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A day after refusing to step down, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has resigned, according to media reports Friday. Mubarak has delegated Egypt's affairs to the army, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Vice President Omar Suleiman.

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Caitlin M (104)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:27 am
You were right on top of this news, Cal. I learned it here first. Thank you. This is one of the most encouraging events in my lifetime. To have the people's demonstrations, peaceful protest, cause this dictator to step down is truly a deomonstration of people-power. I do think that those of us in America who are aware of the Corporatocracy that exists here should keep in mind that this is now a demonstrated possibility for resistance to the same influences that Egypt has suffered. Peaceful revolution has now been shown to be possible. RIGHT ON EGYPTIANS!

Marcus B (13)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:36 am
Thanks for the article.

chris b (2474)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:42 am

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:42 am
i AM SO PROUD THAT THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED PEACEFULLY.Let's remember those who sacrificed their lives and livelihoods to make this possible! Let's pray that Egypt can establish a true democracy in their land.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:48 am

Mike S (86)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:49 am
This is wonderful news! I had feared that this would end in bloodshed. Thank you very much for this post Cal.

. (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:52 am
It's going to be interesting to see what, and who, replaces Mubarek in the long run. Doesn't it sound odd to hear of a nation where power has been (however temporarily or permanently) passed to the military?

And you're right, Caitlin. Peaceful revolution can work - and I'd have no real problem if Americans chose to peacefully revolt and remove our own President from office. Isn't going to happen, of course, but I'd accept it with some degree of enthusiasm if it did.

William Y (54)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:53 am
Score one for the Egyptian prople

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:01 am
Thanks for helping get the news out Cal, but you were a little slow. I beat you by 10 minutes with my post linked to Al Jazeera who are not just showing video, but are also reporting and interviewing people on this historic event.

Like Lindsey said; now we have to see where it goes from here.

It isn't just our president, Lindsey, but our entire corporate owned government that needs to go.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:03 am
LOL--Ralph--I distributed it to all of my friends list too and that took time! Thanks for being on top of this!

Mandi T (376)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:04 am
Thanks Cal, I heard just before your great post LOL. Thank you!

wooddragon xx (88)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:17 am
Cheers Cal...

Well blow me down the a feather!!! About £"$%^&* time. My 7yr old daughter was about to use the computer when I saw your link. You are on the ball Cal. It is going to be an interesting ride...

Got to go now... I have a 7yr old with the hump now!!!

Viva La Revolution!!! May peace be upon you all...

Susan Pernot (75)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:18 am
Saw this earlier, I hope the army doesn't bullshit.

Kit B (276)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:20 am
I was just about to post this myself and no doubt others will as well, it's really grand to see this end well. What next? I hope the people of Egypt will have a government of their choosing that they can then complain about on daily basis - just like here. All people deserve to be free.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:21 am
Omar Suleiman?
That won't last long.

Ben O (171)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:26 am
Great News! That's all I can say right now...

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:35 am
I am Egyptian and I am proud.Whereever it goes from here doesn't really matter.We trust the Armed forces based on the statment issued this afternoon in Cairo after a long meeting of rhe Egyptian Armed Forces Supreme Council.This is the unofficial translation of the statment.Thanks to my friend Jelica for the translation.

" Due to the consecutive developments in current incidents and which define the destiny of the country, and in context of continuous follow up for internal and external incidents, and the decision to delegate responsibilities to the vice president of the country, and in belief in our national responsibility to preserve the stability and safety of the nation.

The Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces decided to secure the implementation of the following procedures:

First: End the state of emergency as soon as the current circumstances are over.

Decide on the appeals against elections and consequent measures.

Conduct needed legislative amendments and conduct free and fair presidential elections in light of the approved constitutional amendments.

Second: The Armed forces are committed to sponsor the legitimate demands of the people and achieving them by following on the implementation of these procedures in the defined time frames with all accuracy and seriousness and until the peaceful transfer of authority is completed towards a free democratic community that the people aspire to.

Third: The Armed Forces emphasize on no security pursuit of the honest people who refused the corruption and demanded reforms, and warns against touching the security and safety of the nation and the people. And emphasizes the need for regular work in state facilities and regaining of life to normal to preserve the interests and possessions of our great people."


Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:41 am
I saw it on Aljazeera as it unfolded. That is just great news Cal. I love this development. Now we just need to get on to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Libya - and perhaps back again to the US of A as well?

Indeed, Cal the losses of beautiful lives is truly sad. It all started with one man who burned himself alive in a small town in Tunisia, because he every day had to face abuses from the government officials while trying to earn a living by selling vegetables. He lost his human dignity and could not go on anymore. That is how it feels to be dominated by the elite.

However, we must celebrate democracy. Let us hope that the Egyptians will not accept anything less than a true democracy.

Jennifer M (78)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:43 am
Yay!! Peaceful protesting can, and does, work! So happy for Egypt (:

Past Member (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:44 am
THAAAANKS CAL!! :-) :-) Whatta good news!! & quoting William Y. + Ben O.

Maria p (151)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:58 am
wow, when I saw something on him yesterday, he looked real angry and was not going any place. Glade to hear the good news, thanks much!!!!!

- M (24)
Friday February 11, 2011, 10:04 am
I am so relieved he stepped down, because I feel that awful reactions have been prevented now. He should get out of the country, not staying in the South. He is too old to get a new grip on reality, and should be helped by all those who still are his friends (for now...)

Laura Mancuso (63)
Friday February 11, 2011, 10:06 am
"We cannot solve the problems that we(the former President) have created with the same thinking that created them."
--Albert Einstein, physicist

This is a WONDERFUL DAY! I am so happy for this latest news. Egypt deserves the best. They have suffered long enough.

Carol H (229)
Friday February 11, 2011, 10:11 am
thanks Cal, noted

Healthshots reminder (202)
Friday February 11, 2011, 10:37 am

Eileen P (74)
Friday February 11, 2011, 10:52 am
So what happens next? The Muslim Brotherhood? What will Israel do?

Roger G (154)
Friday February 11, 2011, 11:37 am
good news !

Yvonne White (229)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:18 pm
NOW the US needs to HELP the Egyptians ready for Democratic elections & get diplomats & advisors out there - don't just abandon them like Reagan & Bu$h did the Russians! It was cruel & allowed the Russian Mob to run rampant. Do we want the military or whatever Muslim Mobs to take over? I hope not. Now is the time to be as Supportive of Democracy as we're always mouthing off about!!

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:20 pm
Good news! Thanks for posting!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:28 pm
YAY!!!! GO EGYPT!! And it was done peacefully for the most part...thank you so much for posting this. It is wonderful news and defintiely makes for a great Friday and a great start to the weekend! I am soo happy for the Egyptian people.

ewoud k (68)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:30 pm
This stepping down of Mubarak is a good start, but now we have to keep our fingers crossed that the army will continue the path to freedom and real democracy.
The dead and wounded didn't pay for nothing, but the future rests uncertain.

Alessandra CAZZANI (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:33 pm
It was high time he did it. We came back from a trip to Egypt last December. Our guide in The Cairo told us things were not going well at all but that unfortunately Mubarak had already made it clear his son would take the power after him. It was a sort of family dynasty even though it was not always the same family but the same people coming from the very same élite.

. (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:53 pm
I don't want the U.S. involved in 'helping' democracy to grow in Egypt, Yvonne. Since no matter what we do, no matter what our motives may be, any problems that result (and there will be problems in the establishment of any new political system in any nation) the U.S. will be blamed. We'll be accused of setting up a 'puppet' regime or of working to only promote U.S. interests or whatever.

We need to stay out of the matter and let the Egyptians create and manage their own political system. I profoundly hope the Muslim Brotherhood won't be a part of the political structure; however, unless their activities affect the world beyond Egypt's borders, I'm not going to consider that any of America's business.

Gillian M (218)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:58 pm
Thanks Abdessalam, it is wonderful that the army used such restraint. I'm delighted that this change has been peaceful and hope that the future is as well.

However, I am saddened for Egypt for the loss of many valuable pieces of their history.

