I am watching what is going on in Egypt right now with amazement. People are rising up and want Mubarak out, now. The youth of Egypt have been inspired to add their voice and their energy to the protests. Women are playing an active role; it is not just the young men. In fact, some young women are leading the charge.
In this process these people have discovered the love they have for their country. It is worth fighting for. The world watches. What will happen?
In all through history, great change has always been brought about by the efforts of people. People are what are required, people are the agents. Nothing can get done without people. History is full of revolutions – French, American, Soviet… Now history is repeating itself again, this time in Egypt.
This gives me hope for the future. Young people these days are so equipped to take up the challenges of this world. The social media tools now available means that change can be organized faster than ever before. People are demanding change because they know we can do better. I cannot help but apply these same concepts to the environmental movement. Will we ever see these kinds of demonstrations for action on climate change? Will the whole world watch? Will the governments of the world finally concede?
I believe that one day, this will happen. I am sure it will be the young people leading the way!
- Egypt’s protesters refuse to leave the streets until Mubarak steps down (guardian.co.uk)
- Mona Mowafi: Let’s Stand on the Side of Freedom in Egypt (huffingtonpost.com)
- Hosni Mubarak vows to stand down at next election – but not now – The Guardian (news.google.com)