“For the first time what we’re seeing is people on the rise and they can no longer be ignored, by their own governments or by the United States,” says Phyllis Bennis. And those people are saddened by the U.S.’s action against Osama Bin Laden, but more importantly are demanding that their voices be heard, not the voices of their dictators that the U.S. has relied on for so long.

Phyllis checks in with GRITtv from Amman, Jordan, and tells us about the reaction of people there to Bin Laden’s death. She also gives us the latest from Cairo, Egypt, where she was before traveling to Jordan.

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