Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Women In Their Thousands March in Cairo

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 12/20/2011 @ 1:19:22 PM
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Democracy is many things, and not just ballots cast.  The sense that we matter, that we are stake-holders in the society we live in, is a foundation stone.  That sense, … [Keep reading >>]

Egypt: Tahir Square Again in Turmoil

Filed under: Africa | Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/29/2011 @ 12:27:02 PM
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Egyptian security forces and protesters clashed for a second successive day in central Cairo on Wednesday in scenes not seen since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February.

Riot … [Keep reading >>]

Mubarak to Stand Trial?

Filed under: Democracy | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 05/24/2011 @ 10:09:47 AM

Egypt’s top prosecutor on Tuesday ordered former President Hosni Mubarak to stand trial in connection with the killing of unarmed protesters during the 18-day-revolt that forced him from power, yielding to … [Keep reading >>]

Egypt: Who is Driving the Sectarian Violence?

Filed under: Middle East | Religion — by Will Kirkland 05/9/2011 @ 7:43:55 AM
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The apparent built-in human readiness to believe anything about the Other is like nitroglycerin carried in egg shells on bad roads.  A series of pothole-rumors can set the whole thing off. While … [Keep reading >>]

The Veil – Ahdaf Soueif, Egypt/U.K.

Filed under: Africa | Art & Culture | Books | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 04/25/2011 @ 2:14:20 PM
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Ahadaf Soueif, is a Cairo born, Egypt and U.K educated, writer, predominantly of fiction. She got major attention with her novel, A Map of Love which was shortlisted for … [Keep reading >>]

“I Think of You” — Stories from Ahdaf Soueif, Egypt and England

Filed under: Art & Culture | Books — by Will Kirkland 04/18/2011 @ 8:56:57 PM
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Giving birth in a Muslim hospital where a sign in English reads, ‘Under no circumstance you must be alone with male doctor.  Call sister urgently if male doctor approaches you … [Keep reading >>]

Report from Egypt – Lillie Paquette

Filed under: Africa | Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 04/11/2011 @ 10:46:13 AM
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This is the latest report from friend Lillie Paquette in Cairo. If you have been following her you remember she was there for a year before the ousting of … [Keep reading >>]

Egypt: It’s Not Over till It’s Over

Filed under: Middle East — by Ruth Friend 04/10/2011 @ 8:03:10 PM
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From: Lillie Paquette
Date: April 9, 2011 4:10:52 AM PDT
To: Lillie Paquette <
Subject: Re: Back in Egypt!

Sadly, just … [Keep reading >>]

Hosni Mubarak and the Rage Unleashed

Filed under: Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/28/2011 @ 5:33:11 PM
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Jim Dwyer, in Saturday’s NY Times, in a column that will surely not get enough attention, pulls the cover off of a couple of very ugly details in our current … [Keep reading >>]

A Poem from Egypt

Filed under: Middle East | Poetry — by Will Kirkland 02/18/2011 @ 1:06:03 PM
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from The Utopia of Cemeteries

Unpainted walls,
stone filled ground
fragile bones not even able to stand
and my bones are stuck in the middle
I am thinking of a small demonstration
to protest against the … [Keep reading >>]

Gene Sharp: Unknown No More

Filed under: Citizen Action | Nonviolence | Nonviolent Action — by Will Kirkland 02/17/2011 @ 12:49:45 PM
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Anyone in the US with a passing knowledge of nonviolent actions knows the name of Gene Sharp. He’s been a fixture since the 60′s, sometimes derisively, with his lists and … [Keep reading >>]

Workers Honored in Egypt; In the US Not So Much

Filed under: Labor / Unions | Middle East | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 02/16/2011 @ 12:40:57 PM
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The coup de grace that toppled Hosni Mubarak came after tens of thousands of Egyptian workers went on strike beginning last Tuesday. By Friday, when Egypt’s military leaders apparently decided … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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