. (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 1:01 pm
That also saddens me, Gillian - Egypt's antiquities are priceless and irreplaceable relics of a magnificent history. And any damage or loss is a loss for everyone.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Friday February 11, 2011, 1:36 pm
What a turn around in less than 24 hours. Imagine a revolution without weapons, and bloodshed by the people. Weapons used were by government hired bully that resulted in an unfortunate loss of life, at least 300 people. The Egyptian people conducted themselves so admirably and honorably and I am so joyous for them. The world should now be aware of how peaceful the Arab people are, contrary to the Zionist owned news we get in the U.S.
There is some talk about the military saying that Egypt has to honor the agreement made between Israel and Egypt. Not sure if the people have a problem with it. The Brotherhood can be part of the government as all must get a chance for a voice, and the people are not going to let the Brotherhood run them if their policies are against their desires and assurance of peace.
It was my understanding that Soleiman is gone also and that the military generals would be running the show until elections. I was hoping Soleiman is not there now.
Mubarak must be arrested and not permitted to leave the country. He should be jailed, as it is obvious that he has stolen from the governments treasury. He could not amass such a huge amount of worth, over $40-100 Billion without corruption. If he leaves they will be less likely to recover any of that money. He and Soleiman who also agreed to do extra rendition should be doused with oil and burned in the square. They people they have tortured and killed. They are both Ghouls. There were others also in the gvmt who are also guilty of theft and crimes. Round them all up and imprison them now before they leave with their money.
Abdessalam, I am giving war whoops for joy for the Egyptian people who I hope will get relief soon. I saw a part of a video that was on AlJazeer showing the changes that they are planning. Some very impressive housing for the homeless, etc. I pray that this will all happen. Egypt is a model for the world on what is possible.
America should not be involved in developing a new government as an American I do not trust their intentions. Clinton is just to crafty and ill intentioned to be a part of that. She is Netanyahu's lap dog and has no intention of doing anything that will not benefit her agenda, which is not to be trusted.

serge vrabec (278)
Friday February 11, 2011, 1:48 pm
I have been watching it all day, what a beautiful FEELING, I love to see people power in action, Together we are strong, I thank the people of Egypt for showing me and the whole world what can be achieved thru peace and unity, a truly fascinating, jublient day it is. It was great to see all the different types of people just hugging and kissing each other(strangers), living proof that WE ARE ONE. I thank the people of Egypt again, I salute you ALL , hats off to you, Change has come, Egypt is free.:):):)

Thx Cal

"Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me."
~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, "Let There Be Peace on Earth," 1955


Past Member (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 2:02 pm
The Pharoh has stepped down. 18 days of protest........ there voices have been heard........Egypt will never be the same again. This has been a moment in history. Peace at Last.

ewoud k (68)
Friday February 11, 2011, 3:09 pm
A forward from an mail I recieved (like I guess many others):

Wow! After 18 days of protests, the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has finally resigned! The scenes on the streets are euphoric!

Congratulations to all who have helped (in large and small ways) to make the Egyptian people’s dreams of an end to tyranny a reality. As another longtime Middle Eastern dictator falls from power in the wake of popular street protests, it is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to deny the power of social media in shaping political events.

But with the military now running the country, it is uncertain what level of digital freedom or online surveillance lies ahead. Thanks to hundreds of you, we set up three servers last week to help the Tor network enable the Egyptian people to communicate anonymously online. As we ramp those servers up to maximum capacity, we realize it's time to add a few more. Greater server capacity will help ensure that the Egyptian protest movement stays secure until a true democratic government is put in place. If you would like to donate to this effort, please do so here:

Finally, if you haven't signed our global petition to stop the internet kill switch, please use the link below to sign -- it's the next big battle, and we need an internet uprising to stop it.

With purpose,
The Access Team

P.S. The live stream vision from Al Jazeera is historic, and, of course, the Facebook page We are all Khalid Said is electric! View them both!


Sylvia Walker (18)
Friday February 11, 2011, 3:41 pm
A good thing per se, but what next? I am concerned by the women rights. If they can make their own decisions and be free to do what they want as regard as wedding, work... it's ok I am pleased, but what if they are forced into the same lunacy as Talibans did.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 4:33 pm
Thanks, here's praying you establish a REPUBLIC.....and not a DEMOCRACY.

Sherry D (47)
Friday February 11, 2011, 5:25 pm
Great news. Dick Cheney was on the side of this dictator and said he should remain in power. Remember that when you vote. The republicans are for the greedy power and not for what is best for the people.

Shirley A (96)
Friday February 11, 2011, 6:57 pm

They are a PERFECT and wonderful example of "Power to the People." I have been watching for the entire time and am so relieved and ecstatic for their Nation that this has come to them. I pray for those souls lost and hope the new government will honor and find justice for their lives and families.

