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Egyptian military chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks to the people after the coup. Photo from AP. Image from The Telegraph. Post-coup Egypt:The liberals’ slaughterhouse The Egyptian coup, for now, marks a dead end for political Islam, and a vindication … finish reading Tom Hayden : Egypt is the Liberals’ Slaughterhouse
A man in Tahrir Square with his face painted in Egyptian colors. Image from CNN. Egypt’s coup:Progressive or regressive? It is ironic that the military — formerly loathed for upholding the dictatorship for decades, then further reviled during its controversial … finish reading Jack A. Smith : What’s Up With the Egyptian Coup?
Throngs in Cairo celebrate the military’s overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, July 3, 2013. Photo by Amr Nabil / AP. An Arab winter?The coup in Egypt If Morsi couldn’t create a new center, the reason might not have been because he … finish reading Tom Hayden : Does Egyptian Coup Augur an Arab Winter?
Image from Egypt Web. Egypt-Land “Freedom breeze, makes me feel fine;blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind!”1 Before Greece, you were the home of scholars.Before Rome, you were an empire.Before last week, you were slaves. The birth of your society … finish reading VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Egypt-Land
A terrible beauty. Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP.Tahrir Square:A terrible beauty is bornBy Rick Ayers / The Rag Blog / February 13, 2011 All changed, changed utterly:A terrible beauty is born. William Butler Yeats penned those lines after the … finish reading Rick Ayers : ‘Terrible Beauty’ Is Born in Tahrir Square
Roosting chicken from Yesteryear’s NewsWhose side are we on?Our chickens come home to roost The U.S. styles itself a beacon of liberty but has turned its back on the democratic aspirations of human beings in every region of this planet. … finish reading James McEnteer : Our Chickens Will Come Home to Roost
Holding hands: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak welcomes U.S. President George W. Bush to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on June 2, 2003. Photo from AP.By any means necessary:U.S. foreign policy is about getting our way History is rife with examples of U.S. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Foreign Policy ‘By Any Means Necessary’
Cartoon from The English Blog.Mummies and dummies:The Egyptian crisis will only get deeperthanks to lurking economic disaster By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / February 9, 2011 The African journalist Nathanial Manheru chose a quote from French icon Andre … finish reading Danny Schechter : Mummies and Dummies in Egypt
Image from Mystic Journey.Egypt, Beyond the Pyramids Now we are seeing one of the rarest of things — a moment when the people lose their fear of the State. By David McReynolds / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2011 … finish reading David McReynolds : Egypt, Beyond the Pyramids