Monday, February 21, 2011

Egyptian Solidarity

Today, a young Egyptian today his solidarity with his Wisconsin comrades, reminding us all that our problems, like our supporters, are often universal. "One world, one pain."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Nicholas Kristof in Bahrain

The Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof comments from Manama, Bahrain, as protesters celebrate the withdrawal of security forces from Pearl Square and a democratic future.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Song from the Revolution: January 25

Listen to songs on NPR: Songs of the Egyptian Protests.

"One song that's been very popular with Arab-Americans in the U.S. is called "January 25," or "#Jan25," after a trending topic on Twitter. Arab-American and African-American musicians living in different parts of North America contributed to the song. The first verse, which was written by rapper Omar Offendum, begins, 'I heard them say the revolution won't be televised / Al-Jazeera proved them wrong / Twitter has them paralyzed.'"

Friday, February 11, 2011

Celebrating the Egyptian Revolution

In the middle of the world-wide celebration today we also had a mini-celebration when a lovely Trevian thought of a clever way to invite an IGSSers to the Turn About Dance.

The Twitter feed from #Egypt (keyword search for Egypt) was flying so fast that the students couldn't even read it.  So I used Visible Tweets to slow down the motion and enjoy today's Tweets.  Today we are all Egyptians.

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