Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Solidarity is an active thing

There are several photos from Tahrir Square showing activists rescuing a companero who has been injured or overcome by tear gas. Since the Egyptian uprising began nearly two years ago, we’ve seen dozens & dozens of such photos. Solidarity is not a Platonic thing confined to ideals in our heads. It is the constant practice of fraternity & sorority & a very practical matter--like carrying a fallen comrade to safety, or demanding no US aid to Egypt, or marching against US-NATO wars, or boycotting Israeli products, or picketing Sears, or sometimes just speaking unpopular truths. (Photo by Thomas Hartwell/AP)

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