Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 80

Reflecting on Revolution

EPPWhat makes a successful revolution? Has there ever been one? Looking at Egypt's current situation, two and a half years after the fall of Mubarak, what have we learned about the revolutionary process, about its failures and successes? How does this relate to the global imperial system, and how can people within the imperial powers play a part in these foreign revolutions?

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Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 79

Egypt: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution

EPPIn the two and a half years since the uprising began, Egypt has undergone not only a continuation of the Revolution, but an institutional counter-revolution from within Egyptian society, most dramatically witnessed with the ouster of Morsi two weeks ago. As always, the American Empire - in its infinite pragmatism - supported the counter-revolution just as it supported Morsi. The rule for the empire is to support whomever holds power, and to attempt to manipulate circumstances from behind the scenes. Within Egypt itself, there was an internal power struggle, which has reached an extreme in the form of recent events, attempting to steer the revolution into a direction safe for the entrenched power structures: the military, the police, and the economic oligarchy.

The story of the Egyptian Revolution continues... and will for some time.

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