Friday, September 09, 2005

Post elections demonstrations kick-start by "Freedom Now".

First demonstration to be held following the elections will be organized by Popular Campaign for Change, “Freedom Now”. Demonstrators will convene down town in Cairo at 6 PM tomorrow, 9/10. Here is the English link to "Freedom Now" site.

“Freedom Now” is calling upon the Egyptian people and all political mainstreams that are struggling for true democratic changes to meet at Taalat Harab square to demonstrate against the presidential elections farce, expressing the determination to continue the struggle to win the Egyptian people’s freedom and justice.


At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike the demonstration which was held on Election Day, the regime has no reason not to put this demonstration down. The presidential elections are over and the winner is known. The atttention of the world is turned away to other elections.

Chances are that the regime will have no inhibitions to act with lenience towards the participants.

Be ware!!

At 8:11 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

But this does not mean that Egyptians will stop expressing their yearing to freedom.

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Gary Aminoff said...

Excellent. It is small demonstrations by dedicated and committed people yearning for freedom and democracy that grow into major movements that change humanity. I am reminded of the small demonstrations that started in Poland with the Solidarity movement and let to a democratic Poland.

I wish you success.

At 12:32 AM, Blogger Gary Aminoff said...

The previous post should have read, "...and led to a democratic Poland."

At 5:06 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Thanks Gary for taking interest in my country's democracy and freedom. Absolute authority is a disease that cripp;es the whole body if we assumed that the people of any country is that body that has the brain, heart and soul. Egyptians are crippled.

At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Statement of the campaign reads: "At the same time the country faces external challenges that threaten its national security represented in the continued aggressive policies of the Zionist State and the US occupation of Iraq."

Why do you support this? These statements, while false, also have nothing to do with the internal political stagnation of Egypt.

Israel after all just withdrew from Gaza and asked Egyptian troops to break the Sinai Peace Treaty and deploy along the border. This is an "aggressive policy" that threatens Egypt? Quite the opposite, actually.

In any case, it has no relevance to Freedom Now's cause. You should push for the organizers to remove that statement. Otherwise you only perpetuate the scapegoating that is used by dictators and is also holding back Egyptian society.

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

I have to admit that I am not agreeing with all the platforms of the newly emerging opposition popular movements. If you read my previous blogs carefully, you will know that sometimes I stand on different grounds...etc.

You have also to bear in mind that these movements cannot be abandoned and isolated because they sing the same songs of the Arab dictators, let them emerge and come to the right conclusions.

Do not you undermine 52 years of brainwashing under the officers of the military coup d'etats in the ME.

Dictators to exist must find an external enemy to brainwash their peoples. Help people do not give up on them.

When the election thing happened, opposition movements were 100% against international monitors, now many of them are reconsidering that there was a necessity and that all world countries apply this system for a true and fair democracy process.

Another example, when demonstrations were allowed for the very first time in Cairo few months ago, all demonstrators were shouting loud against Israel and US, now there is a change, they know that the enemy is not Israel or the US. The enemy is the regime that is depriving them from their basic rights.

I am a proud Egyptian that President Sadat struck a peace deal with Israel. I m proud to be the peace generation and not the war one.

Un-doing 50 years of dictatorship is a very tough mission in comparison to a country that made true democracy in 50 years like Israel.

The goal is to believe in human values not to discriminate against each other.

Thank you for raising the issue, I might write about it.

It is a good thing to know how opposition think in Egypt and follow how they evolve, because there will be a need for the world to talk to the Egyptian people and build this confidence that can open the door for new cordial scopes.


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