July 8 : Reclaiming the Revolution

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Justice for Martyrs : Maspero 24/6

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Egyptian Doctors – List of Demands

By on May 10, 2011 in Politics | 0 comments

Translated from the original Arabic statement at http://www.edraab.com/?page_id=2 All errors are my own. TEXT: In the last period, Egyptians have suffered from the collapse of the healthcare system and the supremacy of the financial and administrative corruption that has led to the deterioration of health conditions, bad health services, scarcity of vital medical supplies, and the growing disparity between the conditions of our healthcare institutions and international standards of medical quality. Standards that the Egyptian citizen deserves within the context of a decent and comprehensive healthcare system – and which he or she isn’t getting because of a healthcare budget that is far below (not even one third) that guaranteed by international agreements. Our health system gets only 3.6% of then national budget when it’s supposed to get around 15% according to those...

A Light @ The End of The Tunnel?

By on Apr 13, 2011 in Politics | 0 comments

It’s been up and down, and brutal sometimes, and we’ve all found ourselves asking the same question I was asked today by a friend; whose side is the army really on? And just by answering off the cuff, I seem to have formulated some kind of view – and here it is: Army isn’t on OUR side or HIS side, army is on ITS side – or the Supreme Military Council is, at any rate. So sure, they’re his old time buddies, but they’ll sell him out as much as they need to in order to protect themselves from US, meanwhile, they’ll clamp down on US as much and as often as they CAN, in order to AGAIN – protect themselves. You’re confused cause you’re asking WHO are they with? And forgetting the obvious answer: Themselves. It was confusing at first, cause they didn’t HAVE to screw Mubarak and his people too badly, it seemed they could...

What Happened April 8/9 in Tahrir

By on Apr 9, 2011 in Featured, Politics | 0 comments

The choice to commit to a sit-in was not much of a choice. When the dissenting army officers came to Tahrir, their fates were pretty much sealed, and we knew that if they went home, they would pretty much be dead. So whether or not we ‘wanted’ to spend the night in Tahrir, we pretty much realized we had to. The officers had basically thrust their neck out and unless we were there with them, we might as well have hung them dead ourselves. So we decided to stay. At the end of the night there were around 2000 of us at the most, I figure. Unfortunately, our numbers had been dented by the fact that some protesters decided to go protest at the Israeli embassy. I UNDERSTAND why they wanted to do so – because, on principle I agree with them completely – however, KNOWING that the army officers were in Tahrir and that things could escalate, I tweeted some of the embassy...

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