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Egyptian Revolution

Government and Fans Battle in Court and on the Pitch in Egypt and Turkey

James Dorsey | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
James Dorsey

In Turkey, the government has sought to drive a wedge between militant fans and other supporters by arguing that e-ticketing was a way to combat illegal ticket scalping, increase tax revenues and ensure that stadia are safe for families.

Mubarak's Case Is A ‘Trial Of Egypt's Revolution'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the situation in Egypt and for...

Is There Hope For Egypt's LGBT Community?

HuffPost Maghreb | Najma Kousri Labidi | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices

EGYPT -- Since General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in June 2014, Egypt's atmosphere has been tense. The nation's law on demonstrations, adopted...

Egyptians' Confusomania

Yasmine Al-Sayyad | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Yasmine Al-Sayyad

The Egyptian judiciary has been more interested in "punishing dissent than establishing justice," Diana el-Tahawy wrote in her Guardian piece. But the judiciary is not alone in its foray against pro-democracy activists.

How State Failure Is Deepening Class Tensions in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Sara Khorshid

Pressure on the lower and middle classes is increasing in view of the state's continued failure to deliver at an acceptable level of efficiency as well as the absence of the rule of law, which results from the deeply rooted corruption and the weakening of the state after three years of protests and political turmoil.

Egyptian Campuses and Soccer Emerge as Flashpoint in Resistance to President Al Sisi

James Dorsey | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
James Dorsey

With Mr. Al Sisi employing brute force by security forces, a private security firm reportedly owned by generals and regime-friendly businessmen, and Mubarak-era thugs, and a crackdown on academic freedom to impose his will, flashpoints loom beyond campuses on the horizon.

Egypt's Banning of Ultras Constitutes Effort to Outlaw Legitimate Opposition

James Dorsey | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

An expected decision by Egyptian soccer authorities to ban as terrorist organizations groups of militant soccer fans builds on the definition by Arab autocrats of legitimate, democratic opposition forces as violent threats to their grip on power.

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

Egypt's Mubarak Denies Ordering Killing Of Protesters

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

By Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denied in court on Wednesday ordering the killing of...

The Egyptian Junta Prefer it in July

Hatem Azzam | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Hatem Azzam

It is instructive that it took no more than two years from January 25, 2011, to " July" 3, 2013, for the Junta to retake power, exactly similar to the period from 1952 to 1954.

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

This Graffiti Art Shows How Egypt's Revolution Came Full Circle

Posted 02.11.2014 | World

It's been three years since the masses on Cairo's Tahrir Square cheered upon hearing of the resignation of long-time despot Hosni Mubarak. Protesters ...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Activist Stands His Ground Amid Severe Military Crackdown: 'I'm Alive And Ain't Afraid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

CAIRO -- His crime was passing out fliers urging Egyptians to vote against a new constitution championed by the military. His punishment was swift and...

Reflections on the Third Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution: On Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 03.27.2014 | World
Yousra Y. Fazili

Perhaps the radicalism of the Egyptian Revolution is not that it could have happened, it's that it did. And we can see that something is different now, despite everything three years on.

The Oscar-Nominated Documentary Egypt Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Jehane Noujaim was meant to be in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, that momentous date when millions of Egyptian citizens took to the streets to pro...

The Real Story Of The Egyptian Revolution

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Throughout history, successful revolutions have been defined by their effective overthrow of an oppressive regime. But what becomes of a revolution wh...

Egypt's Revolution, Televised

Rob Feld | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Rob Feld

Watching filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's documentary The Square, about the Egyptian revolution that began in Tahrir Square, one gets the visceral sensation that the iterations of the uprising thus far have played themselves out before you.

Using and Abusing Polls

James Zogby | Posted 01.30.2014 | World
James Zogby

I have seen news stories, commentaries and tweets implying that our findings have good news for the Muslim Brotherhood, bad news for the military and surprising news about the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In fact the results are far more complex and nuanced.

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Film Explores What Other Movies Overlook: Complexities Outside Of Tahrir Square

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla decided to make "Rags and Tatters" (or "Farsh w’ Ghata" in Arabic), a film about the 2011 revolution, ...

Dominating Religion in Egypt's Pseudo-secular State

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

I fear that, eventually, a vicious and bloody revolution will bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in Egypt. It is all too often forgotten that the CIA coup of the democratically elected Mosaddegh government in Iran led to the Iranian revolution twenty years later.

Egypt, Wake Up and Smell the Money

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Those who want to understand the reasons for the coup in Egypt and for the shocking massacres and human rights violations that followed should study the military, not simply as an important institution in Egypt, but as the controlling institution in Egypt.

Egypt Crisis: Humanity and Logic, Not Found

Assya Moussaid | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Assya Moussaid

The sight of humans getting sniped and shot in the head, a man crying over his wife's corpse, tens of corpses pushed by a bulldozer with the rest of t...

Reporting Live From Egypt: Western Journalists

Ahmed Kadry | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Ahmed Kadry

Amidst this siege on the media and growing anti-Western sentiment, Western journalists continue to find it difficult to do their job since Morsi's ouster on July 3.

Egypt in the Twilight Zone

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Anyone following the Egyptian media since President Morsi's overthrow would get a very quick education in how to invent the twilight zone, and then live in it.