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Egypt: scattered thoughts on a counter-revolutionary moment - Open Democracy

Egypt: scattered thoughts on a counter-revolutionary moment - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The euphoric, Bakhtinian, carnivalesque and dramaturgical moment of January 2011, which caught the attention of numerous observers and which lasted for almost four years, seems to have withered away. ...
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Egypt, Libya, and ISIS - The New Yorker

Egypt, Libya, and ISIS - The New Yorker | real utopias | Scoop.it
With Egypt’s air strikes in Libya, the international war against ISIS has widened.
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Rage against the regime: The hip-hop artists spearheading Egypt’s underground social revolution

Rage against the regime: The hip-hop artists spearheading Egypt’s underground social revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
Bold young artists are using their voices to preserve and spread a message about the country's social and cultural revolution.
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Interview: bread, freedom and social justice - Open Democracy

Interview: bread, freedom and social justice - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The authors of Bread, Freedom and Social Justice discuss the lessons of the past few years for the labour movement and political activism in Egypt, so that we can move forward.
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Egypt: Revolution Versus the Counterrevolution in the Age of Social Media

Egypt: Revolution Versus the Counterrevolution in the Age of Social Media | real utopias | Scoop.it
On Saturday, November 30, 2014, an Egyptian judge dropped all charges against former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak.  Mubarak, with US government military and political support, had presided over nearly three decades of martial law and repression.
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Egypt's June 30 'revolution,' one year later - Al-Monitor

Egypt's June 30 'revolution,' one year later - Al-Monitor | real utopias | Scoop.it


Moreover, the economic and social situation deteriorated. All these factors contributed to growing opposition to their rule and paved the way for the June 30 Revolution.

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The Egyptian Revolution: Three Years and Counting - The Real News Network

The Egyptian Revolution: Three Years and Counting - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it

It's been three years of tumultuous activity and protests and demonstrations in Egypt. Recently it has resulted in an election. Yet, if you were looking at the mainstream media and how it's covered the elections, you will see that they have described it as a success story.




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Amid crackdown, Egypt workers go on strike

Amid crackdown, Egypt workers go on strike | real utopias | Scoop.it

SUEZ, Egypt — Strikes staged by thousands of Egyptian workers for higher wages and better working conditions in recent months are setting the stage for a possible confrontation between the impoverished laborers and a new president after elections this spring.

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Egypt: Tariq Ramadan & Slavoj Zizek - Riz Khan - Al Jazeera English

Egypt: Tariq Ramadan & Slavoj Zizek - Riz Khan - Al Jazeera English | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Muslim scholar and philosopher discuss the power of popular dissent and the limits of peaceful protest.
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The Egyptian counter revolution: the Gulf connection - Open Democracy

The Egyptian counter revolution: the Gulf connection - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it

Egypt, with its vast demographic, cultural, as well as military weight, plays a pivotal role in the future of the Arab World. The direction that the Egyptian revolution takes will not only affect Egypt, but will have a wider impact regionally on the dynamics of the Middle East. 

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Will this revolution actually social progress?

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A Revolution Unraveled: Abdullah al-Arian on Egypt After Morsi - Truth-Out

A Revolution Unraveled: Abdullah al-Arian on Egypt After Morsi - Truth-Out | real utopias | Scoop.it


His research interests include Islamic social movements, globalization and the Muslim world and US policy toward the Middle East.

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From Egypt to Ukraine, Social Media Now Allows You to Share Revolution - Institutional Investor (subscription)

From Egypt to Ukraine, Social Media Now Allows You to Share Revolution - Institutional Investor (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it
From Egypt to Ukraine, Social Media Now Allows You to Share Revolution Institutional Investor (subscription) (Just as, in a different context, the groundbreaking 2008 Obama campaign drummed up support from young voters through shiny, cost-effective...
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Noam Chomsky Obama Supported Mubarak Till The End! - YouTube

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Regarding Copyright Law Any video from our channel may or may not at any time contain in full or in part, a series or multiple series of de... (Noam Chomsky Obama Supported Mubarak Till The End!
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Morsi Charged with Terrorism as Egyptian Military Widens Crackdown on Journalists, Activists

