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Posts Tagged ‘noSCAF’

#June30: A rebellion without rebels

Morsi trapped by the army

On the evening of February 2nd, 2011, I found myself courageous enough to be directly engaged in a violent battle for the first time since the uprising that started a few days earlier. I remember making my way through the barricades and to the make-shift wall that separated the diverse group of revolutionaries from a homogenous crowd of thugs hired…

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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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The top seven myths on the Abbaseyya sit-in

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After being pushed out by force, and following the arrest of hundreds of protesters at the Ministry of Defense sit-in last Friday, I was shocked to see the negative reaction by pro-revolution activists. It felt like SCAF had successfully infiltrated dozens of twitter accounts. I couldn’t help but feel disturbed that the majority of those opposing the MOD sit-in had…

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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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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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SCAF Detains Alaa Abdel-Fattah

Alaa's iconic twitter avatar. One of many you can get a hold of at http://moftasa.net

Revolutionary times call for escalated reactions. Perhaps it was the only glimmer of hope when 36 of our brothers were massacred by the Egyptian army last month. Surely, it is an inevitable phase that we have to go through to reach victory with our #Jan25 struggle. It’s a challenge whose acceptance is far easier said than done. It’s doable, until…

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The Egyptian army and the police: one hand

Protests at Israeli embassy (two weeks prior) - photo by @Mosaaberizing

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces had their minds set: the solidarity movement for the Palestinians has to be completed halted. Northern Sinai had intentionally weakened mobile coverage. The Mubarak El Salam bridge crossing over the Suez Canal became blocked for all passengers. The tunnel near Suez rejected through traffic. The active ferry going between Port Said and Sinai…

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