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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:04 PM

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 3) - The people are at the Palace gates

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The people are at the Palace gates

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:06 PM

1. I hope that's what Lansing looks like very soon

Rising tyranny in Michigan has only one remedy: People Power.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:26 PM

12. I hope so too. Solidarity n/t

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:08 PM

2. 7 political parties agree to meet w the president tomorrow for dialogue

Ikhwanweb ‏@Ikhwanweb

7 political parties agree to meet w the president tomorrow for dialogue on various ways to resolve deadlock, presidency to issue statement


and every single one of them an MB or MB-affiliated party

@Ikhwanweb is MB's official twitter.



نشرة القاهرة‎ ‏@cairowire

which parties? MT @Ikhwanweb 7 parties agree to meet with pres tmw for dialogue on ways to resolve deadlock, presidency to issue statement.

Matt Bradley ‏@MattMcBradley

@Ikhwanweb Can you tell us who the 7 political parties are?

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Response to Catherina (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:15 PM

6. MB- Please tell us which "foreigners" are funding the opposition and why

Matt Bradley ‏@MattMcBradley

@Ikhwanweb Please tell us which "foreigners" are funding the opposition and why. Your accusations should be backed by evidence.


Matt, nevermind who he works for but good guy in my book -

"Cairo correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones business wires."


Edit:

Ahmed El Lozy ‏@ellozy

@Ikhwanweb so Qatar and KSA are not foreign?



Matt Bradley ‏@MattMcBradley

@Ikhwanweb @dkharadly Who are the members of the regional "axis of evil"? What evidence do you have of their involvement?

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Response to Catherina (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:06 PM

41. Abulfutouh has issued a statement saying him & his party will boycott talks with #Morsi

Iyad El-Baghdadi ‏@iyad_elbaghdadi

Just saw that Abulfutouh has issued a statement saying him & his party will boycott talks with #Morsi tomorrow. #Egypt

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:10 PM

3. Being fired at protesters in Port Said

SlipknotMody ‏@SlipknotMody

#PortSaid RT @zoghbyzovic: المسيرة الان عند مدرسة الليسيه #بورسعيد

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:11 PM

4. tens of thousands around palace. Bad comms. atmosphere is vibrant. the revolution is ON!

Tarek Shalaby ‏@tarekshalaby

We're tens of thousands around the presidential palace. The connection's really bad. The atmosphere is vibrant and the revolution is ON!

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:13 PM

5. reports #Egypts Military Generals are convening a meeting without President Morsi

#Egypts al Dostoor newspaper reports #Egypts Military Generals are convening a meeting without President Morsi http://tinyurl.com/b9xap33

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:17 PM

7. Cairo rocked by mass protests against Morsi

Hossam عمو حسام ‏@3arabawy

Cairo rocked by mass protests against Morsi http://bit.ly/UKqCD4

Please note. No copyright. This is CopyLeft


Cairo rocked by mass protests against Mursi's draft constitution

Sameh from Egypt’s Revolutionary Socialists reports on the anti-Mursi demonstrations in Cairo and across the country

There are hundreds of thousands of people on the streets today, Friday. People are marching on the presidential palace right now, while the army is trying to close off all access.

They are protesting against President Mohamed Mursi’s plans for a new constitution that will give him exceptional powers—including the ability to dissolve parliament and announce martial law. These demonstrations aren’t just happening in Cairo—there are clashes in several other regions.

It’s a very complex situation. And we have to be careful with the simplistic view that these protests are just about secular forces versus Islamists.

Even when things are articulated in that way, they can be more complicated. Many Salafists say they are fighting against the secular state and for sharia law. But they see Mubarak’s regime as a secular one and see sharia as the only way that the poor will get justice and equality.

Also it is obvious that there are elements of the old regime—the “feloul”, or “remnants”—who are trying to use this mass movement. Some liberal leaders have unwisely made alliances with former Mubarak people—and this is used by the Muslim Brotherhood in their propaganda. The Brotherhood says, “Look—these people want the old regime back,” which isn’t true of course.

