"My friend Greg Jobin-Leeds likes to remind me that prior to the events of Tahrir Square, there were lots of much smaller, “insignificant,” and high-risk protests. The courageous few, the stubborn few, the relentless few – and then BAM! It happened. And the process continues to unfold."
— Greg Jobin-Leeds on the Occupy Wall Street movement
"Apparently this tagline inspired people to take the streets,” said prominent blogger Mohamed El-Dahshan in one of many angry and satirical responses that have spread across the web. “I mean, never mind the years of activism, the protests, the decades of cumulated grievances, the terrible economic situation, the trampled political freedoms, the police brutality, the torture, etc. Nah – we just watched a Vodafone ad, and thought: ‘Hey! We’re powerful! Let’s topple the president!’"
An Egyptian blogger on Vodaphone’s Our Power advert, where the telecommunications company claimed to have helped instigate the recent uprising in Egypt.
This is from the same company that implemented a communications blackout at the request of the Egyptian military. In short: fuck those guys.