Elections Committee has confirmed a June run-off between Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq [Reuters] Unidentified assailants have set fire to the headquarters of Egypt’s runoff presidential candidate Ahmad Shafiq and thousands of protesters have returned to Cairo‘s Tahrir Square to rally against alleged injustice in the election process. An annex in Shafiq’s headquarters in Cairo went [...]
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Egypt protesters storm Shafiq’s Cairo office Thousands gather in Tahrir Square after official election runoff results announced, exposing poll’s polarising impact.
I wish I were Egyptian so I could vote 22 May 2012 More than 50 million Egyptians will vote for a president tomorrow, the first time in Egypt’s history after the success of their peaceful and blessed revolution in overthrowing a corrupt, dictatorial regime which perched on their chests for more [...]
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 [...]
THE EGYPTIANS MUST NOT GIVE IN TO THE THUGS 3 May 2012 The thuggery witnessed in Abbasiyah Square in central Cairo yesterday, resulting in the deaths of twenty and injuries to hundreds, reveals the extent to which the country’s security has deteriorated as Egypt collapses into a dark tunnel of [...]
It will be wonderful… when women can walk freely Can music and art bring together the many different political and religious factions occupying Tahrir Square?
Since the revolution, Egyptian women have much stronger and more collective responses to sexual harrassment carried out against them by men in the streets and male authority figures [GALLO/GETTY] Cairo, Egypt - This story was supposed to be about how wonderful it can be when artists, activists and intellectuals from across the Arab world and the [...]
Hossam el-Hamalawy (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Two men fly an Egyptian flag above Tahrir Square on Friday. link http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/dispatches_from_cairo_sand_and_political_excitement_in_the_air_20120421/ 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 that nation’s approaching presidential election and the travails of [...]
State crime and street crime: Two sides of one coin? When society is this corrupt, are the poor entitled to rise up and take what is ‘theirs’?
Criminal acts by the state created the environment for revolution [EPA] Cairo, Egypt - The revolutionary process that erupted in this country on January 25, 2011, is an uprising against crime. This crime was structural and legalised – made legal by the political leadership of Egypt and their friends and business partners that practice it. Various [...]
Chomsky: U.S. security requires something approaching absolute global control By Gaius Publius on 4/19/2012 09:15:00 AM I’m approaching a short trip, so posting will be light. But I want to put this up before I head out. Not that this — the headline statement — is surprising, but that it’s said out loud. [...]
Why nations fail A new book highlights the role of politics in prosperity – a point that Europeans and Americans ignore at their peril.
Protests in Egypt last year toppled a regime which provided little for its people [Reuters] London, United Kingdom - In their recent book, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson set out to do away with some of the myths that still bedevil development economics. In a wide-ranging historical [...]
Omar Suleiman’s black box 14 April 2012 The deicision of General Omar Suleiman, the former head of Egyptian intelligence, to enter the presidential elections ring a few minutes before nominations closed suggests, or perhaps even asserts, that some party, or parties, inside and outside Egypt have pushed him to take [...]
Egypt clears ‘virginity test’ military doctor Military court denies humiliating tests even took place, despite a ruling by another court and admissions by generals.
Egypt clears ‘virginity test‘ military doctor Military court denies humiliating tests even took place, despite a ruling by another court and admissions by generals. A military court in Egypt has acquitted a doctor who had been accused of forcing female protesters to undergo virginity tests.Ahmed Adel was cleared because the [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2012 4:33 PM CONTACT: Amnesty International Tel: +44 (0) 20 7413 5566 After hours: +44 7778 472 126 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Egypt: A Year After ‘Virginity Tests’, Women Victims of Army Violence Still Seek Justice WASHINGTON – March 9 – The final session of the trial of an Egyptian military [...]
January 25 and the republic of Tahrir Square Tahrir Square, during those 18 days it took to topple Mubarak, turned into an existential ‘republican’ of its own.
Egyptians mark a full year since their January 25 revolution kicked off in Tahrir Square, where for the eighteen days it took to unseat Mubarak, it was its own ‘republic’ [REUTERS] Oxford, United Kingdom - It was a day in history when Cairo reclaimed its name as the “victorious” city. But what was launched on that momentous day at [...]
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 [...]
Egyptians Stage Mass Rally Against Army Thousands gather in Tahrir Square to protest against the ruling military, days after clashes left 17 people dead
Egyptians Stage Mass Rally Against Army Thousands gather in Tahrir Square to protest against the ruling military, days after clashes left 17 people dead. Egyptian activists have gathered in Cairo for a mass protest against the ruling military and its handling of a series of clashes between security forces and demonstrators that killed 17 people and drew [...]
In Pictures: Tahrir square burns Nine people have been killed and over 300 wounded in Tahrir square as protesters clash with military troops and police.
Clashes erupted again in Tahrir Square after Egypt‘s security forces moved to retake control of the area – killing nine and wounding over 300. There were simultaneous protests in Tahrir Square and in front of nearby cabinet offices. Protesters had been camped outside of the offices since November 25 when they branched [...]
