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Egypt on Jadaliyya: June 2012 Edition

[On June 29th, President Mohamed Morsi adressed the thousands of Egyptians staying in Tahrir Square. Image originally posted to Flickr by Johnathan Rashad.] [On June 29th, President Mohamed Morsi adressed the thousands of Egyptians staying in Tahrir Square. Image originally posted to Flickr by Johnathan Rashad.]

This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to [click “Submissions” on the main page for more information].

Egypt’s Elections under Military Rule: Join Our Resistance to the Counter-Revolution

A call to boycott the presidential elections on ground that it is poised to legitimize the military rule in Egypt.

Anti-Shafiq Protest in Tahrir
Hossam El-Hamalawy photographs Tahrir Square protests organized to speak against the results of the first round of the presidential election.

The Missing Ikhwan and An Electorate Split in Three
Ellis Goldberg analyzes the results of the first round of the presidential election and the surprises it brought.

Saeeds of Revolution: De-Mythologizing Khaled Saeed
An extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding Khaled Saeed’s death.

Beejo and Oum Loubna: About Mubarak (In both Arabic and English)
Al-Arabi Al-Hor peeks into the lives and attitudes of working class Egyptians through interviews with Beejo and his family.

Tahrir Protests Continue (Photos and Video)
Photos and a video from 2 June 2012 protests against Ahmed Shafiq running in the second round of the presidential elections.

On Mubarak's Trial, Presidential Elections, and the Return to Tahrir: An Interview with Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Sharif Abdel Kouddous comments on the current political situation linking the implications of the Mubarak trial and two upcoming constitutional cases to the electoral battle between Ahmed Shafiq and Mohamed Morsi.

Protests in Tahrir; Drones in Turkey's Skies
Interviews with journalist Ahmed Shokr on the political implication of the Mubarak trial and with research Burhan Althuran on Turkey’s plan to buy drones from the US.

Roundtable: The Presidential Poll, Unpacked
Jadaliyya organizes a roundtable of activists and journalists to discuss the upcoming run-off of the presidential elections.

The Revolution's Barometer
The layers of murals on Mohamed Mahmud Street reflect the changing political situation in Egypt.

The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt
Arang Keshavarzian’s book reviews an edited volume of MERIP essays written before the Jan 25 Revolution.

Experts: Court Rulings Constitute a Blow to Civilian Forces
The Constitutional Court pronounces the Parliament and the Isolation Law, sparking widespread concern of a military coup.

SCAF Assumes Parliament Powers, Right to Elect Constituent Assembly: Legal Experts
Ahmed Shafiq continues in the presidential race, as the Parliament is dissolved and the military council assumes legislative and executive powers.

The Troubled Revolutionary Path in Egypt: A Return to the Basics
Hossam El-Hamalawy gives 10 reasons why the recent political events, including the dissolution of the Parliament, should not be branded a military coup.

The Constitutional Court Rulings and Counter-Revolution in Egypt: An Interview with Lina Attalah
In an interview with Jadaliyya Lina Attalah talks about the options the revolutionary activists have after recent rulings of the Constitutional Court.

A Third Bloc?
Amr Abdulrahman says it is too early to celebrate the birth of a third bloc because it has not yet solidified, nor are its opponents defeated.

Mursi, Shafiq or Boycott: A Voters Guide to Egypt's Presidential Runoff
Bassem Sabry describes the arguments and against the options Egyptians voters will have for the presidential runoff.

A Fork in The Road for Egypt's Political Forces: Who Will They Choose?
Political parties have to decide who to support in the runoff between Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq.

Many Egyptians Skip the Polls, Out of Hopelessness or Protest
Having lost faith in the electoral process, many Egyptians choose not to vote in the runoff.

First Day of Presidential Runoffs Reflects Egypt’s Troubled Transition
Noha El-Hennawy reflects on the rising tension accompanying the second round of presidential elections.

Open Letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei
In an open letter, Youssef Rakha thanks Mohamed ElBaradei and asks him for a new direction.

Latest Egyptian Presidential Vote Count [Updated]
Updated results for the second round of the presidential elections.