God Bless you Egypt for your peaceful and honest quest for freedom.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday February 11, 2011, 7:17 pm
Noted , thanks , hope there will be real peace !!

leanne Torio (244)
Friday February 11, 2011, 7:46 pm
THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE this proves to all the activists that it does work and congrats Egypt you are proof of that!!

Nance N (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 7:49 pm
Thanks for the article.

leanne Torio (244)
Friday February 11, 2011, 7:52 pm
Now we have to take the Egyptians example of bravery and conviction and stand up together to fight the injustices in our Countries and be the voice of the voicless - they are truly a remarkable example and I am very proud of them and I am proud of being part of C2 and look forward to our voices being heard!

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 11, 2011, 7:53 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Caitlin because you have done so within the last week.
Congratulations to the people of Egypt. I am also sorry that there will be some who will not see this change for they gave their lives for it, but at least they did not go in vain. I'm sure the Egyptian people will remember their names well.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday February 11, 2011, 10:39 pm
Fantastic! Now begins the work of forging a democracy that is not going to be hijacked by any other power crazed group or individuals.

dong l. (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 10:44 pm
Thanks Cal. for the article.

Star S. (54)
Friday February 11, 2011, 11:23 pm
noted thanks Cal- I wish the Egyptian people wisdom and good judgement in their next moves. It would be horrible to see one bad regime replaced with another- Too many politicians and groups are just not honest about their real intentions as they have their sights on power- I wish them all the best - Egypt needs a good solid democratic- dynamic- forward thinking govt to bring reforms and development which will help the every day Egyptian..

Jenny Dooley (830)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 1:47 am
Noted, thanks Cal

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 4:49 am
I am so happy for them. Good riddance to Mubarak.
Others like him around the world are waiting to see where this happens next.
Shaking in their shoes?

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 4:51 am
it was about time

Brian Drake (11)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 5:26 am
I'm sure America will take him in!

Marco C (31)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 6:37 am
WOW, I am impressed. Go Egypt! They have taken the torch of empowerment of the people over government from what it is that our country had represented to the world all these years, and dropped the ball time after time, opportunity over opportunity. I have been inspired and their achievement has rekiindeled hope in my spirit. Are we witnessing for the people by the people, Mid East edition? For all our sakes, I wish them well.

Robert O (12)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 10:27 am
Goodbye and good riddance.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 11:04 am
As an Egyptian , I would like to thank all those who admired the Egyptian peaceful revolution that could i just 18 days achieve a lot and open the doors wide to a democratic republic in Egypt.At the same time I want to share my views regarding few concerns that rose in the comments:
1 - The Egyptian military is,up till today,committed to the targets of the 25 January revolution and declared that it guarantees the application of the people's desires.We have to understand the the Egyptian military is a part of the nation.Most of the military generals belong to standard Egyptian families and are sons of farmers,workers,government and private sector employees.They live and experience the same problems all Egyptians face.According to trusted resources,the military disobeyed orders from Mubarak to interfere against protesters and this was one important reason why he finally resigned.The Egyptians,however,are paying attention and opening their eyes to repeat it if they felt that their goals are not met the way they want.
2 - Young Muslim brotherhood were part of the revolution,may be they didn't start it and joined it later in bug numbers but they helped a lot in protecting the revolution when it was subject to mob attacks of Mubarak's corrupted party some of whom came with horses and camels on Wednesday 2 February 2011.Muslim brotherhood had been used by Mubarak regime to scare USA in the first place that if his regime collapsed the Muslim brotherhood will succeed him in ruling the country despite the fact that they have deserted violence a long time ago.They are a part of the political scene in Egypt and no one can ignore this fact.They represent about 10 - 15 % of the scene.They declared last week that they are not going to run for the post of the President.They are changing and their new generation is more moderate than the old generation.They can share in the government or the parliament but they can't be the majority specially when other political parties are given the chance they were not allowed to have during Mubarak regime.The main organizers of the revolt are also going to have their political party or political front.
3 - The Egyptian woman was a part of the revolution.They were always in Tahrir square all the time.Egyptian women have their rights for marriage and they have the right to divorce their husbands before the court for any reason even by saying they don't love their husbands.
4- The Egyptian museum which is located at Tahrir square had been protected on Friday January 28 by the protesters themselves when the interior minister gave orders to all security police to drop their responsibilities around the country and go home,something that allowed the looters and thieves to commit crimes .The security police even opened prisons and left prisoners flee.The former minister of interior , who is now prisoned in his home and his wealth and bank accounts had been frozen by the general prosecutor,Wanted the Egyptians to choose between freedom or chaos but we the civilians formed public committees for neighborhood watch and his plan failed. Some of his security personnel were arrested on Wednesday among the mob attackers recruited by Mubarak's regime.
5 - Egypt had declared today that all regional and international agreement signed by the Egypt are respected.This of course includes the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel.Is the Egyptian Israeli agreement going to be considered in the future? I think this depends in the first place on the behaviour of Israel and whether it is serious in ending the occupation of the Palestinian territories including east Jerusalem and acknowledge a Palestinian state on 1967 borders or will continue to maneuver and wast time as it is has been doing so far.Peace is a two way channel and if Israel wants peace it must proceed towards it immediately without delay on all fronts,namely The Palestinian,Syrian and Lebanese fronts.

