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An Analysis of Egypt's Draft Constitution

Experts weight in on the possible impact on child labor and unionization. The 2013 draft constitution contains a number of provisions which some feared could be used to curb labor rights and freedoms. Other articles could be used to violate basic, internationally recognized, labor rights. The draft constitution also ...  Read More »

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يا أهلا بالمذابح

  مقالة الصديقة العزيزة ريم سعد في الشروق يوم ٥ يناير التي كانت بعنوان "أوهام دموية عن الحلول الجذرية" لفتت نظري إلى مقالة أحمد المسلماني، التي نشرها سنة ٢٠٠٨ في "المصري اليوم"، والتي كانت بعنوان "جريمة رائعة". مقالة المسلماني كانت من جزئين وأشاد فيها بمذبحة القلعة التي تمت يوم ١ ...  Read More »

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Genealogies and Balance Sheets of the Arab Uprisings

Gilbert Achcar, The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising. Translated by G. M. Goshgarian. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. In Alice in Wonderland, a flustered white rabbit asks the king: “Where shall I begin, your majesty?” The king answers gravely: “Begin at the beginning…and ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 13)

[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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استباحة النساء في المجال العام 2

[اضغط/ي هنا للجزء الأول من المقال] الجزء الثاني: الحراك و المقاومة: حركة مقاومة العنف الجنسي ما قبل الثورة وما بعدها مقاومة العنف الجنسي قبل الخامس والعشرين من يناير 2011: اقتصرت مقاومة العنف الجنسي في السنين التي سبقت ثورة يناير على صعيدين رئيسيين، أولهما هو عمل المنظمات الحقوقية والثاني هو النضالات اليومية ...  Read More »

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Remembering Ali Shaath: A Beautiful Mind

1984 might have Orwellian connotations to many, but for me, it was the year when my life took a completely different and dramatic turn. Anyone who grew up in the 1980s remembers the buzz around those new mysterious machines called “computers.” From sci-fi movies and magazine features to “experts” talking on the two ...  Read More »

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استباحة النساء في المجال العام 1

استباحة النساء في المجال العام: مدخل نقدي لفهم أسباب الظاهرة وآليات المقاومة (الجزء الأول) مقدمة  لا يحتاج الحديث عن العنف الجنسي في مصر إلى مقدمات طويلة، فالظاهرة أصبحت واقعاً يومياً لكافة النساء المصريات. ذلك أنّ أية امرأة في مصر باتت عرضه لمستويات مختلفة من الانتهاك الذي يبدأ بالتهديد أو الملاحقة أو التحرش ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (December 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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رأس المال في دستور 2013 غياب أقوى من الحضور

  النظر بشكل مدقق في مشروع دستور 2013 يُعلِّمنا الكثير بشأن الانحيازات الاجتماعية/ الطبقية المُتضمَّنة، والمسكوت عنها، في هذا المشروع. في هذا المقام نحاول أن نستكشف موقف المشروع المطروح للاستفتاء إزاء الطبقة الرأسمالية ونظام السوق الحر الذي يجسّد في المرحلة التاريخية الراهنة الإطار التنظيمي الحاكم لنشاط تلك ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 6)

[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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Open Letter from AUC Faculty Members to the American Studies Association (ASA)

[The following letter to the American Studies Association (ASA) was issued by the undersigned faculty of the American Unviversity in Cairo (AUC) on 5 January 2013.] 5 January 2014 Dear President Curtis Marez, President-Elect Lisa Duggan, and Executive Director John Stephens: As faculty members at the American ...  Read More »

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New CLUSTER Publications: Learning from Cairo and Archiving the City in Flux

CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research) aims at establishing a critical space for urban discourse. CLUSTER engages critical theorization while being grounded in professional practice, negotiating the blurred boundaries between formal/institutional regulations and everyday urban ...  Read More »

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Revolution on Ice

Sonallah Ibrahim. al-Jalid [Ice]. Cairo: Dar al-Thaqafa al-Jadida, 2011. Following the protests and coup of last summer, many of Egypt’s leading literary figures defected to the ranks of the army. As soldiers raised their guns against protesters in the streets, Leftist and liberal intellectuals cheered them on from ...  Read More »

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The 24th Youth Salon: Crossing into the Future

