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On Why Struggles over Urban Space Matter: An Interview with David Harvey

Why do urban struggles matter in projects of social change? What is the importance of reclaiming public space in social movements? And at this gloomy global moment of extreme urban disparities and social inequalities, how do we re-think what is possible? For insights on these questions, we interviewed David Harvey on ...  Read More »

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The Rise and Fall of the Salafi al-Nour Party in Egypt

When Mohamed Salmawi, the spokesman for the committee appointed to draft Egypt’s post-coup constitution, appeared before the press on 29 October, the message was clear. There would be no place for Article 219 in the new constitution, and there would be no further discussion. The announcement followed two months of ...  Read More »

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Essential Readings: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

For all the press attention it has received over the last two decades and especially since the 25 January uprising that overthrew Egypt’s longstanding ruler, there has been comparatively little rigorous scholarship on the Society of the Muslim Brothers of Egypt. This is partly a consequence of the fact that the ...  Read More »

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Constitution by the People: An Interview with Egypt Parallel Constitution Co-Founder Sawsan Gad

The ongoing process of constitution writing in Egypt has generated a wide-ranging set of critiques pertaining to the composition of the committee, the transparency and inclusiveness of the drafting process, and the perceived failure of the body to respond to the aspirations of Egyptians for a democratic, just ...  Read More »

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Cairo Event: From Hero to Public Enemy? Human Rights Workers in Egypt (November 13, AUC New Cairo)

From Hero to Public Enemy? Human Rights Workers in Egypt A presentation by Heba Morayef Wednesday 13 November, 1pm MESC Conference Room 2715 AUC New Cairo The Middle East Studies Center is honored to be hosting Heba Morayef on Wednesday 13 November at the American University in Cairo’s New Cairo ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 11)

[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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"هنا ينام "الاستقلال الوطني

«مصر تخوض أكبر معركة استقلال وطني منذ أيام عبدالناصر»، يخبرنا ابن الرئيس الراحل جمال عبدالناصر فى حوار نشر نهاية سبتمبر الماضي فى جريدة التحرير. لا ينفرد المهندس عبدالحكيم وحده بهذا التقدير. بل أمطرتنا به الصحافة والإعلام وسياسيون ومن يسمونهم بالخبراء الاستراتيجيين منذ 3 يوليو وحتى الآن. وتظهر «الكرامة الوطنية»، و«رفض ...  Read More »

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مقترح توافقي حول التزامات الدولة تجاه احترام وتحقيق وحماية الحق في الصحة للجميع دون تمييز

ثار المصريون وضحوا على مدى ثلاث سنوات للقضاء على ميراث عقود طويلة من الاستبداد والاستعباد والتهميش وخرجوا حاملين شعارات تطالب بحقوقهم،  لا السياسية والمدنية  فحسب بل الاجتماعية والاقتصادية كذلك، ومع سقوط رموز متعاقبة للظلم والطغيان والفشل انتقلت البلاد إلى مرحلة جديدة وإلى عملية صياغة دستور جديد من المفترض ...  Read More »

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On Photography at Studio Viennoise

On Photography at Studio Viennoise was organized by Heba Farid of the Photographic Memory of Egypt program at CULTNAT in collaboration with artist and writer Paul Geday, and is a tribute to photographic studio practices in Cairo and Alexandria. The exhibition examined selected historical examples from the twentieth ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (October 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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Silver Faces

[Photos and text by Mohamed Ali eddin.] Over the past fifty years Mit Ghamr has been transformed from an agricultural city to a huge industrial hub. At the heart of the Egyptian Delta thousands of farmers left their plots to join the thriving new industry of making aluminum pots. The faces of workers, including ...  Read More »

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Yaser El Manawhly - The Monetary Fund

With witty political commentary and folk-ish oud melodies, Egyptian musician Yasser El Manawahly channels the spirit of Sheikh Imam into the contemporary political and social issues of Egypt. In this song, Yasser takes on the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Talk of an IMF loan has been widespread among Egyptian ...  Read More »

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Morsi Trial Protest in Photos

On 4 November 2013, supporters of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi protested outside the Police Academy in Cairo as they awaited his trial. Due to chants by the defendants, including Morsi and fourteen other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the trial was adjourned until 8 January 2014. Morsi, along with the ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 4)

[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 Between "Simulacra" and "Secular Criticism:" An Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Adel Iskandar on France24

As Mohammed Morsi prepares to stand trial, Jadaliyya co-editor Adel Iskandar speaks to France24's The Interview on the former president’s short stint in office. He discusses why Morsi’s failure was inevitable and why his deep entrenchment with the Muslim Brotherhood prevented him from being a president for all ...  Read More »

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The Square: So Close Yet So Far

The Square. Directed by Jehane Noujaim. Egypt/USA, 2013. The Egyptian revolution has been hiccupping from crackdown to revolt. Meanwhile, it has collapsed from a climate of feverish utopia into violent party altercations often waged according to foreign interests. In a new documentary, The Square, Egyptian-American ...  Read More »

