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EGYPT in full riot

Curfew is in place at 8am PST .no one is going inside
 http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/anger-in-egypt/

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Police cars burning
CROWDS in the 100 of thousands
No one is listen to curfew
Its coming unglued

RISE UP

fire 28.Jan.2011 08:41

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police atstion in Cairo is burning

DONT WORRY! 28.Jan.2011 09:27

The Ridgerunner

Don't worry people, it will never happen here. Portlanders idea of protesting is to plaster a bunch of different bumper stickers on the back of their smelly old Subaru and call it good. Needless to say, the rest of America is just a nation of superficial slugs who are way more concerned with having the latest cellphone in one hand and a Starbucks Latte in the other. Nobody ever rioted when Bush started two illegal wars, bailed out the auto companies and banks and took away our Constitutional rights with the Patriot Act, nor did anyone riot when Obama gave way even more fake money to the Wall Street fat cats and also went back on his Anti-War promises he made in the primary.

So yeah folks, nothing to see here. Move along. Get back to your cozy SE bungalow and take some hits of your medical marijuana grown from electricity generated by nuclear power and fish killing hydroelectric power and try to forget about the fact that you're just another hypocrite who is a slave to the system. Just remember, keep your nose clean and don't leave your house and protest in any way shape or form because the FBI will put you on a list and then invent some charges to bring you up in front of a Grand Jury.

Obama Pees His Pants... 28.Jan.2011 09:41

Let's Call Him At White House

Obama pees his pants when he realizes that it could happen here too. All the king's horses, and all the kings men and bombs can't do much when enough is enough. Let's support the courage of Egyptian people, and hope Americans get some backbone against fascism.

breaking news 8:45 archive 28.Jan.2011 09:44

Ben Waiting

breaking news - January 28
8:56AM: police fire tear gas at protesters while on knees praying praying ...people are on their feet now moving
8:55AM: Al Jazeera: Mubarak is suppose to speakto the public - he is late ? - Protesters demand he resign
8:51AM: Evening prayer time: moment of silence - rows are praying in the streets amoung the rise up
8:50AM: Cairo: Democratic Headquarters is Totally burning - Museum is next door - No fire trucks - Crowds Raging - no police in area
8:40AM: Cairo: police station on fire
8:38AM: heavy gunfire near "ministry of information" - building is Gov. nerve center. It is heavly guarded
8:35AM: EGYPT: 30 years of abusive rulling - the city is now burning - Demand for Mubarak to step down
8:32AM: 8:33 PST - protesters staying in spite of curfew and military - hearing gun shots and big explosions
8:22AM: Al Jazeera: National Rulling Democratic headquaters (Historic) is on FIRE - this is the rulling party building
8:18AM: News technology black out in Egypt: Satellite phone is the only footage streaming out

US - supports the crooked leader 28.Jan.2011 10:18

Joe Anybody

USA position is to support Mubarak in spite of all this protest
Just seen a talking head - defend the US position

Us talking heads don't want to face the music
They do not want to acknowledge the rise up

Opposition leader was detained and is now free and joining peaceful march

Curfew is not working 10:20 AM PST

breaking news 2 28.Jan.2011 10:25

Ben Waiting

9:43AM: Alexandria Egypt: Al Jazeera" military rolling out tanks & shaking hands with protesters. Still hearing explosians. Heading to Ministry of Information.
9:36AM: Cairo: No police anywhere - military is overwhelmed by too many protesters. Some seen shaking hands w/ protesters
9:33AM: 2 killed on Friday by military Protesters Burning a another police van Reports of Even More police cars set on fire
9:31AM: The demands are for jobs & food by protesters! Many cities are in Uprise & numbers of protesters in the thousands & thousands

breaking news 3 28.Jan.2011 10:46

Ben Waiting

breaking news - January 28
10:05AM: 6 tanks surrounded by protesters - military tank drivers come out and shake hands - no police anywhere ?

