Saturday, 29 January 2011

Understanding the protests in Egypt

Filed under: Africa files,Middle East,Nonviolence — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 13:09 PDT

The massive anti-government protests that flared in Egypt yesterday [January 25], in which tens of thousands filled the streets of several Egyptian cities, was perhaps the most dramatic display of civil unrest the country has seen in decades. Most media sources have been quick to link the protests to the recent Tunisian uprising, hinting that it may be a sign of a domino effect taking place across the region. But how much of this early analysis is just misinformed anticipation? Jack DuVall, president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in Washington DC, spoke to this concern in an interview with Waging Nonviolence yesterday…


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