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Churches Torched Across Egypt in Anti-Coptic Violence by Morsi Loyalists

Violence by Morsi supporters leaves dozens of Christian churches, Coptic-owned businesses and properties burnt; fears grow among Egypt's Christian minority of widespread sectarian strife. Churches across Egypt came under frenzied attack Thursday as the country became convulsed in violent turmoil after security forces ...  Read More »

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Statement from the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists on the Massacre in Cairo

[The following statement was originally issued in Arabic by the Egyptian Revolutonary Socialists on 14 August 2013. It was subsequently published in English on Socialist Worker.] Down with Military Rule! Down with al-Sisi, the Leader of the Counter-Revolution! The bloody dissolution of the sit-ins ...  Read More »

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Brotherhood Remains Defiant As Death Toll Rises

The Muslim Brotherhood announced on Thursday that it would stay in the streets to protest yesterday’s forcible dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins, which escalated into nationwide chaos that claimed at least 525 lives, according to the Health Ministry. The Brotherhood issued a statement announcing two mass funeral ...  Read More »

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عودة المومياء ... The Mummy Returns

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الوطن على شفا هاوية

وقع المحظور وانطلقت شرارة الحرب الأهلية، وقتل المصريون مصريين آخرين حتى غرق الفضاء المصري في بحر من الدم، ولايزال الوقت مبكراً لمعرفة عدد الضحايا ولكننا رأينا جثث العشرات منهم على الأرض وشاهدنا صور من تفحم منهم، وما نعرفه أن يوم أمس الأربعاء 14 أغسطس كان يوماً أسود في تاريخ المصريين، ما نعرفه أيضاً أنه عندما تسيل ...  Read More »

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بيان الإشتراكيين الثوريين حول أحداث مصر الأخيرة

يسقط حكم العسكر.. يسقط السيسي قائد الثورة المضادة لا يمكن اعتبار الفض الدموي لاعتصامات النهضة ورابعة العدوية سوى مذابح مدبرة لا تستهدف فقط تصفية الإخوان المسلمين بل جزء من مخطط لتصفية الثورة المصرية وإعادة نظام مبارك ودولته البوليسية العسكرية. لم يدافع الاشتراكيون الثوريون يوماً عن نظام مرسي والإخوان المسلمين. ...  Read More »

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The Brotherhood After 30 June: An Interview with the FJP’s Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery

Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery describes himself as “an academician by profession and a politician by necessity.” He received his doctorate in cultural studies from the University of Pittsburg in 2000. He wrote his dissertation on the historical conflict between Eurocentrism and Islamism. Soon after returning to Egypt, he ...  Read More »

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New Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins Grow in Maadi and Mohandiseen

After the violent dispersal of the Rabea al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins this morning, hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters are finding new protest zones throughout Cairo, most notably in front of Mostafa Mahmoud Square in Mohandiseen and Midan Suares in Maadi. According to a Mada Masr reporter near Midan ...  Read More »

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Churches Attacked in Upper Egypt, Clashes in Governorates

In reaction to the forced dispersal of the Rabea al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins, hundreds of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi attempted to storm the governorate building in Aswan, state news agency MENA reported. Protesters surrounded the building and attacked it with rocks, after which they blocked a ...  Read More »

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State of Emergency Declared, Curfew Imposed

The presidency has declared a month-long state of emergency with a mandatory curfew in most governorates starting Wednesday at four pm, as clashes intensified nationwide and the Health Ministry reported at least ninety-five deaths. The curfew will be imposed in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Beheira, Suez, North ...  Read More »

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The Acquiescing Opposition

After former President Hosni Mubarak’s fall, non-Islamist political parties formed that self-identified as civil and democratic forces, and defined themselves largely in opposition against the interim military rulers and then President Mohamed Morsi's government. But today, after Morsi's ouster, these groups no longer ...  Read More »

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Security Forces Begin Dispersing Pro-Morsi Sit-ins

[Jadaliyya Editors note: According to circulating news reports, the Muslim Brotherhood has put the death toll resulting from security forces' attacks against sit-ins at 121.] Security forces began dispersing two month-long sit-ins that have been calling for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Morsi, with deaths ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 12)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Constituting Generals

In the lengthy, acrimonious and not always enlightening debate about the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to oust former President Mohamed Morsi it has been widely been asserted that—whether what they did was politically wise—the Egyptian generals acted unconstitutionally and immorally. They both broke their ...  Read More »

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July/August Culture

As the end of summer approaches and lazy days become few and far between, Jadaliyya's Culture Bouquet offers a combined selection of posts in preparation for fall.  Beeta Baghoolizadeh contributes a Visuals in 1500 entry on the nineteenth-century marriage contracts of Mashhadi Jews in Iran. Maymanah ...  Read More »

