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Comic about the anniversary of 25 January Revolution

Egypt 2016: Who was worse, Mubarak, Morsi or Sisi?

2016 was a very difficult year for the Egyptians. Most—both the average man and the political caste—even say it was / is the worst year in the country’s history. Attacking the “revolution” or uprising of 2011, its aims, symbols and representatives, has no longer become an excess of some “Mubarakists”, but obviously, the policy of […]

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The Electoral Victory of Political Islam in Egypt

The electoral victory of the Muslim Brotherhood and of the Salafists in Egypt (January 2012) is hardly surprising.  The decline brought about by the current globalization of capitalism has produced an extraordinary increase in the so-called “informal” activities that provide the livelihoods of more than half of the Egyptian population (statistics give a figure of […]

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Egyptian Workers Speak Out

“What were the reasons for this revolution if not for us to have a voice, to establish our worth, our dignity, to feel like we’re humans, with the right to say yes or no?” Video by Mosireen. | Print

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17 December 2011

Egypt: #OccupyCabinet

It all began with the kidnapping and torture of Aboudi Ibrahim, a protester from the #OccupyCabinet sit-in: A first military attack on Tahrir Square today: An army solider strips the shirt off a female protestor, beats her, and abuses her: If you look closely, you see the attack on her and what appears to be […]

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Egypt’s Nour Party Leader: Onward to Salafi Pragmatism, Keeping Good Relations with US and Peace Treaty with Israel

  Cairo — Emad Abdel Ghafour, the head of the Nour Party representing the Salafi school of Islamic fundamentalism, which is expected to make a great leap forward in Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since the collapse of the Mubarak regime, made the party’s foreign policy public, in an exclusive interview with Jiji Press.  “We’ll strive […]

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Free Elections in Egypt

Free Elections in Egypt

Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  Cf. “As with Morocco, with the outcome largely predictable, the most interesting aspect of the results will not be the allocation of seats but the turnout.  SCAF will be hoping for a high participation rate as evidence of popular endorsement of its transitional role” (James Asfa, “Democrats Against Elections: […]

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Call-Out for Solidarity with Egypt: Defend the Revolution

A letter from Cairo to the Occupy/Decolonize movements & other solidarity movements. After three decades of living under a dictatorship, Egyptians started a revolution demanding bread, freedom and social justice.  After a nearly utopian occupation of Tahrir Square lasting eighteen days, we rid ourselves of Mubarak and began the second, harder, task of removing his […]

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Elections in Egypt: To Each Opportunist His Own

Elections in Egypt: To Each Opportunist His Own

Yara Kassem is a cartoonist in Cairo, Egypt.  This cartoon was circulated via her Twitter account on 14 October 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Cf. “Egyptian elections sound increasingly like a disaster in the making almasryalyoum.com/en/node/504768” (Blake Hounshell, 13 October 2011); “Egypt’s Communist Party to Boycott Parliamentary Elections” (Ahram Online, 13 […]

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