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The Many Faces of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is an actor of some talent. To the revolutionary leaders in Tahrir Square, and to the youth leaders he met, he was the general who told them the army was on their side. To Egypt's first democratically elected president,...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality, Back By Popular Demand

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

As the crowds swelled in Tahrir Square in 2011, the power of the Internet as a force for social change was being demonstrated hour by hour. Which brings us to net neutrality.

The price of Egypt’s economic recovery: police brutality, torture and a strangled press

Cairo’s Tahrir Square is turfed and tarmacked. Traffic police bustle about, watched at a distance by the soldiers in their tanks. There are few signs that this used to be more than… Continue reading The post The price of Egypt’s economic recovery: police brutality, torture and a strangled press appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Egypt’s Revolution Isn’t Over

Thanassis Cambanis checks in on the country. He recognizes that “the core grievances that drew frustrated Egyptians to Tahrir Square in the first place remain unaddressed”: Police operate with complete impunity and disrespect for citizens, routinely using torture. Courts are whimsical, uneven, at times absurdly unjust and capricious. The military controls a state within a […]

News: How Egypt's Government Is Trying to Get Christians to Follow Jesus

Long-dormant pilgrimage route focuses on Jesus' post-Christmas journey. The sound bomb exploded right behind the Egyptian Museum on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, throwing Ibrahim Morgan’s Swedish tour group into a temporary panic. Then they...Show More Summary

Tahrir Square closed ahead of Egypt protests

Islamist and pro-revolutionary groups call for separate protests after the dismissal of charges against Mubarak.

Protests in Cairo after judge drops charges against Mubarak

CAIRO, Egypt — After an Egyptian judge on Saturday dismissed charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution, more than 1,000 people demonstrated near Tahrir Square where the uprising...Show More Summary

With Mubarak Acquitted, Egypt’s Arab Spring Is Over

The former strongman's acquittal shows Egypt has turned back to the clock to before the Tahrir Square uprising.

Demonstrators take to streets to protest Mubarak acquittal

Crowd protesting Mubarak acquittal near entrance to Tahrir square has grown. Chanting against military. pic.twitter.com/GCb9qltWf1 — Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) November 29, 2014

A Hero of Tahrir Square Comes to New York

3 months agoNews : News Desk

Ramy Essam, the singer who is known as the bard of the Egyptian revolution, stood on a street corner near Washington Square Park last Thursday evening, waiting for his friends to finish debating the best way to get to Harlem. It wasShow More Summary

A Diverse and Powerful Egyptian Church

In June and July of 2013, Tahrir Square became a place where history was made. This Cairo, Egypt landmark housed the largest outpouring of protest against the radical Jihadist agenda in the Middle East, with estimates of over 20 million people protesting the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Papers I liked

Protest economics: More intense protests in Tahrir Square are associated with lower stock market valuations for firms connected to the group currently in power US judge performance falls when they are up for election What schools are best managed? “UK, … Continue reading ? The post Papers I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Tahrir Square's power over stock prices

In 2011, Egyptians found power in numbers in their Tahrir Square protests — leading to the eventual downfall of the ruling regime, and in the near-term cutting off beneficial relationships between the government and favored companie...

Al Jazeera journalist sentenced in Egypt

Network denounces 15-year jail sentence in absentia against Ahmed Mansour for "torturing lawyer in Tahrir Square".

Abandon All Hope Ye Who Protest Here

What Hong Kong's Occupy Central can learn from the Tahrir Square uprising.

Comparing protests

5 months agoNews : Daily Chart

A look at the sizes of recent street demonstrations PEOPLE power is increasingly on display from Cairo’s Tahrir Square to Istanbul’s Taksim Square. In recent days Hong Kong and Ukraine have come alive with public protests of their own. Show More Summary

From Tahrir Square to Ferguson, artist Glenn Kaino's rocks of protest

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Artist Glenn Kaino picked up his first rock in Cairo a couple of years back. He was in Egypt doing some research for the 13th annual Cairo Biennale, where he had been selected to represent the United States. Kaino's meanderings around the ancient city eventually led him to Tahrir Square, the...

From Tahrir Square to Ferguson, artist Glenn Kaino's rocks of protest

Artist Glenn Kaino picked up his first rock in Cairo a couple of years back. He was in Egypt doing some research for the 13th annual Cairo Biennale, where he had been selected to represent the United States. Kaino's meanderings around the ancient city eventually led him to Tahrir Square, the...

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