Updates on the Revolution in Egypt (Spreading)
It's been said on CAPS often that we live in interesting times. We certainly do. Friend and foe alike, we all want the same thing. More freedom. Less oppression. (And a little extra dough hehe).
Here are the updates on the situation in Egypt. The unrest is spreading. Jordan could be next. Saudi is threatened.
Anti-government action in Jordan picked up and Jordanian Protesters Say Prime Minister Must Go
In Saudi Arabia, Dozens of protesters arrested in Jeddah
Bloomberg reports Saudi Stocks Decline Most Since May as Egyptians Defy Curfew
It's getting hot in here, so take off all your robes....
From Al Jazerra: Protests Erupt in Yemen
Dozens of activists calling for the ouster of Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's president, have clashed with government supporters in Sanaa, the country's capital.
The Internet Gods Find a Way
How Anonymous fought back in Egypt: Good old dialup. Anonymous set up a phone with an Egyptian number but located outside Egypt's borders. Flyers were then made with the dial-up number, username, and password and then distributed throughout Egypt. It wasn't highspeed, but it got some people back on the web.
Also assisting is a group called We Rebuild:
That's just what many Egyptians have been doing this week, as groups like We Rebuild scramble to keep the country connected to the outside world, turning to landline telephones, fax machines and even ham radio to keep information flowing in and out of the country.
Al Jazeera Ousted from Egypt
Does this mean an even harder crack down is coming, or that the situation is totally FUBAR?
The Egyptian authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state television has said.
"The information minister [Anas al-Fikki] ordered ... suspension of operations of Al Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and withdrawing accreditation to all its staff as of today," a statement on the official Mena news agency said on Sunday.
Miltary joins Egyptian protestors
In the downtown area, demonstrations were mostly peaceful for much of Saturday. Unlike previous days in which police used tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators, the only visible government security presence was a few military tanks and soldiers.
Many of the soldiers were unarmed, chatting with protesters, kissing babies and signaling their support with waves and thumbs-up encouragements. They made no effort to control or interfere with the protests.
David in Qatar