Events in Egypt are shifting moment by moment in what Huffington Post is calling the “Battle for the Future”. Al Jazeera‘s ongoing reporting covers both immediate events in Egypt as well as the wider region and neighboring countries, as pro-democracy demonstrations seem to be igniting from one country to another. Although the news outlet is only sparsely available on American television, you can livestream it here. Video reports on CNN make vivid the danger journalists are in, as they attempt to report from the center of the action. Ben Wedeman, reporting on the widespread “rain” of rocks as terrible and effective improvised weapons, said “there’s no place to take cover out here.”
We sit and watch, at once riveted and heartsick and hopeful, at the change taking place before our eyes.