Figured I'd pop the tread up since it's bound to be a point of conversation. Here's some important things to note:
- Protests in Egypt have been going on for days, often turning violent due to police brutality and fierce crackdowns on the protesters.
- Egyptian officials just slammed the gates on effectively all of their internet.
has taken note, though if they'll actually be able to do anything of note is yet to be seen.
- It was sparked, among other things, by Tunisia's
current uprising against their negligent government.
is also heating up now.
Most of the protests seem to be against long-term heads of the countries, some in power for as long as 30 years, and also sparked by low wages, rising cost of living, and government imposed restrictions on any number of activities.
Al Jazeera has some really interesting, accurate, in-depth stories about what's going on, as long as their stores do not involve Europe, the US, or Isreael/Palestine.