Friday, January 28, 2011

Revolution continues in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia

Most notably Egypt had cut all Internet access since yesterday, though workarounds are possible by using dial up routers. Regardless the protests continue in the country of the Nile and it does not look like abasing any time soon unless Mubarak leaves. Sadly in the Arab World many believe that "the regimes that fight, are regimes that survive", what may make the natural outcome slower and more painful. 


In this sense, in Tunis, continuity PM M. Gannouchi accepted to remove all of Ben Ali's regime politicians from his government... all but himself. It is not clear how comprehensive the new government will be as no communist presence is mentioned and a liberal-islamist coalition has already been denounced as the plan B of the CIA.

Much better would be if the PCOT and UGTT joined forces to create a working class soviet-style direct democracy. However I imagine that the UGTT is not ready for such a radical change. 

But really this impasse created by Gannouchi and other NATO puppets can only be solved by the formation of worker councils in every town and neighborhood, eventually replacing the obsolete old regime structures from bottom up. 

Source: Al Jazeera.


Peaceful civic protests continued in Yemen, where the regime is pretty weak and faces separatism from the South (former Democratic Republic of Yemen) and the Shia minority (Houtis). However here the regime managed to organize counter-marches in a sign of strength, saying Yemen is not Tunisia.

They also said Ireland is not Greece... right?

Source: Al Jazeera.


The hottest is anyhow right now in Egypt, where, as said, internet access has been cut and protests continue for the third or fourth day in a row.

The semi-illegal Muslim Brotherhood (akin to Hamas and a major opposition force) had avoided taking part in the protests so far but now they have decided to join them. 

Clashes between protesters and police continue along the cities of Egypt. 

Sources: BBC, BBC, Al Jazeera.

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