So you’ve devoted hours watching in awe, shock and anger as wave upon wave of protests sweep across the Middle East and Northern Africa. You watch as kids die while Western journos run for cover. You read the occasional first-hand accounts over the social nets of how regular people fed up with hopelessly looking for work risk losing the little they own (not to mention their lives) take to the streets to stand firm as a tornado of oppression swirls toward them.
You want to do something, sure, but what? Maybe it’s time to start an Armchair Revolution.
Being an ocean away makes it difficult to offer first-hand assistance, but with technology and ambition there is much that can be done: Bombard embassies with electronic, voice and paper communication (or go in person if you live near DC); retweet the key Twitter feeds; join the various supportive Facebook pages; storm the in boxes of editors of newspapers (and state bullhorns) in each country; and simply add your voice. It’s small, but more than ever it can be be heard. Please email me additional links or post them in the comments field.
Photo: Rick Robinson
OverviewMiddle East region unrest, country by country on an interactive map.
CNN’s country by country description of how unrest has affected each country.
2118 Kalorama Road NW, Washington DC 20008
The Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations is on the Web
Newspaper: Liberte Newspaper (in French)
Newspaper: La Tribune (in French)
3521 International Court, NW, Washington DC 20008
Newspaper: al-Ahram Weekly (in English)
Newspaper: The Middle East Times (in English)
3504 International Drive, NW, Washington DC 20008
An extensive collection of Information on Jordan including materials from the Jordan Tourism Authority.
Newspaper: The Jordan Times (in English)
Newspaper: Jordan Star (in English)
The Syrian Arab Republic Embassy
2215 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008
Newspaper: al-Thawra (in Arabic, English, French)
1515 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 862-1850
Fax: (202) 862-1858
The Embassy of Tunisia is located on “Embassy Row,” on Massachusetts Avenue.
Newspaper: La Presse de Tunisie (in French)
The Republic of Yemen’s Embassy
2319 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008
Newspaper: Yemen Times (Yemen, in English)
The State of Bahrain Embassy
3502 International Drive, NW, Washington DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 342-1111
Fax: (202) 362-2192
Newspaper: The Gulf Daily News (in English)
Newspaper: Bahrain Tribune (in English)
Iranian Interests Section (Embassy)
2209 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 965-4990
Fax: (202) 965-1073
The Embassy of Iran in Ottawa, Canada is on the Web.
The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations is on the Web.
Newspaper: Iran Daily (in English)
The State of Kuwait’s Embassy
2940 Tilden Street, NW, Washington DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 966-0702
Fax: (202) 364-2868
The Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Ottawa, Canada is on the Web.
The Permanent Mission of Kuwait to the United Nations is on the Web.
Newspaper: The Kuwait Times (in English)
The Republic of the Sudan’s Embassy
2210 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 338-8565
Fax: (202) 667-2406
The Embassy of the Sudan is located on “Embassy Row,” on Massachusetts Avenue.
Newspaper: Sudan Vision
The Kingdom of Morocco’s Embassy
1601 21st Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Telephone: (202) 462-7979
Fax: (202) 265-0161
News: afrol News
Nice interactive map of Twitter activity.
Facebook pages and Twitter feeds that have helped bring and keep protestors together. (Thanks
Main Facebook page for “25bahman,” which stands for Monday, Feb. 14 on the Persian calender — a page responsible for organising Monday’s protests in Iran. More than 60,000 “likes.”
Main Facebook page for the Egyptian protests, “We Are Khalid Saeed” — named after an Egyptian man, 28, tortured to death. Stats: More than 800,000 “likes”. More than 26,000 photos.
The US State Department’s “Farsi Twitter feed” launched recently.
Main twitter feed for protests in Bahrain
Main twitter feed for protests in Libya:
Main twitter feed for protests in Algeria:
Main twitter feed for protests in Morocco:
Main twitter feed for protests in Cameroon:
Main twitter feed for protests in Kuwait:
Online Community: Global Voices.
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