The latest protests are being portrayed as being controlled by the “non Islamist” parties. But this movement is out of their control. They didn’t want there to be a march on the presidential palace—but they couldn’t stop it.

New layers of people are being radicalised by these events. There are thousands of poor Christian Copts on these demos—some protesting for the first time.

There has clearly been a pact between Muslim Brotherhood and the military, since the new constitution gives the army massive powers. There will be no parliamentary oversight on the military budget. The army just needs to say “we need this much” and parliament is obliged to hand it over. Most importantly, the army’s business interests continue to be unchecked.

Neoliberalism

And the constitution enshrines neoliberalism. In terms of workers’ rights it is terrible. You have rights to form a political party but not a trade union. There’s full protection for private property. It’s anti-redistribution and anti-nationalisation.

As far as public services go the constitution is very limited. It says healthcare will be free for those who can’t afford it. But how do people prove that? Effectively it means the government will not provide full healthcare for people.

So far workers have not taken part in the demonstrations in an organised fashion. There have been attempts to push for action. Trade unions have produced statements against the constitution. But such developments take time.

Mursi is pushing this through because he is under pressure. Egypt is in a severe economic crisis. Mursi wants to clamp down so that loans from the IMF and Europe can come through. Reserves are running out and there is huge pressure on the Egyptian pound.

The Islamists are isolated. They had a demonstration on Saturday of over 100,000—they claimed six million. But many people were bussed in from the countryside. The support for the Brotherhood and the Salafists is strongest outside the cities, in rural areas and small towns.

There have been no clear official splits in the Brotherhood yet. What happens will depend on how events develop. But Mursi is in a difficult position. If he backs down he will be seen as a weak president and will give protesters more confidence. If he doesn’t, the protests will escalate.

The pressure on him is enormous. What started as demands to go back on the constitutional amendment have become mass demands for the regime’s downfall.

The Revolutionary Socialists are doing well. We are in the leadership of all the big demos, we are winning people and we help cleanse the demos of any feloul elements. We are producing new leaflets every day.

We say the constitution is pro-business and pro-army. People feel this is not what the revolution is all about. That’s why people are on the streets. The revolution is still on.


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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:18 PM

8. Thanks for keeping us posted. It's what? Like 8 PM in Cairo?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:27 PM

13. 9:26 PM in Cairo right now. I have a feeling it's going to be a long night. n/t

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:24 PM

9. tanks are back behind the barricades at Merghany st. off the presidential palace

The Daily News Egypt ‏@DailyNewsEgypt

Republican Guards' tanks are back behind the barricades at Merghany st. off the presidential palace. #Morsy #Dec7

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:25 PM

10. I cannot thank you enough for the effort you've made here...

in bringing this account of the valiant struggle in Egypt this week!

Every time I spot one of your threads now, I've removed a shoe to wave while I absorb exactly what is happening over there...there's so little information on the MSM news, you're doing a fine job of keeping this place up to speed.

Solidarity with the people of Egypt!

(and solidarity and a great big hug to you, Catherina!)

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Response to countryjake (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:53 PM

65. Just your support and reading it is thanks enough

and your solidarity of course!

My shoes are by the TV. I throw one everytime the MSM interviews MB officials and play along with their lies.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:25 PM

11. largest industrial city in Egypt announces autonomy: “We no longer belong to the Ikhwani state,”

Yąsmine Khalifa ‏@jazkhalifa

#Mahalla announces autonomy http://shar.es/6ESHx #fb #Egypt #Ikhwan #Morsi #Dec7


largest industrial city in Egypt, threw out the head of their city council, Friday night, and announced their autonomy from the “Muslim brotherhood” state.

