Saturday, February 5, 2011
Asmaa Mahfouz: The Power of One
Recorded on January 18 by Asmaa Mahfouz, a young Egyptian woman describes how she had responded to the self-immolations then taking place in Egypt. She went to Tahrir Square and undertook a regular presence there "For dignity! Against hunger!"
... And she invited her friends to join her. She says at first "We were only three people-- along with three armored cars full of police, and the baltagiyeh thugs..."
But they carried on and she asked others to join her on January 25. Although I have grave reservations about FaceBook overall - this social network evidently helped her get out the invitation.
If you haven't yet - be sure to hear how one young woman who wanted peace, dignity, food and jobs for all accomplished more than many strategies. She may have been one of the most crucial leaders of Egypt's current movement which is holding the whole world in awe and exposing many policy leaders worldwide - including (especially?) those in the US here
Here's more from a recent article:
Posted by CN at 10:18 AM