We were on the edge of Tahrir Square on Wednesday 3 July when the army made its announcement. The square burst into jubilation. A member of our team checked his smartphone. He shouted over the din of drumbeats and squealing vuvuzelas: “Morsi's gone. They've appointed the head of the constitutional court in his place ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by the below signatories and published by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 29 July 2013.]
Rights Groups Demand Dismissal of Interior Minister, Call on Muslim Brotherhood to Refrain from Violence and Turn Over Those Responsible
The undersigned organizations ... Read More »
Interim President Adly Mansour authorized Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi to grant arrest powers to security and armed forces in a decree Sunday, Al-Ahram reported.
Mansour mandated certain presidential powers pertaining to the Emergency Law to Beblawi, including three of the law's articles.
The most prominent ... Read More »
With its one-month anniversary around the corner and attacks on its participants only increasing, tensions are high at the Rabea al-Adaweya Muslim Brotherhood sit-in, defiance now sharing the air with paranoia and suspicion. Reports of the torturing of “infiltrators” by the sit-in’s members have by this point been ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 28 July 2013]
Egypt: Many Protesters Shot in Head or Chest
Risk of Further Killings as Security Officials Threaten to Forcibly Break up Sit-Ins
(London) – Many of the at least 74 pro-Morsy protesters killed in clashes ... Read More »
كثر في الآونة الأخيرة الحديث عن "هيبة الدولة." فالإعلام لم يمل خلال الأشهر الماضية من ترديد هذه العبارة والتذكير بأهمية ما تنطوي عليه من خطورة بالغة. بل إنه قد جرى اعتقال ومعاقبة بعض الكتاب والإعلاميين والناشطين في العمل العام بتهمة أنهم أغفلوا هذه الأهمية فتعدوا على هيبة الدولة أو أساؤوا لسمعتها و شوهوا ... Read More »
Since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has become a battlefield of narratives. Each narrative has sought to appropriate and define the January 25 Revolution. The wielders of power, most notably the army, along with its allies, advanced a narrative claiming that the revolution succeeded—thanks to the ... Read More »
تقدم الأنثروبولوجيا العنف كالتالي، تعريفاً: "العنف: هو خطابٌ أو فعلٌ مؤذٍ أو مدمر يقوم به فرد أو جماعة ضد أفراد أو جماعة/ت أخرى. وتشتمل أنماط العنف على أسطورة البطل، وديناميكية إستغلال القاتل/الضحية، وثنائية الجسد/العقل، وأسطورة الكاوبوي، وأسطورة الفردية التنافسية، ونظرية العنف الفطري، وأسطورة العدوان الذكوري، ... Read More »
Departments whose role it is to combat terrorism and monitor religious activity will be reinstated in the National Security Agency, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said in a press conference Saturday.
Ibrahim attributed the “extremist religious activity” the country is currently witnessing to the disbanding of ... Read More »
[It is reported widely that the death toll has risen to more than 125]
Dozens of people from the Muslim Brotherhood Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in were reportedly killed in the early hours of Saturday as police stopped an attempt to block a nearby bridge.
There is no confirmation of ... Read More »
Taksim is Tahrir. Taksim is not Tahrir. As the Gezi-Taksim protests began to escalate in early June, these comparative and contrasting statements were proposed in the media and amongst activists. Responding to this debate, the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) has continued to address the question of Taksim’s ... Read More »
أصدر المجلس الأعلى للقوات المسلحة إعلاناً دستورياً في مارس 2011، تمت إدارة المرحلة الانتقالية "الأولى" وفق نصوصه حتى صدور دستور 2012، والذي تم "تعطيل" العمل به في أعقاب 30 يونيو 2013. ثم قام المستشار عدلي منصور، رئيس الجمهورية المؤقت، بإصدار إعلان دستوري جديد في 8 يوليو 2013، حيث سيتم حكم البلاد ... Read More »
A few years ago, some social scientists propagated the concept of “post-Islamist” politics. They were referring to the gradual ascendance of cultural and identity-based, yet youth-oriented and global-friendly Islamist social movements developed in response to the increasing de-popularization of the mainstream groups ... Read More »
رغم جرائم الإخوان المسلمين ضد الأهالي والأقباط، وكل الجرائم التي ارتكبوها دفاعاً عن كرسي الحكم بإسم الدين، لن نفوض السيسي في أي شئ! لن ننزل الشوارع يوم الجمعة لنعطي شيكاً على بياض لارتكاب المذابح. إن كان لدى السيسي ما يفعله في إطار القانون، فلِمَ يطلب من الناس الاصطفاف في الشوارع؟! ما يطلبه السيسي هو استفتاء شعبي على ... Read More »
Today in Egypt, supporters of a deposed president who has not been seen or heard from in twenty-one days spend some of their time holding “parliamentary” sessions in a small mosque events hall, while the leader of the Armed Forces, in all his medaled glory, calls on the general public to hold protests to authorize the ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 25 July 2013]
Egypt: Arrests of Syrians Raise Deportation Fears
(New York) – Egyptian authorities should stop arbitrarily detaining Syrians and threatening to summarily deport them. The authorities should release the Syrian detainees unless they ... Read More »
In 1986, Egypt’s Minister of Defense Field Marshall Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala, complained that the 1.3 billion dollars of US military aid were no longer enough, and pledged to ask US officials for a raise of a several hundred million dollars. Egypt had started to receive this annual amount of security aid seven years ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by the below signatories and published by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 25 July 2013.]
