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EGYPT: SEEDS OF CHANGE

People & Power reveals the story behind the unprecedented political
protests in Egypt.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/02/20112814...



It is widely accepted that the spark for the recent dramatic events in
Egypt came from last month's uprising in Tunisia. If people power
could bring down one regime perhaps it could do the same elsewhere.

Many of the necessary conditions were already in place: public fury at
years of political repression, an economy that rewarded a corrupt
elite and kept a majority in poverty, and widespread loathing for a
leader clinging to office.

Could Egyptians be persuaded to overcome 30 years of fear and apathy
and take to the streets?

It is no accident that this question has been answered, emphatically.
Over the course of a remarkable fortnight, People & Power has been
filming exclusively behind the scenes with a core group of young
activists from the April 6th opposition movement.

As Elizabeth Jones reveals, they have spent a long time planning and
organising for these momentous days, taking lessons from other
revolutions about how to mobilise popular support.

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