Tunisia has lit the flame of hope, Egypt next.

As well as preparing some work for next week today, as yesterday, has been spent following via the BBC but also Sky, Al Jazeera, i-tele and even Iranian Government mouthpiece Press TV, the uprising in Egypt.  After the success of the people of Tunisia(wiki) in riding themselves of their corrupt dictatorial regime it is now the turn of the people of Egypt to take to the streets to fight for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.  I cannot think of anything I can do from here, my Safe European Home, but people of Egypt I stand with you in solidarity.

Here’s a piece from someone imprisoned and tortured by Mubarak’s security talking about his experience but also suggesting some secular leaders who should be part of the country’s future and here are some inspiring pictures of people putting their life on the line for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.  It’s old and hoary but nevertheless, enjoy:

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