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Egypt Revolution

With Egypt, US and Western Governments Find Themselves on the Wrong Side of history

Abdel-Rahman Hussein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdel-Rahman Hussein

To view events in Egypt through the paradigm of what they mean for Israel -- as many US commentators do -- is shocking, disgraceful and counterproductive.

Lyrics of the Egyptian Revolution

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Now it's fashionable to sing praises for the revolution in Egypt, after all this is a winning revolution. A week ago most of these songs started comi...

Reflections on a Revolution -- Cairo, Egypt, 2011

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clarence B. Jones

The events in Egypt represent a massive eloquent validation of the moral force and power of non-violent civil disobedience. Every participant in the Civil Rights Movement should shout, "We are all Egyptians today!"

If the Egyptians Were In America, They Would Be Protesting Obama

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rizwan Ladha

Breaking news: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak just stepped down and transferred power to Vice President Omar Suleiman and the armed forces. As an ...

Gutenberg of Arabia

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

There's a silly debate over the credit social tools should receive in the revolutions in the Middle East. This same alleged debate goes on to this day over Gutenberg, too.

Another Pharaoh Bites the Dust

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Another Pharaoh has left, pushed out by the resilience of a people unleashed for the cause of freedom and hope for a better tomorrow. In this, all people of good will should rejoice!

Egyptian Prime Minister's First Priority

Reuters | Tom Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE UPDATES CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's government's top priorities are restoring security and returning life to normal, the prime m...

Egypt 2.0

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I have not experienced a revolution, much less a citizen revolution, but this week, despite the caution of the official news, I have the sense that the Suez Canal and the Caribbean Sea are not so far apart, not so different.

Today, the People of Egypt Are Our Teachers

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Whetten

For almost a decade, and with all the best intentions, we've been perpetrating great violence in the Middle East. We've given voice to our fears, and the costs have been high. But times are changing.

My Love, Egypt

Scott MacLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

How sweet is the air of Egyptian freedom. In all of Cairo and Egypt, a nation exalts in its liberation. Through the evening and into the early morning, I stood in Tahrir Square as they sang and danced.

Worrisome Words From Jordan

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The ouster of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak may be good news for the country's 80-million populace, but is it good news for the U.S. stock market?

Without Mubarak, Egypt State TV Rapidly Switches Sides

AP | MAGGIE HYDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's state and pro-government media have abruptly changed their tune. Faithful mouthpieces of Hosni Mubarak's regime until the end, ...

Egyptian Army Commits To Civilian Power Transfer, Peace With Israel

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO - The ruling military pledged Saturday to eventually hand power to an elected civilian government and reassured allies that Egypt will abide by ...

Egypt's Community Organizers Teach the World a Lesson

Marwan Bishara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marwan Bishara

Over the last few days, I have watched and spoke to many community organizers taking center-stage in Tahrir Square. One of these coalition builders is George Ishak.

Will Mubarak Be Prosecuted?

Aaron Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Ross

Hosni Mubarak remains a wily customer, and any prosecution of him will only come about through strong political will. Within Egypt, at least, that appears to be on the rise. But some warn that Egypt would be entering uncharted territory.

An Egyptian Revolution? It's Still Too Soon to Say

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Astore

In raising concerns about the long-term meaning and results of Egypt's revolution, we must return to the very definition of revolution: a rapid, fundamental, and violent domestic change in the dominant values and myths of a society.

Egypt's Revolt Met With Widespread Celebration And Censorship

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON - From London to Gaza City to Seoul, the world was savoring the spectacular fall of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, with demonstrators rallying in the t...

After Egypt: Arab Voices Matter

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

All too often the West has acted across the Middle East as if Arabs were objects without sensibilities or concern. It is no longer possible to operate as if Arab public opinion doesn't matter.

Where Are the Fault Lines of Democracy?

Shabtai Shavit | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shabtai Shavit

President Obama, who up to now has shown more than a little inconsistency in his policy toward Egypt, can still recover lost ground and prevent what could become an irretrievable tragedy of historic dimensions.

After Mubarak -- What Does Israel Do?

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

Mubarak's Egypt was a linchpin for Israel's ability to pursue a hard-line regional policy with near impunity. Trying to keep that equation in play is what brings many Israeli officials to now push for continued military, as opposed to civilian control.

Reading the Pictures: Day 18: The Fall of Mubarak -- Exclusive Photos From Cairo

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-02-12-egypt.jpgAfter the bitter disappointment of last night, Cairo was like a tinderbox today. Still, politeness triumphed over anger as army troops worked things out with protesters.

10 Effects of the Fall of the Modern-Day Pharaoh

Hussam Ayloush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hussam Ayloush

The fall of Egypt's modern-day Pharaoh and the establishment of a true democracy will likely shape that volatile region more than anything since the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Victory for Egypt's Leaderless Revolution

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

The revolution was successful because it had no leaders, only coordinators of bottom up energy. Its use of social media was brilliantly conceived to meld online organizing with offline action, not supplant it.

'Egypt Is Free' Chants Ring Through Cairo

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Cries of "Egypt is free" rang out and fireworks lit up the sky as hundreds of thousands danced, wept and prayed in joyful pandemonium Friday ...

Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

The movement in Egypt had been planned carefully and had been effective in conveying the need for both sustained pressure on the regime and strict nonviolent discipline.