A few ideas following the momentous events in Egypt on Feb 11
1. Which of these are most important in Egypt’s history? Rank them.
Tutankhamun’s death / the building of the Pyramids / Independence from British rule / The construction of the Suez Canal / The end of King Farouk’s monarchy / The signing of the Camp David Accords with Israel / February 11, 2011
2. Discuss what you saw of Egyptians in their pro-democracy protests using each of these words:
peaceful / proud / strong / dignified / brotherly / sisterly / hopeful / power of the people / pro-democracy / dignified / revolutionary / sacrifice / martyr / belief / victorious
3. What part did these play?
Twitter / Egypt’s Army / Al Jazeera TV and other global networks / Egypt’s people / Egyptian state TV / Egypt’s police / Muhamed Elbaradei / Wael Ghonim
4. Amazing tweets from my PLN – all within an hour of Mubarak’s resignation. Discuss:
- Hosni Dumpty sat on the wall, Hosni Dumpty had a great fall. All the Saudi King’s horses and Hillary’s men couldn’t put Hosni together again
- Egyptian opposition figure Mohd ElBaradei: ‘This is the greatest dayof my life. The country has been liberated’
- Bravo Egypt, bravo!!!!!!!!! Keep yourselves safe and in peace. Celebrate in peace!!!!!!!!!
- The people of Egypt are heroes to all the world. We are humbled by your perseverance.
- You made every Arab very proud today. Congratulation for all Egyptians FREEDOM
- Persistency, courage, one goal and a brave heart = #Egypt! Bravo, bravo, bravo!!!!!!!!
- Now, “Western” media and politicians, try and paint a negative picture of Arabs if you can.
- Those were Muslims peacefully persevering for more democracy. Worth remembering before stereotyping as a group.
- Lets not forget those who fell during the past 18 days. This victory, as sweet as it is, is dedicated to you
- Just imagine if #Iraqis were given the chance to bring about their own revolution
- Uninstalling dictator COMPLETE – installing now: egypt 2.0: █░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░
- Ghandi wld’ve been proud of Egyptian non-violent pro-democracy demos
- Wikipedia article on #Mubarak already edited saying he WAS the president of Egypt!
- This revolution couldn’t have happened to better people. Patient, peaceful, good-humored, resilient, imaginative.
- celebrations erupt in Jordan for the egyptian victory <- They’re seeing their future
- The Egyptian people changed history without guns and with honor
- The power of people is proven today- the power of non-violence is shown today- The way to go oppressed nations
- Two words: Dream big. The world just had a masterclass in the art of stepping past yesterday, and creating the future
- On Feb 11 1990, Mandela was released from jail after 27 yrs Now, Egyptian people are free after 30 years of dictatorship. 2/11
- The flag in my hand and off to the street to celebrate with my people… YAAAAY!
- Dancing at #Egyptian embassy London as Mubarak resigns
- Wael Ghonim on CNN: “If you want to liberate a country, give them the Internet.”
- Website of the year – http://ismubarakstillpresident.com/