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Egypt Reels Under Poverty and Hunger

World  (tags: Egypt, Political Crisis, Poverty, Economy, Hunger, Violence, Hosni Mubarak )

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With an ongoing political crisis, chaos and anarchy in Egypt, people are living under poverty and leading a pathetic life in real sense.


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Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday February 4, 2011, 2:23 am
That is awful.. heartbreaking.. thanks.

Carol H (229)
Friday February 4, 2011, 4:48 am
sadly noted, thanks Anna

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday February 4, 2011, 5:05 am
Very sad! The picture of such a beautiful Egypt is replaced by this horror one! Noted with thanks for sharing.

Leonel B. (1)
Friday February 4, 2011, 8:05 am

Ginger Strivelli (20)
Friday February 4, 2011, 8:40 am
it breaks my heart. i have traveld in Egypt several times and it is such a magical amazing place. The poverty and mess, and such have always struck me as a sad situation.

Trequl M (170)
Friday February 4, 2011, 10:02 am
Noted with thanks.

Ann L (15)
Friday February 4, 2011, 10:16 am
How can a country with so much have so little. Greed on the governments part. They give them just enough to barley survive. The whole world should be behind them in getting rid of that government, UN please step in.

Robert O (12)
Friday February 4, 2011, 11:52 am
I feel so bad for them.

Robert B (55)
Friday February 4, 2011, 12:45 pm
It's always the same story. An authoritarian government mismanaged by a bunch of corrupt rich good ol' boys who are completely out of touch and really don't give a damn about those less fortunate. The end result being bloody rebellions or revolution. If Egypt is real lucky and conditions are right, they'll have a less traumatic shift to a true democracy. Maybe with enough pressure from other countries this corrupt government will step down and hold peaceful and FAIR elections.

Tim C (2420)
Friday February 4, 2011, 1:20 pm
Sadly noted.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday February 4, 2011, 1:24 pm
Thanks Anna.

Alice B (241)
Friday February 4, 2011, 1:27 pm
As I posted to another related article here in Care2:
As we could expect, Uncle Same-Old & his CIA thugs have been paying off Egyptian "Security" Forces [sic!!] to dress in plainclothes and lead "pro-government protests" [sic!] in order to provoke violence, fear and disunity amongst the Egyptian people fighting for LIBERTY.

This USA-CIA tactic has been applied over & over again, and it always utilizes an ascending scale of violence provocation - always with violence-vandalism acting plants inside the freedom movements - always utilizing those provocateur actions as justification for a "State of Siege" complete shutdown of any freedoms to assemble, speak publicly, or in any way defy the USA-puppet dictatorship in place oppressing the people.

"Our USA tax dollars at work" - ALWAYS.

Mubarak will not "listen" folks - he is a horrible fascist killer. Hundreds of thousands of decent ordinary Egyptian people have been tortured, maimed and slaughtered by this fascist dictator propped up by USA military 'aid.' He has NO conscience and NO concern for the Egyptian people - he has been doing the same vicious brutal and heinous criminal acts against them for DECADES ON END.

The Tunisian people began this truly revolutionary movement - a movement against the effects of colonialist global capitalism - a movement against starvation and massive unemployment - a movement against fascist oppression everywhere.

The Egyptian people have stepped up and joined the movement - as are many other ordinary people in Middle Eastern countries. THIS IS COURAGE AT ITS FINEST.

Of course the 'mainstream' [sic] USA "Media" [!!] will be reading their usual CIA-preapproved scripts linking these grassroots people's protests to "extremists" and "a danger of widening instability and Islamist terror," etc., etc., etc.