Morsi Charged with Terrorism as Egyptian Military Widens Crackdown on Journalists, Activists | real utopias | Scoop.it
Egypt’s top public prosecutor has announced charges against ousted President Mohamed Morsi for conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts and destabilize the country. The charges carry the death penalty.
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People’s power vital for participatory democracy

People’s power vital for participatory democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it

As you read this article, a series of people-power explosions of different magnitudes are taking on regimes that claim to be democratic or working towards democracy. While Thailand and Ukraine have been witnessing huge demonstrations for the past few weeks with protesters accusing their governments of betraying their trust, in Egypt public protests in Cairo and several universities continue in defiance of the harsh measures taken by the military-backed interim regime which seeks legitimacy on the pretext that it is working to bring democracy.

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Social media after Egypt's revolution

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Where are the youth of the Egyptian revolution? - Middle East Monitor

Where are the youth of the Egyptian revolution? - Middle East Monitor | real utopias | Scoop.it

How and why did the Egyptian revolution evolve from a struggle of the youth and the people to an elitist concern? What must we do to restore the role of the youth and people together? It may be best to try to find out where the youth succeeded prior to the January 25th Revolution and why; and where they failed.

 

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Transitions: Egypt's Got 99 Problems, But US Aid Ain't One - Foreign Policy (blog)

Transitions: Egypt's Got 99 Problems, But US Aid Ain't One - Foreign Policy (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Foreign Policy (blog) Transitions: Egypt's Got 99 Problems, But US Aid Ain't One Foreign Policy (blog) If the United States is serious about pushing the Egyptian government toward a more participatory mode of rule, and if aid must be the weapon of...
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Noam Chomsky on Egypt, The Muslim Brotherhood and Palestine

The West prefers Egypt under military rule to control by a democratically elected candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood, linguist and political scholar Noam Chomsky told a full audience hosted by the MIT Egyptian Student Association on October 4th

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Chomsky: No one can alienate the Muslim Brotherhood

Chomsky: No one can alienate the Muslim Brotherhood | real utopias | Scoop.it
He acknowledged that a large crowd took to the streets on June 30th to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood, but what happened thereafter was definitely a military coup. He told the audience that he feels that the people of Egypt have been divided by the belief that the military leadership is committed to defending them against the Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood's political decisions could be criticised, said Chomsky, but one cannot ignore the movement because "it is part of the people". That's yet another reason, he added, for the coup leaders not to claim that they are acting on behalf of "the people" of Egypt. - See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/americas/7834-chomsky-no-one-can-alienate-the-muslim-brotherhood#sthash.AWlknuVU.dpuf
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Live webcast: Q&A on Egypt with Noam Chomsky

The Egyptian Student Association at MIT presents: Q&A on Egypt with Noam Chomsky. Egypt has undergone many cycles of change in the past couple of years, and ...
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Egypt’s Atheists Struggle for Full Citizenship Rights

Egypt’s Atheists Struggle for Full Citizenship Rights | real utopias | Scoop.it
Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution that extend rights to religious minorities have angered both Muslims and Christians.
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BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egyptian workers occupy factory

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egyptian workers occupy factory | real utopias | Scoop.it

Thousands of workers have taken control of one of Egypt's biggest state-owned textile factories in a continuing protest over pay and work conditions.


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Egypt, a parallel struggle and the lessons for SA - News24

Egypt, a parallel struggle and the lessons for SA - News24 | real utopias | Scoop.it

“Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed against him must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process. Colonies must be obtained or planted, in order that no useful corner of the world may be overlooked or left unused”.

 
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When Seeing Is Belonging: The Photography of Tahrir Square - Creative Time Reports

When Seeing Is Belonging: The Photography of Tahrir Square - Creative Time Reports | real utopias | Scoop.it

Photographs of Cairo’s Midan Tahrir (Tahrir Square) taken on the “Friday of Victory,” a week after a popular uprising forced President Hosni Mubarak to relinquish power, represent a better tomorrow—the birth of a new Egypt. These images portray Liberation Square as an oasis of peace and justice, a paradise regained, an icon of freedom and renewed Egyptian identity. Have these photos of Tahrir Square replaced those of the pyramids as the ultimate Egyptian cliché?

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation