Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Egypt on my mind

The Egyptian government recently rejected a large number of liberal, left-leaning, and Muslim Brotherhood candidates from running in parliamentary elections. The ruling party then took 36,400 seats because they were "uncontested." Protests have been alive and well, and on Sunday workers held a general strike to demand decent living conditions. There have been wage revolts throughout the country, with some protesters dying at the hands of police. My thoughts and prayers are with the people, who have been living (poorly) under a quarter-century dictatorship. Enough is enough.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the two dictatorships before that. And the monarchy before that. And colonialism before that. And another colonialism before that. And another before that. And another before that. And then there were the pharaohs.


7:23 PM  

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