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EGYPT AT THE CROSSROADS: WHICH WAY FORWARD?

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location

Joe's Cafe
1150 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 26.9652" N, 123° 4' 9.9912" W

*** FREE PUBLIC FORUM ***

EGYPT AT THE CROSSROADS: WHICH WAY FORWARD?

Thursday, AUGUST 29th, 2013
7pm
Joe's Cafe - 1150 Commercial Dr. (@Williams St.)

SPEAKERS. MULTIMEDIA. DISCUSSION

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
- Tarek Ramadan: Spokesperson for Egyptian Community of B.C.
- Azza: Tunisian Social Justice Activist. MAWO Executive Member
- Ali Yerevani: Political Editor for the Fire This Time Newspaper

Organized by: Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (FTT)
Endorsed by: Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO)

Wael Ghonim on the social media spark that lit Egypt's revolutionary fire

Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir

by Wael Ghonim
(Mariner Books,
2012;
$18.95)

Reading Revolution 2.0 against the backdrop of the current unrest in Egypt, one can’t help but feel nostalgic.

After all, this book is an ode to the belief that people have the power to choose their political, social, and economic destinies -- at least if they unite in their struggle for justice.

And for all of us, it indeed seemed possible as we watched the Egyptian revolution unfold, when citizens who had up until been “unengaged,” “cautious” and “intimidated” finally broke through the barrier of fear. Who can forget those staggering scenes in Cairo’s Tahrir square full of millions of hopeful, demanding, persistent demonstrators finally finding their voice?

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Journalists for Human Rights

jhr Rights Report #13: January commemorative episode

January 20, 2012
| The 13th edition of the jhr Rights Report commemorates the sombre anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, 10 years since the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison, and one year of the Egyptian revolution.
Length: 18:45
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