fuk em 28.Jan.2011 10:56

bleeping mad


Breaking News #4 posted at - 11:00 AM PST friday 28.Jan.2011 11:07

Ben Waiting

breaking news - January 28
10:52AM: 4 white vehicles just show up? Protesters jump up on & all over these white vehicles?
10:51AM: Al Jazeera: protesters are looting the Democratic headquarters. dozens of police vehicles burning outside headquarters.
10:43AM: IMC.org: breaking news +++ 28 Jan 2011: RT @jeremyscahill Egypt can use this number for dial up: +33172890150 (login 'toto' password 'toto') - thanks to a French ISP

U.S. Continues to Back Mubarak 28.Jan.2011 11:13

Pink & Black

U.S. Continues to Back Mubarak
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is a longtime U.S. ally, and his government is among the top recipients of U.S. foreign aid. White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs said the Obama administration continues to back Mubarak's reign.

Robert Gibbs: "This isn't a choice between the government and the people of Egypt. Egypt, we know, and President Mubarak has for several decades been a close and important partner with our country."


 http://www.democracynow.org/2011/1/28/headlines#2

FOX(666)NEWS 28.Jan.2011 11:41

WTF MATE?

fox(666)news is claiming the "violent" protests will most likely be taken over by the military who will then impose their own version of what they want for a government. typical fear mongering.

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PDX flier 28.Jan.2011 11:51

joe anybody

portland solidarity

PDX flier 28.Jan.2011 11:52

joe anybody

portland solidarity picture
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Picture of flier 28.Jan.2011 12:02

Joe Anybody

flier in PDX

is this a shout out or a call out? 28.Jan.2011 12:14

Pink & Black

i can't read what it says:/

:-) 28.Jan.2011 12:27

joe anybody ((( i )))

sorry -- looks like just a shout out for solidarity

No place and teme mentioned

*_* 28.Jan.2011 13:40

Pink & Black

Damn. Well thanks any who:D

"burning" is a violent word 28.Jan.2011 14:34

pdxpacifist

You should say, "non-cold activity". Also, don't say, "war", which is also violent. (Non-peaceful event is better.)

I'm more peaceful than you, and I'm more in solidarity with others (except the zionists). My actions have caused the police to change the law, too.

Stay within the lines.


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this will never happen here 28.Jan.2011 12:30

and here is why

Pacifists in the states, especially here in Portland, would get upset at the rock throwing youth and sell them out. just like the RCP here in portland has done in the past, remember "World Can't Wait" organizers of the protest actually testified against protesters who were arrested. Here in portland pacifists see defying police orders as violent action. when police tell protesters to stick to the sidewalks, people who defy the order and continue marching in the street are called violent and antagonists. Not peaceful protesters practicing their 1st amendment right.

If people started to get this angry with our government the streets would be empty because the support from the older generations would come in the form of: "back in the 60's and 70's when we protested it meant something! We ended the Vietnam War. These kids need to respect the police and get jobs."

Where would Egypt be if they followed the Portland hippie view of a non-violent, pacifist movement? Same place they were last year. In Egypt pamphlets were circulated giving people advise on the planned action for today (Friday). The plan called for people to carry roses to symbolize that they are nonviolent. However, it also told protesters to bring garbage can lids as shields and spray paint to spray at police. The pamphlet also called for people to take over government buildings. These tactics are both defensive and offensive but they are not violent.

Maybe all the protesters in Egypt don't agree with each others tactics, but they are not turning each other in to authorities and they are not forcing each other to protest in the desired manner of certain individuals or the government.



link to Egyptian activist action plan:
 link to www.theatlantic.com

title of comment 28.Jan.2011 12:52

author of comment

it's unfortunate there's no Egyptian embassy to demonstrate solidarity.

required 28.Jan.2011 13:52

PrionPartyy

Just saw Obama's mouthpiece talking about the riots.

He said that the legitimate grievances must be addressed. What? Legitimate? And who gets to decide what makes a grievance legitimate or illegitimate? Can anyone give us an example of an illegitimate grievance???

Also

the "aid" the USA sends to Egypt could be ended.

