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:

here

5 comments:

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

The social net working sites FB and Twitter have made possible the revolution in Tunisia and now in Egypt it has stirred the movement.

Connie L. Nash said...

So perhaps some of us should be more open-minded at least about which suits us best? Whether or not there may be other ways to stir or be vehicle for these little or big revolutions, I don't yet know - nor for how long and under what leaders? Still, I want to stay open to learn, grow and give toward the energy of such masses who seek the good of all.

connie nash said...

See the Anderson Cooper video on Stephen Soldz site: http://psychoanalystsopposewar.org/blog/

Stay tuned to Soldz who's right on top of the Egypt protest as well as many issues related to other rights.

MoralHeroes said...

Thanks for sharing the transcript of her now-famous video. She is truly a hero, so bold, strong and courageous.

You might be interested to read more about her efforts and her history with activism over at MoralHeroes.org.

Here's a direct link. http://moralheroes.org/asmaa-mahfouz

Connie L. Nash said...

Thanx so much, Moral Heroes for your comment. I will now go to your site and do a current update on this oneheartforpeace site.

So glad you came by.