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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sandmonkey: Voice of Protest in Egypt

So what is really happening in Egypt?   Listen for yourself, as Sandmonkey as he is interviewed with Roger Simon from Pajamas Media.    Sandmonkey shares his "on the ground" perspective of the protests in Egypt, and how the true protesters and the Egypt authorities are responding to the situation.   As many as 2 million Egyptians have joined the protests.  The long distance phone call interview was conducted on Wednesday February 2nd by Roger Simon with Sandmonkey from his undisclosed location in the City of Cairo.  As a blogger, Sandmonkey communicates that America needs to choose between the US ideas or the US interests.     From his perspective, Sandmonkey expressed that the only people who were supporting the Egyptian people were individuals who support democracy around the world, but not actual democratic governments (such as US or Europe).   The Egyptian government has been putting out many pieces of misinformation to support the existing government, and discourage the protesters.  or    

To hear the interview:

(c) 2011, Jasper Welch, Four Corners Media, 

1 comment:

TomBoone said...

Please see full text of Dr. Iman Bibar's letter at:

The "clean souls" of Egypt - A Letter from an Ashoka and Egyptian Leader
Iman's letter is written by Dr. Iman Bibars, who is an Ashoka Vice President and the Egypt based, Regional Director of Ashoka Arab World.
Ashoka is a global fellowship of over 2600 of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, many of whom are working in Arab Nations. These men and women are addressing some of the world's toughest problems often in extraordinary situations, including Egypt. They are chosen by Ashoka because of their ingenuity and their desire for system wide change. I received this note because I am part of this Ashoka fellowship.
Dr. Bibars has committed her life to work with marginalized and voiceless groups, such as female heads of households in the poorest slums of Egypt, street children, street vendors and garbage collectors. Her letter speaks to the irrepressible nature of good even when confronted by overwhelming repression. It is a emotional first person account from inside the cauldron that is now Egypt. Feel free to send her a message of support. - Al Etmanski