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“Updated: Bahaa El-Din offered Egypt`s PM job, ElBaradei set to be appointed VP”
Political forces reach a consensus for the leading positions of the new cabinet.
“Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed”
A detailed account of the events leading up to the army’s decision to act and depose Mohamed Morsi.
“Sources reveal deliberations over filling Egypt`s prime minister post”
Al-Nour Party opposes premiership given to Mohamed ElBaradei.
“After the Coup in Cairo”
The WSJ suggests that Egypt would be “lucky” if they get a general like Augusto Pinochet to lead the country.
“Egypt`s Morsi, Brotherhood leaders to be interrogated for `Jan 25 Revolution crimes`”
Prosecutor-general orders questioning of Muslim Brotherhood members about killings of protesters.
“Coptic priest killed in Sinai”
A church priest is killed in a drive-by shooting in Al-Arish.
“Court exonerates activists”
Ahmed Doma, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, and Nawara Negm acquitted to charges of inciting violence against the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Truth in numbers: How much legitimacy is legitimate?”
Ahram Online presents a comparative summary of numbers of recent electoral procedures and the Tamarod campaign.
“Doma released from custody”
Egyptian activists Ahmed Doma who was arrested for insulting the president and inciting violence in front of the Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Moqattam is released.
“Prominent Egyptian Liberal Says He Sought West’s Support for Uprising”
Mohamed ElBaradei justifies arrests of Muslim Brothers and shutting down of sympathizing channels with precautions the security forces are taking.
“This is not a coup, but the will of Egypt`s people”
Amira Nowaira says that the military would not have intervened if there weren’t millions of people in the streets.
“Egypt tense after night-long clashes"
Pro- and anti-Morsi protesters clash in Cairo, as the former claim first victims of army fire.
“Clashes erupt near Cairo`s Tahrir Square”
Pro- and anti-Morsi protesters face off on 6th of October Bridge in downtown Cairo, while clashes continue in the rest of the country.
“Egypt`s military denies political arrests”
Military spokesman says that the military was not involved in political arrests, including of Islamists.
“We will not negotiate before Morsi is freed: Badei”
Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide says that Morsi’s supporters are ready to die for him.
“Mansour issues first constitutional declaration”
The constitutional declaration dissolves the Shura Council and appoints head of general intelligence Mohamed Raafat Shehata as security advisor to the provisional president.
“Egypt army opens fire on pro-Morsi protesters”
Army denies claims that it started shooting at a crowd of pro-Morsi protesters in front of military barracks in Cairo.
“Qatar says supports will of the Egyptian people - al Jazeera TV”
Qatar vows to continue respecting Egyptian people’s will.
“Egypt’s second revolution: Questions of legitimacy”
Former Ahram Online chief editor Hani Shukrallah says Western media and US government calling the events in Egypt a military coup shows their contempt for the popular revolution.
“Egypt’s coup de quoi!?”
Khaled Diab says that the deposition of Mohamed Morsi was not a military coup.
“The Egyptian army acted to limit the revolution, not to lead it”
The Egyptian army acted to prevent deepening of popular mobilization, which could have threatened the power structures of the state, writes John Rees.
“Egypt`s National Salvation Front: It is not a coup”
The National Salvation Front says that it is against the exclusion of Islamists from the political process in Egypt.
“Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Arrested”
A number of Muslim Brotherhood officials are put on a no-fly list while others get arrest warrants.
“Egypt`s military shuts down news channels”
Al-Jazeera Mubasher and Islamist channels are taken off air in the aftermath of Mohamed Morsi’s deposition.
“Live updates: Morsi ousted; head of constitutional court to take over Egypt presidency"
Ahram Online’s overview of the events of 3 June and the deposition of Mohamed Morsi.
“Egypt military deploys across country”
The army secures key locations in the capital and main cities in the country.
“Rope-a-dope: The strategy of Egypt`s puppet masters”
Walter Armbrust comments on the current situation in Egypt through the dubious character of Tawfiq ‘Ukasha.
