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Radical Art from the Past Decade, from Tahrir Square to Recife

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In MoMA’s Unfinished Conversations, artists around the world engage with today’s political struggles while exposing their personal, cultural, and historical roots. The post Radical Art from the Past Decade, from Tahrir Square to Recife appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Deadly suicide bombing in the Syrian capital of Damascus

3 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

The scene from the bombing in the Tahrir Square district.

Suicide bomber kills seven in centre of Syrian capital

Bomber blows himself up in Tahrir Square in Damascus, in biggest such attack since March Seven people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Damascus, in the biggest such attack in the Syrian capital since March. A suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday in Tahrir Square in central Damascus after being encircled by the authorities. Continue reading...

Casualties reported as car bombs rock Damascus

One suicide bomber detonates himself in Tahrir square in central Damascus, while two others detonate on airport road.

Suicide bomber in Damascus kills a number of people: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in Tahrir square in central Damascus on Sunday, killing and wounding a number of people, state TV reported.

Egypt arrests dozens ahead of proposed island protests

As many as 40 people detained amid calls on social media for mass protest against Saudi deal on Friday at Tahrir Square.

Learning Egyptian Arabic From The Tahrir Square Revolution

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Peter Hessler recounts how the language classes he and his wife took in Cairo in 2011 and '12 changed, in terms of vocabulary and outlook, because of the Arab Spring.

Trump Embraces the Sunni Autocrats

On February 11, 2011, shortly after 3 P.M., President Obama stepped before a microphone in the Grand Foyer of the White House. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had just resigned after weeks of mass protests, in Tahrir Square and nationwide, and a final nudge from the White House. Show More Summary

From Egypt to America, a Revolutionary Generation

Rachel Aspden’s book Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East begins not in Tahrir Square in 2011, but when Aspden first traveled to Egypt, in 2003. At a panel discussion held by New America...Show More Summary

Social Media Discourse: Shouting Into the Void

A protester holding a placard in Tahrir Square referring to Facebook and Twitter, acknowledging the role played by social media during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ever have one of those moments where you feel...Show More Summary

A Bullet Between the Eyes: Memories of Tahrir Square

An Egyptian war correspondent recalls some of the most critical moments in the Egyptian revolution, as seen from Tahrir. As Egypt's revolution progressed, Egyptian journalist and war correspondent Yehia Ghanem was in Tahrir Square with the protesters. Show More Summary

A bullet between the eyes: Memories of Tahrir Square

An Egyptian war correspondent recalls some of the most critical moments in the Egyptian revolution, as seen from Tahrir.

Living Dangerously: Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

"The revolution will begin and I know you won't want to miss it," Mohamed whispered, urging me to go to Tahrir Square. It was January 5, 2011 and Mohamed, whom I'd first met as a 12-year-old in 1993, when he'd visited me at my office in downtown Cairo to appeal to me to take him with me to Bosnia, was on the other end of the telephone line. Show More Summary

An Egyptian Childhood:' One Day, I Would Like to Be Free'

Tahrir SqaureEgypt's revolution was led by those for whom freedom was not a given but a dream. When, in January 2011, young Egyptians took to Tahrir Square to demand the downfall of a dictator, Egyptian journalist and war correspondent...Show More Summary

Living dangerously: Egypt's unfinished revolution

"The revolution will begin and I know you won't want to miss it," Mohamed whispered, urging me to go to Tahrir Square.

Blockchain Democracy - Government Of The People, By the People, For the People

Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi wave flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Shortly afterward, the military staged a coup, ousting Morsi and suspending the constitution. We live in a crisis-wracked world. “The once-heralded Arab Spring has given way almost everywhere to conflict and repression,” wrote Kenneth Roth, executive director of [...]

Fear and whiteness on the campaign trail

Wilson Dizard wraps up his time in Cleveland and says the 2016 Republican National Convention was a watershed moment for American politics. He says the city's Public Square felt a bit like Tahrir Square in 2013 during the counter-revolution...Show More Summary

Anti-BP Activists Gate-Crash British Museum Opening To Protest

“The piece was made of materials including crude oil from the Gulf Coast, a teargas cartridge from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, and 340 lines of black stones, which, according to a release from the group BP or Not BP?, ‘symbolizes how BP’s operations in Egypt are ‘surrounded by human rights violations’.'”

The Night Manager Recap: Unsafe Haven

And so we've come full circle: Jonathan Pine, first seen slipping through Tahrir Square on his way to work, has now traversed another conflict zone to get back to Cairo's Hotel Nefertiti, where his last stirring of consciousness resulted in the death of the woman he tried to protect. Roper ... More »

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