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Egypt: Islamists, Which Side Are You On?

The Islamist forces, without exception, are now against the sit-ins in Tahrir, Suez, Alexandria, and elsewhere in the country.  And I mean here the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafis, Gamaa Islamiya, and even the pathetic intellectuals of the “moderate” Wassat Party.  All are singing praise of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (read: Mubarak’s army generals), […]

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Naguib Sawiris

Naguib Sawiris, a Frank Capitalist

I absolutely love how shamelessly frank Naguib Sawiris‘s tweets tend to be. . . Hossam el-Hamalawy is an Egyptian socialist, journalist, and photographer.  Visit his blog: .  Follow Hossam el-Hamalawy at .  This article was first published in his blog on 21 May 2011 under a Creative Commons license. | Print

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Protest against Israel’s Embassy in Cairo

“Here’s the Seat of the Embassy of Palestine” On Wednesday around 300 students, largely from Cairo University, held a march and protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo. To be honest, it was very weird marching without the Central Security Forces being around or cracking down.  At some point when we were standing […]

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Egypt: Mass Strikes and the Military Junta

Everyone is rightly upset about what the army did in Tahrir Square last night.  Let’s remember, however, the military already moved against peaceful protesters in Suez and is accused of involvement in arrest and torture of hundreds during the uprising.  And almost every day there is a statement from the army warning strikers and protesters, […]

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Wael Ghonim on Revolution 2.0

Wael Ghonim, Wrong Again

Wael Ghonim tweets: Once again, this is wrong.  This implies that the revolution was “organized” and orchestrated from the start by the internet activists, which is not true. Hossam el-Hamalawy is an Egyptian socialist, journalist, and photographer.  Visit his blog: .  Follow Hossam el-Hamalawy at .  This note was first published in his blog on […]

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Egypt: Oil and Gas Workers on Strike

Egypt: Oil and Gas Workers on Strike

Thousands of workers from several oil and gas companies are on strike, protesting in front of the Ministry of Petroleum, in Nasr City.  The workers have several economic and political demands, including putting an end to abusive management practices such as sacking workers who speak up for their rights, reinstating the sacked workers, raising salaries […]

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Wael Ghonim

About Wael Ghonim

Each time he tweets, I get even more furious with this guy.  Here he wants the strikes to end, though the job isn’t finished yet!! Hossam el-Hamalawy is an Egyptian socialist, journalist, and photographer.  Visit his blog: .  Follow Hossam el-Hamalawy at .  This note was first published in his blog on 12 February 2011 […]

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The Elements of the Regime That Rules Egypt

Egypt: The Battle Is Not Over Yet

Mubarak is gone.  This is a great day.  Let’s celebrate.  But the battle is not over yet.  We got rid of Mubarak, and now we need to get rid of the Mubarak’s regime. . . . The left half of the banner in the photo depicts “the elements of the regime that rules Egypt.”  Photo […]

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Defending the Revolution

Egypt: Defending the Revolution

“No trusting the army for their security anymore, protesters started putting up barricades around Tahrir Square and started forming security committees to protect their occupation from attacks by Mubarak’s thugs.” — Hossam el-Hamalawy “Tahrir is regaining its strength.  It’s getting lively again after yesterday’s brutal assault.” — Sharif Kouddous Graffiti sprayed on an army tank: […]

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Vodafone Egypt

Egypt: Vodafone Supports Dictatorship

So not only did Vodafone have a disgraceful role during the April 2008 Mahalla uprising, now also the company is sending out text messages announcing pro-Mubarak’s protests. Massive demonstration to start at noon this Wednesday from Mustafa Mahmoud Square, in support of President Mubarak Can activists in the UK sue the mother company? Hossam el-Hamalawy […]

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Power Blues: Mubarak’s Failed State

I was at the dental clinic in my neighborhood today when power went out while the doctor was in the middle of operating on my teeth.  The guy had to stop and watch helplessly as I kept spitting blood everywhere. This summer has been plagued by power cuts all across the country for long hours, […]

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No to Torture, No to Police Brutality

Egypt: No to Torture, No to Police Brutality!

Protest against torture and police brutality, galvanized by the murder of Khaled Said, Lazoghly Square, Cairo, Egypt, 13 June 2010. Hossam el-Hamalawy is an Egyptian socialist, journalist, and photographer.  Visit his blog: .  The photographs above were first published on his blog and Flickr under a Creative Commons license. | Print

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