“Egypt`s Morsi defies calls to step down, offers opposition partial concessions”
The embattled Egyptian president offers the opposition a new government and parliamentary elections within 6 months.
“Egypt remains in political deadlock as military deadline looms”
Clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi forces in Cairo, Alexandria, Qalioubiya, Giza, Daqahliya, Damietta and Fayoum leave dozens dead and hundreds injured.
“A host of roadmaps: Opposition, Islamists & Army propose ways out of Egypt crisis”
Different solutions are proposed for the current political deadlock in Egypt.
“Egypt`s protesters aren`t the ones betraying democracy”
Sara Khorshid debunks the democratic legitimacy myth of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“It`s not just Morsi, it`s the entire political class”
Christian Donath argues that Egypt does not need technocrats but real politicians with a charisma and ability to build broad coalitions.
“Three questions on Egypt: Three radical scenarios and one viable option”
Marwan Bishara says the only viable option for Egypt’s exit from the current crisis is a wider political dialogue with between equals, including both political parties and civil society.
“Obama needs to support democracy, oppose a coup in Egypt”
The Washington Post criticizes the Obama administration handling of the Egyptian crisis and calls on the president to make clear that the US is against a military coup in the country.
“Egypt’s “Revocouption” and the future of Democracy on the Nile”
Juan Cole proposes a new term to tackle the recent events in Egypt.
“Obama needs to support democracy, oppose a coup in Egypt”
The Washington Post says that the Obama administration should not allow the US to be blamed for the events in Egypt.
“Egypt: Sexual assaults on women protestors continuing amid the political turmoil”
Violent attacks on women on Tahrir Square persist, as authorities continue to ignore the problem.
“Egypt military gives political forces 48 hours to resolve crisis”
The army leadership issues a statement giving an ultimatum of 48 hours for the people’s demands to be fulfilled.
“Army denies “coup” claims”
Spokesperson for the Military Colonel Ahmed Ali says the statement of the army aims to push political forces to quickly reach a solution to the current crisis.
“Egypt army ultimatum hailed by opposition, sparks Islamist protests”
Pro-Morsi supporters take to the streets, while Salafist Al-Nour Party decides to back the opposition and call for early presidential elections.
“Pro-Morsi marches reported in Cairo, governorates; rival marchers clash in Suez”
Thousands of supporters of the president come out in Giza, Minya, Arish and Port Said.
“Has democracy lost in Egypt?”
Larbi Sadiki says that both former President Morsi and the opposition have failed in the democratic process.
“King of the ashes in Egypt”
Abdullah Al-Arian says that within Egypt’s opposition only a small group of revolutionaries have stayed against pro-Mubarak forces or military rule.
“Tahrir Square erupts in joy after Egypt army statement”
Anti-Morsi Protesters in Tahrir Square welcome army’s declaration of its intent to intervene in the current situation in Egypt.
Opantish anti-harassment activists says the campaign received by far the most reports of sexual harassment on 30 June.
“BREAKING: Egypt court upholds removal of Prosecutor-General Abdullah”
Court ruling says Morsi-appointed prosecutor-general Talaat Abdullah.
“ن يكتمل الفرح بانتصار الإرادة الشعبية وبإصرار الشعب على استكمال ثورته”
One of the first statements of Egypt’s new prime minister posted on Facebook.
“الإسعاف»:« 74وفاة» حصيلة الاشتباكات بين مؤيدي ومعارضي «مرسى» خلال 4 أيام»”
Clashes between opponents and supporters of Morsi leave seventy-four dead in four days.
“بالصور..ضبط المتهم بإلقاء الأطفال من أعلى سطح أحد العقارات بسيدى جابر”
Alexandrian police arrest man suspected of pushing children from the top of a building during clashes in the port city.
“فيديو خطير : الاخوان المسلمون في مصر يرمون الشباب من اعلى السطوح”
Video showing alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters pushing children off the top of a building.
Fahmy Howeidy warns against the dangers of the Egyptian society succumbing to hatred and approving of political isolation.
“أحمد الشحرى يكتب: الانقلاب على الشرعية”
Ahmed Al-Shahri says that the first elected president of Egypt was overthrown to satisfy the goals of the remnants of the previous regime and to pacify some fanatic Copts.
“بالصور والفيديو.. تفجير خط الغاز بالعريش للمرة الأولى منذ عام”
The gas pipeline to Israel gets attacked for the first time in a year.
“بالفيديو.. القبض علي العاملين بقناة الناس وخالد عبد الله.. وتسويد شاشات مصر25 والحافظ والرحمة”
A video of the arrest of TV host Khalid Abdullah as the channel Al-Nas is shut down by security forces.
“مصدر أمني: القبض على سعد الكتاتني ورشاد بيومي”
A security source says that Muslim Brotherhood leaders Sa’d Al-Katatny and Rashad Bayoumi are arrested.
“عدلي منصور.. الرجل ``الغامض`` رئيسًا لمصر”
A short biography of Adly Mansour, who was inaugurated as interim president after the deposition of Mohamed Morsi.
“مرسي على «يوتيوب»: أنا الرئيس المنتخب لمصر واحترام الشرعية واجب على الجميع”
Mohamed Morsi sends a Youtube message to his supporters saying he is still the elected president of Egypt.
“محمد عبد القدوس يكتب: إلى جبهة الإنقاذ: ماذا قدمتم لمصر؟”
Mohamed Abd Al-Quddos asks the National Salvation Front what political alternative they can offer to the Egyptians.
“نادي ضباط الشرطة يؤكد تضامنه مع القوات المسلحة لحماية مقدرات الشعب”
The Police Officers’ Club announces its solidarity with the army to protect the people.
“الجماعة الإسلامية تعليقًا على بيان الجيش: نرفض سيطرة أي فصيل على الشعب”
Al-Gama’a Al-Islaimiyya rejects the ultimatum of the army.
“مصدر رئاسي: فشل تفاوض الرئيس والجيش بسبب "الجماعة".. ومرسي لم يعد رئيسًا منذ الساعة السابعة"
Negotiations between the armed forces and the Mohamed Morsi’s presidency fail.
Amr Taher argues that the Muslim Brotherhood has fallen victim of its own disregard for the will of the people.
“الدعوة السلفية و«النور»: نطالب بـ«انتخابات رئاسية مبكرة» منعًا لحرب أهلية”
Al-Da’wa Al-Salafiyya and its political arm, Al-Nour Party, call for early presidential elections.
“موقع إماراتي:"حالة تمرد وانشقاقات داخل الإخوان ورعب يسيطر عليهم"”
An Emirati newspaper reports that the army’s ultimatum has caused internal tension within the Muslim Brotherhood.
“"الشاطر والبلتاجي" يناقشان طرح "مرسي" للاستفتاء خلال 48 ساعة”
Khairat Al-Shater and Mohamed Al-Beltagy discuss the possibility of putting Morsi’s presidency on a referendum.
“«ضباط من الجيش يتقدمون ببلاغات للنيابة العسكرية ضد حازم أبو إسماعيل»”
Military officers submit communication to the military prosecution against Hazem Abou Ismail.
“«القوات المسلحة» ترفع حالة «الطوارئ» في سيناء وتغلق المعابر الحدودية”
The army imposes an emergency situation in Sinai and closes border crossings.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
Dissecting `Opposing` Views: Morocco Reacts to Events in Egypt
The Moroccan king’s congratulations to Adly Mansour and the PJD’s rejection of the “coup” are indicative of current politics in Morocco.
سياسات الشارع والدوامة السلطوية الأخيرة
Dina El khawaga argues that the current situation in Egypt gives an opportunity to reverse back to the alternative scenario of coalition-building rather than division on the political scene.
اعترافات من الميدان
Salma Hussein says that if she was to choose again between Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, she would vote again for the former.