Egypt's Emergent Passive Revolution
Cihan Tugal argues that the political divides in Egypt run not along religious lines but along commitment to the revolutionary goals.

Islamists Threaten SCAF with New Revolution
Essam El-Arian says the Muslim Brotherhood will organize protests against the court decision to dissolve the Parliament.

Mursi, Shafiq Campaigns Both Claim Victory in Egypt Presidency Race
Campaigns of both candidates proclaim victory, while the Electoral Commission denies allegations of fraud.

Presidential Election Results to be Announced Sunday
After a week-long delay, the Electoral Commission says that results will be announced on Sunday, after going through hundreds of appeals.

Mona El-Ghobashy on Egyptian Election and its Aftermath; Sinan Antoon Reads Mahmoud Darwish
In interviews for Jadaliyya Mona El Ghobashy, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, comments on the election runoff; and Sinan Antoon reads from a recent translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s prose poems.

The Egyptian Revolution, One Year On
Reem Abou-El-Fadl reports on one of the first academic conferences on the Egyptian Revolution convened at Oxford University.

Egyptian Military Source: 'SCAF Won't Let Brotherhood Seize Power'
A military source says that SCAF will not give up power before a constitution is passed.

Shafiq To Be Named President on Sunday, Claim Govt Sources
Government officials convince diplomats that Ahmed Shafiq will win the runoff.

Islamists Dominate Tahrir Sit-In Against SCAF
Thousands come to protest the new constitutional declaration and the dissolution of the Parliament.

Recalling the Past: The Battle over History, Collective Memory and Memorialization in Egypt
Various forces struggle to lay their hands on collective memory of the past year and a half.

A Deal Could Be Reached to End Current Confrontation: SCAF, Brotherhood Sources
As announcement of election results is delayed, the military council and the Muslim Brotherhood negotiate secretly a political deal for power sharing.

Elections Commission to Announce Presidential Poll Result on Sunday at Three Pm
The head of the elections commission is to announce the presidential elections results on Sunday.

Shafiq Supporters Demonstrate Against Brotherhood
A day before the announcement of the results, pro-Shafiq protesters come out in Nasr City.

Elections Commission: Morsy is President
Electoral commission releases official results; Morsy wins by 51.7 percent.

And The Winner Is...
Despite Mohamed Morsi’s victory in the presidential elections, political and decision-making power remains in the hands of the Egyptian military.

The Politics of Image: The Bedouins of South Sinai
Mai Serhan discusses the various images of the Bedouins that have been invented and reinvented, as different forces took hold of the reins of power in Egypt.

In Search of a New Political Language
Despite the significant gains during the first round of the presidential elections, candidates and their supporters who have been described as the “third bloc” fail to overcome the barrier of stagnant political ideas.


In Arabic:


حيرة واشنطن بين شفيق ومرسي
Mohammed El-Menshawiysays the US is facing a difficult choice of who of the two runoff candidates, Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, to support.


واحد مننا.. واحد يشبه برنامجه
Hani Masri explains why Hamdeen Sabahy was so successful in the first round of the presidential elections.

ماذا بعد انتخابات الرئاسة؟
Ahmed Ezzat predicts that after the revolution the new president will be in the shadow of the military council and a new mass protest movement will arise.

أنور عبد الملك الذي أرّقته النهضة
The article commemorates the late Egyptian writer Anwar Abd El-Malek.

من وأد الإله إلى ختان الحق
Ahmad Alwasel says the Egyptian society has perpetrated cultural, social, political and economic circumcision of women which today results in silence of sexual harassment.

ملاحظات أولية حول الإعلان الدستوري المكمل
Hani Sayed argues that the control given by the new declaration to the Constitutional Court over the constitution-writing process are more worrisome than the powers acquired by the military council.

الشرعية الثورية: كيف تحل مكان شرعية القضاء والدستور؟
Mohamed Bamyeh urges for the return to the principles of revolutionary legitimacy.

لماذا تعثرت الثورة المصرية؟
Amr Osman says the Egyptian Revolution has stalled because it failed during the negotiation stage.


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