It is probably time to admit that there never was a revolution in Egypt; and that there isn’t a revolution now. The revolutionary rhetoric is disingenuous. What there is is political opposition, restricting itself to more or less standard methods to express dissent. Rallies, demonstrations, sporadic street clashes, etc. In places like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and so on, these types of activities pass almost without notice.
What is needed in Egypt and increasingly needed throughout the region, is not revolution against a regime, but revolution for independence against global corporate imperialism. This cannot be achieved via methods of mere political opposition. It will require extensive grassroots organizing and genuinely confrontational strategies targeting the key entities of global economic domination.
If we are going to settle for political opposition, using the tactics we have seen up til now; the most that can be achieved are specific policy changes. That means that we need to drop the revolutionary language and begin issue-based activist campaigns. In other words, demonstrations that call for things like debt cancelation, investment regulations, and so forth, instead of simply calling for the end of the coup. It may not be exciting, or emotionally satisfying; but at least it could potentially have a real positive impact.
If we move in this direction, insha’Allah, it may be possible to build the grassroots support for the more important struggle to achieve economic sovereignty and political independence