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April Girl

He stands erect on top his new, shiny yellow tank, like a solid mass of khaki. Slung across his broad chest, resting in his hands is his military-issue rifle. His whole being tense and serious, yet from his watchful pose he turns slowly with a smile on his boyish face, happy to see the crowds of people around him and ...  Read More »

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Slice of Family News

It was night. I hesitated before going to visit my youngest brother at the hospital. They had amputated the second toe on his right foot a couple days ago. Each morning I thought they’re going to call to tell me his foot has healed, and then I would have to go there to take him back home. What happened instead is my ...  Read More »

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Revolution Bookshelf: Blacklist

Ahmed Sabry Abul-Futuh, Agendat Sayyid al-Ahl. Cairo: Dar El-Ain, 2012. Thug Revolution Again, revolutions are not stories. At the same time, societies process and frame events like revolutions by way of narrative. Stories are how we remember past events and how we understand our present moment. They inform how we ...  Read More »

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إشكاليات الحقيقة والضمير فيما يخص اعتصامات ومظاهرات الشرعية

في ظل الانقسام الشعبي الذي تشهده مصر وجب توضيح عدة نقاط فيما يخص طبيعة الصراع الحالي ومسألة فض اعتصامات مؤيدي مرسي و”الشرعية“: لا يقلل منتقدو استخدام السلطات السيادية للقوة المفرطة وانتهاكها لحقوق الإنسان، من شأن التحديات التي تواجهها البلاد. وإن فضت قوات الشرطة اعتصاماً فعليها أن تكون مدعومة بأمر قضائي مبني على ...  Read More »

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Agyptens Militar im 'Krieg gegen Terrorismus'

[This article was originally written by Jadaliyya Egypt Editors, and published by Jadaliyya in English. It was translated/published in German by Kommunisten.]  Ägyptens Militär im 'Krieg gegen Terrorismus' Seit dem Sturz von Präsident Hosni Mubarak wurde Ägypten zu einem Schlachtfeld der ...  Read More »

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Alianzas militares-empresariales en Egipto antes y despues del 30 de junio: entrevista con Wael Gamal

[This interview was originally conducted in Arabic by Bassam Haddad with Wael Gamal. It was published by Jadaliyya in both Arabic and English. It was translated into Spanish by Sinfo Fernández and published by Rebelión.] Entrevista con Wael Gamal: Alianzas militares-empresariales en Egipto ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (July 2013)

This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 5)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Amnesty International: Evidence Points to Torture By Morsi Supporters

[The following was published by Amnesty International on 2 August 2013] Egypt: Evidence Points to Torture Carried Out by Morsi Supporters Evidence, including testimonies from survivors, indicates that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi tortured individuals from a rival political camp, said Amnesty ...  Read More »

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Editors Take Over Egypt’s Leading Literary Journal

The past two weeks brought Akhbar al-Adab, Egypt’s foremost Arabic literary journal, back under the spotlight with the publication of two new issues: “Salvation” and “Against Fascism.” The editorial team has also proposed a collective management approach that sidelines current Editor-in-Chief Magdi Afifi, against whom ...  Read More »

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نموت ويحيا الوطن

”نموت ويحيا الوطن“ عبارة طالما سمعناها في مشاتل الوطنية ومراعي الطفولة منذ ذلك اليوم المشهود من شهر  أيلول، حيث حملنا تلك الحقائب المحملة بأطنان الأسفار النازة بالوطنية، قاصدين ذلك البناء الحديث المنتصب بزهو في قلب القرية: المدرسة. طالما أطربت العبارة آذاننا بموسيقاها وبجمالها الأخاذ وتركتنا نسيح في أرض الله ...  Read More »

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Police Will Not Storm Sit-Ins, State TV

State television said on Friday that police do not plan to storm the Muslim Brotherhood's sit-ins, but only to surround them, Reuters News Agency reported. The statement comes after the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Interior to deal with the sit-ins and take necessary measures "to confront violence and ...  Read More »

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Egypt VP ElBaradei Highlights 'Possible Safe Exit' for Morsi, Brotherhood

Interim VP Mohamed ElBaradei says he would gladly lead talks with Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, to end ongoing stalemate and prevent more bloodshed. Egypt's interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei said a safe exit for all the Muslim Brotherhood leaders is "on the table," including deposed ...  Read More »

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Two Police Injured at Media Complex, Morsi Loyalists Remain Defiant

Third sit-in in Cairo launched as well as three massive marches calling for ousted president's reinstatement; earlier demonstration at media complex leaves two police injured. Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and supporters staged fresh defiant rallies in Egypt following government orders to disband. Most ...  Read More »

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Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations

[The following statement was recently released by the Egyptian Initiatve for Personal Rights (EIPR)] Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations In every clash between demonstrators and security forces since the January revolution, the security forces involved in the violence, whether they were ...  Read More »

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Egypt Elections Watch Update





A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: eew@jadaliyya.com. For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.

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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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