A few months ago analysts started talking about “the deep state” of Egypt. They were referring to the forces that have resisted the sweep or revolution and made the path to change and transformation both difficult and unclear.
The deep state is comprised of the security and administrative apparatuses and ... Read More »
The only trial that has taken place against one of the fallen dictators of the Arab revolutions ended today. The verdicts in former President Hosni Mubarak's trial may have symbolic importance for the region, but many feel they have mocked the hundreds of martyrs who died fighting against a thirty-year-old ... Read More »
Hundreds of protesters marched on Tahrir today, calling for the execution of presidential candidate General Ahmad Shafiq, Mubarak's former prime minister and head of the air force. The demonstrators accused the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces of rigging the vote in the first round of elections.
[Abu ... Read More »
[The following statement was released by Comrades from Cairo on 1 June 2012.]
Egypt’s Elections under Military Rule: Join Our Resistance to the Counter-Revolution
To you at whose side we struggle,
From the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, the powers that be have launched a vicious counter-revolution to contain ... Read More »
In the heated den of the Greek Club on Emad el-Din Street in downtown Cairo, sweating bodies heave and move to the infectious reggaeton fused with a tabla beat, as Amr Haha, DJ Figo, and Sadat swing their mics back and forth, bantering, ad-libbing, and cheering. One takes a swig out of his Stella, another dips ... Read More »
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The aesthetic and political significance of the murals and the graffiti of Mohammed Mahmud Street continue to draw much attention due to their mesmerizing beauty and their crucial significance for the visual and artistic narration of the revolution. It is not only the murals’ aesthetic appeal that has captured the ... Read More »
يا فاتناً لولاهُ ما هزّني وجدٌ ولا طعمُ الهوى طابَ لي
هذا فؤادي فامتلك أمره واظلمه إن أحببتَ أو فاعــــدل
ماذا يعني أن تعشق السيدة، أم كلثوم، بعد الأربعين من عمرك، تنصت من كلِّ قلبك، تهيم بآهاتها، وتلينُ أحجارُ روحك في ... Read More »
Ahram Online presents a detailed visual breakdown of the results from Egypt's first free presidential elections.
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Hamdeen Sabbahi will file a lawsuit calling for the suspension of Egypt's presidential election because of alleged voting irregularities and a pending case over the right of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to stand, Sabbahi's lawyer said Saturday.
Sabbahi is a leftist presidential candidate who did not make it ... Read More »
It has been fifteen months since the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. Since then there has been a continued sense of leaderlessness and overall instability throughout Egypt. Over the last two days1, Egyptians have taken to the ballot box in what has become an historic presidential ... Read More »
During revolutionary times, remarkable social, cultural and economic changes occur. Each phase potentially carries new surprises as a reflection of these emerging changes.
The emergence of Nasserist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi in third place, so far, behind the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohamed Mursi and ... Read More »
After seen as one of the frontfronners in Egypt's presidential race, with many expecting that he would make the runoff, Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh's poor showing in the as yet unfinalised results placing him in fourth place has contradicted the expectations of both observers and analysts.
