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Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

The bottom line is that after two years of turmoil beginning in the winter of 2011 Mohammed Morsi remains under what the Times describes as "indefinit...

Inclusion, Inclusion, Inclusion Is the Way to Go in Egypt!

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Home
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Egypt is caught between two warring instincts, each seeking to exclude half the country from public space and influence.

Revolution 2.0 -- How One Google Exec + Facebook Sparked An Uprising in Egypt

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.24.2013 | Home
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Allow me please to take you back for a moment to the beginning of 2011. Remember how surprised the world was that, in just 18 days, a leaderless grass-root uprising managed to topple the Mubarak regime that had ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years?

To Express Yourself Is Freedom: The Perils and Pleasures of Blogging Under a Dictatorship

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

The reprimand against dissident bloggers tends to occur most often in the physical world. Surveillance, persecution, imprisonment and, in the most dramatic cases, death as a punishment for daring to comment or report.

Back to the Square: Talking Egypt's Revolution One Year Later With Petr Lom and Mark Nabil

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The unrest continues in the Arab world and in his latest documentary, filmmaker Petr Lom reconvenes at Tahrir Square, going back with five individuals who helped shape the revolution with their personal stories.

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy the Neighborhoods

Paul Loeb | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Like participants in previous movements for justice, the Occupiers need to avoid the false choices between protest and organizing, community building and electoral involvement, surrealist theater and the grunt work of change.

Egypt's Beauty

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Howard Steven Friedman


A Morning Concert, A Revolution in Egypt

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony couldn't have been a more perfect thing to hear after learning of the revolution in Egypt.

So Far From Cairo

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Five decades of authoritarianism here in Cuba has exceeded its expiration date. Perhaps to avoid our making the comparison, our state media showed caution in dealing with the news from Egypt.