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Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action, spurring public debate on issues that have gone unacknowledged and unresolved for too long.
On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, people gathered at the Austin State Capitol in a show of solidarity with the Egyptian and Syrian people. The Egyptian people are facing enormous obstacles as they continue to demand an end to military rule and the beginning of democratic reforms in their country. Over the past few days, the police and the military have responded brutally, killing dozens and injuring thousands. What makes this even worse is that the Obama administration has done an about-face and is now tacitly supporting the military regime's crackdown on the protests by refusing to intervene (a replay of the administration's response to Mubarak's crackdown on protests). A ZGraphix production. Produced for Austin Indymedia by Grace Alfar http://zgraphix.org http://twitter.com/zgraphix http://facebook.com/zgraphix.org http://austin.indymedia.org
Oakland And Cairo Are One Fist (11-12-2011)The Occupy Oakland Movement marches in solidarity with Egypt.
This was the rally right before the final march to the Israeli embassy. There was at least one march to the embassy earlier in the day.
Egyptians mass in Tahrir square to demand an end to military trials and other reforms.
More Breaking News From the Egyptian Revolution HERE
Sherief Gaber, an Egyptian-American grad student at UT Austin has spent the last several weeks in Egypt. He has given several interviews to national news organizations and recently returned to Austin. He'll share his experience and give an analysis of the events leading up to the ousting of Mubarak. An introduction by Snehal Shingavi will provide a background of Egypt's political history. Snehal Shingavi received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. He won the Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, has published articles in several journals including the International Socialist Review, and has appeared as a commentator on programs such as Hardball on CNN. The talk will be followed by a Q&A. This is a Austin Indymedia & ZGraphix production. Filmed, Edited & Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. http://austin.indymedia.orghttp://zgraphix.org