"Combating Terrorism" Does Not Justify an Extralegal Mandate
The undersigned rights organizations express their grave concern over the statement made by the Minister ... Read More »
Recall the early days of 2011 in Egypt. Following a national uprising unprecedented in scale and intensity, President Hosni Mubarak finally resigns, leaving the government in the hands of a small group of high-ranking military officers designated the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). By the Spring of 2011, ... Read More »
تناول الجزء الأول من هذا البحث، مسألة عري الجسد والغواية من منظوري الدين والتحليل النفسي؛ ملخصا بدء الخليقة بِـ"أنا عاري إذن أنا موجودة" حيث تجمع النصوص الدينية السماوية على أن سبب الهبوط من الجنة لا العري في حد ذاته بل الوعي به، الذي يُجسد رمزيا الوعي في تحقيق الرغبة. ومغزى ذلك يعزز مسؤولية آدم ... Read More »
Mısır’ın Türk Modeli Takıntısı
[This article was originally written by Hesham Sallam, and published jointly by Mada Masr and Jadaliyya in English on 30 June 2013. It was translated into Turkish by Gülfer Göze.]
Türkiye’deki Gezi Parkı protestolarının başlamasından hemen sonra Mısır halk forumları iki ... Read More »
[The following report was released by the Center for Trade Union and Worker Services (CTUWS) on 22 July 2013.]
The Condition of Egyptian Workers: One Year After the Brotherhood’s Rule, One Year of Trade Union Freedom Violations during Morsi’s Regime
One year has passed since Mohamed Morsi accede the ... Read More »
[This conversation was recorded on Thursday, 11 July 2013. It was conducted by Jadaliyya Turkey Page Co-Editor Ayça Çubukçu with Talal Asad, and was transcribed by Huma N. Shah. You can read the Arabic translation here.]
Ayça Çubukçu (AÇ): First of all, I would like to thank you for agreeing to ... Read More »
“We started the 2011 revolution and the rest of Egypt followed,” is a statement Egyptian workers make with great conviction when discussing the movement for change in their country. Accordingly, in order to continue what began in January 2011, the masses of workers were out yet again in the streets and squares of ... Read More »
سررت بإجراء هذه المقابلة مع وائل جمال، أحد أكثر الصحافيين المطلّعين والموثوق بهم، والذي يتطرق، من وجهة نظر نقدية، إلى المتغيرات السياسية والاقتصادية في مصر. يقارب وائل في هذه المقابلة الوضع الإجتماعي والإقتصادي الملّح الذي قلّما تتم مناقشته والذي أثار احتجاجات 30 يونيو والأحداث التي أعقبته؛ بداية في ظل حكم ... Read More »
July opinion poll surveying 2,214 adults across Egypt shows public disapproval for protests backing toppled Islamist leader.
Egyptians are by and large unsympathetic to protests calling for the reinstatement of Egypt’s toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Sevety-one percent of Egyptians voiced their disapproval ... Read More »
Ousted president Mohamed Morsi's children accuse army of carrying out 'destructive coup' and their father's kidnapping.
The ousted president Mohamed Morsi's family held a press conference in Cairo's Engineers' Syndicate Monday to denounce the "illegal detention" of their father, accusing the army of ... Read More »
Pro and anti Morsi forces face-off near Tahrir Square Monday; video shows individuals fire shotguns; one death confirmed; army tanks interfere to stop the violent clashes; two killed in Qaliubiya clashes.
Hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed late Monday afternoon with anti-Moris protesters ... Read More »
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Key events in the Egyptian president's first year in office: Morsi wins support as he wrestles power from the military but ends 2012 ratifying a controversial constitution.
The honeymoon (June - October 2012)
24 June- Supreme Presidential Elections Commission announces Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice ... Read More »