The Power of Peaceful Protest: Witnessing A Moment in History

Protesters celebrating in Egypt at Tahrir Square after President Mubarak steps down
image courtesy of The Guardian
"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." 
-- Mahatma Gandhi

"The real political task in a society such as ours is to criticize the workings of institutions that appear to be both neutral and independent, to criticize and attack them in such a manner that the political violence that has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them."
-- Michel Foucault