Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by ColorLines
by Michelle Chen
The tide of revolutions that rocked Tunisia and Egypt has stirred uprisings from Morocco to Libya, but it hasn’t been limited to the Middle East. In places as far south as Cameroon, as far east as China, and even westward to the budget demonstrations in Wisconsin and Europe, people are demanding reform.
Ultimately, the economic crisis will make everyone stop, look, listen, and possibly act as well. People are already unhappy and there is a lot of uncertainty. No anger or frustration must be wasted. We must channel it to the collective agenda for regime change, almost the same way it happened in Tunisia and Egypt.
We firmly believe that the time has come for women to come together in unity, and to present a common front for the attainment of a common goal—to individually and collectively work for peace in our land, and to demand and pursue the protection of precious human lives and property, without any discrimination whatsoever.