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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (December 2012)

[ ["Down with the rule of the [Muslim Brotherhood General] Guide," reads a sign by the Presidential Palace on 31 December 2012. Photo by Gigi Ibrahim]

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].

Labor Representation in Post-Mubarak Egypt: An Interview with the Late Samer Soliman
The audio and the text of an interview from September 2011 with the late Samer Soliman on the labor movement in Egypt.

Sons of Beaches: How Alexandria's Ideological Battles Shape Egypt
Amro Ali argues that Alexandria is the vanguard city of socio-political developments in Egypt.

Call for Applicants: Building Knowledge in Media Policy for Arab Countries in Transition (Cairo, 12-21 March 2013)
AUC announces third round of training for members of civil society, journalists, and media professionals.

Egypt’s Anti-Freedom Constitution: The Borhami Video
Sheikh Yasser Borhami’s scandalous video, in which he admits that the constitution was drafted in such a way as to allow loopholes to circumvent non-Islamist demands.

اقتصاد مصر بين المُفْلِسين والمُفَلِّسين
Wael Gamal talks about the imminent bankruptcy of Egypt.

A New Judicial Moment in Egypt
Atef Said says that the silence of the Independence Current in the Egyptian Judiciary over the encroachment of the regime means that its collapse has come.

Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum Results
Rayna Stamboliyska offers a short commentary of the referendum results.

ملف من الأرشيف: أحمد فؤاد نجم
This week’s “File from the Archives” is dedicated to Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm.

Samer Soliman, Prominent Academic and Activist, Dies at Forty-Four
An obituary for Samer Soliman, professor, activist, and founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination Movement

Egypt's Draft Constitution in Focus: Torture
Mosireen’s video about the lack of provisions in the new constitution against the use of torture.

Jadaliyya Page on Egypt's Constitutional Referendum
An overview of Jadaliyya’s coverage of the constitutional referendum.

من القاهرة الجميلة - الجزء الرابع
The fourth part of Amro Eletrebi’s article describing his feelings about protests and the city of Cairo.

Say “Yes” to the Revolution
An English translation of Mohamed Adam’s letter to his parents on why to vote “No” at the referendum.

The Severed Branches of Local Government
Aaron Jakes says the new constitution does not resolve the problems with local governance that Egypt is suffering from.

Egypt's Draft Constitution in Focus: Freedom of Expression
Mosireen’s video of leading Egyptian editors and journalists discussing the provisions for freedom of expression in the new constitution.

قولوا نعم للعيش والحرية والعدالة الاجتماعية
Mohamed Adam writes in a letter to his parents why they have to vote “No” at the constitutional referendum.

Egypt’s Draft Constitution in Focus – The Role of the Army [Video]
Mosireen’s video with political researcher Ibrahim El Houdaiby and Hossam Bahgat, Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, talking about the role of the army as set by the new constitution.

The Battle for Sinai
Al-Jazeera’s Fault Lines explores the ongoing uprising in Sinai and its national and regional consequences.

Morsi's Democracy Devoid of Press and Media Freedoms
Seifeldin Fawzy talks about the recent rising trend of harassing and intimidating journalists in Egypt using different tactics, including legislation.

Egypt’s Draft Constitution in Focus: Labor Rights [Video]
Mosireen’s video with Fatma Ramadan, independent trade unions official, and Ahmad Sayed Al-Naggar, economist at Al-Ahram Center, discussing labor rights in the new constitution.

الطائفة الشرطية وحكومة الرئيس مرسي: تحالف يقوم على رؤية أمنوقراطية للدولة
Karim Ennarah says that the current government has entered a ruling coalition with the police and the army.

Year Three
At the anniversary of Muhammad Bouazzizi’s self-immolation, Mouin Rabbani writes about the directions the Arab Spring is taking in different countries in the region.

الأقباط وصراع السلطة على الأحوال الشخصية
An Arabic translation of Paul Sedra’s article on the changing attitudes of the Church towards the Personal Status issue.

