If democracy is to have any chance of surviving in Egypt it’s up to the E.U. and the U.S. to move against the generals. The Egyptian army’s counter-coup is now a fait accompli. Expectations that toppling the democratically-elected Morsi government would pave the way for a secular, non-elected, democratic (???) civilian government have been . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Reaping the Whirlwind in Egypt
Any remaining shred of doubt that the Egyptian military is playing major league hardball on this coup d’etat is gone. It’s not just the killings of Egyptian Islamists. It’s not the release of their own capo, Hosni Mubarak. Now they’re after Mohamed ElBaradei, the liberal who served for exactly one month as vice-president briefly . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Here, Mo, You Can Have Hosni’s Cell
Al Jazeera’s Artscape presents a wonderful short documentary on Abeer Soliman, an Egyptian storyteller and performance artist whose work changed after the uprising.
by Jonathan Rashad
Egyptians have evaded a great pitfall in their quest for freedom, democracy and sovereignty in their rejection this week of loan proposals from the IMF. Nations across the world, especially in Africa, have time and again during periods of turmoil been tempted into bailouts and loan deals with the IMF and . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Egypt Rejects IMF, Revolution Lurches Forward
“If I go there will be trouble, If I stay there will be double”
With time on my hands, I spent the afternoon flipping between Aljazeera English, CNN, CBC Newsworld and CTV Newsnet in between loads of laundry. At around 4 pm EST, I watched live footage of a pro-Mubarak bus being driven backwards 50 metres or so int… . . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: Hosni Mubarak, and the world that matters not to him
Coverage of the uprising in Egypt in its second week has become characterised by a number of types of reports, most of which paint colorful pictures, but do little to inform on the situation. There are the political discussions as to the West’s reaction, and how the uprising will unbalance the Arab world and its . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Egypt and the Press: Stories and Stories
A Tide of civil unrest has swept through at least 11 nations in just the past week. Media focus has been on the successes of the “Jasmine Revolution” and developments in Egypt, which is populous, geopolitically significant, and in total upheaval; but nations far and wide are experiencing mass-protests and anti-government demonstrations.
Cairo, . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Egypt, Tunisia, Thailand… Top 10 destinations for Social Upheaval