[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
“Prosecutor refers espionage allegations against political activists to State Security”
Asmaa Mahfouz and Esraa Abdel-Fattah are accused of spying for foreign forces and receiving funds from abroad.
“26 Brotherhood leaders referred to State Security Prosecution in Tanta violence”
The arrested are accused of inciting violence and besieging the governorate building.
“UPDATE: Thousands of pro-Morsi demonstrators take the streets in Egypt amid tightened security”
Cairo, Suez, Fayoum and Aswan witness marches in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“UPDATED: One dead as skirmishes erupt in Egypt`s Nile Delta”
Clashes break about between pro-Morsi protesters and opponents in a number of Delta governorates.
“Most Egyptians agree with sit-in dispersals: Baseera”
A new poll shows that 67 percent of Egyptians support the way the sit-ins were cleared.
“Egypt Widens Crackdown and Meaning of ‘Islamist’”
The Egyptian security forces are taking advantage of the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood to resume practice of Mubarak-era intimidation against journalists and activists.
“Army tells their side of how journalists were shot in Beheira"
Army claims that the two journalists were driving too fast towards a checkpoint and did not stop when told to do so.
“Out of sight, out of mind”
Al-Minya police claims it could not prevent attacks on churches and Christian property last week because they were overwhelmed by the number of attackers.
“Unprecedented spike in scale of sectarian violence and reprisals against Copts; interim president and prime minister must protect Egyptians’ lives and property and their houses of worship”
EIPR publishes two reports on recent sectarian violence across the country.
“Egypt’s military and its Christian citizens”
Timothy Kaldas argues that the current regime uses the attacks against Christians to further its political goals, rather than to bring attention to a sectarian problem.
“A Loss of Faith”
Al-Minya Christian residents identify attackers of churches as Muslim Brothers and the Salafists, while the Brotherhood claims interior ministry thugs carried out the attacks.
“Village bloodbath highlights Egypt`s new agony”
A police captain, survivor of an assault on a police station in Giza, describes the attack.
“A Wednesday of déjà vu: Morsi in jail, Mubarak to be released”
The PM Hazem Al-Belblawi puts Mubarak under house arrest after his release.
“Official Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson arrested in Cairo”
Ahmed Aref arrested in his father-in-law’s apartment.
“Egyptian Workers After June 30”
Joel Beinin talks about the participation of Egyptian workers in the June 30 events and the lack of progress on key issues after the appointment of Kamal Abu Eita as a labor minister.
“Press freedoms: More of the same”
A report says that Mohamed Morsi’s media policies were inherited from the military regime before him.
“Democracy versus Security”
Rozina Ali says that the polarization of the Egyptian society solidified the army’s political position.
“The threat to Egypt`s mighty state”
Khaled Fahmy discusses the human cost of political violence through a historical example of Mohamed Ali’s time.
“Salafist Nour Party agrees to join Egypt constitutional committee”
Al-Nour Party joins the constitutional committee to promote article stating that Shari‘a is the source of legislation.
“Amended draft of Egyptian constitution to be announced `very soon`”
Technical committee makes a number of recommendations for amendments of the constitution, including eliminating the Shura Council and the Shari‘a clause.
“First Brotherhood official statement on Supreme Guide arrest”
Brotherhood spokesman says the arrest of Mohamed Badi‘e is an attack on the 25 January Revolution.
“Egypt at midnight”
Heidi Morrison disagrees with calls by some Egyptians to back the Egyptian army’s “war on terrorism.”
“How American Hopes for a Deal in Egypt Were Undercut”
NYT publishes the details of the events leading up to the ceasing of negotiations between the regime and the Muslim Brotherhood and the bloody dispersal of the sit-ins in Cairo.
“Lawyer expects Egypt`s Mubarak to be freed this week"
Lawyer says Mubarak will be freed when the remaining corruption court case is cleared.
“Update: Nour Party condemns MOI for deaths of Brotherhood detainees"
The number of victims reaches 37, as the circumstances around their death continue to be unclear.
“Militants kill 25 Egyptian policemen in Sinai”
The policemen were attacked on their way to the barracks near Rafah crossing.
“Deaths without dignity"
Sherief Gaber says Zeinhom morgue and its abuse of the dead and their relatives illustrates the security state in Egypt.
“Grieving families face logistical nightmare at morgue”
Officials are forcing families to accept burial permits stating that suicide was the reason for death of victims retrieved from Rabe‘a.
"Shallow Democracy v. Deep State: An Archaeology of the Crisis in Egypt"
“«تقارير سيادية: مخابرات غربية تضع خطة إعلان حرب ضد «30 يونيو”
Al-Masry Al-Youm publishes an alleged report on a NATO meeting that shows the West “conspiring” against Egypt.
