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The Egyptian revolution that took place over 18 days in January and February of 2011 attracted international attention and coverage for several reasons. Not only was the world excited and inspired by the massive crowds in Tahrir Square, standing up, uncompromisingly, for their beliefs, but it instilled in people the sense that justice and change are truly possible. The Organizers' Forum provided a unique opportunity for North American organizers to hear from their brothers and sisters in Egypt, not only exhilarating stories about the strategies and tactics they used to oust Mubarak, but also the sobering challenges facing organizers today during the slow transition to democracy.


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