thecoldwhisper (CC BY 2.0) Flags and demonstrators in Tahrir Square, late 2011. Dispatches From Cairo: Blood, Youth and Revolution Posted on May 4, 2012 By Lauren Unger-Geoffroy We asked Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, to share her perspective of life in Egypt after the revolution. In this entry, she writes about the outbreak of new [...]
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1 Image by Erik – parked in Cairothese days via Flickr A Tale of Two Squares and Two Movements by Franklin Lamb Posted on January 1, 2012 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Cairo, Egypt December 27, 201 This observer spent a good part of Christmas Eve divided between two main Cairo Squares, Tahir [...]
Out of Guantanamo, into an Egyptian jail After 10 years of unjust imprisonment, Adel al-Gazzar returned to his family in Egypt, only to be arrested again.
Adel al-Gazzar was re-imprisoned in Cairo‘s Tora Prison, where a prisoner was allegedly tortured to death [GALLO/GETTY] As parliamentary elections begin in Egypt, Reprieve‘s Life After Guantanamo team is working against the clock for the luckless Egyptian ex-Guantanamo prisoner Adel al-Gazzar, now re-imprisoned in Cairo. Like that of most Egyptians, Adel’s future hangs in the balance, as [...]
How do the military get power apart from force and threats. From out of the barrel of a gun they live and breathe.
On the eve of Egypt‘s election, Tantawi rejects calls from protesters that ruling generals must step down. Last Modified: 27 Nov 2011 19:43 video at http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/20111127144858738355.html Egypt’s military ruler has warned of “extremely grave” consequences if the country does not pull through its current crisis, and urged voters to turn out for landmark parliamentary elections starting on Monday. Field [...]
Tantawi (right) is assassinating Egyptian dreams. (US DoD/file) By Ahmed Amr – Cairo Nostalgia for more innocent times is a comforting refuge when hope is scarce. This week, as we inhaled a toxic dose of tear gas in Tahrir Square, we were all gasping for a resurrection of the spirit of the January uprising that [...]
Photo Credit: AFP/Khaled Desouki LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. Egyptians Confront Police Violence, Forced Virginity Tests, and Torture to Save Their Revolution 33 Dead, many injured as Egypt‘s interim military rulers attack demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir square November 22, [...]
Back to Tahrir Square by ESAM AL-AMIN When former Vice President (and intelligence chief) Omar Suleiman announced on state television last February 11the transfer of power from Hosni Mubarak to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), millions of Egyptians began celebrating in the streets the culmination of their revolution that rid them of [...]
Egypt: The More Things Change… History has shown article claims that that elites share their power when faced with the prospect of losing it, as Egypt now shows.
An Egyptian protester in Tahrir Square during clashes with security forces. Photograph: News Pictures/Rex Features Egyptian cabinet resigns – live coverage of reaction The Egyptian cabinet has tendered its resignation to the country’s ruling military council. There is confusion as to whether the Supreme Council of Armed Forces has accepted. Follow live coverage here reddit [...]
Egyptian riot police charge at protesters during clashes in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Photograph: Ahmed Ali/AP Egyptian elections in doubt after violent clashes in central Cairo Several candidates suspend campaigns after army attack on protesters leaves five dead and almost a thousand injured reddit this Jack Shenker in Cairo guardian.co.uk, Sunday 20 November 2011 19.39 GMT [...]
Egypt’s government: designed for dictatorship Will Egypt’s parliamentary elections bring the change needed or simply rebuild a defunct system of government?
‘Mounib is part of the informal urban sprawl spawned by government negligence,’ says author [Mohammed Elshahed] Cairo is a city of 20 million without a mayor, without a municipality and without an effective city government that represents its inhabitants. At the final metro stop on the Giza line is an informal neighbourhood sandwiched between the [...]