But we who are activists around the globe really KNOW what the USA/UK/EU/China/etc. global capitalist "leaders" [sic!] REALLY fear: they fear the courage and determination of ORDINARY HUMAN BEINGS who rise up against fascist/capitalist oppression. Above all they fear that "We the People" in the USA, UK, EU will be inspired by the struggles in Tunisia and Egypt that are spreading - because WE ALL ARE BEING MASSIVELY RIPPED OFF AND WE ARE ALL BEING USED FOR CANNON-FODDER AND FOR ENSLAVEMENT BY THE SUPER-RICH.
Everyone with half a brain and a beating human heart who views the COURAGE and the TRUTHFULNESS of the Egyptian protestors is INSPIRED to stand up and fight for TRUTH AND JUSTICE - AND LIBERTY.

That is what the global capitalists "leaders" fear most of all.

M B (62)
Friday February 4, 2011, 1:50 pm
I feel so bad for them.

Vladimir Tarlo (50)
Friday February 4, 2011, 1:57 pm
Egypt is moving to new Iranian terrorist style regime.

Mary L (132)
Friday February 4, 2011, 2:04 pm
When Gamal Nasser and Muhammad Naguib led the overthrew King Farouk of Egypt, his infant son was turned into the puppet king for a year. The reason for the overthrow was corruption.

When Nasser ruled state level corruption was either very small or non existent.

When Anwar Sadat became president at Nasser's death, corruption made a slow return accelerating near the end of his life.

When Hosni Mubarak became his succor it just got worse.

I have to wonder how many millions were shipped out of Egypt by the corrupt in government. How many people suffered and are suffering because of it.


Andrea Connelly (94)
Friday February 4, 2011, 2:11 pm
Thanks Alice. Half a brain, or a whole brain if it is ignorant, uninformed or misinformed, uneducated so lacks the tools that teach critical thinking, it is easy to fill with the wrong ideas and easy to control. The financial and political powers that be, count on this and take advantage of it through, TV, social media, news, and any other propaganda. We must teach our children to be critical thinkers, to question and analyze everything that mess media throws at them, so that they can make informed decisions and take control of their future.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday February 4, 2011, 5:30 pm
It is a shame that anyone or anything goes hungry. I hope they get their democracy and their lives improve.

Not N (0)
Friday February 4, 2011, 7:15 pm
this is not good; food production around the globe is already falling

catherine Buchanan (113)
Friday February 4, 2011, 7:52 pm
food production is not falling. it's the food distribution system that is controlling the food resources. the hunger is deliberate by the powers that be.

Tysu Jung (2)
Friday February 4, 2011, 8:36 pm
Let us all pray for the Egytians nation for their highest good of people.

Shirley S (187)
Friday February 4, 2011, 9:08 pm
noted & hoping for a PEACEFUL outcome.

Mary P (157)
Friday February 4, 2011, 10:03 pm
Alice B, I agree one hundred percent with you. Every country that
Is ruled by a moderate american puppet is an 'illusion of democrasy';
In Reality its Dictatorship and Tyranny, which is used to control
The impoverished and suffering masses.

The western mainstream media
Reports False news and spread of islamophobia is used to mislead the
Western population. Tyrants such as Mubarak, Sadam Hussein, Aberdeen
Betanyhu etc etc are all Allys and Buddies of the American Elite
Only because they themselves act equally corrupt ,most times,
Behind closed doors but at other times blatantly for the entire world
To see (accepting and enabling the israeli occupation and oppressive
Blockades against palestinians),

America loved Mubarak who for 30 years ruled his people with
A iron fist , robbing them of living a basic life; YeT america is
Feigning Terror and trying to spread FEAR of the political party;
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD; who have been there, for the poor people
Of egypt, all these decades , providing food and building hospitals,
Homes and schools. Muslim brotherhood are the ones that the
People have received continuous aid, support and protection, during
Mubaraks tyrannical Rule. I bet and expect america will label
The Muslim Brotherhood Party a 'TERRORIST ' Group if the egyptian
People now choose them as Leaders; and will re-instate another
Tyrannical Puppet of their own; so that they can once more subjugat
Humankind to more oppression and torture.

I sometimes sit and wonder ' WHO' the REAL THREAT to worldwide
Peace IS,????
The obvious Answer glaring in our faces is non other than the American
And Israeli governments!!!!

