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Amid Egypt's election, Tahrir Square stays relevant (VIDEO)

Amid Egypt's election, Tahrir Square stays relevant (VIDEO) | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's elections have begun amid high turnout and public optimism. But Tahrir Square's protesters are promising to keep the pressure on the country's military rulers.
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Winning Back the Revolution

Winning Back the Revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Most Egyptians want economic recovery, not more protests, according to national Gallup surveys conducted over the past eight months. Do activists have any chance of winning back the street?

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Egypt's Vote Puts Tahrir Square in Perspective

Egypt's Vote Puts Tahrir Square in Perspective | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ordinary Egyptians who have stayed out of the demonstrations of recent weeks turned out in force to cast ballots in the first country's first democratic elections...
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Egypt's elections go smooth amid protests

Egypt's elections go smooth amid protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
People waited in lines that ran hundreds of yards in what many Egyptians regarded as the first free elections in decades.
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Kuwaiti emir to hold crisis meeting after three ministers quit over protests

Kuwaiti emir to hold crisis meeting after three ministers quit over protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Newspaper reports government could resign before demonstration demanding PM resign over corruption allegations...
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Mass rally in Lebanon to denounce Syria, Hezbollah

Mass rally in Lebanon to denounce Syria, Hezbollah | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Tens of thousands of supporters of Lebanon's anti-Syrian opposition gathered in the Sunni stronghold of Tripoli on Sunday to denounce the regime in Damascus and its Shiite ally Hezbollah.

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Ai Weiwei supporters strip off as artist faces 'porn' investigation

Ai Weiwei supporters strip off as artist faces 'porn' investigation | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nude photographs posted in riposte to Chinese police interrogation of videographer for picture of Ai and women naked...
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New Clashes Underscore Standoff in Egypt

New Clashes Underscore Standoff in Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The killing of an unarmed demonstrator threatened to stir up new protests Saturday as Egypt’s military rulers and political parties raced to prepare for potential chaos during the elections scheduled for Monday.
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Tahrir Square stands united after week of bloodshed and betrayal

Tahrir Square stands united after week of bloodshed and betrayal | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Deaths and injuries over past week have served only to harden Egyptian demonstrators' resolve...
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Egypt Military and Protesters Dig In for Tahrir Square Standoff

Egypt Military and Protesters Dig In for Tahrir Square Standoff | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As clashes halted, Egypt’s military rulers vowed to forge ahead with parliamentary elections on Monday despite a week of violence that is certain to tarnish the vote.
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The Second Republic of Tahrir

The Second Republic of Tahrir | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

The ruling military generals in Cairo tried to placate the swelling crowds calling for their ouster today. But as the battles raged, it appears the junta may have already lost the people's trust.

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On Cairo’s Violent Streets, an Untenable Status Quo Meets an Unwritten Future

On Cairo’s Violent Streets, an Untenable Status Quo Meets an Unwritten Future | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With reporting by Abigail Hauslohner / Cairo "Say it, don't be afraid: the military council has to leave," chanted some of the tens of thousands of protesters who thronged Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday night.
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Egyptian protesters reject military's timetable for elections

Egyptian protesters reject military's timetable for elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square to demand immediate exit of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi...
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In Egypt, Will Democratic Legitimacy Trump Military Legitimacy?

In Egypt, Will Democratic Legitimacy Trump Military Legitimacy? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The crucial thing about the elections in Egypt is not so much their outcome. They must be allowed to run their course and produce a credible parliament.
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Egypt's Elections: Has the Muslim Brotherhood Trumped Tahrir Square?

Egypt's Elections: Has the Muslim Brotherhood Trumped Tahrir Square? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The message of the historic Egyptian election, which began Monday with huge crowds turning out to vote in the protest-scarred cities of Cairo and Alexandra, is a simple one: Egypt's immediate political future will not be written in Tahrir Square,...
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Egypt's elections can't be trusted - CNN.com

Egypt's elections can't be trusted - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in charge, Egypt's elections are pointless, say Cynthia P.
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Saudi Arabia Says Four Killed in Unrest in Oil-Rich East

Four people were killed and nine wounded in clashes between Shiite Muslims and Saudi Arabian security forces in the oil-rich Eastern Province, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
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Egypt votes: Shaky 1st step toward democracy

Egypt votes: Shaky 1st step toward democracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands line up for vote which promises to be the fairest and cleanest in Egyptian memory, but uncertainty looms over a divided nation...
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Egypt's elections are a dangerous crossroads, warns military junta

Egypt's elections are a dangerous crossroads, warns military junta | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Head of armed forces warns polls must be successfully implemented and issues warning to 'meddling troublemakers'...
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Tahir Square in Cairo is filled with tear gas, fury and hope

Tahir Square in Cairo is filled with tear gas, fury and hope | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After a week of violence Egyptians make ready for an election they hope will put them on the path away from authoritarian rule and towards democracy...
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Pro-regime rally denounces Egypt's 'enemies'

Pro-regime rally denounces Egypt's 'enemies' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mubarak supporters and revolutionaries unite against Tahrir Square's 'naive' call for junta to cede power...
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Syria's daring actress

Syria's daring actress | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Fadwa Soliman, an Alawite who became an icon in the uprising against Bashar al-Assad, speaks to Al Jazeera from hiding.
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Egypt's generals defy Tahrir protests over elections

Egypt's generals defy Tahrir protests over elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Military junta have defied their critics and declared that national elections will begin as planned in three days' time...
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Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival

Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Corrupt and brutal, Egypt’s police are fighting for survival, writes Ursula Lindsey.
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What's next for Egypt?

What's next for Egypt? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A roundup of Egypt analysis after the mass protests – and harsh crackdown – around Tahrir Square over the past few days. Some democracy supporters advocate delaying next week's elections.
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