Can Popular Revolutions Remain Democratic?

Whenever I want to shock people, I say,

 رحم الله الزعيم ماو و الزعيم فيدل و الزعيم هوغو

May God have mercy on Chairman Mao, Fidel [Castro] and Hugo [Chavez].

All of these leaders came to power in countries dominated by foreign-supported oligarchies. To varying degrees, these revolutions, with the People’s Republic of China being the foremost example, due to its enormous size (and tremendous repression?), were able to resist counter-revolutions. Continue reading

دمشق كفرسوسة ١٠-٧-٢٠١٢ by مشروع ذاكرة الثورة السورية on Flickr.

Even Bart Simpson is standing up to the Bashar al-Asad regime

Treating tear gas effect in battle field by Gigi Ibrahim on Flickr.

Portsaid massacre martyrs murals – المجد لشهداء بورسعيد by Gigi Ibrahim on Flickr.

Portsaid massacre martyrs murals – المجد لشهداء بورسعيد by Gigi Ibrahim on Flickr.

Tahrir Girl – ست البنات by Gigi Ibrahim on Flickr.