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[liberationtech] Jantar Mantar Vs Tahrir Square

Pranesh Prakash pranesh at
Thu Apr 14 05:23:20 PDT 2011

On Tuesday 12 April 2011 03:20 PM, prashant singh wrote:
> but in spite of all
> that i must say that we didn't really managed to have our "Tahrir Square"
> moment. whole thing eventually fizzled out and many amongst us believe that
> this won't bring any substantial change in the way things are done

What is a 'Tahrir Square' moment?  A moment that doesn't fizzle out?  A
moment that brings substantial change?  How, and importantly *when*, do
you judge the (non-)fizzling out of the Tahrir Square moment, or its
bringing about of substantial change?  A month after the moment?  Ten
months after the moment?  Sixty-four years after the moment?  When will
we find out whether Egypt has had its Tahrir Square moment?  Who will
have the authority to tell us?

Perhaps we should think of creating a Tahrir Square index of
revolutionary moments?


Pranesh Prakash
Programme Manager
Centre for Internet and Society
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