“We no longer belong to the Ikhwani state,” they announced from the city council.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:39 PM

21. Working class city of Mahallha taken over by anti-MB protesters; declares "independence"

Hani Shukrallah ‏@HaniShukrallah

Working class city of Mahallha taken over by anti-MB protesters; declares "independence" from MB state; forming own governing coucil

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:28 PM

14. the final stand. we either set the first step towards a great future or the first nail in our coffin

Adham AbdelSalam ‏@AdhamNileFm

This is in my opinion the final stand.. we either set the first step towards a great future or the first nail in our coffin

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:29 PM

15. Still no mention of what's happening in #egypt on CNN world homepage, which mean #USA still backing

Ahmed El Lozy ‏@ellozy

Still no mention of what's happening in #egypt on CNN world homepage, which mean #USA still backing #Morsi



Unbelievable. I just checked. Unbelievable. But wasn't there just something on TV on CNN ?

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:31 PM

16. sounds like the Ultras have arrived. Lots of fireworks by the #prezpalace, lots of cheering

Andy Carvin ‏@acarvin

Lots of fireworks by the #prezpalace, lots of cheering and vuvuzelas. Definitely sounds like the Ultras have arrived. #egypt



marlyn ‏@virtualactivism

#Ultras write on military tanks at prespalace "down with Morsi" &shoot fireworks. Ppl taking pic with presidential guard officers/soldiers

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:33 PM

17. To western media...



TYY

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:34 PM

18. In #Tanta they are stepping on Morsy

Gigi Ibrahim ‏@Gsquare86

In #Tanta they are stepping on Morsy via @MoorGaan_ صورة

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:35 PM

19. MB upgrades to Bush speak "Regional Axis of Evil". Up next "They Hate us for our freedoms"

Elazul ‏@Elazul

- well world, @Ikhwanweb has upgraded from Mubarakesque statements & Actions, to using "Regional Axis of Evil" statement George Bush used.

- What's next @Ikhwanweb ? "They Hate us for our freedoms"? lol


Ikhwanweb ‏@Ikhwanweb

Opposition is waging war of rumors aided by media & foreign funding to manipulate the situation & perception, we ask public to b vigilant
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34m Dina Elkharadly Dina Elkharadly ‏@DKharadly

@Ikhwanweb If you have any evidence of anyone receiving foreign funding, plz enlighten us. Otherwise you are just spreading rumors urself.
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19m Ikhwanweb Ikhwanweb ‏@Ikhwanweb

.@DKharadly Regional "axis of evil"that considers free & democratic Egypt a threat to their throne, exploiting transition's vulnerabilities
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17m Elazul Elazul ‏@Elazul

.@Ikhwanweb @DKharadly Holy Crap, are you SERIOUSLY using George W. Bush terminology as well? Mubarakesque statements weren't enough?

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Response to Catherina (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:54 PM

33. Same fumbling,blabbering garbage,'just trust me'... aides say 'only he knows depth of conspiracy

marlyn ‏@virtualactivism

Morsi reminds me of Bush Jr. Same fumbling,same blabbering garbage,same 'just trust me'...now aides say 'only he knows depth of conspiracy'

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:38 PM

20. delay the referendum as long as opposition promises to not appeal it in court. Nonstarter?

Andy Carvin ‏@acarvin

So Morsi might be willing to delay the referendum as long as opposition promises to not appeal it in court. Nonstarter? http://bit.ly/YKmNlJ

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:40 PM

22. anger among police officers aftr videos of torture of ppl by #MB at Palace surfaced

marlyn ‏@virtualactivism

Alwatan newsppr alleges that there is anger among police officers aftr videos of torture of ppl by #Ikhwan at prePalace surfaced.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:40 PM

23. Fox News just did a live report on events in #Egypt from Jerusalem. I kid you not.

con o'donnell ‏@kanaafa

Lmao RT @mkearley2008: Fox News just did a live report on events in #Egypt from Jerusalem. I kid you not.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:45 PM

26. Did they mistake Jerusalem for Cairo?

Wouldn't be the first time they got their geography wrong.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:26 PM

57. Thanks for the humor. My head was beginning to hurt. Not anymore lol. n/t

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:43 PM

24. An American Coup in Egypt? By As'ad AbuKhalil

The Angry Arab ‏@AngryArabNews

An American Coup in Egypt? http://nblo.gs/FFUez

Sorry I had to snip this.

