joining the protest to get even with the police. This isn't good, thi…

The Domino Effect: Libya

Tunisia revolts and Ben Ali kills more than a hundred and everyone starts talking about how brutal he is....... then he falls.
Egypt revolts and Mubarak kills more than three hundred and everyone starts saying that he made Ben Ali look like an angel when he used snipers, had cars run over people, brought thugs and police and gave them Molotov cocktails and live ammunition, and even had animals involved in this massacre...... then he falls.
Libya revolts to join her two next door neighbors in the list of free Arab countries, but is met by a war criminal. I'll will not say the he made Mubarak look like an angel, because we all know that Mubarak wanted our army to fire on us. I'll say that we were more fortunate to have the whole army refuse to fire on us. The mad dog didn't only make the army kill their people using air crafts, but has also brought many mercenaries to kill Libyans. These mercenaries are given a huge amount of money, of course from Libya's accounts. He used…

Revolution 2.0: Shafiq's Gang and Tuesday's Protest

Many of us have heard Shafiq saying that he speaks to "President Mubarak" every now and then. He didn't forget that we made Mubarak resign, he meant that. I'm not saying that Mubarak is still ruling the country, although some are saying so. But we all agree that Mubarak is living a luxurious life in Sharm, and maybe even contacting his people here to try to abort the revolution. He might be doing that to take vengeance or to be sure that he will never be prosecuted. And of course, he will never be prosecuted  as long as Shafiq and his gang are the ones ruling us.
Shafiq is very dangerous; if we let him stay in his position for much longer, he will divide us and abort the revolution. Why? Because he talks very well, he has the ability to make anyone believe him. He's trying to divide us in all ways with his very ordered words. He first said that the military might put Omar Soliman in an important position.Then he says that the case of Mubarak's fortune is in th…

Revolution 2.0: To Everyone Who Supports the Revolution

The revolution isn't finished, we still have a lot of work to do. Our revolution is like a baby that we need to take great care of in order to grow. Many would like to see this revolution killed, and they have a very devilish plan. If you haven't read this article about the anti revolution, then please do now. It might have nothing new for most of us, but it's showing the complete picture, it's showing the attack we're under.
Let's all do our jobs to keep our revolution safe and make it grow. First, I was starting to lose trust in the military, and I now understand that I shouldn't. If they wanted authority and power they would've taken it a long time ago, but they don't. They want to bring us our demands, but are fought against buy the regime, who's very strong and has the support of USA and Israel. So please keep your trust in the military we don't want them to turn against us. They were always on our side and we want to keep them there. Pl…

What's Happening Backstage?

There’s nothing to ask ourselves today except what might happen tomorrow. Things are starting to blur, no one can see the complete picture anymore. We got to know that the military can be trusted, and so we trusted them. Even though Egyptians have very huge trust problems after 30 years of promises that were never kept and lies from everyone around us. The question now is, what are they waiting for? Why are they moving too slowly? There were many answers to this question, only God knows which one is the real answer.  The first scenario was said by some who were talking about an anti revolution and that the regime and their thugs might try to make the army think that people don’t trust them anymore. So they say the plan might be that they kill soldiers from the army and let them think revolutionaries did it, this way the army will not be on our side. But could the regime be stronger than the army? Some say yes, they have the police on their side, state security, intelligence office, gov…

80 Reasons to Love the Egyptian Revolution 2.0

Friday of Crawling, 11.02.2011

Now that we have won, after 18 days of hard work, it's time to list all the positive points of this revolution. I want to keep this list close to me to remind me of what people's power can do.

I loved our revolution because...
Kollena Khaled Saeed's admin remained unknown for everyone, even most of those who worked with them until he got arrested. The 6th of April Movement's leaders weren't in the picture either.Kollena Khaled Saeed and The 6th of April Movement cooperated together as one to bring our revolution into life.The internet was used to spread the word about the revolution and everyone shared the Facebook event and invited their friends until the invitation reached more than a million.The 6th of April Movement has also worked on the ground and spread the word around the whole country, not only in Cairo and Alexandria, never minding the police that was always arresting their activists.Both movements were very optimistic about…

Egypt Revolts: Day Four + My Very Own Experience

Friday of Anger, January 28th 2011
Today I’ve spent the best two hours of my life, the best two hours I’ll ever spend, and I’ve also spent the worst night in my life. Today was an unforgettable day by all means. I felt alive Today, I used my power today, I have never been more positive than I was today. I have never felt that strong, that happy, that selfless.
Today has officially started at 12:00 am, the first thing that day brought was the cut-off of the internet. I’ve tried Vodafone DSL, Mobinil mobile internet, Vodafone USB modem,  LINKDOTNET dial-up, but nothing worked. In not more than 15 minutes, Egypt was put offline! This proved one thing and only one thing; that our government is simply stupid, but that’s not news to anyone.
On the next morning, at 8:00 am there was no police in Cairo. Two hours later, the three mobile phone networks were also cut-off. Our stupid government succeeded in blocking Egypt from the rest of the world, but has definitely failed in decreasing the numbe…

Egypt Revolts: Day Three

Thursday, January27th 2011
Today was sort of quiet in comparison with the past two days, but still there were demonstrations all across Egypt.  Of course the biggest of which was in Suez, where more people were killed. Everyone is getting ready for tomorrow, the big day. There was a campaign to boycott all cell phones today from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, because they’ve cut off the network on those who were protesting on the 25th of January. An hour later, the three networks cut off the SMS services. Of course Facebook, Twitter, and Google Services were blocked. I don’t know what else they plan on doing, lock us up at home? There is also news about cutting the internet connection tomorrow! But let them do whatever they wish, I’m sure that there is no turning back now, people will be on the streets until Mubarak is out of here. I also got news that the army will be in the streets tomorrow. Could it be that tomorrow will be the end? That we will finish this up in four days? I certainly hope so…

Egypt Revolts: Day Two

Wednesday, January 26th 2011
Nobody knew what will happen after yesterday’s demonstrations, or let me say, uprising. Yesterday has succeeded by all means. Yes, we haven’t seen any government official come out and speak, we didn’t either see a change in the government or parliament, but we’ve seen Egyptians  break the fear factor. We’ve seen demonstrations that Egypt haven’t seen for many years, that none of the Facebook youth that organized these demonstrations have seen in their lives. Yesterday has encouraged people to speak up, to work hard, for the change they, and all of us, want.
What we’ve seen in Tunisia has happened here yesterday; our Sidi Buzeed has come to life. The stupid police in Suez has used live bullets to divide the demonstrations there. This of course has resulted in the killing of three people, and that’s what we know, of course they might be more. The stupid police and the even more stupid government didn’t understand that Egyptians will never run away. They didn’t…

Egypt Revolts: Day One

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Tuesday, January 25th 2011 Who could've known it would be that big? I mean, most of us knew today would be no ordinary day, but no one could've predicted that it would be that extraordinary. I've heard many words of pessimism, of passiveness in the past ten days. I've heard so many I don't cares and there's no ways. I've heard people saying that Egyptians are cowards, they will never demonstrate, they'll never stand against anything. I've heard people saying that Egypt is no Tunisia and that what happened there could never happen here, that if this happens here, then it's us who will lose the most, that lower classes will only be able to reach us and will try to take their revenge from us without thinking if we're with or against them. I've heard people saying there's no leader encouraging people to revolt and that nothing big could ever happen without a leader. I've heard people saying that this is only a keyboard revolution call…