Egypt: Mastering the art of revolution
- Rasha Sadek رشا صادق
Protests have continued at various flashpoints over the two years since the 25 January Revolution, suggesting that not enough has yet changed in Egypt, writes Rasha Sadek
TAHRIR: Cairo’s Tahrir Square has been the iconic home of the revolution ...
Egypt: Pressure that works
- Ahmed Morsy أحمد مرسي
Port Said’s residents have declared a campaign of disobedience. Ahmed Morsy visits the beleaguered city
On Sunday Port Said was brought to a standstill by the response to calls for a campaign of civil disobedience made by revolutionary movements ...
Egypt: The revolution, back in black
- Mark LeVine
The black bloc must provide Egyptians with a positive vision if they want their struggle to succeed.
The last time kids in black caused this much trouble in Egypt, it was Satan's fault. Well, at least that's what the Muslim Brotherhood and the Mubarak ...
Why the Anti-Mursi Protesters Are Right
- Ahmad Shokr أحمد شكر
Perusing US media coverage and analysis of the crisis in Egypt over the last two weeks has been quite disappointing. As the protests against the elected president Muhammad Mursi escalate, the main players in the struggle and the stakes involved are ...
Egyptian undemocratic liberals
- Mohamad Hamas ElMasry محمد حماس المصري
To be a liberal is to be democratic. That’s a no-brainer.
In Egypt, as in American foreign policy, however, the situation is made complicated by obvious betrayals of democratic principles by many of those claiming liberalism as their political ...
Morsi has left Egypt on the brink
- Mohamed El Baradei محمد البرادعي
It is Friday evening in Tahrir Square. The smell of tear gas hangs in the air. We have completed three protest marches in a week, and many are settling down to spend the night. I find myself asking, “After 23 months of struggling to bring democracy ...
The Geopolitics of Struggle
- Collettivo Collectif Colectivo UniNomadE Collective
1. The fracture of European space. Everyone is looking for an exit strategy. The rhythm of transformations is accelerating and, at the same time, is breaking any linearity: financial governance looks more and more like a system of fragmented ...
A new generation of political Islamists steps forward
- Olivier Roy
Everywhere, the Muslim Brotherhood is benefiting from a democratization it did not trigger. There is a political vacuum because the liberal vanguard that initiated the Arab Spring did not try, and did not want, to take power. This was a revolution ...
An open letter to Egypt’s President-elect Morsi from jailed activists
- Bikya Masr بيكيا مصر
CAIRO: As a reminder of his promises to the revolution, detained Egyptian activists currently being held in military prisons sent President-elect Mohamed Morsi an open letter urging him to end the injustice that was inflicted upon them and free the ...
Why Do They Hate Us? The real war on women is in the Arab-Islamic world
- Mona Eltahawy منى الطحاوي
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a spider web she must sweep ...