الواقع يرفض بديلكم الوحيد
Wael Gamal criticizes the continuing trend on the Egyptian political scene to present certain decisions or political forces as “the only choice.”

A Faraway Neighbor
Jihad Abaza describes his trip to Gaza with the delegation of Egyptian activists during the recent Israeli attack on the strip.

Remembering Emad Effat
The murdered preacher’s wife, Nashwa Abdel-Tawab, still mourns her husband.

China Central Television Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Hesham Sallam on Egyptian Constitutional Referendum
Jadaliyya’s Hesham Sallam says the current fight in Egyptian society is not about the nature of the state, but about fulfilling the goals of the January 25 Revolution.

Morsi's Sins beyond the Constitution
Dina Amer interviews Egyptians from different walks of life about the constitution and concludes there is a general sense of alienation among them from politics.

ElBaradei’s Gandhi Moment?
Linda Herrera, Magdy Alabady, and Adel Iskandar compare Mohamed ElBaradei to Gandhi and elaborate on the former’s limitations as an opposition leader in Egypt.

The State of Egypt Today: Political Protests and Freedom of Press
An interview with Adel Iskander about the way recent events are affecting freedom of expression in Egypt.

من القاهرة الجميلة - الجزء الثالث
The third part of Amro Eletrebi’s piece on his experience during protests in Cairo.

ملف من الأرشيف: الشيخ إمام
From Jadaliyya’s new initiative with Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir, a profile of Egypt’s famous composer and singer Sheikh Imam.

Morsi Past the Point of No Return
Hesham Sallam situates the confrontations between the Muslim Brotherhood and its opponents in the relationship between the residency, the Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau, and the deep state.

Al-Masry Al-Youm Goes Inside the Brotherhood's Torture Chambers
A first-hand journalistic account of how Muslim Brotherhood members treated anti-Morsi protesters that they apprehended during clashes on December 5.

Twenty-One Egyptian Rights Organizations Urge Egyptian President to Prevent Civil War
The statement of twenty-one rights organizations calling on the president to launch an investigation into the clashes and cancel the referendum and constitutional declaration.

Violent Clashes at Cairo’s Roxy Square and Beyond, Up Close in Photo and Video
The account of Jadaliyya’s Bassam Haddad of the clashes on 5 December in front of the presidential palace.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Militias in Action: A Firsthand Account
Wael Eskander narrates his experience on 5 December as Morsi supporters clashed with anti-Morsi protesters.

Tahrir at Midnight: Protesting the Constitutional Decree
Bassam Haddad and Ziad Abu-Rish describe the atmosphere at Tahrir Square on 5 December.

عن دولة ملوك الطوائف في مصر
Ashraf El-Sherif says that Egypt has plunged into factional strife and is failing to lay the foundations of a democratic regime.

الدستور والصراع الاجتماعي السياسي بعد الثورة في مصر
Ahmed Tohami traces the current crisis over the constitutional declaration and the draft constitution.

Uncle Morsy
Sarah Carr talks about the pro-Morsi rally on 30 November and her decision to vote for Mohamed Morsi during the presidential elections last June.

من القاهرة الجميلة الجزء الثاني
The second part of Amro Eletrebi’s piece on his experience in the clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud.

Those Who Have Tahrir Square Have the Revolution: Egyptians Between Squares
Mayssoun Sukarieh describes Tahrir Square during the first major anti-Morsi demonstration after the announcement of the new constitutional declaration.

Opposition Set to March on Presidential Palace Against Morsi Decrees
The newly-formed National Salvation Front calls for a march on the presidential palace to protest the presidential constitutional declaration and the Constituent Assembly.

Copts and the Power over Personal Status
Paul Sedra discusses the significance of Article 3 of the draft constitution, which gives Copts the right to be governed by Christian law in personal status matters.

The Draft Constitution: Some Controversial Stipulations
Lina Attalah outlines the main debates over the draft constitution, including articles that infringe on civil rights, union rights and military and interior ministry prerogatives.

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