Category Archives: Egypt and Revolution

The End of Liberty in Egypt

The following piece was written on Dec. 27, 2013. According to today’s news in the Times, Egypt’s military has outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood. This follows the Algeria pattern of counterrevolution. The military junta has now criminalized dissent, following months of … Continue reading

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US Material Support for the Egyptian Junta

The US is on the verge of offering a major support package to the Egyptian junta. According to the Daily Beast, Congress is preparing to allow the Obama administration to give more than $1 billion dollars to the Egyptian government … Continue reading

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Egypt…the revolution keeps revolving (Today’s “Women’s March”)

Today saw Egypt’s women come out in force to march against the regime’s treatment of female protestors, its policies toward women, the antidemocratic policies of the military junta, and the lack of women’s rights in Egypt generally (see footage below). … Continue reading

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Now that Mubarak is gone, Egypt is free and democratic!

For example, you can now protest and practice free speech without fear of police or army repression. If you are a woman, you can feel safe in the streets and well-protected by the government. An ample space was given for … Continue reading

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This woman is my hero

(starts at :50)

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The paper trail of torture

This is what it looks like when a falling regime tries to hide the paper traces of its local Gestapo. When protestors in Egypt broke in the front doors of the hated police spy facilities, this is what they found, … Continue reading

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Tahrir success again

Reasons for (very cautions) optimism:

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Tonight in Cairo…the revolution continues

Besides sharing the awe inspired by this picture and others below, whose awesomeness is matched by the resilience and impressive expansion of the revolution in Egypt, I want to collect a few comments here that have been brewing in my … Continue reading

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Mubarak fortune is 37% of Egypts GDP; and twice it’s national debt

According to the Guardian: Mubarak family fortune could reach $70bn, say experts Egyptian president has cash in British and Swiss banks plus UK and US property Gamal and Hosni Mubarak are reported to have built up huge fortunes, including properties … Continue reading

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Still resisting at Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt

See more of these pictures from yesterday at Tahrir Square in Cairo here at zungungu.

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And what of Egypt…?

Strength in numbers In the interests of cultivating a general narrative of what it going on, here are some field notes. This NYTimes photo montage speaks louder than anything about what is happening this weekend in Egypt. The backdrop: Tunisia … Continue reading

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