Monday, January 31, 2011

Sign solidarity message to support Egyptian protesters

This email was sent by Avaaz. org for me to pass on. Please forward it to Facebook and other Internet users if you support the protesters in Egypt.

Dear friends,
Brave Egyptian protesters will determine in the coming hours whether tyranny or democracy prevails in Egypt and across the region. They’ve appealed for international solidarity – let’s send them a massive response, and hold our governments accountable to stand with them too.
Millions of brave Egyptians are right now facing a fateful choice. Thousands have been jailed, injured or killed in the last few days. But if they press on in peaceful protest, they could end decades of tyranny.
The protesters have appealed for international solidarity, but the dictatorship knows the power of unity at a time like this – they’ve desperately tried to cut Egyptians off from the world and each other by completely shutting down the Internet and mobile networks.
Satellite and radio networks can still break through the regime blackout -- let’s flood those airwaves with a massive cry of solidarity showing Egyptians that we stand with them, and that we’ll hold our governments accountable to stand with them too. The situation is at a tipping point -- every hour counts. Please go to this link (I placed it but it seems to be blocked at the present time)
Please forward this email:
People power is sweeping the Middle East. In days, peaceful protesters brought down Tunisia’s 30-year dictatorship. Now the protests are spreading to Egypt, Yemen, Jordan and beyond. This could be the Arab world's Berlin Wall moment. If tyranny falls in Egypt, a tidal wave of democracy could sweep the entire region.
Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has tried to crush the rallies. But with incredible bravery and determination, the protesters keep coming.
There are moments when history is written not by the powerful, but by people. This is one of them. The actions of ordinary Egyptians in the coming hours will have a massive effect on their country, the region, and our world. Let’s cheer them on with our own pledge to stand with them in their struggle.
Mubarak’s family has left the country, but last night he ordered the military into the streets. He’s ominously promised n0 tolerance for what he calls ‘chaos’. Either way, history will be made in the next few days. Let’s make this the moment that shows every dictator on our planet that they cannot stand long against the courage of people united.
With hope and admiration for the Egyptian people,
Ricken, Rewan, Ben, Graziela, Alice, Kien and the rest of the Avaaz team
Regular updates are being posted by Egyptian activists.


  1. OK, the latest. The USA has brokered a deal where Mubarik would leave and his appointed Prime Minister would take over. The Prime Minister who was in charge of the secret police and torturing. One dictator for another. I hope the heroic Egyptian people do not bend. I cannot imagine putting my life on the line as they are doing. I would hope I could do that; be courageous for an idea greater than myself. I don't know, but I am awed by each and every Egyptian who is protesting!