Well, first off. The USA doesn't send ANY aid to Egypt. The so called "aid" goes to Washington's puppet in Cairo, Mubarek. Not Egypt. And he uses that cash to keep Egypt under his/Washington's rule.

But what if the cash going to Cairo ended. Wouldn't that mean cashing going to the Zionist crusader state also should end??? Look back to the beginning of the deal. Yep.

So, what if one of the illegitimate grievances is that a new Cairo government chooses NOT to appease the Zionist's blood soaked occupation of Palestinian lands? And the cash to Egypt stops. But, the cash to Zionist crusaders occupying Palestinian lands continues! THEN, by there actions, they would be admitting to the world that the US taxpayers have been paying the Zionist's tribute to Egypt for appeasing the Zionist's crusader's occupation of Palestinian lands. And there will be no way around that fact.

LOL! 28.Jan.2011 16:53

Pink & Black

Newscaster just said "Open up the internets!"

Pacifism is consent to Civilazy Corporate Control 29.Jan.2011 00:49

vegantic

"All governments must maintain power through consent, not coercion," - Obama

Barrack doesn't honestly represent the reality of the United States as a world power with that statement. The U.S. has been the bad cop of the world and is forever on the take. With the corporate media conglomerates subordinate to the corporate subservient Government which wields a giant nuclear arsenal (5,113 warheads with global delivery capability), we can easily see how opposite of Truth that declaration is. Coercion is the precise term to describe the power maintenance strategy of this country.

The message is always clear: "submit or suffer". Bad news is that submission is an invitation to abuse. Early in the 20th century, when a woman submitted to marry a man he possessed the authority to dictate her life and enforce his will. Society on the big scale is very similar. When we're "proud to be Americans" we hoist onto our backs every violent act undertaken since the inception of the nation. Patriotic nationalism and moral pacifism are fear based and reactionary stances. The one is secure in so much as the state structure defeats threats to the standard of living, and the other is secure in as much as the religions of righteous apathy adequately cover over guilt about the standard of living.

"The great moral teachers (God personified, if you believe) were pacifists." With all the egregious violence for God in that, and other religions. Please consider that violent revolution might be a forgivable act whether the revolutionary prays to a handmade cross or admires twinkles in the eye of the One above, under a celestial alter. From feudalism to capitalism to socialism, social analysis using the scientific method has shown, even to the bourgeoisie evolutionist Herbert Spencer, that the oligarchy is doomed and the proletarian science of materialist monism considers that finding very accurate.

Watching the world full of human violence spin around you, working within the most violent system ever devised by human minds is your reply and whoever disagrees is less nonviolent than you, self-righteous anonymous?

U.S. "aid" goes to U.S. corporations 29.Jan.2011 14:01

notanidiot

The "zionists" don't control anything. The U.S. is the world's greatest hegemon, and the world's leading arms dealer. The U.S. public's taxes pay for weapons that are sent to "allies" (those who do what they're told, e.g., Egypt and Israel), and the money goes into the pockets of U.S. corporations.

As long as you sleepwalkers continue to reside in your dreamworlds of zionist conspiracies, U.S. crimes will continue.

My question is ... 31.Jan.2011 12:00

Jody Paulson

why is this being played up so much in the media? I remember much the same thing happened in Argentina in December 2001. As I recall, dozens were killed in a mass popular uprising which actually forced the president (and his replacement) to flee the presidential palace. But we never heard about that on the mainstream news, it was almost completely blacked out. Of course, Argentina isn't sitting next to Israel and the world's oil reserves, either. Still, I was surprised to see Wolf Blitzer up in the wee hours of the morning reporting on events ... the American government and the news media is really playing this up, when they usually *cover up* mass uprisings.

In my experience, this usually means they will be calling on a response from the American people to "do something" or will be using this turn of events to "explain something" (like, maybe, $5.00 a gallon gas?) ...

But anyway, good luck to the Egyptian people ... I just hope they aren't being railroaded into accepting yet another Western puppet under the guise of "hope and change."