Geography Archives: Egypt

  • A Golden Canary in the Egyptian Coal Mine

    It is commonly said that “an investment in gold represents an investment in fear.”  Indeed, reports that recently deposed Tunisian leader Zine Ben Ali absconded with 1.5 tons of gold bars from that country’s central bank would seem to highlight the truth of this maxim.  Here in Egypt, it was reported two days ago in […]

  • Egypt: Be a Part of the Revolution!

    كن مع الثورة Mohamed Gaber is a graphic designer and photographer in Cairo, Egypt.  Check out his blog at .  Gaber has created and published 13 other revolutionary posters for the ongoing mobilization in Egypt, under a Creative Commons license and downloadable at . | Print

  • Second Day of Egyptian Protests

    Anger over unemployment and poverty continue driving people to protest.  So far six people have died, and many more injured.  Hundreds have been arrested, even journalists since Tuesday. . . .  All eyes are on Friday, when various organizations are calling for the largest demonstration yet. This video was released by Daily News Egypt on […]

  • Egypt Answers Tunisia!

    25 January 2011 They do not belong to a political party, they do not follow a particular ideology, they make an appointment on Facebook, an appointment we all laughed about, telling them you cannot have a revolution like you have a blind date, but today in tens of thousands they came. . . .  They […]

  • #Jan25: The Egyptian People Scores a Goal against Mubarak

    Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.   | Print

  • The Strongest Protests in Egypt since 1977: Interview with Hossam el-Hamalawy

    Listen to the interview with Hossam el-Hamalawy: Hossam el-Hamalawy: Egypt yesterday witnessed its strongest protests in probably four decades, since 1977: tens of thousands have taken to the streets in virtually all the cities of our country, chanting against Mubarak, chanting against the U.S., which is backing Mubarak, calling for internal reforms and for democracy. […]

  • Egypt: The Day of Wrath

      Tahrir Square Amr Waked: “Change Is Coming” Shubra Matariyyah In Front of the Parliament In Front of the Dar Al Hekma Hospital Qasr El Aini Street Alexandria Smashing the NDP Headquarters, Mansoura The videos above were released by Al-Masry Al-Youm on 25 January 2011 under a Creative Commons license.  Cf. “After violent clashes with […]

  • Egypt: Jan25

    Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  Cf. We Are All Khaled Said; “#Jan25 Is Official Menace to the Regime” (Egyptian Chronicles, 23 January 2011). | Print

  • Egypt: 25 January 2011

      This cartoon was first published by Dostor (Egypt); it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Cf. We Are All Khaled Said; “#Jan25 Is Official Menace to the Regime” (Egyptian Chronicles, 23 January 2011). | Print  

  • Happy New Year

      Makhlouf is a cartoonist in Egypt.  The cartoons above were published by Al-Masry Al-Youm on 20 and 22 December 2010 under a Creative Commons license. | Print  

  • Egyptian Elections and US Foreign Policy

      Reed Lindsay: It’s election day in Egypt, the second round of parliamentary balloting.  But in this working-class suburb of Cairo, few people seem to care. “There are no free and fair elections.  All the opposition parties withdrew.  A lot of us are unemployed.  So why should we vote?” “All we are seeing is corruption, […]

  • Voter Participation in Egypt

    Participate and Vote . . . . . . if you can break through the Central Security Forces. Doaa Eladl is a cartoonist in Cairo, Egypt.  This cartoon was published by Al-Masry Al-Youm on 27 November 2010 under a Creative Commons license.  Cf. “Opposition Protest Parliamentary Vote Rigging” (Ahram Online, 4 December 2010); “Poca participación […]

  • Egyptian Elections

    No voting for the Muslim Brotherhood under the Mubarak dynasty. . . . Fahd Bahady is a Syrian cartoonist.  This cartoon was first published by Al Jazeera on 25 November 2010; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  The text above is an interpretation of the cartoon by Yoshie Furuhashi.  Cf. “Egypt: Systematic Crackdown […]

  • Egypt: Growing Protests over Water Shortages

    Tens of thousands of people in Egypt — Africa’s second most populous country — have taken to the streets in recent months to protest against water shortages, a fact which goes some way to explaining the government’s reluctance to relinquish its current share of River Nile water. On 26 July, 600 people from the southern […]

  • Egypt the Protected

    Group photo of all the people of Misr El Mahrousa, Egypt the Protected Abdallah Ahmed is an artist based in Cairo, Egypt.  He blogs at .  This cartoon was published in his blog on 24 January 2009 under a Creative Commons license.  The text above is an interpretation of the cartoon by Yoshie Furuhashi.  | […]

  • 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

  • Egypt under Emergency Law

    Pharaoh Mubarak, resting himself on the emergency law, says: “No, not enough.” The Egyptian people, oppressed by the burden of the emergency law,” says: “Enough.” Fahd Bahady is a Syrian cartoonist.  This cartoon was published in his blog on 4 July 2010; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  The text above is an […]

  • Egyptian Police: To Serve the People

    Abdallah Ahmed is an artist based in Cairo, Egypt.  He blogs at .  This cartoon was published in his blog on 15 June 2010 under a Creative Commons license.  Among the latest victims of police brutality in Egypt is Khaled Said, a 28-year-old man from Alexandria.  The murder of Khaled Said sparked major protests in […]

  • Egypt’s Blockade on Gaza

    In the wake of Israel’s raid three days ago on a civilian vessel attempting to deliver material goods to the residents of Gaza, Egypt announced on Tuesday the temporary opening of its border with Rafah to allow humanitarian and medical aid into the Gaza Strip, with restrictions on what kinds of supplies can enter.  On […]

  • Egyptians Protest Israeli Raid

    Ian Lee: Demonstrators demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Egypt. Today’s protest also landed on the same day as the Shoura Council election. Protesters and the political opposition were eager to tie the two events together.