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The Alternatives You Ignored

A few points need to be made here. First of all, I find it at least a bit strange when people refer to me as part of a ‘you’ that they…

The Hamdeen Argument

The summer of 2011 must’ve been an incredible time for Hamdeen Sabbahi. He was one of the darlings of the revolution, known as a left-leaning Nasserist (whatever that…

Egypt : Injustice & Dissolution

There is one thing clearly at the root of Egypt’s current dissolution as a ‘state’, and it is the absolute absence of justice. The police force, at best, is…

Egypt : It’s a Matter of Opinion

So, finally – when their lackluster attempts at reason fall apart, they tell you it’s just a difference of opinion, and that it’s okay to disagree. So yeah,…

Egypt & The Delusion of Liberty

There was nothing ‘progressive’ about Nasser and his officer’s. The only progressive one in the bunch was Mohamed Naguib, whose prestige they used to legitimize the coup –…

On Sisi’s Latest Speech –

Sisi basically told people that Egypt ‘cannot afford healthcare’. So basically, if you get sick, just die quietly anddon’t complain about it. In this incredible Shades-of-Morsi speech, he…

Egypt: The Regime’s Oppression Cannot Last

The Egyptian people are used to disappointment. Anybody who can see the outside world, or who was alive and conscious before or during Nasser knows that our trajectory has been going downhill. There is one generation that you’ll generally find most antithetical to the revolution, and that is the quinquagenarians. They’ve had it tough, all they know is military rule and disappointment, but the real tragedy is that many of them literally do not know any better. This, for them, is the best of all possible Egypts.

Mohammed Saeed’s Torture Testimony

This is a translation of the post by Mohammed Saeed in which he recounts what happened to him after he was arrested by the police on January 8th,…

Our Faith in Humanity

We talk about losing faith in humanity, because we see and do terrible things. But think of what that means. What are we comparing humanity to, in order…

Egypt: The Choices We Make

Perhaps one of the biggest changes we’ll all felt since Jan 25, 2011 is – the euphoria, and the burden of – choice. Will you go down? What…