Human Rights Watch called on Egypt’s authorities to fulfill their responsibilities in protecting citizens from violent attacks, irrespective of their political affiliations.
In a statement published Tuesday, the rights watchdog said twenty-four people died and hundreds were injured since protests broke out across the ... Read More »
The Egyptian Court of Cassation ruled the sacking of former Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud and his replacement by Talaat Abdallah by President Mohamed Morsi illegal, state-run news agency MENA reported Tuesday.
State-owned daily newspaper Al-Ahram quoted judicial sources as saying Judge ... Read More »
The National Salvation Front on Monday described the military statement that set a deadline for a political response to nationwide protests as “reflective of all the meanings, guarantees and proof ... asserting that the military can never abandon its duty to protect the people, their history and their ... Read More »
As military choppers hovered over the squares of Cairo, where protesters have congregated since 30 June to demand the departure of President Mohamed Morsi, the crowds cheered, pointing their green laser lights at them.
“The army and the people are one hand,” they chanted. The chant alienated some protesters, who had ... Read More »
One week before 30 June, the day of mass protest against president Mohamed Morsi, a new convulsion of violence targeted one of Egypt’s most marginal groups, and left many in shock. On 23 June, a mob of Sunni Egyptians, incited by the Salafist imam of their local mosque, lynched four Shi‘i Egyptians in the Giza village ... Read More »
The political alliance that currently rules Egypt, that is, the Muslim Brotherhood, old regime remnants, and some businessmen, agrees with the opposing members of the dissolved NDP on one fundamental matter: June 30 is a counter-revolution. It is directed against the January 25 Revolution. The former view the affair ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSH) on 2 July 2013.]
Press Release: Mob Sexual Assaults Reported to OpAntiSH during June 30th Demonstrations Hit Catastrophic Skies
Mob sexual assaults reported to OpAntiSH during June 30th demonstrations hit catastrophic ... Read More »
سيذكر التاريخ إن الإخوان المسلمين عاشوا ثمانين عاماً ونيف يحلمون بالوصول للسلطة كبوابة محلية لـ "أستاذية العالم" والانتشار في الكون والمجرات، لكنهم في عام واحد من وصولهم إليها كانوا بالكاد يتحسسون موطىء قدم لهم في شوارع مصر، متاورين في ميدان واحد، بعد أن فاضت بالغاضبين المتوعدين.
عن 30 ... Read More »
Kahireli Yoldaşlar grubundan mektup: Rio ve Taksim’den gelen gazın kokusunu Tahrir’den alıyoruz
[Bu metin Kahireli Yoldaşlar tarafından yakın zamanda yayımlanan bir bildirinin çevirisidir. Metnin İngilizcesi'ne buradan ulaşılabilir.]
Yanı başında mücadele ettiğimiz sizlere:
30 Haziran, 25 ve 28 Ocak 2011’de ... Read More »
Presidency releases statement stressing President Morsi still up for dialogue with political forces; will only accept democratic means to achieve reconciliation
The Egyptian presidency revealed late Monday that an earlier statement by the armed forces was not checked by President Mohamed Morsi before its ... Read More »
Egypt's Armed Forces released a statement midday Monday that spurred a flurry of divergent reactions from supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi, a day after rallies drew millions to the streets calling on him to step down.
Protesters camped at Rabaa al-Adawiya in Nasr City ... Read More »
مصر على مفتَرق طرق، ليست هي المرة الاولى التي يتم فيها تكرار هذه المقولة ولكن يبدو أنها ستتكرر كثيراً حتى يتم حسم الأمر في مصر وتستعيد ثورة 25 يناير وهجها وقدرتها وديناميكيتها وتبتعد عن حكاية "الصندوق هو الحكم". الثورة التي قامت في مصر كانت كافية لأن تُغير كل شيء هناك، الناس والمجتمع والقوى السياسية وأنماط ... Read More »
يتفق التحالف السياسي الذي يحكم مصر حالياً، بين الإخوان المسلمين وفلول جهاز الدولة التابع للنظام القديم وبعض رجال أعماله، مع فلول الوطني المحلول المنافسين لهذا التحالف على شيء أساسي: 30 يونيو ثورة جديدة مضادة لثورة يناير. الطرف الأول يقدمها كانقلاب على ثورة يناير على أساس أن معارضة حكمه من معارضتها. أما الطرف ... Read More »
The week, before demonstrations planned for 30 June demanding President Morsi step down and new elections be held, has been one of unsettling violence. There is an increasing sense of foreboding that the political situation is spinning out of control. It is clearer to many what Egypt is not, (Turkey, Brazil, Tunisia, ... Read More »
We did not spend a long time savoring what it means to be unemployed.
