This week on Not Rex, Humberto DaSilva reports on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's use of hired thugs to attack protesters and journalists. Meanwhile, Western governments stand back and do little to oppose Mubarak's regime.
Interview with anti-government protester at Tahrir Square for documentary Zero Silence (www.zerosilence.org).
The Egyptian, female protester says, "Even though they shut down the internet, this is not just a Facebook revolution... There are many hundreds of thousands of people here on the street. Even though the phone lines were shut on Friday, people still came out to demonstrate, because this is not about the internet. This is about the needs and the demands of the Egyptian people."
It's been a while since I've posted here but I come to the site all the time and wanted to share this article I wrote for forgetthebox.net about the current crisis in Egypt with you all.
I also wrote a shorter one last night which you can find here: Speak truth to power: the revolutionary power of people in Egypt and Tunisia
I'd love to hear any feedback, or thoughts.
Experts speak to Al Jazeera about the situation in Egypt on Friday's "day of wrath" that saw protesters face rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons from the police.
Tunisians reject "national unity government" and demand more profound change.
This week, Not Rex looks at the Jasmine Revolution -- a street vendor in Tunisia set himself, and the whole Arab world alight. Regime change comes not from imperial armies, but from the streets!