From the Editors
And if you see a Muslim Brotherhood member Coming to the Square, His Mom’s night will be dark And he will leave the square unhappy (Wlaw shufti ikwan gayyilna el meedan Leilit ummo soda w hayirga3e za3elan). Rami Issam sang his new song – the Ikhwani [Muslim Brotherhood] creature has no place in my Square — three times on Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It was the Friday of reclaiming Tahrir: a square that became the Revolution’s epitome and personality. ...Keep Reading »
“We are not thugs, and we are not criminals.” It is the sentence that every single protester in Mohamed Mahmoud Street used as they began to tell me about the protests that began on 19 November. That day is significant. It is the first anniversary of the “Mohamed Mahmoud Events,” when families and friends of those killed in the Tahrir uprisings of last year gathered to demand justice, and when the police dispersed their peaceful gathering. These anniversary “events” began ...Keep Reading »
Khalil Nakhleh, Globalized Palestine: The National Sell-Out of a Homeland. Trenton, NJ: The Red Sea Press, Inc., 2011. Globalized Palestine: The National Sell-Out of a Homeland explores the rise of a new Palestinian elite that works together with international organizations against the will of the majority of its compatriots. The book’s author, Khalil Nakhleh, worked in the development sector as director of the Welfare Association (a Palestinian organization) for more than ...Keep Reading »
Mayssoun Sukarieh is an independent researcher and an anthropologist who lives in Cairo.