Monday, February 14, 2011

More from Amar -- a hopeful analysis

What I find most persuasive is that his analysis makes so much more sense of the actual events we saw with our own eyes than anything else I've read.

It is crucial to remember that this uprising did not begin with the Muslim Brothers or with nationalist businessmen. This revolt began gradually at the convergence of two parallel forces: the movement for workers’ rights in the newly revived factory towns and micro-sweatshops of Egypt especially during the last two years, and the movement against police brutality and torture that mobilized every community in the country for the last three years. Both movements feature the leadership and mass participation of women (of all ages) and youth (of both genders). There are structural reasons for this.

The rest here.

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