counter-revolution


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counter-revolution

concerted, violent actions by social groups to reverse REVOLUTION. Often such actions are taken by groups ousted from power and can lead to civil war. A major example in the 20th century was the Russian Civil War from 1917 to 1921 with the counter-revolutionary Whites fighting against the BOLSHEVIK revolution.
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The most widely talked about theory among ordinary folks across the Arab world is that the counter-revolution that frustrated the Arab Spring and killed the hopes and aspirations of the masses was the joint project of all the powers who dreaded the promised change.
For me, the cover-up of the counter-revolution is two-dimensional, it's about winning the image battle by diverting the attention of the upper classes and international media towards identity and personal freedom issues, and by winning again at the polls.
Now, as a result of the counter-revolution, the EU club is shrinking, rather than growing.
Thus, the group also condemned a counter-revolution led by Islamist extremists who, like the ruling power, do not differentiate between peace and violence.
The counter-revolution is trying to make its last stand, and it will lose,"
It is an episode in the counter-revolution series aimed at obliterating the gains of the January 25, 2011 revolution" the FPJ website quoted the council as saying referring to a popular revolt that eventually forced president Hosni Mubarak to step down.
The statement called on all revolutionary forces to restore the spirit of Tahrir Square and continue to struggle against the counter-revolution until the military coup is toppled and a genuinely democratic regime that reflects the will of the Egyptian people is reinstated.
The Egyptian courts and government need to free the journalists before they become a symbol of a counter-revolution gone wrong.
The counter-revolution is as popular in Egypt now as it was in France then.
Summary: Youth refuse to participate in referendum because they consider what is happening as counter-revolution to January revolution.
They are claiming Mubarak's release is further proof that the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi was and is a counter-revolution.
Summary: Watching Saudi Arabia and other wealthy Gulf states line up behind the bloody counter-revolution in Egypt, you can't help suspect that these conservative monarchies are ready to fight to the last Egyptian against the Muslim Brotherhood.