Egypt Update: March of Millions Planned For Tuesday; Plus, Where to Read More
Meanwhile, Reuters has a liveblog rolling:
Thousands in Tahrir square hours after curfew in a mostly good-natured gathering, singing national anthem and "Viva Egypt, viva the people" as well as chants calling for the president to quit. Protesters call for mass rallies on Tuesday, saying 1 million people could take to the streets to mark a week since the uprising broke out.
Additional reports are coming in every few minutes from the BBC, Huffington Post, Human Rights Watch and so on. For countless other resources for Egypt news, the inestimable Anthony De Rosa is collecting dispatches.
The avalanche of information may seem insurmountable, with waves of news crashing every few minutes, but Salon's Alex Pareene helpfully reminds us not to get too ethnocentric about the whole thing. Before diving into the deep water of Middle Eastern unrest, take a deep breath and read this:
So our liberal Tumblr users feel self-satisfied because they are keeping up with the latest images out of Cairo and our Bush apologists can feel like his entire foreign policy has been justified and our finest foreign affairs bloggers can happily argue with each other over Israel, as they always do, and meanwhile in Egypt thousands of people will fight for their fundamental human rights, a struggle that has very little to do with your opinions on anything.
The revolution is indeed streaming online, but remember that it's happening with or without you. With that in mind, dive right in.