revolution

Egypt arrests activists ahead of revolution anniversary

Egyptian authorities have arrested activists two weeks before the fifth anniversary of the January 25 uprising, which led to the deposing of President Hosni Mubarak. According to lawyer Mukhtar Munair, three activists including Taher Mokhtar, a prominent physician, were detained after police raided their apartment in downtown Cairo on Thursday.[…]

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Mandela turned against the revolution: Malema

Late former president Nelson Mandela turned his back on parts of the revolution after being released from prison, EFF leader Julius Malema has said. “The deviation from the Freedom Charter was the beginning of the selling out of the revolution. But why did Nelson Mandela sell out the Freedom Charter?[…]

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Hong Kong ‘revolution’ defeated, say Chinese media

Chinese state-run media Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement “defeated”, warning domestic and foreign “hostile forces” against destabilising the city. “The defeat of the ‘umbrella revolution’ has also sent a clear message to hostile forces — both local and overseas,” the government-published China Daily said in an editorial.[…]

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