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Article 53: SCAF and MB unite

27,000 workers go on strike at the state-owned Ghazl El Mahalla textile factory in December, 2006

As we find ourselves in turmoil, there’s a lot to talk (and fight to the death) about. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi whipped out a jaw-dropping decree to ‘protect the revolution’ while conveniently having the MB-dominated Islamists cook up a constitution overnight. The entire process is outrageous, and very few non-blindly-Brotherhood would brag about how representative the committee was, or how…

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Marxist Revolutionaries and Elections

Naguib Mahfouz school poll station, Faisel district, Cairo

The intense weeks of Egypt’s presidential elections were tough on everyone. Constant debates – heated debates, and aggressive arguments catapulted all over no-man’s land, and even the tightest of political groups were threatened by divisions. I personally went through quite an emotionally exhausting time myself, and I’ll recognize that my strong feeling towards my position with regards to the elections…

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Elections in revolutionary times

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It’s been 15 months and we’re still judged, legislated and executed by SCAF. It seems like it was only the other day when a small group of revolutionaries were independently trying to talk everyone else from not walking into SCAF’s parliamentary elections. I even wrote a blog post about and had my friend Arwa translate it into Arabic to try…

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Indignados!

Tahrir sq. Nov 22nd - photo by @LilianWagdy

No one said it was going to be easy. The ongoing Egyptian revolution, like any other, goes through ups and downs. The bumpy road is rather harsh on those who celebrate victories momentarily, and let the consequences of the losses drag on. While the current phase is not exactly a positive indicator in terms of achievements versus sacrifices, there’s plenty…

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Amre Moussa For President

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Yeah…about that.

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What’s the big deal? وإيه المشكلة يعني؟

What's the big deal?

Bread, freedom, and social justice. That’s what we’re after, and we won’t settle for any less. Make sure you watch to the very end! See you all on the 25th.

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لنقاطع انتخابات العسكر: الثورة مستمرة

Original post generously translated by my dear friend and activist, Arwa Marei ترجمة أروى مرعي أخيرا، بعد مرور تسعة أشهر من الستة الانتقالية الموعودة، نوشك على أن نبدأ الطريق إلى الديمقراطية بمجموعة من الانتخابات تستمر حتى بداية عام 2013 (هذا صحيح؛ المرحلة الانتقالية ذات الست شهور ستستغرق فعليا حوالي السنتين). يوم 28 نوفمبر سيصطف ملايين المصريين (بمن فيهم المغتربين) أمام…

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Boycotting SCAF’s elections: The revolution continues

The only problem is that they're good at what they do

Finally, after nine months have past from the promised six-month transitional period, we are about to embark on the road to democracy with a handful of elections carrying us through till early 2013 (that’s right; the six-month transitional phase will translate to about two years). On November 28th, millions of Egyptians (including those abroad) will queue up in front of…

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The three emotional highlights at Tahrir

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The feelings that burst out during the revolutionary times will always be intense. When I look back to the early stage of the revolution and the time I’ve spent at Tahrir, I can pin point three particular moments in which my emotions were in the driving seat in an unprecedented manner. Together, they create the trio of dots to be…

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Back from España

What was originally a personal trip to visit Sevilla for my friend Rodolfo’s wedding, turned into an opportunity to engage with some of the inspirational revolutionaries in Spain. Through a couple of contacts (mainly the fantastic Olga Rodriguez) I had some talks lined up (three talks and a workshop, to be exact), and it’s a lot of fun. This post…

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