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الآخر في عيون الجبرتي مؤرخ الحملة الفرنسية

الملخص* عبد الرحمن الجبرتي (1) (ولد في القاهرة عام 1756 - وتوفي فيها عام 1825). وهو مؤرخ مصري عاصر الحملة الفرنسية على مصر ووصف تلك الفترة بالتفصيل في كتابه ”عجائب الآثار في التراجم والأخبار“(2) والمعروف اختصاراً بـ«تاريخ الجبرتي» والذي يُعَدُّ مرجعاً أساسياً لتلك الفترة الهامة من الحملة الفرنسية. وتتلخص ...  Read More »

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Egypt’s Roadmap to Crisis

The significance of the transitional roadmap lies in whether it is capable of ushering Egypt out of the current crisis. The transitional government presented it as such, but the question that remains unanswered is whether it will indeed save the day or deepen the political rift. First, it is necessary to recognize ...  Read More »

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Rethinking US-Egyptian Bilateral Relations: A Rights-Based Approach

Debates in recent months over the continuation of US aid to the Egyptian military, in light of the deteriorating human rights situation, miss the forest for the trees. This includes the announcement that the US government plans to reduce its military aid to Egypt in response to the harsh crackdown on the Muslim ...  Read More »

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We Are All Complicit

An Enemy Of The People, written by Henrik Ibsen, dramaturgy/scenography and directed by Nora Amin. Lamusica Independent Theatre Group, Egypt, 2013. I don’t move my chair while watching a play. I don’t tend to wrestle with feelings of guilt watching a performance unfold. But I did both while watching An Enemy of the ...  Read More »

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Multimedia Art Project "My Nineties"

My Nineties is an art project addressing Egypt's mediascape during the 1990s by tapping into people's collective memory. Egyptian artist Mohamed Allam collected more than 4,000 VHS tapes from different scrap stores, random individuals, and sellers in Cairo's Friday market. He was then able to locate approximately ...  Read More »

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Sixth Floor Exhibition

Sixth Floor March 2013 Viennoise Hotel, Cairo, Egypt   Sixth Floor is a group exhibition that investigates concepts of memory in exciting and experimental ways. Egyptian artist and curator Yara Mekawei invited artists working in unconventional media to tackle her proposed theme. For instance, Heba El Aziz ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (October 28)

[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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عن الجيش وإمبراطوريته الاقتصادية في مصر

أسئلة في المنهج والمقاربة كتب الأستاذ أحمد السيد النجار مقالاً بالأهرام بتاريخ ٨ أكتوبر الجاري بعنوان ”ماذا يريد الغرب من اقتصاد الجيش؟“ فنّد فيه، الاقتصادي المعروف، ما اعتبره دعاية غربية سلبية يتبناها بعض المصريين بشأن تضخم اقتصاد الجيش المصري معتبراً أن مثل هذه الدعاية والادعاءات تستهدف النيل من آخر الجيوش العربية ...  Read More »

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أليس لها من دون اقتحام الداخلية كاشفة؟

  (1) "بدأ كابوس الكنديين طارق اللوباني وجون جريسون عندما سألا عن الطريق في إحدى نقاط التفتيش التابعة للشرطة أثناء عودتهما إلى الفندق بعد محاولتهما مساعدة المصابين في مظاهرات رمسيس في أغسطس الماضي (...) وقال جريسون، إنه عقب وصوله إلى سجن طرة تعرض للضرب والركل حتى حُفرت إحدى الكدمات على ظهره، وكذلك صديقه ...  Read More »

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The Warraq Funeral: Between Sadness and Anger

The entrance of the church had two minarets with a yellow cross on top of each. About fifty meters away from the church was a mosque, smaller in size and with two similarly looking but taller minarets. This was the Church of Warraq, where unknown gunmen shot at a wedding killing four and leaving eighteen injured. ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (October 21)

[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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مشروع قانون تنظيم التظاهر... مشروع موت أمل التغيير

 في مارس 2012، انتشرت أنباء عن تقديم الإخوان المسلمين مشروع قانون بخصوص "تنظيم الحق في التظاهر" إلى مجلس الشعب المنحل في مايو من العام ذاته، وهو الأمر الذي قوبل برفض وعاصفة من النقد من جانب الحركات والأحزاب السياسية والساسة المناهضين للإخوان، إضافةً لبعض ممن حُسبوا على التيار ...  Read More »

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Made in Lebanon: An Exhibition by Marwa El Shazly

Made in Lebanon An exhibition by Marwa El Shazly September 2013 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt   In this recent interview conducted at Mashrabia Gallery during the opening of her solo exhibition, Egyptian artist Marwa El Shazly explains the concept behind her latest series, which takes up Lebanese pop divas ...  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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Democratic Alliance for Egypt
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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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