· In Libya, citizens are "wresting control" of more cities, mostly (according to Al Jazeera) in the eastern part of the country, near the Egyptian border. And an increasing number of military officers are performing an echo of their counterparts in Egypt by declaring their support for the protesters.
· The foreign minister of Morocco calls the Libyan protests "legitimate" and the state violence against the protesters "inadmissible."
When asked about the recent protests in Morocco, he said: "Protest rallies are part of daily life, the ones in recent days have been normal rallies. There is no repression from the government and the protests have been peaceful."
Which is stretching the truth a bit—there have been hundreds of injuries and some deaths, though the majority of the injured were members of the security forces and the dead may have been accident victims. (At least that's what the Minister of the Interior is saying.)
· In Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah has shown some concern with the stability of his rule—he's showering potential protesters with money and benefits:
Dominating today's Saudi Arabia news outlets is the announcement by King Abdullah that he will allocate $10.7 billion to create jobs, forgive loans and raise worker pay. Targeting specifically the unemployed youth of the kingdom, he aims to tackle skyrocketing inflation. To obliterate any possible protests over housing — such as was the case in the Algerian uprising against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika — the monarch promises to offer more lending liquidity for home loans.
· And in Yemen, an attack on protesters camped in front of Sana'a University simply "invigorates" the opposition movement.
This season of revolutions has been a vindication of nonviolent protest tactics: In country after country, the people without guns seem to be winning.