An American Coup in Egypt?
By As'ad AbuKhalil - Fri, 2012-12-07 18:25- Angry Corner

What is happening in Egypt warrants historical contextualization. When Sadat first took over after Nasser in 1970, his chances of survival in power were nil. He had no political stature and no power base of his own. He began to build up his power in 1971 when he announced the existence of a wide leftist conspiracy by Nasser’s chief advisors (he called them “marakiz al-qiwa” – centers of power). His case was based on secret tapings of phone conversations. It was never before revealed whether the US government supplied Sadat’s with the “evidence” in order to help him eliminate his Nasserist rivals. It was only a year later that Sadat ordered the Soviet advisers out of Egypt, probably as a payback to the US government. The rest of the history of Sadat and Mubarak is too well-known: the US government helped construct and supervise the repressive security state in Egypt, which would become a cornerstone of US-Israeli policies in the Middle East.

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But the Muslim Brotherhood needed time to prove their loyalty and subservience to US security interest and orders. The US was watching closely and it was very clear to Arab watchers that the Ikhwan underwent a swift makeover. Gone were all the speeches about jihad with its grotesque anti-Semitic rhetoric and the standard Islamist references to “the descendants of apes and monkeys,” and in was a new insistence on the necessity of respect for “the international treaties and obligations.” Of course, the redundant references by the new Egyptian government to the respect for “international treaties” were in no way related to Egypt’s bilateral treaties with African and Asian countries. It became a euphemism or a code language of sorts for the new government of the Ikhwan: it was sent as a signal to the US that they are willing to preserve the same foreign policies of Mubarak-Sadat in return for support in power.

The Brotherhood sent emissaries to Washington, DC and held talks with prominent members of the Zionist establishment in the city. Senator John McCain (a man to the right of Ariel Sharon), became a sudden champion of the Ikhwan in the US and went regularly on Fox News to promote the notion of a “moderate Muslim Brotherhood.” The IMF (a mere tool of US foreign policy) quickly joined in and promised a generous loan in return for good behavior.

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There is no evidence as of yet that the US was involved in Mursi’s coup, but there is clear evidence that the two governments have been working closely together. Various emissaries of Mursi were dispatched to Washington DC, and Mursi notified the US government of his decision before the decree was announced to the Egyptian public. It is not unlikely that the US has colluded with Mursi in order to reconstruct the repressive security state that has been so helpful to Israel over the decades. It is possible that the US will adjust its relationship in the region in order to incorporate the Ikhwan regimes into the established pro-US regional repressive system. The suspicion of a US role in the Mursi government is widely shared among Egyptians, and its explains why many protesters went to the US embassy to protest but were turned away by Mubarak-Mursi’s security goons.

http://networkedblogs.com/FFUez

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:44 PM

25. Just to be clear, ANTI-Morsi protestors are currently PEACEFULLY protesting, just incase some OTHER

Sarahngb ‏@Sarahngb

Just to be clear, ANTI-Morsi protestors are currently PEACEFULLY protesting, just incase some OTHER protestors come and VIOLENCE breaks out.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:47 PM

27. Prosecutors release 138 out of 150 rounded up in presidential palace clashes

Rawya Rageh ‏@RawyaRageh

Prosecutors release 138 out of 150 rounded up in presidential palace clashes #Egypt #Dec5



marlyn ‏@virtualactivism

Prosecution releases 134 accused in presPalace events.Investigations provd they have NOT been involved in clashes & were there peacefully

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Response to Catherina (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:17 PM

51. Wed, Pres. claimes 200 "conspirators" arrested Tues. "confessed"; Liar, liar!

Hani Shukrallah ‏@HaniShukrallah

Wed, Pres. claimes 200 "conspirators" arrested Tues. "confessed"; Thurs, prosecution releases all except four of the detained - Liar, liar!

