On March 13th, 2011 – Egyptian journalist, blogger and Marxist activist, Gigi Ibrahim, addressed a Socialist Workers Party forum in London on the background of the Egyptian revolution.
We in the West were sold the idea that the revolution was spontaneous and largely initiated through internet activism.
Ibrahim dispels that myth from 1.47 to 2.20.
The Western media especially…and especially the American media, focused so much on calling it an internet revolution….it undermines completely the struggle…they’re calling it a spontaneous revolution…that just started on January the 25th, but the reality is, this revolution has been a long time coming. For years and years and decades… But especially since 2,000, with the second Palestinian intifada….”
Ibrahim goes on to outline the role her comrades played in the events of 2010 and 2011. Just like their counterparts are doing in Western Europe and the US right now!