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Democracy in revolution: the Mediterranean moment

By showing us the possibility of democracy in revolution, they have ignited a revolution in democracy, one that is redefining the meaning of both terms.

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Egypt's Moussa fears anarchy if transition drags

CAIRO (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Amr Moussa said Wednesday he feared a prolonged transition to civilian rule could plunge Egypt into anarchy caused by spiraling violence and economic hardship.An...
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Egypt's reform leader criticizes military rulers

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top reform leader criticized the country's military rulers Sunday as having too much power and no experience governing, expressing the frustration of many a week after more than 20 Christians were killed when the military broke up their protest in Cairo with force.

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Egypt’s Military Expands Power, Raising Alarms

Egypt’s Military Expands Power, Raising Alarms | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A growing number of lawyers and activists are questioning the willingness of the Egyptian military to ultimately submit to civilian authority.
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Egypt Attempts to Calm Uproar Over Coptic Deaths

Egypt Attempts to Calm Uproar Over Coptic Deaths | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egyptian officials announced they would investigate disputes over the construction of churches as hundreds gathered in Cairo to mourn the Coptic Christians killed on Sunday.
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The Copts Will Fight | The Weekly Standard

The Copts Will Fight | The Weekly Standard | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about Christians, Copts and Egypt from The Weekly Standard, the must read magazine available in online edition.
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Egypt's Embattled Coptic Christians: Enough Is Enough

Egypt's Embattled Coptic Christians: Enough Is Enough | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After government forces allegedly crushed a peaceful protest, Coptic Christians, along with Muslim allies, begin to assess their political options...
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Egypt's Military Steals the Revolution

Egypt's Military Steals the Revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's Arab Spring has led to another cruel dictatorship. The people must take to the streets once again.
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Raw Video: Funerals held for Egypt clash victims - The Washington Post

Raw Video: Funerals held for Egypt clash victims - The Washington Post | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This weekend's sectarian violence has been the worst in Egypt since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February. Dozens of people have been killed. Egypt's Coptic church is blasting authorities for allowing repeated attacks on Christians.
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Democracy activists from North Africa observe election process in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — Activists from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia observed Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday to gain firsthand experience about how to hold the first democratic votes in their countries in decades.
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Riots erupt as Christians protest in Cairo, 6 dead

Riots erupt as Christians protest in Cairo, 6 dead | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes erupted Sunday between Christians protesting over a recent attack on a church and the Egyptian military, leaving six people dead, security and hospital officials said.
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Mubarak and sons detained in Egypt

Mubarak and sons detained in Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Prosecutor orders ex-leader and sons to be held for 15 days as state TV claims they will appear before court next week.
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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak decries 'falsehood, slander and defamation'

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak decries 'falsehood, slander and defamation' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In his first public speech since he was forced from power two months ago, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Sunday that he and his family were victims of a campaign by political enemies seeking to tarnish their reputation by exaggerating their wealth with false charges of corruption.
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Egypt’s souring transition

For the junta, the transition is not and maybe should never be a complete rupture with the old system, inevitably at their expense and a threat to their entrenched economic and social privileges.

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» Egypt’s Top ‘Facebook Revolutionary’ Now Advising Occupy Wall Street

» Egypt’s Top ‘Facebook Revolutionary’ Now Advising Occupy Wall Street | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's top Facebook activist, Ahmed Maher, says he's been giving protest tips to Occupy Wall Street — who cite the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square as a major inspiration.
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Egypt Court Bars Opposition Hopeful

Egypt Court Bars Opposition Hopeful | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
An Egyptian court's move to bar Ayman Nour, a presidential candidate who helped lead the opposition to Egypt's former regime, reinforced activists' suspicions that Egypt's interim government continues to privilege the interests of the ousted...
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Egypt's military rulers criminalize discrimination

Egypt's military rulers criminalize discrimination | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO — Egypt's transitional military rulers have issued a decree prohibiting all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of religion.
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Arab Spring's crisis of moral leadership

An Oct. 9 massacre in Egypt shows why the Arab revolutions need moral leaders, not just mass protests, to keep them on track.
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Arab freedom vs geopolitics: a time of risk | openDemocracy

The Arab spring of 2011 has entered a new phase. In this period, the emerging dangers to the fulfilment of its promise of transformation include the dynamics of inter-state power in the region, says Tarek Osman.

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Fear and Loathing in Christian Cairo - By Monique El-Faizy

Fear and Loathing in Christian Cairo - By Monique El-Faizy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

After a day of brutal violence, my Egyptian Christian family -- and the Coptic community -- is afraid for the future.

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Obama concerned at Egypt violence, urges restraint

Obama concerned at Egypt violence, urges restraint | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama is "deeply concerned" about violence in Egypt, the White House said Monday, calling for minority Copts to be protected and stressing the need for timely elections.

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Copts Criticize Egypt Government Over Killings

Copts Criticize Egypt Government Over Killings | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt’s Coptic Church issues a harsh denunciation of the government, referring to “problems that occur repeatedly and go unpunished.”...
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Twenty three killed as Egyptian Christians, police clash

Twenty three killed as Egyptian Christians, police clash | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Twenty three people were killed in Cairo Sunday, the health ministry said, when Christians, some carrying crosses and pictures of Jesus, clashed with military police in the latest sectarian...
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Analysis: Egypt’s floundering revolution

Analysis: Egypt’s floundering revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

The Muslim Brotherhood and the liberal Wafd party say they will boycott the November 28 election unless emergency laws are repealed.

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Tensions high as Egypt protesters accuse Army of turning on them

Tensions high as Egypt protesters accuse Army of turning on them | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters continued to occupy Cairo's Tahrir Square Sunday, one day after the Army – until now seen the guardian of the revolution – appeared to have fired live rounds into crowds, killing at least one protester.
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