Egyptian blogger from Cairo.
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Posts Tagged ‘elections’

My vote goes to Jill Stein in the US presidential farce

Jill Stein speaking at Occupy Wall Street

After having actively, and proudly, boycotted the Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections (both rounds), I took a seemingly inconsistent approach to the play taking place at the other side of the Atlantic, where many of the calls are made. Although 100% Egyptian, my American passport allows me to partake in the elections where the Republicans and Democrats go head-to-head and…

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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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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