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Jan 29th Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z
Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:17 PM
Photos from Saturday's protest

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§Jan 29th Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:17 PM

§Jan 29th Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:17 PM

§Jan 29th Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:17 PM

§Jan 29th Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:17 PM

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by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:41 PM

Jan 29 protest pics

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§More Photos from Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:41 PM

§More Photos from Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:41 PM

§More Photos from Egypt Solidarity Protest In San Francisco
by Z Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:41 PM


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by A. Friend of indybay
Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 12:52 PM
Great coverage and through the miracle of the internet we can share these with the world. Thanks, Z.
by Marko
Sunday Jan 30th, 2011 9:51 AM
I estimate 500 took part in this march and rally . My feelings are mostly positive but i wish more Non Arabs had participated . I would also like to have heard a more class based perspective from the speakers.
After all the reactionary Muslim Brotherhood is not a friend of the Left. At one point in the 1950's they carried out murderous attacks on The Egyptian Communist Party . They also applauded the CIA sponsored Coup in Iran in 1953 .
So who are the real revoluntaries in Egypt , Tunisia and Yemen ?
by strikkly
Monday Jan 31st, 2011 7:56 AM
for better or for worse the Muslim Brotherhood is the main opposition party with hundreds of thousands of members

....and they are indigenous to Egypt

.....and they put forward el Baradai( who is not one of them) to negotiate so they are not trying to steal the day

....on the other hand, Marko, your prejudices are apparent and I say

YES more others should participate BUT Marko THEY should strive to understand Egyptian and Arab culture and put a lid on their petty prejudices and racism
by Marko
Monday Jan 31st, 2011 9:33 AM
To oppose Muslim right wingers is ''racism '' ? You debase the term . I deeply hope the mass democratic uprising evolves into a Socialist revolution . I hope No reactionary Islamists come out on top like in Iran in 1979 .
I find hope in reports that when Muslim Brotherhood started chanting '' Allah Akbar '' they were drowned out by ''
Muslims and Christians unite ! We are all Egyptians ! '' (as reported on '' Democracy Now '' this Morning )
To support the Muslim Brotherhood because they are ''indigeous ''to Egypt is really bizarre .
Surely you wouldn't support the KKK because they are native to the US ?
by Marko
Monday Jan 31st, 2011 9:42 AM
When i wrote i wish there were more '' Non Arabs'' present I simply meant that since this was an issue that affects everyone i wish there had been thousands of every National Background present .
My criticism certainly isn't of the mostly Arab demostraters that did show up . It's aimed at the US progressives that mostly didn't .
by strikkly
Monday Jan 31st, 2011 11:07 PM
the muslim brotherhood is a moderate group

AND to characterize them as otherwise is a

MAIN TENET of the Mubarak propaganda for the last decade to maintain their power by feeding on the

FEAR and RACISM that you Marko are inciting from who you can

Muslims including the brotherhood are capable of being moderate and building coalitions

AS THEY ARE CURRENTLY DOING

despite your sectarian delusions and demands for a revolution of

YOUR PERSONAL LIKING Marko

sadly you typify everything that is wrong with the non-arab americans who participate in these events

really..........wise up dude
by strikkly
Monday Jan 31st, 2011 11:17 PM
The Egyptian people are one and

Marko, you should not divide them by religion

by singling out muslims for your dislike or derision

The muslim brotherhood has moderated their program and politics

(ALL of what I am saying is substantiated by the DEMOCRACY NOW broadcast)

and are now part of a broad coalition to depose the AMERIKAN PUPPET.

ADVICE Marko........A REAL REVOLUTIONARY would not attack any member of the coalition........that is a pure colonial mindset.
by Marko
Monday Jan 31st, 2011 11:44 PM
I hate to break the news to you but there still are many Arab and Iranian Marxists . Not all of them were murdered by Muslim reactionaries who were collobarating with US Imperialism .
As for your remark that i just wanted a ''revolution of my liking '' , That is a Socialist Revolution . I guess you don't read much . If you did you would know that capitalism is in a world wide crisis . And to replace the despised Neo-Colonial regime with one that will continue the alliance with the US and Israel but have a ''kinder more gentle '' facade is not what i think hundreds of thousands are risking their lives for .
by Observer
Tuesday Feb 1st, 2011 11:11 AM
I gotta agree with Marko . As inspiring as today is , 2 mil people on the streets of Cairo !!!, there have been too many near revolutions over the last 50 years to get too excited . Program and leadership do matter .
Unconditionally support what's going on but we need to critically analyise too.
I am not a native of here . One weakeness of the American left is that it too often cheer leads .
by strikkly
Wednesday Feb 2nd, 2011 6:21 PM
yeah marxist revolution SOUNDS great
cuz all you're doin is talkin
what are you in like a ten person super radical cadre.......
and NO I don't want to buy your newspaper for a dollar
you're irrelevant
especially when you're line on the brotherhood is the same one that Mubarak has used to stay in power
and the same as dirty Israel
oh yeah thats right they claimed to be marxists too.......how ironic