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:49 PM

28. K&R

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

29. ElBaradei on TV addresses the Egyptians, calling upon unity, avoiding bloodshed

The Daily News Egypt ‏@DailyNewsEgypt

#ElBaradei on TV addresses the Egyptians, calling upon unity, avoiding bloodshed and hopes #Morsy hears the demands of the people

- asks of #Morsy to revoke the constitutional declaration and postpones the referendum until people reach a consensual constitution
- hopes #Morsy listens to the "conscience" of Egyptians and hears their demands.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

30. VP: Morsi willing to delay the referendum if that decree is to be immunised from judicial review.

Bassem Sabry باسم ‏@Bassem_Sabry

Egypt VP says the president is willing to delay the referendum if that decree is to be immunised from judicial review. Argh.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:52 PM

31. Dear Non-Egyptian Arab supporters of Morsy & the MB:

Elazul ‏@Elazul

Dear Non-Egyptian Arab supporters of Morsy & the MB: If you like them so much, you can have them. We don't want them. so kindly STFU. #Egypt


Elazul ‏@Elazul

We're not going to live under a bloody religious dictatorship just because you "like" Morsy's stances in YOUR country. #PreviousTweet

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:53 PM

32. Sharm elSheikh announces a sit-in until fall of regime

marlyn ‏@virtualactivism

Demonstrators in Sharm elSheikh announce a sit-in until fall of regime.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:55 PM

34. 2,000+ reactionary #MuslimBrotherhood stooges are rallying in support of their fascist dictator

Jano Charbel ‏@JanoCharbel

2,000+ reactionary #MuslimBrotherhood stooges are rallying in support of their fascist dictator #Morsillini outside Raba'a Mosque,

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:55 PM

35. General Union of Tourism Workers declares rejection of Morsi Const. Declaration, draft constitution

Hani Shukrallah ‏@HaniShukrallah

General Union of Tourism Workers declares rejection of Morsi Const. Declaration, draft constitution

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:57 PM

36. Reports on clashes between protesters and police at the city council in #Alexandria

Maged Butter ‏@MagButter

Reports on clashes between protesters and police at the city council in #Alex

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:58 PM

37. MB-associated FB pages telling all members to head towards... "refusing to show up is prohibited".

Iyad El-Baghdadi ‏@iyad_elbaghdadi

Meanwhile, MB-associated FB pages are calling for all members to head towards Salah Salem area, "refusing to show up is prohibited". #Egypt

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Response to Catherina (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:00 PM

39. MB: "Urgently and ASAP, all members head to Salah Salem area, you're not allowed to sit this out,

Iyad El-Baghdadi ‏@iyad_elbaghdadi

Post on pro-MB FB page: "Urgently and ASAP, all members head to Salah Salem area, you're not allowed to sit this out, no excuses". #Egypt

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Response to Catherina (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:04 PM

40. Here's the post ...- Asmaa Mahfouz just confirmed members are starting to arrive there.

Iyad El-Baghdadi ‏@iyad_elbaghdadi

Here's the post (in Arabic): https://www.facebook.com/karmotytv1/posts/394135693997378 - Asmaa Mahfouz just confirmed members are starting to arrive there. #Egypt


I made a screenshot.




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Response to Catherina (Reply #40)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:13 PM

48. MB-related facebook account calling everyone urgently to "Salah Salem area"

Iyad El-Baghdadi ‏@iyad_elbaghdadi

Once again this is the post on pro-MB FB page with 100K+ likes calling everyone urgently to "Salah Salem area": http://on.fb.me/VsPA6g #Egypt

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Response to Catherina (Reply #40)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:15 PM

50. most written responses were "Let's take it easy, let's calm down, let's not lose our country".

Iyad El-Baghdadi ‏@iyad_elbaghdadi

May I add that most responses to the FB post I tweeted were like: "Let's take it easy, let's calm down, let's not lose our country". #Egypt

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:59 PM

38. "this is Khaled, I was just attacked in front of my fucking house. My phone has been stolen

Menna منّة ‏@TheMiinz

"this is Khaled, I was just attacked in front of my fucking house. My phone has been stolen…Pls RT this." I just got this from @KhaledAdeeb

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Response to Catherina (Reply #38)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:09 PM

44. is fine, was just attacked and his mobile was stolen (but this is how they find the others)

Menna منّة ‏@TheMiinz

.@KhaledAdeeb is fine, was just attacked and his mobile was stolen.