Sheryl G (359)
Friday February 4, 2011, 10:47 pm
Thank you for your post.
I just posted a story two days ago that gave some reason why so many suffer the lack of food and the high prices of food. The story was titled CASINO OF HUNGER....How Wall Street Speculators Fuel the Global Food Crisis. There is a wealth of information on that link.
The story can be found at.


Vera Yuno (8)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:31 am
Sad, too sad. But if the leaders of the world dont do anything, Mubarak won't give up his dictatorship and lots of even more people from Egypt will die.
We need the presence of the whoile world to help our egyptian brothers

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:57 am
Thanks Anna

Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:43 am


Cheryl B (64)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 4:30 am
sad ...Thanks for telling the world

None None (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 5:50 am
Thank you :(

- M (24)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 7:01 am
When I went to the ladies, last October, at Cairo's Airport, I did not yet have Egyptian change. I gave 1 Euro to the young woman attendant and she kissed my hand. I felt terribly embarrassed. Later I heard that this 1 Euro could have meant food for one day for her and her family. No human being should have to act this way, and I fervently hope Egypt will soon enter a new, better way of life.

Saturday February 5, 2011, 8:35 am
Assassinate the Tyrant, Dictator. !!! If he won't leave under his own steam, help him go out in a box !!!

POWER to the Civilian People of Egypt!!! Don't Give Up !!! The Majority of us NORMAL people are WITH you.!!!

About Time the United Nations did some work, instead of just being Observers (Peacekeepers) like usual.!!!

. (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 10:43 am
Sadly, as terrible as these statistics are, as compared to any other country in the Middle East (aside from Israel, and Jordan), their standard of living is quite high. Now, that's pathetic.

Toni C (508)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 11:46 am
Egypt with it's alluring history has always been one of my favorite places, eventhough I've not had the privilege of traveling there, and it saddens me to see the people suffering so. Hopefully, this change in the government will mean better days ahead for them... they certainly deserve it.

Marti Williams (170)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 8:42 pm
I hope that Egypt gets Mubarak's ill-gotten gains to help their poverty problems...

Neo B. (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 11:49 pm
Egypt, the place of pyramids and kings. Normally you would expect hunger but that was supposed to be long ago.
There are a lot of hungry people there as well as else where in the world. I wish i know the cause. I want to help.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 12:10 am
The greed of a few destroys a country & its people! And if nothing changes ASAP, all over the world will be what is taking place in Egypt! Starvation/hunger is the worst pain a being can go through! Thanks Anna.

Glenda J (158)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 11:36 am
So unhappy to see the hands that rock the cradle and to this we have all had to suffer for the greed of Politicians
threw out the World..

Marıanna M. (0)
Monday February 7, 2011, 3:42 am

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Friday February 11, 2011, 4:04 am

The following is from Amnesty International:

February 12: Join Global Actions on Egypt

New killings of protesters in Egypt remind us of the urgent need for institutional change in Egypt that will prevent such human rights abuses.

Furthermore, it is a wake up call for activists worldwide to demonstrate global solidarity with protesters in Egypt.

This Saturday, Amnesty International, partner organizations and Egyptian activists are organizing public rallies across the world in solidarity with the Egyptian people and to call for permanent human rights reforms in Egypt.

In the United States, we will also send a clear message to the US government that now is not the time for settling on human rights compromises and will urge President Obama to call on Egyptian authorities to implement institutional changes that will prevent human rights abuses, such as the lifting of the state of emergency.

People all over the world (Japan, Malaysia, India, Spain, Norway, Africa-Benin, Australia, France- check out the several pages of venues: it's impressive !) will hold public events to stand in solidarity with the people of Egypt and the wider Middle East & North Africa in their demands for an end to repression, for their freedom, their basic human rights and immediate reforms

Please click my link to see where US, European, Asian & African rallies are being held, and to see, as well, the other links in the original message itself, such as:

For updates on the Global Day of Action for Egypt, please check back on our blog or follow us on Twitter over the next days.
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