Slow Internet? Try NO Internet. One “day of rage?” Try seven “days of rage,” with a “million man march” planned for tomorrow in Tahrir Square. No government? How about an octogenarian dictator who has (so far) refused to step down from his post for 30 years. What the heck, Egypt? You’re like totally stealing all […]
Month: January 2011
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. – Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars) A virtual communication blackout in Egypt did not stop tens of thousands of protesters from taking to the streets on Friday for […]
Forget nuanced approaches to politics: March 14 is now the opposition and March 8 the majority. So now is the time to get creatively ruthless and realize it’s fun playing the underdog opponent. Check it out, March 14ers, here are some of my guidelines for making the most out of your new position: 1. First, […]
A group of independent Lebanese activists is holding a demonstration tomorrow at the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut to stand in solidarity with the protesters in Egypt. The demonstration begins at 3 p.m. and is expected to run until 6 p.m. FYI: the Egyptian Embassy is in Cola.
It’s an unprecedented action in web history: the Egyptian government has ordered all Internet (and mobile phone) services shut. According to AFP, cell phone text messaging was cut late Thursday while Internet services, which had been patchy during the night, were completely severed early Friday, cutting off access to networking sites Facebook and Twitter — […]
Oh hey, Lebanon: who needs guns when you have sticks and stones? And as always, more captions are welcome from my witty peeps. Bring.it.