Category: Egypt

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Juan Cole: Thousands protest Gov’t in Egypt over Saudi Hegemony

Thousands of Egyptians came into the streets Friday in the first major demonstrations in 2 and a half years, to protest the bestowal of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir on Saudi Arabia

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Vijay Prashad: The Arab Spring Must Go Through Riyadh

“Thought only sees in reality what a specific formation shows it.” Mahdi ‘Amil, 1936-1987. Popular rebellions reflect the urges of a people, but they are themselves not always capable of victory. If the structure of a social order in a particular formation is weakened by war or by economic turmoil, then the popular rebellions might Read more…

Giulio Regeni: In Egypt, a second life for independent trade unions

Union members in a crowded assembly hall lashed out against the Egyptian regime’s latest efforts to suppress workers

Alessandra Bajec: Low Turnout, Irregularities Mar Egypt’s Elections

The first round of parliamentary elections was marked by unprecedented public apathy, and a resounding ‘No’ to the wider political class

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Robert Fisk: What a choice for Egypt – a megalomaniac president or the madness of Isis

Egypt is following the path of so many other countries that are being torn apart. If you torture your people enough, Isis will germinate in their wounds

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Juan Cole: Death Sentence for Morsi

Egypt under the jackboot of the brigadiers is fast becoming an international pariah

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Justin Podur: Profiting from Dictatorship

Egypt’s increasingly totalitarian dictatorship is not described that way by the countries that do business with it, even if countries have citizens who have suffered at its hands

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David Barsamian: Inside the Middle East: An Interview with Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian is Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar

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Vijay Prashad: The night is long

Rural Egypt, now battered with the reduction of the cotton subsidy, had been relatively immune to Tahrir. Now things might change

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Vijay Prashad: The night is long

LARGE, CORRUGATED IRON FENCES BLOCK the road to Tahrir Square in Cairo. The fences are painted with the Egyptian flag. There are, of course, ways to get into the square, but these are few. On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, the mood in Egypt was mixed. Many wanted to Read more…

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