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

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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 »

Five years on, Tahrir Square activists look back at Egypt's revolution: 'Maybe we were naive'

Five years ago Thursday, Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in euphoric celebrations as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians danced, cheered, wept and fell to their knees in prayer on the night that President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after three decades of autocratic rule. Fireworks lighted the night...

Five years after Egypt’s Arab Spring: ‘We didn’t need a revolution’

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

CAIRO -- It was a day Ahmed Hassan will never forget. He was in Tahrir Square in the heart of the Egyptian capital, the nexus of the Arab Spring revolution. It was around sunset, and the crowds were dancing and reciting poetry. It was the end of President Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule. "It was the […]

Egypt's Answer To 'The Vagina Monologues' Confronts Sex, Violence And Daily Life For Women

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

During the first months of 2011, Sondos Shabayek often found herself at the front lines of Egypt’s revolution in Tahrir Square, where clashes between protesters and security forces marked the last days of Hosni Mubarak's regime. It was...Show More Summary

Egypt: Pranksters Could Face Jail For Handing Condom Balloons to Police in Viral Video

Two Egyptians, a comedian and an actor, could face prison after they created a film handing condom balloons to police officers in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the start of the revolt that overthrew President...Show More Summary

In Pictures: The Fifth Anniversary Of Egypt's 2011 Uprising

Five years ago protestors were arm in arm in Tahrir Square taking part in the popular uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarek. Today the streets are quiet. After the upheaval and violence in 2011 that helped spark theShow More Summary

An Egyptian Artist Took On His Country's Revolution. Now He's Turning His Eye To The U.S.

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 25, 2011, to participate in mass demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak's long regime. The day would come to signify the start of dramatic changes in Egypt’s sociopolitical...Show More Summary

Tahrir Supplies and the Revolutionary Moment

I lived in Egypt during the revolution but sadly, I was out of town during the 18 days. In November 2011, I created @TahrirSupplies, a Twitter account which coordinated the humanitarian needs for protesters in the square. The idea was...Show More Summary

A Rainy Anniversary in Tahrir Square

Monday was the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, and the most interesting thing that I saw on Tahrir Square was either the rain or a young man wearing a hoodie that said in English, in huge letters, “Keep...Show More Summary

Cairo’s Tahrir Square was once the symbol of the Arab Spring. Now it’s just a traffic circle again.

6 months agoNews : BlogPost

      What a difference five years makes. On Jan. 25, 2011, protests against the entrenched regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak broke out in the heart of the capital of the Arab world's most populous nation. The unrest eventually led to Mubarak's departure — an event so seismic that its tremors rippled throughout the Arab world. […]

Five years later, the voices of dissent are long gone from Tahrir Square

Five years ago, Tahrir Square became the watchword for change in the Middle East. On Monday, it echoed with the voices of the status quo. Hundreds of people gathered in the square on an unusually cold and rainy day to mark the anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising that led to the ouster of autocratic...

Then and now: Cairo's Tahrir Square

Once the epicenter of the revolt that brought an end to Hosni Mubarak's rule of Egypt, Cairo's Tahrir Square looks very different from the way it looked five years ago. A national holiday that since 2009 commemorates Police Day in Egypt, Jan. 25 in 2011 marked the start of the nationwide uprising...

Did Egypt’s Uprising In Tahrir Square Launch A Startup Revolution?

In Techcrunch:In the five years since thousands of Egyptians filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square, startups in Egypt have multiplied as have he number of funds and startup accelerators. At this past Riseup, an annual Egyptian startup event,Show More Summary

Little sign of protest on anniversary of Egypt's uprising

CAIRO (Reuters) - About 100 people gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday, not to celebrate those who instigated the revolt there five years ago that overthrew Egypt's longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak but to praise the police who tried to stop them.

Egypt's Myth of Stability: Gross Abuses Don't Deliver Security

6 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Five years ago, human rights defender Ahmed Abdullah was among thousands of Egyptians who took to the streets for 18 days of mass protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, eventually forcing then-President Hosni Mubarak to step down and the security forces to retreat. Today, Ahmed is on the run. Show More Summary

Tahrir Square Fifth Anniversary: Father Searches for Justice

By Jared Malsin / Cairo Ali Hassan Ali was no activist, no protester. Born in 1963, he lived in the working-class Cairo neighborhood of Shubra and worked long hours as an accountant for an international firm. A divorced single father, with soft eyes and a quiet, raspy voice, Ali spent his free time looking after…

The Arab spring, five years on

In The Guardian they have Writers look back at the Arab spring five years on, as: In January 2011, days after the first uprising in Tunisia and the protests in Tahrir Square, the Guardian invited leading writers from across the ArabShow More Summary

5 Years after Tahrir Square, Egyptian Government in Crackdown on Dissent ahead of Jan. 25 Anniversary

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report | (Globalvoices.org) | – – Activists online and on the ground in Egypt have faced heightened scrutiny and legal threats from government authorities since early January, as…

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