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Egypt`s Government Defends Protest Law, Political Groups Lash Out
Political groups react to protest law.
English Preview of Egypt`s New Protest Law
Ahram Online provides an English preview of new protest law.
Church Threatens to Withdraw from 50-Members Committee
The Coptic Church representative in the fifty-member constitution committee threatened to withdraw from the committee for “removing of the word “civil” from the constitution’s preamble.”
President Gives PM Responsibility to Review Morsi Pardons
Adly Mansour tasks Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi with the reviewing of pardons that former president Mohamed Morsi had issued.
Mohamed Mahmoud III and the Revolutionary Front in Egypt
Jeremy Hodge writes on the challenges currently facing the Revolutionary Front in Egypt.
Ain Shams University Students Continue to Strike Sunday
Students from the Engineering Department at Ain Shams University on strike for third consecutive day demanding the release of detainees from the department.
Egypt’s Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Dina Yehia argues anti-terrorism legislation is broad and vague, and finds the draft laws that the Ministries of Interior and Justice have prepared problematic.
President Decrees Law Deemed Detrimental to Right to Protest
Adly Mansour approves law restricting right to protest.
Egypt’s `Muslim Sisterhood` Moves from Social Work to Politics
Enas Hamed focuses on the “Muslim Sisterhood’s” increasing political role following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.
The Muslim Brotherhood`s Bankrupt `Strategic Vision`
Wael Nawara says the Muslim Brotherhood’s initiative to reconcile with the interim government is “rife with dull redundancy.”
Egyptian Activists Protest Military Trials in New Draft Constitution
Shadi Rahimi focuses on reactions of activists opposing article in constitution allowing military trials against civilians.
Egypt’s Students Fuel Anti-Government Protests
Enas Hamed writes on the rising rates of student protests against Egyptian government.
Egypt in the Balance: What the Blogs are Saying 15 - 20 November
Rana Nessim compiles bloggers’ commentary on Egypt.
Of Ousted Presidents and their Appetites
Dalia Rabie writes on local media’s coverage of Morsi’s appetite and his mental state.
Saudi`s Internal Power Struggle Sends Ripples across International Borders
David Hearst argues Saudi’s support for Egypt negatively impacts regional relations with Turkey and Iran.
John Kerry Tries to Mend Rift with Egypt by Criticizing Muslim Brotherhood
Patrick Kingsley analyzes John Kerry’s criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Mohamed Salmawi compares the 2013 constitution with ones issued in 1930 and 1971.
Ain Shams, Azhar Universities’ Students Strike Demanding Release of Detained Students
Muslim Brotherhood supporters march in Azhar and Ain Shams Universities.
Egypt Downgrades Diplomatic Ties with Turkey
Egypt expels Turkish ambassador in Cairo.
Update: Two Casualties in Friday Protests
Muslim Brotherhood loyalists protest on Friday leading to clashes with the armed forces.
The Lies that States Tell
Paul Sedra reacts to what he describes as the military’s hypocritical statements and actions.
Update: Military Trials Approved for Civilians
Fifty-member constitutional committee approved article on referring civilians to military court in certain cases.
Update: Two Police Officers Killed on Thursday
Unknown assailants exchanged fire with police officers in front of Ismailia police station.
Kerry`s Pro-Army Remarks Stir Controversy in US, Egypt
John Kerry says “Egyptian armed forces are bringing democracy back to their country.”
Update: Car Bomb Kills 10 Soldiers in Sinai
“Periodic militant attacks on security forces” continue in Sinai.
Feuding Over Egypt
Phoebe Bierly writes on United States-Egypt turbulent relations.
VIDEO: Pro-Sisi Demonstrators Clash with Mohamed Mahmoud Protesters
Ahram Online publishes video of clashes between protesters and security forces.
In Pictures: Mohamed Mahmoud Protests Continue Amid Clashes
Daily News Egypt publishes photos of demonstrations in downtown Cairo.
Ode to That Which is Lost
Lina Attalah reviews movie “Rags and Tatters.”
After Long Absence, Revolutionaries Return to the Square
Revolutionaries protest in Tahrir Square on Tuesday.
Suleiman Blames Islamists from Beyond the Grave
Leaked recordings of Omar Suleiman criticizes the Muslim Brotherhood.
Happy Birthday, General
Lina Attalah writes on “Sisi Fetish” a political satire account on tumblr titled “where else have you seen Sisi today?”
Clashes Break Out in Tahrir on Mohamed Mahmoud Anniversary
Protesters and security forces clash on second anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud Street massacre.
Egypt`s Rulers Face First Test with Gas Shortage
Ayah Aman writes on gas shortages in Egypt.
The Remains of Mohamed Mahmoud
Rana Muhammad Taha and Hend Kortam write on the second anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud massacre.
Mohamed Mahmoud Protesters Defile Tahrir Memorial
Hundreds of protesters tarnished newly built Tahrir memorial.
Son of Brotherhood Tycoon Arrested
Police arrest Son of Muslim Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek.
Alexandria Female Protesters Referred to Trial
Twenty-one Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated female protesters referred to court “on charges of vandalizing public and private properties, blocking roads, possessing knives and belonging to a banned organization.”
The Politics of Silence
Jahd Khalil argues the increasing polarization in Egypt forces groups into silence.