My Conversation with the Devil: 30 June and Beyond (Part Two)
Translation of the first part of Amr Adly’s piece on the 30 June protests’ scenarios.
My Conversation with the Devil: 30 June and Beyond (Part One)
Translation of the first part of Amr Adly’s piece on the 30 June protests’ scenarios.
Morsi and the Army: The Illusive Power
Excerpts from Gilbert Achcar’s recently published book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising.
6th October Bridge: Army & Police Fail to Intervene in Clashes (Video)
Mosireen’s video of the Sixth of October Bridge clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters.
Sahar Mandour argues that 30 June protests expresses the desire of Egyptians for a Renaissance that goes beyond military dictatorship and Islamist projects.
L’armee et l’economie en Egypte
The French translation of Zeinab Abul-Magd’s December 2011 piece on the military control over Egyptian economy.
Bulgarian Translation of Jadaliyya`s `The Army and the Economy in Egypt`
The Bulgarian translation of Zeinab Abul-Magd’s December 2011 piece on the military control over Egyptian economy.
Interview with Cairo-Based Journalist, Ahmad Shokr, about the Political Dynamics in Egypt
Ahmad Shokr clarifies the current situation in Egypt.
To Resolve Current Political Crisis: Rule of Law Must Be the Basis of the State
Fourteen rights NGOs advise that immediate measures should be taken to review the constitution and the legal framework and release political prisoners.
Statement by President Morsi`s Assistant Essam El Haddad
The statement of the Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations & International Cooperation claiming that the deposition of Mohamed Morsi is a coup.
Three Days of History: Making It and Waiting For It
Reem Abou-El-Fadl reports on her experience of the events of 30 June and 1 and 2 July.
Why the Western Media are Getting Egypt Wrong
Khaled Shaalan criticizes Western media’s inability to portray the complexity of the current situation in Egypt.
Revolution Bookshelf: Revolution is My Name
Elliott Colla comments on Mona Prince’s new book Revolution is My Name.
"A Glance" by Youssef Idris
Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation of Youssef Idris’ short piece “A Glance.”
A Reflection on Violence and Democracy
Koenraad Bogaert argues that outbursts of revolutionary activity and sometimes violence defy Western democracy promoters’ ideas of what political freedom means.
In the aftermath of the military intervention, Amr Shalakany seeks to remind that the Egyptian Revolution was against military rule.
Sectarianism and Counter-Revolution in Egypt: Not a Family Affair
Reem Abou-El-Fadl says that Mohamed Morsi has lost all legitimacy after using sectarian Islamism for political gains.
That a Revolution, As Yet Undefeated, May Succeed
The English translation of Wael Gamal’s piece on the 30 June protests.
Press Release by Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault on Sexual Assaults during 30 June Demonstrations (Video)
OPANTISH describes the mass occurrence of violent sexual harassment during the 30 June demonstrations and the persistent lack of attention towards this issue from the authorities.
يوم اختفى الإخوان من شوارع مصر
Amr Magdi interprets the popularity of the 30 June protests as a sign of the imminent disappearance of the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene in Egypt.
Kahireli Yoldaslar grubundan mektup
The translation into Turkish of the letter of solidarity from the Comrades from Cairo to protesters in Turkey.
مصر: الثورة والتمرد
Shaker Alnasseri says that the popular mobilization is an attempt to save the revolution from religious fascism.
كي تنتصر ثورة لم تنهزم بعد
Wael Gamal says that the mass mobilization of the 30 June demonstrations circumscribe both wings of the counter-revolution in Egypt.
The Political Consequences of Mr. Morsi
Ellis Goldberg argues that the way out of the current crisis in Egypt necessitates the resignation of Mohamed Morsi.
Introducing Mada Masr
The former editorial team of Egypt Independent introduces its new project: Mada Masr.
Yasmin El-Rifae comments on the continuing grave issue of violent sexual assaults on women during protests in Egypt.