Power to the People
Rebellions in Tunis caused their dictator to flee to Saudi Arabia recently. This preceded days of protest in Egypt at the repressive dictator, Hosni Mubarak. This is an extraordinary popular uprising that has the Empire and Israel quaking in their gucci combat boots.
The internet and cell phones were shut down in Egypt, but people poured into the streets regardless, demanding jobs, bread, end of military dictatorship notorious for repression and torture, but mainly they want the end of Hosni Mubarak and his henchmen.
Riots were in response to a self immolation who had been harassed for selling fruit and vegetables without a permit. His produce was either destroyed or confiscated and perhaps that was the last straw.(Not sure if this started Tunis successful rebellion, there were several self-immolations reported prior to January 25th in Egypt.)
The educated 26 year old doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire. He subsequently died. He was despondent because he had no other way to earn money for his family, though he was a college graduate, besides investing in fruits & vegetables to sell at a small markup.
More recent news is that Saudi Arabia has refused permission to Hosni Mubarak to enter Saudi Arabia. But not to worry, it has been reported that he has been offered refuge in Tel Aviv.
The dictator Ben Eliezer of Tunis fled to Saudi Arabia.