Archive for the ‘Local & Global Affairs’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Sexual Harassment Egypt

Sexual Harassment in Tahrir; Why now?

In Egypt, sexual harassment has been an issue for quite sometime. Women can’t walk down the street without being harassed whether verbally, physically or just by inappropriate looks. According to the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights research 85%  of Egyptian women have experienced sexual harassment and 55% of them are exposed to it on a […]

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مشكلة الثورة مش الجيش – المشكلة هي الشعب

أيوة الشعب هو المشكلة. احنا السبنى العسكر يحكمنا مع اننا عارفين إن احنا في دولة بيحكمها العسكر من وقت ما شالو الملك. ناصر كان عسكر. و مش بس عسكر كمان دكتاتور كبير قمع القوة السياسية و إستغل سذاجة الاخوان المسلمين و طمعهم فالسلطة وركبها هو و ابتدى يودينا في داهية. بعدها جه السادات. هو كمان […]

Ali Azmy (azmy.me) at the IWD Protest March 2011

An old, but still relevant, Sexual Harassment Article #endSH

I graduated from university in June 2009, and since I was studying journalism we were asked to work on a magazine as our graduation project. Each student had to work on an investigative piece as well. This was my work (and I got an A by the way… then again my university isn’t exactly known […]

Freedom Motel Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt Jan 25 Tarek Shalaby

Tarek Shalaby: Citizen Journalist, Activist and in Military Custody for That

Most people know the micro-celebrity Tarek Shalaby as the blogger, and activist who was among the first to camp out in Tarir as early as Jan 30th vowing to leave when Mubarak was ousted. His tent, named Bansyon El Horeyya, became a meeting point for some revolutionaries, and soon enough emerged versions 2, 3, 4, […]

A Sheikh and Priest walk through Tahrir on Friday as a symbol of National Unity. Photo by Deena Adel

A day in Niqab in the midst of the Cairo Salafi movement [Part 2]

The day started as any other. It was a Friday, and I headed down to Tahrir Square in Cairo to participate in the protest to “Save the Revolution”. I bumped into my friend from university, Amina Ismail, there who told me she was going to dress in Niqab and attend a Salafi conference and asked if I wanted […]

Wearing the Niqab in Tahrir Square

A day in Niqab in the midst of the Cairo Salafi movement [Part 1]

The day started as any other. It was a Friday, and I headed down to Tahrir Square in Cairo to participate in the protest to “Save the Revolution”. I bumped into my friend from university, Amina Ismail, there who told me she was going to dress in Niqab and attend a Salafi conference and asked […]

Radwan on Friday January 28th Protesting in Cairo

Keeping the pressure for Radwan

We’ve all seen from recent events around the Arab world that authoritarian regimes tend to cave to pressure (unless they are Gaddafi, but he is a madman not just a dictator). This is just what Radwan’s family and friends are doing to free him. With a successful social media campaign, many Egyptian activists on their […]