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:07 PM

42. BREAKING: 'ready' to postpone constitution referendum

Hani Shukrallah ‏@HaniShukrallah

EGYPT BREAKING 4: Egyptian presidency 'ready' to postpone constitution referendum http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/60017.aspx via @ahramonline


TOO LITTLE TOO LATE

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:08 PM

43. Man who videotaped MB beating ppl at presPalace has been arrested

marlyn ‏@virtualactivism

Man who videotaped #Ikhwan beating ppl at presPalace has been arrested. Family don't know his whereabouts. His name is Mina.

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:10 PM

45. Pro-#Morsi already arriving at Salah Salem area, with sticks and chanting "obedience"

Iyad El-Baghdadi ‏@iyad_elbaghdadi

Pro-#Morsi already arriving at Salah Salem area, with sticks and chanting "obedience": http://bit.ly/VsQmjQ #Egypt

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:11 PM

46. more than 1.5 MILLION phones in the vicinity of the presidential palace

Mohamed El Dahshan ‏@eldahshan

State TV @NileNewsChannel said Ministry of Telecoms reported more than 1.5 MILLION phones in the vicinity of the presidential palace WOO!

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:12 PM

47. Live Updates: Morsi sends messages of 'compromise' as thousands surround palace

Hani Shukrallah ‏@HaniShukrallah

Live Updates: Egyptian presidency sends messages of 'compromise' as thousands surround palace http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/59983.aspx via @ahramonline

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:14 PM

49. Before Presidential Palace tonight pic

Hani Shukrallah ‏@HaniShukrallah

Before Presidential Palace tonight

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:18 PM

52. #Zagazig - 2 gas bombs were fired right in front of Almabarra hospital forcing

J. Berry / ست الحته ‏@moneloky

2 gas bombs were fired right in front of Almabarra hospital forcing both injured protestors & ambulance cars to leave their places. #Zagazig

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:19 PM

53. reports minibuses ppl putting helmets on near palace. People here expect a violent attack

Bel Trew - بل ترو ‏@Beltrew

Unconfirmed reports minibuses with people putting helmets on near the presidential palace. People here expect a violent attack. #Egypt

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:21 PM

54. Former Member of FJP posts picture of her shattered Membership card with "I'm sorry #Egypt"

Elazul ‏@Elazul

Former Member of FJP posts picture of her shattered Membership card with "I'm sorry #Egypt" https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152278080190316

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:22 PM

55. reports MB are about 5000 and they're awaiting more orders.

Mohamed Abd El-Hamid ‏@MohAbdElHamid

A friend says that MB are about 5000 and they're awaiting more orders.

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:23 PM

56. military source denies military generals convened without President Morsi

Ayman Mohyeldin ‏@AymanM

#egyptian military source denies military generals convened without President Morsi, disputes Al Dostoor Newspaper report claiming they had

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:28 PM

58. living near presidential palace? Unlock your wi-fi to help the protesters

Nour El Dean Refaat ‏@NourEDeanRefaat

Please tell anyone you know living near presidential palace to unlock their wi-fi to help the protesters! Pass this on!

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:30 PM

59. No fear

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:35 PM

60. Continuing Part 4 in following link

Part 4 in following link

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 4): http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021942792

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:56 PM

61. For those naysayers who think the "Arab Spring" is dead and done for...

Revolutions are not fast. It took ten years for a viable state to arise on the eastern shore of North America after the 1776 uprising. If you were expecting instant gratification, waiting for "democracy to kick in" like that Family Guy clip, well, either you have a very poor perspective of history, or you're judging these nations and people by a very different standard than the one you use for your own.

The Egyptians aren't afraid of their government anymore, and they'll keep doing this until they get a government they like... and for the record, no, that's not necessarily going to be a government you like.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #61)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:07 PM

63. Well said n/t

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:04 PM

62. ATTN morsi: TICK TOCK! TICK TOCK!

 

Your time is up fucker!
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Looks like "Tank Man" is STILL a mystery...:

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #62)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:07 PM

64. Tick tock, tick tock! n/t

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