Friday, February 11, 2011

Tahrir Square Ousts Mubarak

Less than 1 day after the latter said he would be staying till September. So 18 days of protest ended a 30-year rule which began shortly after the following event.

10 comments:

akagugo said...

A nice recap of previous revolutions here.
Who's next? Yemen?

Anonymous said...

Who is next: I know of a small isolated island where people, on both sides of the political spectrum, have been around for 30 years or so?

Does this count as a good reason for protest? Should we have a rule in here thats says no one can stay in power or as opposition leader for more then 2 terms?

akagugo said...

Yes, Yemen and Bahreïn! But how far will these go?

Mais dans Bahreïn, le-roi inn senti l'ail avant mem, ek ti commence distribuer l'argent brite-brite. Agent politik dans Dodoland bizin faire tention bann distribution tempo backfire lor zott-mem...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

@akagugo:
Se byen bonn sa ti rezime la.

@anonymous:
Li pa enn problem ki enn leader ress lontan: problem se kan li pa fer nanye. Dak ki sa ti bizin osi aplike pu leader lopozisyon.

akagugo said...

Now Libya, and soon China...?

akagugo said...

The author of the successful recipe for overturning dictatorial regimes is Gene Sharp.

In brief the key steps are:
* Develop a strategy for winning freedom and a vision of the society you want
* Overcome fear by small acts of resistance
* Use colours and symbols to demonstrate unity of resistance
* Learn from historical examples of the successes of non-violent movements
* Use non-violent "weapons"
* Identify the dictatorship's pillars of support and develop a strategy for undermining each
* Use oppressive or brutal acts by the regime as a recruiting tool for your movement
* Isolate or remove from the movement people who use or advocate violence


So, any volunteers for freeing Dodoland?

akagugo said...

@ SJ:
Hein, ala enn lot kalité summary de seki nou souhaiter passer dans le-monde...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

@akagugo:

Enn de lor laslis Sharp nun fini kuver. Bizin pran kont bann lezot la aster ;-)

Lol pu summary la -- me li paret inkomplet.

akagugo said...

More state "leaders" getting restless, as in Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe too...?
The contagion is spreading beyond imagination...

akagugo said...

And now Oman too...?

While China shows its deep paranoïa, a bit like North-Koreans who fear this kind of news, especially when dropped in by their brothers from the South.

Nice infographic for comparing the relative rankings of these countries...