Dwarrick Blog 9

The Middle Eastern Reporter summarizes the civilian press of Egyptian military to evoke emergency laws and Hosni Mubarak’s power in Egypt in a general recollection of events. “Reclaiming the Revolution” was the name given to the protests of 2011 in Egypt. Activists joined together in downtown Cairo to protest against their leader Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak had given himself too much power over the country which was negatively affecting the people and was in the process of being revoked by military leaders. The demonstration was to help speed up this process to give the power back to the civilians of Egypt, but there is still a worry that the upcoming elections will allow too many of Mubarak’s cronies to get back into office. The people want a fair election due to the past elections being corrupt and fixed. Civilians are tired of high unemployment and jobs with low wages. The government has let police and military have too much power leading to police brutalities that are not reprimanded. The civilians utilized social media sites such as Facebook to organize their protests before Mubarak had the internet shut down in response to their organization.

            This article did not shock me in the least. There are too many countries in the world today that do not have a grasp on their government and the justice their people deserve. There is definitely injustice occurring in this situation being that people have to live in fear of not being able to control their government. This is shown by the police brutality against innocent civilians that is not dealt with by the government. I do not believe the people are overreacting at all. They have every right to elect the leaders of their country who are going to better the lives of their people. The important part of this situation is that they showed no violence to anyone involved and they are heard for the right reasons. Their efforts did not go to waste. Mubarak would later step down and there would be a fair election of a new leader.

 

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  1. Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I have never heard about this before. I agree with your analysis of the situation. It is sad how many oppressive governments exist and how many people get exploited because of it.

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  2. Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I also have never heard of this, and I find it interesting how people disregard government and how governments can be so oppressive.

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  3. Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    This was a really interesting piece doug and I found people disregarding authority very interesting and this viewpoint on how the govt has control on us really presented a good storyline.

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  4. Posted January 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Great points. I as well did not know about this, but governments around the world are still taking advantage of their people. This is just another example, but a very good example of what is going on.

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