Archive for February 10th, 2011

The big picture: We are all part of the revolution

As we were stopped yesterday in one of the citizen check points, asked for our IDs and car license, we were also asked an important question “Are you going to Tahrir?” we had actually just came back from Tahrir and were going home. My friend asked them humorously “Why? You don’t send people to Tahrir?”. […]

Today’s goal: Detain anyone who looks like a foreign journalist

Feb 4, 2011 Today’s governmental target seemed to be bloggers and foreign journalists or foreigners in general. Since around noon the government hired thugs were harassing and attacking foreigners and anyone who looked foreign along with a handful of Egypt’s most influential bloggers like Sandmonkey and Traveler Within. This could have been done in an […]

Why Mubarak’s speech was simply too little too late

Feb 2, 2011 I write this during the first hour that we as Egyptians have had the internet back since last thursday. For that I would like to thank the current regime for being oh-so-generous. You guys are awesome. Thanks. For the past eight days Egypt has seen an unprecedented uprising. I don’t know if […]

Only we can make the change

Jan 27, 2011 Jan 25th saw an unprecedented change. The definition of a grassroots movement was witnessed by Egyptian streets. Diverse groups of citizens across age groups, social classes and religious beliefs walked the streets as one. With one voice and one message. Down with the current government. It was not about one issue of […]