Click the image to enlarge or see more. Reuters/Stringer Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo‘s Tahrir Square on Saturday in a second day of clashes that have killed nine people and wounded more than 300, marring the first free election most Egyptians can remember, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Related articles Photographs from inside [...]
The battle of Cairo’s Muhammad Mahmoud Street The street battles taking place in Cairo are emblematic of its Second Revolution: tear gas, hair gel and tramadol.
Protesters from all social strata took part in the battle of Muhammad Mahmoud Street [EPA] Cairo, Egypt - “The people in Muhammad Mahmoud are decidedly not revolutionaries, they are vandals,” a police captain insisted in a phone-in to Yusri Foda’s prime TV show Akhir Kalam. The officer in the video had a point. Four days into what [...]
Nawal El Saadawi (b. 1931) – name also written: Nawal al-Sa’dawi Egyptian novelist, essayist and physician, whose feminist works have widened the boundaries of the Arab novel. Nawal El Saadawi’s central theme is the oppression of women and womens’ desire for self-expression. She first gained fame with her nonfictional writing. Her books have been banned [...]
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, [...]
A protester runs after setting a fire during clashes with security forces in front of the Security Administrative building in Alexandria Nov. 23, 2011. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) CAIRO (AFP) — Four more people died in clashes as the grand imam of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam‘s highest seat of learning, called on Egyptian police not to shoot [...]
Egypt Protesters Defy Mounting Crackdown As Military Refuses to Step Down Egyptian protesters continue to fill Cairo’s central Tahrir Square over the ruling military council’s refusal to immediately transfer power to a civilian government. In a televised address on Tuesday, the head of Egypt’s military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, said he has accepted [...]
By Hasan Afif El-Hasan The Egyptian people aspire to fulfill their needs for individual emancipation, self assertion, the legitimate pursuit of their interests and the establishment of state institutions that enhance these interests. They expect democratic institutions to multiply opportunities and challenge the inherited discrimination that is based on race, religion and political orientation. Democracy [...]
Tahrir Square crowd rejoins revolution as protesters turn out en masse Egypt is thrown into fresh turmoil as hundreds of thousands of protesters reject the military rulers’ promises of reform
Egyptian protesters flee a barrage of teargas as they clash with riot police near Tahrir Square. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images Tahrir Square crowd rejoins revolution as protesters turn out en masse Egypt is thrown into fresh turmoil as hundreds of thousands of protesters reject the military rulers’ promises of reform reddit this Jack Shenker in [...]
A protester screams in pain as he gets hit during clashes with riot police in a side street near Tahrir Square in Cairo Nov. 21. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) By Shaimaa Fayed and Marwa Awad CAIRO (Reuters) — Cairo police fought protesters demanding an end to army rule for a third day on Monday and the [...]
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 [...]
Don’t let them destroy the revolution An activist in the OWS movement, who has been closely working with Egyptian activists, urges Obama to break the silence.
Obama has remained silent during a new crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Egypt [GALLO/GETTY] President Obama, where are you? Are you not watching the same images that the world is watching of the massacres in Tahrir? Are you too busy preparing for Thanksgiving to take a minute to make a strong statement about what’s [...]
Egyptian security forces evict protesters from Tahrir Square Doctors say at least three killed as police and troops chase protesters, dismantling tents and tearing down banners
Egyptian riot police face off with protesters in Tahrir Square who are demanding that the ruling military quickly announce a date to hand over power to an elected government. Photograph: Ahmed Ali/AP Egyptian security forces evict protesters from Tahrir Square Doctors say at least three killed as police and troops chase protesters, dismantling tents and [...]
TRNN Debate on Austerity and the Eurozone Paulo Manasse and Mark Weisbrot debate the Euro crisis, post Berlusconi and Papandreou Go to story | Go to homepage Tens of thousands return to Tahrir for “Friday of One Demand” Tens of thousands of protesters massed in central Cairo‘s Tahrir Square on Friday for one of the biggest [...]
Ramy Raoof (CC-BY) People gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo. By Amy Goodman The winds of change are blowing across the globe. What triggers such change, and when it will strike, is something that no one can predict. Last Jan. 18, a courageous young woman in Egypt took a dangerous step. Asmaa Mahfouz was 25 years [...]
In the eight months since the revolution, Egypt’s women have learned that the fight for their rights is only beginning.
Photo Credit: Nebedaay/Flickr Did Egypt‘s Women Win the Revolution Only to Lose Out? In the eight months since the revolution, Egypt’s women have learned that the fight for their rights is only beginning. October 18, 2011 | Photo Credit: Nebedaay/Flickr In the immediate aftermath of this spring’s revolution, something new and unfamiliar happened in Egypt: [...]
Occupy Wall Street to a global intifada? A ‘shaking off’ of Wall Street seems a more appropriate term than ‘occupying’ – since it is not violent or forceful.
The protesters of Occupy Wall Street have carried out their act of civil disobedience without anarchy or violence [GALLO/GETTY] On Wednesday, October 5, I joined thousands of others and marched down lower Manhattan to ‘occupy Wall Street’. Seeing thousands of people marching peacefully together under the banner of occupying struck me in profound and contradictory ways. [...]