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Jan25, 2020

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Today is a special, heartbreaking day for everybody who participated in the attempt to liberate Egypt from the yoke of oppression. We tried, and we failed. Our attempt was at first noble, then grew more pathetic, more desperate. We clung to the unworthy, put our hopes in the undeserving, and our dreams slipped through our fingers like so many grains of sand. Our friends got murdered, and we tried...

Ahmed Mohie

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This brave young man went to Tahrir today, holding a sign that says ‘Leave, Sisi”, ‘ thus making him undoubtedly the bravest man in Egypt, if not the world.  Sadly, I fear the worst outcome will follow. I don’t mean arrest (he’s already been arrested) or torture (that’s just a regular given) – I’m afraid that tomorrow morning we’ll see footage...

Goodbye, Gamil Ratib

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Egypt has suffered a great loss today, as Gamil Ratib, a fantastic actor who made many of his roles unforgettable, died at 92. Aside from being a wonderful actor, Gamil was also a kind, gentle, and intelligent human being who stood with the Jan 25th revolution and loathed the massacre committed by Sisi and the military in Rabaa. The day after Mubarak was removed, Gamil warned the revolutionaries...

Fishere’s Dangerous Argument

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I’ve read Ezzedine Fishere’s article describing how the military will eventually relinquish power. I like Fishere, and I’ve liked him since he showed up on my TV screen one day and suggested that the viewers use their remote controls to turn off a lying media. Fishere, at some length, constructs the four pillars of his argument, describing them as such and indicating that since...

Jan 25th, 2018

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We’re the ones who lost. We’re the ones who took to the streets in the hope that if there were enough of us out there, things would change. We’re the ones you saw down from your balconies, the ones you were kind enough to throw water bottles to, and the ones you felt proud to see your son and daughter join. We’re the ones who chanted and got gassed, and we scattered, and...

The Talking Dead

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I am sick of those who, while living in comfort, would seek to rob those who suffer of their opportunity to revolt because they believe that all hope is conspiracy. These condescending idiots are not ‘intelligent’ nor ‘jaded.’ They are simply fatalistic and cowardly. They want you to surrender to what they consider inevitable. They want to justify their own acceptance of oppression. Do not allow...

It’s Right Around The Corner

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You’re impatient. All you have to do is wait. Everything takes time. Give the man a chance.  This has been the chorus, and it arose within months after El Sisi came to office. It’s still there, spoken once in a while by the loyalists, as it was previously played on and on by those who believed the regime would work things out to their interests, one way or another. Those that believed they’d...

Egypt Needs Rehab

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The problems facing Egypt today seem numerous, but that’s an illusion. All these problems are just symptoms of one disease; the military dictatorship that has ruled Egypt for more than 60 years. Today, you closed up the Nadeem Center, an organization devoted to the psychological and legal aid of torture victims. I know some of you will claim that Egypt has no torture. For those, all I can...

Goodbye Mohamed Mahmoud…

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The battle of Mohamed Mahmoud, as it is called, was one of the most important battles of the January revolution, and for several reasons – We had failed, as a people and as a revolutionary community, to defeat the military/Islamist alliance over the March referendum, a referendum that both the state and the media presented as an option between “a roadmap” or “unknown chaos”. It was based on this...

Memories of Revolution

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In 2011, as we walked past Agouza on our march from Mohandessein, people cheered to us from their balconies. Families looked out of their windows and they expressed both pride and joy, young men would stand with their mothers in balconies, and ask them if they could go down and join us in our march, and the mothers would proudly send their sons down to join us, walk with us, chant with us, march...

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