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China is making money off the revolution it’s otherwise ignoring

Afraid of becoming another country in the wave of revolutions, the Chinese government has been blocking all news of the popular ousting of Hosni Mubarak. Meanwhile, back in Egypt…

Bandanas jostle with car licence plates, martyrs’ calendars are on sale next to “freedom pendants” and t-shirts, and flags – Egyptian, Libyan, and beyond, all made in China – are for sale by the bucket-load on every city corner. The revolution has been well and truly merchandised.

Via The Daily Dish.

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ElBaradei at the protests

 ElBaradei at the protests

Original via The Daily Dish.

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Mohamed ElBaradei in Egypt

Love this report out of Egypt:

The crowd shouted first for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak then, as Mr. ElBaradei stood facing the police, the crowd chanted “peacefully, peacefully”

Police beat them with clubs and used water cannons on the protesters, including Mr. ElBaradei, a Nobel laureate and opposition leader, who was drenched as he stood his ground for about 15 minutes.

As the police began to fire tear gas canisters he retreated back inside the mosque, washing gas residue from his face and putting on a mask he recovered.

“This is an indication of a barbaric regime,” Mr. ElBaradei said. “They are doomed.”

ElBaradei is now under house arrest.

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Egyptian newspaper reports on unrest… in Lebanon

 Egyptian newspaper reports on unrest... in Lebanon

Translation: “Protests and Wide Unrest in Lebanon”.

From The Daily Dish.

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