Hany Khalil has worked with War Times since its founding.
He has organized in the peace, racial justice, and economic justice movements since he was a college student in the 1980s. In the 2000s he worked as Organizing Coordinator for United for Peace and Justice, the largest and broadest national peace coalition working to end the Iraq war and change U.S. foreign policy. He now lives in Houston, TX.
By Hany Khalil
|An elections official counts ballots in Cairo.|
In Egypt last Saturday, five weeks after the revolution forced out Mubarak, the ruling Military Council sponsored a referendum on a package of nine amendments to the Constitution.
As an Egyptian American, I welcome the Egyptian people’s call for President Mubarak to go. So should all of us, for democracy will be good for Egyptians and Americans both.