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Forget That It’s Laila…

Laila Soueif has gone on a total hunger strike. Forget that it’s Laila. A mother, whose children are unjustly imprisoned, has gone on a total hunger strike. Never…

Egypt’s Growing Catalog of Absurdities

As an Egyptian in Egypt these days, you get used to absurdity, it starts when you wake up and look at the news, and then frustrates you during…

This Is The Egypt You Have Allowed To Exist

This is the only Egypt your actions have allowed, one in which innocents are sentenced for standing up for their own rights or the rights of others. It…

Egypt’s Opposition – “Islamists”?

Why do many of us still refer to the political opposition and protesters in Egypt as “Islamist”? We use the word regularly, and initially, it made some sort…

A Bomber Called Mariam

They are taken with the woman in her pilot costume, they see her wearing her helmet, in their heads, they consider her as part of an ‘oppressed’ group,…

Starving for Justice

When we speak of the imprisoned protesters in Egypt, many of whom are now, and have been, on a hunger strike, many of us think of the physical…

Another Article Removed by Times of Israel

Earlier today. I saw an article on the Times of Israel titled “Does This War Make Me Look Fat?” – I posted it on Facebook, but then it…

Philip K. Dick on Israel

This is a letter Philip K. Dick wrote in response to Israel’s bombing of the Osirak reactor in Iraq in 1981. It’s worth reading these days because, as with…

Imagine…

Imagine that your country was run by a corporation. Now imagine this corporation has managed to take over at least a third of the country’s assets. Imagine if…

The Colors of Fascism

You have to remember, fascism is not a specific color, but an attitude, and all colors, once they seek to impose themselves, can become fascist. This is why…