After our dramatic layoffs prompted by the sudden scaling down of Egypt Independent, a paper we worked for and developed to become a leading source of news on Egypt, we went to the beach. There, besides eating, swimming, playing cards, and staring ... Read More »
Egypt at the moment feels like a series of battles and struggles, separated by geography but all ultimately linked together, hurtling towards some unknown destiny. People are dying and politicians are floundering, however this post is about one fight: the one against sexual assault.
The fight to free ... Read More »
Protesters calling for President Mohamed Morsi’s resignation descended on the Ministry of Defense on Sunday afternoon, in what is their most direct appeal for military intervention yet.
A man in an army uniform and another in police clothes where hoisted onto protesters’ shoulders, who chanted “the army and the ... Read More »
Local media reported on Monday a series of senior resignations in opposition to the regime's management of the current crisis. The state-run Al-Ahram paper reported that State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Hatem Bagato has submitted his resignation to the cabinet earlier today.
Al-Ahram reported that ... Read More »
The Armed Forces warned political forces of intervening if they do not reach a solution to the ongoing stalemate in Egypt, a statement aired on television and posted on the official military Facebook page said today.
The statement came in response to nationwide protests Sunday, when millions took to the ... Read More »
For almost all Egyptians, 30 June 2013 was a day of celebration. Yet, while partisans of the Muslim Brotherhood were celebrating the one-year anniversary of Mohamed Morsi’s presidency, the twenty-two million Egyptians who signed on to the Tamarod Campaign petition--calling for early president election--were ... Read More »
Shortly after the outbreak of Turkey’s Gezi Park protests, Egyptian public forums were flooded with a variety of expressions that drew parallels between the respective situations in each of the two countries. The trend reinforced the international media’s initial characterization of protests in Turkey as the ... Read More »
Since Mubarak's dramatic toppling on 11 February 2011, Egypt has been center stage in most discussions, theoretical and methodological, on the role of social media in political communication and dissent. There is no shortage of treatments on the topic from the popular press to scholarly writings. In just two years, ... Read More »
For decades, the "people" and the very possibility of politics in the Arab world have been objects of despair. Proclaiming the extinction of the Arab people’s capacity for politics and their acquiescence to a seemingly impermeable authoritarian state system had become conventional wisdom. The “Arab street,” ... Read More »
A year is a long time in politics, especially those of contemporary Egypt. In June 2012 the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) appeared to be firmly in the saddle. Acting in league with elements in the Supreme Constitutional Court, it prorogued parliament and then unilaterally amended the constitution, ... Read More »
Swinging between politics and football, the Egyptian “Ultras” football fans have spent the two years since the beginning of the 25 January Revolution trying to discover, redefine, and highlight their collective identity as youths who came together to express their love for sport in general, and for their chosen ... Read More »
The issue of women’s empowerment continues to be of paramount significance in determining the future of the incomplete Arab revolutions. Numerous scholars, activists, and feminists have commented with concern about the precarious position of women after the contagious revolutions, which started in Tunisia, Egypt and ... Read More »
[The following statement was recently released by Comrades from Cairo]
To You at Whose Side We Struggle:
June 30th will mark a new stage of rebellion for us building on what started 25 and 28 January 2011. This time we rebel against the reign of the Muslim Brotherhood that has brought only more of the same forms of ... Read More »
عندما طالبت الشعوب العربية باسقاط النظام هنا وهناك، لم يكن لديها تصوّر مُفصّل حول طبيعة نظام ما بعد الثورة تتعدّى كونة نظاماً ديمقراطياً يتميّز بالشفافية واحترام حقوق المواطن وانعدام الفساد والمسؤليّة امام الشعب. ولكن بروز نزاعات صفرية بين مختلف القوى السياسية وممارسات اقصائية وحالة من الاحتقان والشعور بالاحباط في ... Read More »
Numerous questions surround 30 June protests, most of which revolve around whether or not President Mohamed Morsi will be pushed out. The subtleties surrounding such questions are more important to note. What will the Muslim Brotherhood do? What will people do? Will the protests turn violent? How will security ... Read More »
Some have commented on the incident of sectarian violence in the village of Zawiyat Abu Musallam in the Giza district on 23 June 2013 as the product of a "simple" people and a "crowd" mentality. The figure of the "simple" like that of the "poor" have become straw men who ... Read More »