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Has Human Revolution Against Suppression Begun?

By James Donahue

It seems fitting that the great revolution by humanity against the repressive government and financial regimes that have kept us all enslaved for thousands of years should have its origins in North Africa, the place where many believe it all began.

The movement began as a spontaneous and disorganized street rebellion that quickly toppled the 24-year reign of Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali amid charges of corruption, theft of the wealth and suppression of the Tunisian people.

Before the Tunisian affair was ended, the people of Egypt also were in the streets, gathering in Cairo’s broad Tahrir Square, within sight of the Great Pyramids, in protest to 30 years of repression under the dictatorial rule of President Hosni Mubarak. The anger was spurred by the lack of jobs and the rising cost of food. But there was more. The people expressed a hunger for freedom from government corruption and a daily fear of the police. After just 18 days of peaceful protest by gatherings sometimes numbered in the thousands, Mubarak stepped down from power.

What has been unique about the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions is that they were generated from the grass roots and they remained peaceful, except for the moments when protesters were confronted by police and hired goons that attempted to use force to excite the crowds to violence. It did not happen.

President Barack Obama on February 11 commended the Egyptian people for their ability to accomplish a non-violent revolution and demonstrate once more to the world the power of peaceful protest. Other commentators have raised the memory of Martin Luther King, leader of the American Civil Rights movement, and Mahatma Gandhi, political leader of India during that nation’s independence movement

Fawaz Gerges, of the London School of Economics, in an appearance on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan show, noted how the Egyptian success story should serve as a strong message to violent extremist groups that have resorted to bombs and terrorism in an effort to achieve their goals.

While the people around the world appear to be celebrating what occurred in Egypt and Tunisia, analysts are noting that the revolt is spreading throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. They are suggesting that what happened in Egypt may be very disconcerting to suppressive leaders everywhere.

Indeed, thousands of protesters are in the streets already in Algiers. The government has met the demonstrators with force with police clashing with demonstrators in the street. Security forces have closed all entrances to the capital and arrested hundreds of protesters. Among those arrested is Elias Filali, an Internet blogger and human rights activist who is among the organizers of the public demonstrations. He, like the Egyptians, is calling on the people to remain peaceful in spite of attempts by police to excite them to violence. The protestors are demanding a change of government, jobs and greater democratic freedom.

In Yemen, thousands of people were in the streets of Aden, Dalea and Zinjibar in what was dubbed a “Friday of Rage.” They were demanding a change of government, secession from the north and a revolution. Reuters news said the protests were stamped out by heavily deployed security forces.

In Sudan, just to the south of Egypt, activists also were in the streets calling for the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir. Most of the protesters were identified as students. There were reports of dozens of arrests.

Other Middle Eastern governments are moving quickly to head off early signs of trouble. In Bahrain, the king announced the gift of 1,000 dinars ($2,650) to every Bahraini family in an attempt to ease any trouble. A public protest was planned to begin on Monday.

In Libya, political commentator Jarnal al-Hajji was arrested after he made a call on the Internet for public demonstrations for freedom. He was charged with hitting a man with his car, a charge he denies.

Ayatollah Ali Kharnenei, Iran’s supreme leader, praised the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia as part of an “Islamic liberation movement” during a talk at Tehran University. He said “I, in the name of the Iranian government, salute the Egyptian people and the Tunisian people” and he urged them to follow in the footsteps of the Irans and to unite around the Islamic religion.

Remember than Iran successfully put down a public call for an overthrow of its corrupt and suppressive government during demonstrations in 2009. The government used military force to survive the movement. We believe the anger that brought about the demonstrations still exists and that the people of Iran will not be fooled by the Ayatollah’s twisted logic. The revolt that began there two years ago may not be over.

The Abba Father and world “seers” have been predicting a major change in world events. Some say the Earth is preparing to shift into a Fifth Dimension so that the humans of the Earth can be separated from the aliens who have been in power for a very long time. As this happens, humans are waking up and discovering just who they are.

Are we not seeing the beginning of a world revolt against the greed and corruption that has enslaved humanity for too long? Stay tuned everybody. Exciting times lie ahead of us all.