The failure to secure enough ... Read More »
Egypt’s landmark presidential race looks to be headed to a decisive run-off round between Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, and Ahmed Shafiq, a veteran loyalist to the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and with strong ties to the military. While it was highly expected that Mursi would make it ... Read More »
على المدوّنة ذاتها، أسفل صورة علياء المهدي العارية، حضرت صورة صديقٍ لها، في الفكرة كما في الموقف، عارٍ هو أيضاً، وتلك صورةٌ لم يتوقف عندها أحد، إن بالإتهام أو بالتحية.في الفيديو ذاته، إلى جانب السيدة المنقبة التي كانت تتلقى هراوات العسكر وأحذيتهم، وُجد شابٌ يتلقى الضرب ذاته، حتى أن جندياً قفز فوقه بكامل قوته، واستمر ... Read More »
هل سيصبح شعار"تطبيق الشريعة" بمثابة شماعة لتعليق الأخطاء مثلما كان يحدث على طريقة نخب الحكم الاستبدادي في العقود السابقة حين صنعت قضايا كبرى من قبيل القومية العربية، والأمن القومي والصراع العربي الإسرائيلي دون البحث عن حلول جذرية للمشكلات الحقيقية في مجتمعاتها؟ نلمح تشابهاً هنا يدورفي عقلية النخبة الجديدة ... Read More »
Al-Masry Al-Youm has compiled a comprehensive tabulation of results from the first round of presidential elections, which ended yesterday.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsy, looks set to lead Egypt's first presidential election poll following the uprising that deposed Hosni Mubarak last year, taking ... Read More »
Results in twenty-five governorates aggregated by Ahram Online shows that with about 41.8 percent turn out, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi is in the first place so far, followed by Ahmed Shafik, Mubarak's last prime minister, while the leftist candidate, Hamdeen Sabbahi, who proved to be ... Read More »
تعاني المرأة من مشاكل عديدة في كل المجتمعات، وتختلف حدة ونوعية هذه المشاكل من مجتمع إلى آخر. والمرأة العربية ليست إستثناء من هذا التعميم. ولكن المؤكد أن مشاكل المرأة العربية ليس سببها كراهية الرجل لها لأن هذه الكراهية المزعومة لا وجود لها. والزعم بأن الرجل العربي يكره المرأة ـ كما جاء في مقال منى الطحاوي في مجلة ... Read More »
One cannot say that most Egyptians sense a political crisis. However, large sectors of activists from across the political spectrum feel the existence of a crisis in Egypt’s political scene. That is why the presidential race is intensely competitive in a manner perhaps incommensurate with the importance of the ... Read More »
On the second day of the presidential elections I went to Nazlet Al-Semman, the village adjoining the Giza plateau just outside Cairo – home to the majority of those pro-Mubarak thugs who waged the Battle of the Camel, taking their camels and horses over to Tahrir Square to attack protesters with a view to disbanding ... Read More »
The first post-revolution presidential election has attracted much hype in local and international media, but that excitement was not reflected in Suez, where the first protester was killed in the 25 January revolution.
During the early hours of Wednesday and up until the afternoon, polling stations across the ... Read More »
Following two days of voting, vote counting began Thursday at nine pm in the election that will determine Egypt’s next president.
Unless one of the thirteen candidates achieves more than fifty percent of the vote, runoff elections are expected for 16 and 17 June. Polls conducted before voting began varied widely, ... Read More »
تمر مصر بمرحلة مهمة في سبيل تمكين المصريين من المشاركة في العملية السياسية. ولكي تستطيع مصر أن تحصل على الديمقراطية المنشودة، يجب أن ينعم المواطنون بحق الحصول على المعلومات بالحرية التي تتيح لهم مساءلة الحكومة. في ظل حكم مبارك تمتعت الحكومة بسرية كاملة في تعاملاتها، الأمر الذي أدى بدوره إلى تفشي الفساد في ... Read More »
The city of Mahalla, which some call the "Industrial Citadel of the Nile Delta," conducted its first day of landmark presidential elections Wednesday amid a lower-than-expected voter turnout, witnesses and observers said.
Mahalla is home to the largest textile company in Egypt and the Middle East, the ... Read More »
Despite long lines and hot weather, people in Egypt’s second-largest city, ventured to polling stations to vote in the country's first free and fair presidential election.
In Old Alexandria, where much of the city's working class lives and works in the downtown area, many voters told Egypt Independent they would vote ... Read More »
The first day of Egypt’s historic presidential elections appears to have passed without incident. Rising voter turnout throughout the day led Hatem Begato, secretary-general of the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC), to extend voting hours by one hour to nine pm to accommodate the increasing ... Read More »
With the opening of polls in Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential election, five frontrunners have a reasonable chance of making it to the runoff round of voting on June sixteenth and seventeeth.
According to most opinion polls, the favorites are Amr Moussa, Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh, Mohamed Mursi, Ahmed Shafiq ... Read More »
Before going to bed, I decided I was going to write an article on the presidential election first thing in the morning. I closed my eyes, and before falling into a deep sleep, I wondered if there was any use to add to the unbearably noisy pool of voices debating the elections.
A group of huge, dark, and hairy ... Read More »