Ten days ago, two young Egyptian activists broke a communications blackout and called us from Cairo’s Liberation Square to launch an international campaign over the phone. Just minutes ago, after a 30 year dictatorship, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned.
Earlier today the Egyptian activists who launched an international solidarity campaign over the phone told us Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was about to resign. “We're just ecstatic!” they said. In the end, the reality was quite different, and the revolution goes on…
Egypt has been run by a dictator for 30 years. Six days ago, Egyptians said ‘enough’, and millions took to the streets. Over the weekend, as the government allowed phone calls for a few hours, two young pro-democracy activists started an online campaign which is taking off like wildfire. Show your support for Egyptian pro-democracy activists here!
Last week it was revealed that Laurent Gbagbo, the illegitimate president of the Ivory Coast who has refused to step down after losing presidential elections, had hired high profile DC lobbyist Lanny Davis to punt for him. Davis was indignant against extensive media criticism over his choice of clients, but after Change.org members stepped in, Davis had a change of heart.
You’ve reached your term limit as president. You’ve nonetheless forced the country into elections and then lost big time. Everyone and their mother is calling for you to step down. What do you do? Call a famous Washington lobbyist and see if exorbitant amounts of money from one of the poorest countries on earth can pull a few strings.
Opposition leader Mousavi moves out of the consensus on foreign policy to criticize the Iranian president over UN sanctions.
Is Tehran about to blow up again, or has the protest movement been quashed?
Women’s advocacy groups say the US courtship of conservative Islamists curtailed women’s rights.