all these cases of direct action and solidarity gets me giggly like a school girl. The protests in Wisconsin got me so excited, especially when I heard Egyptian protesters where buying them pizza. and then the occupation on wall street sparking similar protests in several other countries financial districts at the same time. Anonymous' efforts, the planned protest on D.C. in October, etc. Some of the more politically aware musicians like Lupe Fiasco, Drop Kick Murphies, and the Tossers are getting into it even. such an exciting time to see people finally fighting back. This kind of thing, once it gets started easily has the potential to grow exponentially, and want to see how far people are willing to take it.
there are a lot of those running in Baltimore, which is the closest city to me. from those you can get food, books, internet, beer, even housing and education.
if it was possible, I would live in a limited equity housing cooperative, buy groceries from a food Cooperative, and work in a book store cooperative, and teach at a free school. Unfortunately there is the added expenses of health care, utilities, taxes, and all that assorted nonsense that would make living like that difficult. really wish the U.S. had real universal health care, that Obama care shit, is absolutely useless.
They are true patriots and I have nothing but admiration for those who threw out Mubarak, Ben Ali and Gaddafi. Will they adopt full democracy? Perhaps not, at least not by Western standards. But if their bravery can improve their standard of living and let them take control of their own destiny, this will be a truly extraordinary moment in the history of the Middle East.