«الخمسين تفشل في حسم خلافات ديباجة الدستور بين النور والكنيسة.. والأنبا بولا يدعو للاستشهاد بـ«سيد سابق»
Disagreements between Islamists and Copts in constitution committee remain unresolved.
رشا فاروق عابدين : محمد محمود .. الذي لا يعرفه أحد
Rasha Farouk Abdeen writes a historical biography on “Mohamed Mahmoud.”
الخارجية الأمريكية: تصريحات «كيرى» حول «الإخوان» تعبر عن الموقف الرسمى
US State Department says John Kerry’s statement on the Muslim Brotherhood is the United States` official stance on Egypt.
«المصري اليوم» تنشر النص الكامل لـ«قانون التظاهر»
Al-masri Al-yaum publishes full text of protest law.
«الشروق» ترصد تصريحات أردوغان المعادية لـ«30 يونيو»
Al-Shorouk on Turkish Primer Minister’s statements against the 30 June uprising.
«كفاية» تدعو للتصويت بـ«لا» على الدستور.. وتؤكد «الشعب توقف عن عصر الليمون»
Kifaya movement calls to vote “No” in the constitutional referendum.
الرئاسة: السجن المشدد والغرامة لمن يُخرج المظاهرة عن سلميتها بالقانون الجديد
Ehab Badawi, presidential spokesperson, issues new restrictions on right to protest following Adly Mansour’s passing of the new protest law.
!لمصلحة من العمليات الإرهابية؟
Mohamed Habib questions who gains from “terrorist” attacks taking place in Sinai, and whether or not they are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
ضاحي خلفان لـ«الإخوان»: أبشركم أنا في القيادة العليا للشرطة ولا مفر لكم مني
Dhahi Khilfan, head of Dubai police in UAE, threatens Muslim Brotherhood loyalists on his Twitter account.
ساخرون على «تويتر»: لو السيسي يطردنا لتركيا.. تبقى الحياة زبادي في الخلاط
Social network users respond sarcastically to the expulsion of Turkish ambassador from Egypt.
«أنقرة» تعتبر السفير المصري «شخصا غير مرغوب فيه» في تركيا وفقا لمبدأ «المعاملة بالمثل»
Turkey expels Egypt’s ambassador.
«بوابة الشروق» تنشر المسودة الأولى لدستور لجنة الخمسين بعد التعديل
Al-Shorouk publishes draft of the constitution.
كفاية» و«حركات يسارية» ترفض «المحاكمات العسكرية» وتهدد بالتصويت بـ«لا» على الدستور»
Leftist groups refuse to accept military trials of civilians and threaten to vote against the constitution.
صلاح جودة: تركيا الطرف الخاسر اقتصاديا من قطع العلاقات مع مصر
Salah Jouda says Turkey will economically suffer from the strenuous relations with Egypt.
كيف نقنع البسطاء بالدستور؟
Emad Eldin Hussain questions how to explain the constitution for lower class citizens.
«الجارديان»: الدعم السعودي لمصر يدفع تركيا نحو «العدو الإيراني»
Al-Shorouk translates The Guardian’s article on Saudi’s support to Egypt and the regional implications on Turkey and Iran.
تحدِّى محمد محمود
Fahmi Huwaidi argues Mohamed Mahmoud second anniversary may determine the course of the revolution.
صور «السيسي وبديع ومرسي وعنان وطنطاوي وبدين» معلقة في «المشنقة» بالتحرير
Anti-military and anti-Brotherhood banner raised in Tahrir Square on second anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud massacre.
باسم يوسف يكتب في مقاله الثلاثاء بـ«الشروق»: «توتة توتة ومافرغتش الحدوتة»
Bassem Youssef writes on cancellation of his show.
صور وفيديو.. متظاهرو التحرير يحطمون النصب التذكاري.. ويؤكدون: «ممنوع دخول العسكر والإخوان والفلول»
Al-Shorouk publishes photos and videos of protesters defiling Tahrir memorial and chant against the Brotherhood and the military.
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The New Draft Egyptian Constitution: General Principles and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
Jadaliyya republishes Mada Masr’s comparison between constitutional draft of 2013 and the constitution of 2012.
Ten Must-Watch Videos to Understand Egypt’s Urban Challenges
Mohamed Elshahed writes on an initiative titled “Right to Housing” which focuses on the challenges Egyptians face in this regard. The article includes ten videos in Arabic illustrating these hardships.
Rami Abadir Performing at Cairo`s El Genaina Theater
Medrar TV on performance of Rami Abadir an Egyptian musician, composer and producer. (VIDEO).
مصر بين فاشية مجهضة وأخرى محتملة
Amr Adly argues that just like the Muslim Brotherhood was about to formulate a fascist regime based on Islamic law, the military is currently establishing a fascist regime, as well.
New Texts Out Now: Farha Ghannam, Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt
Jadaliyya interviews Farha Ghannam, author of newly published book “Live and Die Like A Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt”.
Mohamed Mahmoud: The Revolutionary Romance Continues
Mohamad Salam Adam writes on second anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud Street massacre.
Two from the Counter-Revolution
Sherif Thabet on his book titled “The Couch Party” (Hizb al-Kanaba), in which he focuses on “violence, hypocrisy, and despair of Egypt’s demobilized majority.”
This is a Dream Come True: An Exhibition by Ali Abdel Mohsen
Medrar TV on Ali Abdel Mohsen’s third solo exhibition titled: “This is a Dream Come True”. (VIDEO).