Amy Collins (42)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 11:13 am
I am so excited that Egypt and its people was blessed with what they had been wanting for so long. Peaceful and mission accomplished! Hopefully they will know where to go from here to gain the country that they have always wanted.My prayers are truely with these people! The FAITH that they had was awesome!

. (0)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 11:28 am
The ordinary American's perspective on any military being politically in charge of any nation, Abdessalam, is objectionable because of our own standards. That here in the U.S., even though our soldiers are also "part of the nation", etc., we require that the military always be subordinate to the civilian authority. The concept of the American military handling civil affairs under their own authority within our national borders is disquieting to most Americans.

Of course, hopefully any military rule in Egypt will merely be a brief interlude before free elections can be held and a new civilian government put in place. Since military regimes don't tend to advance the freedom of any nation, as history (and current world affairs) shows.

But, as I said before, that's Egypt's concern, and shouldn't be the concern of the U.S. (so long as Egypt's concern remains inside Egypt's borders.) Obama and our State Department need, in my opinion, to stay out of the situation and keep their mouths firmly shut.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 1:21 pm
I wish this kind of uprising would have happened in the U.S when Bush was president..everyone from everywhere standing in solidarity against the government...would have been awesome..

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 2:07 pm
Thank you
Abdessalam, for you last post. It was very informative. Your last item I was glad to see, in that the agreement was made at the same time that repression came down on Egyptians under Mubarak it seems. Israel cannot have approval in all the stealing of land that they have committed under the agreement. It must be returned, vast amounts of it. That they have been almost endorsed in doing this by my country has upset me so much since I became more aware of the mid-east situation. It is unfortunate that the museum was raided, and I would bet that the governments thugs are the ones who stole, perhaps grabbed for Mubarak and other leaders. The countrymen were so admirable in their behavior and control that it is doubtful they would have entered if the door was wide open. Hopefully some will be recovered.
I think that Mubarak and Solieman and their cabinet that were known to steal and kill even in torture program under the U.S. should be jailed immediately. Mubaraks home should be searched. They must be prosecuted and a sentence enacted.
The prisoners who are in the prisons under the extra rendition program must be released and the public be informed of their identity and injuries. They are there illegally. Records of other prisoners that have gone through on this rendition program must be preserved for the future trials of those involved, including American politicians and generals. It will happen, and is only a matter of time.
Bush cannot travel abroad or he will be arrested and tried for war crimes. I would love to see this happen as he is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousand of civilians. He and the rest should get the same sentence as he gave to Saddam Hussein, a former friend of America.
Thank you Abdessalam for all the information you are providing. It is like being there in some way. I think the Musslim Brotherhood has likely been given more bad press like our Black Panthers, and NAACP when it started. It does not seem warranted that they continue to get bashed in the news. Time has passed, new people are in charge, and the Palestinians will not let anyone turn their freedom in a direction that they do not want.
My wishes for continued success for you and your people.

Lika P (130)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 2:48 am
Thank you Cal, it's about time, isn't it? :)

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 11:05 pm
Victory for the people one should never underestimate power of the people congratulations to EGYPTIANS
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