Archive for December, 2011

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Hottest Winter Destinations: Go South, to Minya

An article I wrote for Egypt Today Specials, which is the online portal offering a more personal perspective on current affairs and lifestyle in Egypt, about Minya. The article looks at Minya as a touristic destination, art initiatives in Minya and alternative travel. [Published in Egypt Today] ——————————————————- As a child I found flying a […]

The Army & The Economy in Egypt – الجيش والاقتصاد في بر مصر

This is a must read article that explains the army’s stake in Egypt’s economy through exposing its companies and investments that remain hidden from public accountability for “defense purposes”. Read the full article on Jadaliyya here: http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/3732/the-army-and-the-economy-in-egypt   هذه المقالة تشرح تفاصيل مصلحة المؤسسة العسكرية المصرية في إقتصاد مصر مشيرة  للشركات و الممتلكات المختلفة التي […]

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Hydrarchy: Cairo’s CIC hosts sea exhibition

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo hosts “Hydrarchy – Transitional & Transformative Seas,” an exhibition and symposium exploring the seas as socio-economic, cultural and political spaces. [Article published in Ahram Online] “Hydrarchy – Transitional & Transformative Seas” opened Friday 9 December and features the works of six artists, filmmakers along with a group of researchers. This […]

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Kasr El Einy Street Street Battle Dec 18 – معركة شارع القصر العيني ١٨ ديسمبر

Following days of the army brutally and unjustifiably attacking peaceful protesters the army has set up yet another concrete wall on Kasr El Einy street along with barbed wires on Sheikh Rihan (Off Kasr El Einy) and the stone battles continue from a distance. This is fast turning into Mohamed Mahmoud.  

Graffiti Found in Cairo. Translation: Their Weapon, Our Weapon.

Compilation of photos showing army brutality this weekend – تجميع الصور التي تظهر وحشية الجيش في نهاية هذا الاسبوع

These photos were not taken by me. However, I felt the need to compile them all into one place to get a clear vision of what monsters we are dealing with. Also, as a way to make it easier to share and disseminate.  Don’t underestimate the power of photos and videos. They have taken us […]

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Army attacks Occupy Cabinet Protest – الجيش يهجم على معتصمين مجلس الوزراء

This morning army and military police attacked the sit-in that has been taking place on Parliament street, also known as “Occupy Cabinet” Protests since November 25th demanding the removal of SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces) and showing their dissent to the “National Salvation Government” that SCAF appointed following violent clashes near Tahrir and massive […]

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Characters of Egypt 2011 Aswan; A Photostory

This diverse festival that has been taking place annually since 2007, brings together tribes from all around Egypt to celebrate their cultural heritage and offer a space for them to collaborate and get to know one another. The tribes are divided into seven teams according to regions: Farafra, Siwa, North Sinai, South Sinai, Ababda and […]

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Townhouse Gallery gets into the election spirit

‘Politics of Representation’ exhibition in Townhouse Gallery displays diverse range of materials used by candidates in Egypt’s ongoing parliamentary elections. [Published in Ahram Online] The abundance of new parties competing in Egypt’s parliamentary elections has left many voters baffled. The voting process, the division of voting into three stages, the huge array of candidates, and […]

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Emma’s Revolution Band CD Cover

Last month I got a lovely email from an American independent activist band called Emma’s Revolution. They wanted to use my photo on their new Album Cover (Revolution Per Minute). After I listened to some of their music and understood what kind of issues they were creating music for I knew I definitely wanted to […]

Tahrir: Friday of Martyrs & Wounded

On Friday December 2nd, Tahrir Square saw a protest within the sit-in that had thousands of people in honour of the martyrs and wounded. This protest and the sit-in had the same demands. A new civil transitional council that would oversee the turn of Egypt into a real democracy as SCAF has obviously failed to […]