The 24th Youth Salon - Crossing into the future 15 December 2013 - 14 January 2014 Palace of Arts, Cairo   Egypt's Culture Ministry has organized the Youth Salon since 1989, a juried exhibition that is open to young artists. Among those at the forefront of contemporary Egyptian art today, several first ...  Read More »

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The Promise of the Wall: Reflections on Desire and Gated Communities in Cairo

“Gated communities,” which started to emerge in the US in the 1980s, have quickly spread around the world and became “a global commodity and cultural icon eagerly consumed by urban elites world-wide” (Genis 2007: 771). Since the mid 1990s, dozens of these communities have spread around Cairo. Most of these ...  Read More »

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هل تصح مقارنة قانون التظاهر المصري بقوانين الغرب؟

انتشرتْ في الفترة السابقة تصريحاتٌ من إعلاميين وقانونيين وساسة راضين عن أداء السلطة الحالية، بأن قانون الاجتماعات العامة والمواكب والتظاهرات، الصادر حديثاً برقم 107 لسنة 2013، هو قانون مشابه تماماً لقوانين الدول "الديمقراطية"، وقد تردد ذكر تشريعات فرنسا وإنجلترا والولايات المتحدة الأمريكية تحديداً في هذا ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (December 30)

[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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Another Promise To Be Fulfilled

The light is different in Zeinhom. The narrow street, arching trees, and gentle slope of one of Cairo’s only hills combine to soften the bright, direct light that casts the city in her familiar monochrome. The light comes at you at an angle. Maybe it is the hill. Or maybe it is because I only go to Zeinhom early in ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (December 23)

[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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Negm Mat

On 3 December, the Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm died in Cairo at the age of 84. With his passing, the world lost a literary giant whose words have inspired poets, activists and intellectuals in Egypt and the Arab world since 1967. His colloquial verse was alchemy—turning the melody of everyday speech into protest ...  Read More »

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Sheikh Imam Remembers Negm

1962 was the definitive turning point in my life. That was the year I met Ahmed Fouad Negm, the year my entire life changed course, the year Negm and I began our journey together, the journey that made us who we are. Negm had just gotten out of prison. Back in 1959, he’d gone in on forgery charges, if I remember ...  Read More »

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Solidarity Statement in Response to the Raid and Arrests Against the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights

[The following statement was issued on 19 December 2013 by the undersigned group of organizations in response to the the recent raid on the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR).] In an unprecedented escalation, the Egyptian security forces, in the early hours of the morning, raided the headquarters ...  Read More »

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سلام على علي شعث

في عام 1994، ساق علي شعث ومعه ثلاثة من أصدقائه، سعيد القدرة ومصطفى حرارة ومجد الخالدي من القاهرة إلى فلسطين. كانت تلك زيارة علي الأولى إلى الأرض التي شكلته من بعيد. كانت لحظة أمل وامكانية، وتلك هي اللحظات التي كان علي يعيش من أجلها. كان الرجال الأربعة أول من دخل غزة بعد المراحل المبدئية لاتفاقيات أريحا – أوسلو. في ذلك ...  Read More »

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Brain Damage: An Exhibition by Kalb Balady

Brain Damage An Exhibition by Kalb Balady 16 Novemeber - 15 December Darb 1718, Cairo    Brain Damage is the first public exhibition by the Kalb Balady (Stray Dog) collective. Through the exhibition, eight upcoming visual and street artists from Egypt responded to the issue of poor education and its ...  Read More »

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Remembering Ali Shaath

In 1994, Ali Shaath and three of his colleagues, Sa’id al-Qidra, Mustafa Harara, and Majd al-Khalidi drove from Cairo to Palestine. It would be Ali’s first visit to the land that shaped him from a distance. It was a moment of hope and possibility. These were the moments Ali lived for.  The four men were the ...  Read More »

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أحمد فؤاد نجم

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (November 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 (December 16)

[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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Egypt Media Roundup (December 9)

[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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Outlawing The January 25 Revolution (VIDEO)

This new video from the Mosireen collective discusses and condemns the inclusion of military trials for civilians in Egypt’s draft constitution, due to be put to a referendum in January 2014. The video highlights the police’s violent response to a protest organized by the “No to Military Trials” campaign in Cairo on ...  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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