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Egypt: The Revolt Continues

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After over two weeks, the audacious people's revolt against the Mubarak regime in Egypt seemed to be coming to a head. Despite a combination of brutal measures against demonstrators, proposed concessions by the government toward them, rumors, and confusing reports the protests continued in ebbs and flows. At moments, it seemed the opposition would break. Yet, the movement against the regime regained momentum, inspired by the human stories told on non-state media, and drawing new actions by labor unions and other syndicates around the country. Just before this announcement, Hosni Mubarak was expected to announce his departure from office. Yet, in an unexpected twist, Mubarak stubbornly refused to go. Undoubtedly, the Egyptian people will react strongly to this obstinence. Regardless of what happens, the implications of these events for Egypt, the Middle East, and the rest of the world are profound. As part of its mission to provide intimate understanding of issues in the Middle East and North Africa, AMEJA is pleased to hold its second program on the revolt in Egypt. Joining us in conversation will be reporters on the ground in Egypt with analysis by Egypt specialist Professor Mona El-Ghobashy of Barnard College, New York. Please listen to this important broadcast.