Category Archives: Egypt

Revolutionary graffiti in Egypt – in pictures

In response to the recent popular uprising in Egypt, revolutionary art has sprung
up on the streets of Cairo. Here is a selection of the most notable works to appear

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Mubarak knew of ‘every bullet fired’: ex-spy chief

AFP

CAIRO — Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak, charged with murder, “had complete
knowledge of every bullet fired” at protesters, according to damning testimony by
his former spy chief published in a state newspaper on Thursday. Continue reading

From protest to revolution

Anger at inequality isn’t confined to Tunisia or Egypt – where uprisings give a blueprint for other nations.
Dan Hind Last Modified: 20 Feb 2011 17:36 GMT
An Egyptian passes revolutionary graffiti in Cairo. But with members of Mubarak’s government remaining in the cabinet, what will the uprising mean for the country – and for oppressed masses across the world? [GALLO/GETTY]

The popular uprising in Egypt is still less than three weeks old. We still cannot know how it will end – whether the ruling party will make some concessions and cling on to power within a new government – or whether a united opposition will sweep away Mubarak’s apparatus. And we cannot tell what kind of regime will emerge. Continue reading

Egypt Military Tortured Protesters, Amnesty International Says

By Maram Mazen and Mariam Fam – Feb 17, 2011

The Egyptian military, which is running the country after President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, tortured protesters to intimidate them and get information about planned demonstrations, said Amnesty International. Continue reading

Mubarak Steps Down, Hands Authority To The Military

By RFE/RL

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned his post and handed the authority for running the country’s affairs to the military, bowing to 18 days of pressure by pro-democracy demonstrators who refused to accept anything less than an end to his three decades of authoritarian rule. Continue reading

Egypt holds ‘Day of Departure’


Egypt Burning
tells the story of the Egyptian revolution that forced Hosni Mubarak, t
he president who had ruled the country for 30 years, from power.
Hundreds of thousands flood Tahrir Square for largely peaceful ‘Day of Departure’
protest against President Mubarak. Continue reading

Revolution 2.0: The People of Egypt Win a ‘Media War’

John Nichols

February 11, 2011

“Welcome back Egypt!” came  the Twitter message from Wael Ghonim, sent the
moment that it was clear that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had finally
relinquished power.
Crediting social media with providing the tools of a revolution, the
Egyptian Google executive-turned-activist
says that a critical turning
point in struggle to remove Mubarak came months ago when Facebook
began to emerge as a vehicle for connecting an oppressed people. Continue reading

Revolution in the age of Internet

February 11, 2011|By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times

A group of tech-savvy young Egyptians, including Google executive Wael Ghonim
and opposition leader Ahmed Maher, who helped organize the protests can hardly
believe their success.

Reporting from Cairo — They called themselves Revolution 2.0.

They were film directors, protest organizers and computer whiz kids dressed in J. Crew and Ralph Lauren, men in their 20s and 30s who had come to embody Egypt’s restive, tech-savvy youth. They sat in a Cairo living room waiting for the latest news about the upheaval they had helped foment. Continue reading

Power-love: Mubarak unmoved; Egypt row continues

 

Hosni Mubarak
Cairo, Feb 6: Despite two-week long agitation with the demand of his immediate
resignation, Egypt President Hosni Mubarak remained unmoved. Mubarak still
rejected to quit his power now itself as he tried to assure the protesters that he
will go after the Sep 2011 election. Continue reading

From Tiananmen Square to Tahrir Square

PETER MAUCH

Peter Mauch

Will those who remember Tiananmen Square please put up their hands?

While the world has – for good reason – focused for the last few weeks on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, I’ve caught myself wondering whether the Chinese Communist Party leaders are caught between (1) a sense of self-congratulation, and (2) a case of the jitters.
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