The Rising Tide

By Lynn Koh
Feb 3, 2011

I won't be able to blog much for the next month or so, as I'm all-out working on a nonunion organizing campaign. But I have to say that, like so many others, the courage and intelligence of the revolutionaries in Egypt and Tunisia inspires me and pushes me to be even more committed to achieving justice and freedom.

Following the Tunisia events unfold and cheering as the mass movement decided it would not stop until it had entirely rooted out the old guard; hearing about the neighborhood security committees which were set up when Mubarak intentionally instigated a wave of crime; reading about the youth directing traffic on the streets better than the government; listening to activists both despairing and determined as they are being fired on by Mubarak's thugs -- it's really not like anything else I can remember in my brief 29 years of life.

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Lynn Koh is a long-time activist in the anti-war movement, and is a labor organizer in the Bay Area.

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