“«حبس 11 من «الجماعة الإسلامية» 15 يومًا بتهمة تشكيل «تنظيم إرهابي"
Eleven members of Al-Gama‘a Al-Islamiyya are arrested for forming a “terrorist organization.”
“مجلس الوزراء: 54 مصابًا في مظاهرات الجمعة بالقاهرة والمحافظات”
The government says there are 54 injured in the Friday protests across the country.
“مقال عن المذبحة”
Mohamed Abou Al-Gheit argues against attitudes in Egypt which reject labeling the attack on Rabe‘a sit-in a massacre.
“الجيش المصري بين وجهي مبارك وبديع”
Hazem Al-Amin talks about the contrasting ways in which the security forces treated Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Badi‘e when they were arrested.
“…لإخوان جماعة فاشلة وكاذبة ومجرمة في حق الثورة لكن”
Tamer Abuarab argues that the Muslim Brotherhood should not be labeled as a terrorist organization.
“مسيرات حاشدة لمؤيدي مرسي في جمعة «الشهيد» بالمنيا"
Large marches in support of Mohamed Morsi continue in Al-Minya.
“تكثيف التواجد الأمني أمام المنشآت الحيوية في مختلف مراكز محافظة المنيا"
The security forces beef up their presence in Al-Minya governorate.
“«حبس «أبو بركة وغنيمة» 15 يومًا لاتهامهما بـ«التخابر وتلقي أموال من الخارج”
FJP’s Ahmed Abou Barka detained for another 15 days over accusations of espionage and receiving funding from abroad.
“الوطن» فى مسقط رأس «السيسى».. هنا «الجمالية» مصنع الرجال»"
Al-Watan dedicates a long article to General Al-Sisi’s childhood in Old Cairo’s district of Al-Gamaliya.
“مفاجأة فى حادث «أبوزعبل»: مأمور السجن رفض دخول المساجين أو إنزالهم من السيارات لمدة 3 ساعات”
An officer recounts the events that led to the massacre of 38 prisoners at Abu Za‘abal prison.
“مصرع 38 متهما من عناصر الإخوان خنقا بالغاز أثناء محاولتهم الهرب من سجن أبو زعبل”
Thirty-eight alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood die after attempting to escape at Abu Za‘abal prison.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
In This Sublime Struggle of Ours: After Egypt, on Turkey and Terror
Ayça Cubukçu compares Erdogan’s “war on terror” tactics to that of Egypt’s Al-Sisi.
بيان الإشتراكيين الثوريين: يسقط حكم العسكر. لا لعودة الفلول. لا لعودة الإخوان
A statement by the Revolutionary Socialists outlining the movement’s stance on the events since 30 June.
Coming Full Circle? An Interview with Egyptian Journalist Ahmad Shokr
Ahmad Shokr analysis the current situation in Egypt.
استقطاب الخطاب وانتصار الليبرالية في مصر
An Arabic translation of Bassam Haddad’s piece on the failure of some media and analysts to provide more than a superficial analysis of Egypt.
Fact Sheet on Mubarak Trial and Legal Status
EIPR explains the circumstances around Hosni Mubarak’s release and his pending court cases.
From Revolution to War on Terror: Reflections on Post-3 July Egypt
Ziad Abu-Rish is criticizing public figures in Egypt who fail to condemn the excessive use of violence and hence strengthen the security forces’ position.
New Texts Out Now: Adel Iskandar, Egypt in Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution
Jadaliyya’s interview with Adel Iskandar on his new book about the Egyptian Revolution.
Report on Egyptian Security Forces`s Use of Excessive Lethal Force
Human Rights Watch criticizes the use of force by the security apparatus to disperse Rabe‘a sit-in and calls for those responsible to be held accountable.
Greek Translation of Jadaliyya`s `Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities`
A Greakk translation of Mariam Kirillos’ article on the realities of sexual violence in Egypt and the response of women and the civil society.
Greek Translation of Jadaliyya`s `To Willingly Enter the Circles, the Square`
A Greek translation of Wiam El-Tamimi’s piece on combating sexual violence on Tahrir Square.
Beyond The Voice of Battle
Jack Shenker says that the voice of oppressed communities which resounded after the revolution is muffled in the post-30 June reality.
Discourse Polarization and the Liberal Triumph in Egypt
Bassam Haddad criticizes the superficiality and incorrectness of the analysis of some media and commentators about the current situation in Egypt.
Everything Was Possible
Omar Robert Hamilton shares his reflections of hope and despair on the past two and a half years since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution.