What to make of popular resistance in Egypt?

For commentary on the ongoing popular resistance in Egypt, visit this interview with a friend of PCS, Professor Stephen ZunesProfessor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco and chair of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment, is also a helpful resource.

Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco and chair of the program in Middle Eastern Studies.

Here is a must-see report on the nonviolent organizing behind the uprising.

For global context on the proliferation of strategic nonviolent action:

16 thoughts on “What to make of popular resistance in Egypt?”

  1. An example of peace journalism from The Daily News Egypt?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5GSfSRY2PQ&feature=player_embedded

    This story strikes me as important as the equally crucial questions of what the regime will do, will Baradei become a negotiator and leading politician, what about stability in the region, etc. The reach of this kind of building of civil society is central to Egypt’s future and the spread of democracy in the Middle East.

  2. Here is more on how the diffusion of knowledge about nonviolent resistance, aided by internet communications,

    http://www.thenation.com/article/158498/how-cyber-pragmatism-brought-down-mubarak

    And Stephen Zunes writes an important piece on why Egypt will not turn into another Iran.

    http://www.fpif.org/articles/why_egypt_will_not_turn_into_another_iran

    Like the AlJazeera video above, this Salon piece reveals those who planned and organized long before masses hit the streets in Cairo.

    http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/02/10/egypt_youth_activists_april_6_kefaya_jan25

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