Its egalitarianism came from the shared exposure of the proletariat to the rationale of their social situation. The currently volatile political context in the Middle East impacts the entire international community and although exploration in this paper is limited to examining Egypt, it enables the potential for assessing revolutionary violence as a whole. The campaign attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and was one of the first places to call for protests on January 25th.
The history of postcolonial states has seen few victories of democracy and justice. We have opened the black box of politics.
Can this observation be linked to Egypts Y-Generation? Although the revolution encompasses a plethora of typology such as gender violence or religious violence, the violence and non-violence theories of revolution itself are particularly relevant for contemporary political violence studies. The modern Egyptian state was not founded on the flimsiest notion of constitutionalism or the rule of law. Throughout the second quarter of the 20th century, Egyptian political parties failed to develop strategies to defeat either the colonial occupier or local tyranny. A Lesson in Stark Contrast Two revolutions, years apart, were both started for noble causes in an effort to right human wrongs.
This revolution was considered to be one of the greatest revolutions of world history. The British continued to maintain their grip over Egypt. Public Papers of the Presidents John F.
From Cairo to Alexandria, from Suez to Luxor, an uprising took place for eighteen days until Mubarak stepped down from power on February 11th Essay about The Egyptian Revolution - A.
As such, by focusing on one of these nations, Egypt, a very similar picture of the causes of the current uprisings and protests in the Middle East will be able to be attained. These are the questions that I faced when I undertook to chair the committee that was to document the January revolution.
Hosni Mubarak and his regime could not have anticipated the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, nor could they have foreseen the millions that followed suit in major cities across Egypt. We have opened the black box of politics. The page instigated a fellowship of people angry at the regimes brutality. For the following 18 days, I went to Tahrir nearly every day, returning home only to sleep and get provisions for my friends who preferred to camp in the square. Egyptians who took to the streets on 25 January overwhelmed the police by our numbers, determination and tenacity in just three days.
However, President Morsi was removed in a military coup just one year after taking office, and both he and the Muslim Brotherhood have faced political, police, and public persecution ever since Prisons were unlocked, police forces were commanded not to serve and the evilest of men were put in opportunities they only dreamed of. It was widely observed that the early days of the uprisings was a spearhead of Egypts youth who led the assault on the government. It is no longer what university students demonstrate about, what workers in their factories struggle with, or young men in mosques whisper over. In the end, public will makes its wishes know. Gurr: , p.
He attributes this effect beyond financial disparity pointing to the need for equal dignity and justice p. The Newspaper published an article on January 21 highlighting reasons why the events in Tunisia as well as Sudan will never be repeated in Egypt. The people, whether in nations which have already witnessed their leaders flee, or those who currently are in the struggle to depose them, all share very similar reasons and motives in their plight for what has already been popularly dubbed revolutions.