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Clashes in Universities — Cairo, Al-Azhar and Mansoura
Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with police in Azhar and Mansoura Universities.
BREAKING: Egypt Court Postpones Douma, Adel, Maher Trial to 22 December
Verdict on the three activists to be announced on 22 December.
Cairo University Students Continue Sit-In For Second Day
Students of Engineering Department at Cairo University on strike for the second day, demanding the officer who killed their colleague to be brought to justice.
VIDEO: Cairo University Students Begin Sit-In Over Student Killing
Ahram Online publishes video of Cairo University students giving detailed accounts of the police’s violent dispersal of the protest on 27 November which led to killing of student Mohamed Reda.
Obituary: Ahmed Fouad Negm — The Protest Poet
Sayed Mahmoud writes an obituary on the late poet Ahmed Fouad Negm in which he focuses on his most prominent work that consequently led to a life spent being “chased by the police.”
Egypt’s New Constitution: A Comparative Overview
Sarah El Masry compares and contrasts the new draft constitution with the constitutional referendum of 2012.
Mohamed Fouad lists three causes to the increased polarization in Egypt.
Activists Maher and Douma to Appear in Court Today
Activists Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Douma “face charges of assaulting police forces and taking part in riots in front of Abdeen Court on 30 November.”
The Egyptian Military’s Lost Bet on the Police
Wael Iskandar argues the military’s only option to stability is through reformation of the police.
Patriarchy and Militarism in Egypt: From the Street to the Government
Heather McRobie argues the degradation of women in Egypt; sexual harassment and assault, is mainly because the state has been neglecting to enforce strict laws against such acts.
The `Feminism` of Patriarchy in Egypt
Zainab Magdy argues feminism in Egypt is a result of a patriarchal system practiced on women by various socio-political forces in the country.
National Reconciliation in Egypt Still in Doubt
Enas Hamed presents various views on the obstacles facing national reconciliation in Egypt.
Egypt Protests Intensify After Student Death
Shadi Rahimi argues the violent crackdown on protesters is aggravating the situation.
29 Things You Need to Know About Egypt’s Draft Constitution
Bassem Sabry provides in-depth analysis of the new draft constitution.
Egypt`s `Poet of the People` Ahmed Fouad Negm Dies at 84
The Guardian reports on death of poet Ahmed Fouad Nagm.
Constitution Referendum Gives Egyptians a Feeling of Deja Vu
Patrick Kingsley focuses on reactions of activists on the new draft constitution.
Mahmoud Salem writes on the diversion of interests of the state and the Egyptian people.
Editor’s Letter: Sisi in Nasser’s Suite, Sadat’s Tongue and Mubarak’s Fist
Maher Hamoud argues Al-Sisi’s approach reflects a fusion of Abdel Nasser’s nationalism, Sadat’s neoliberalism, and Mubarak’s despotism which will not help him succeed in his rule on Egypt.
Update: Appeal Court Quashes Original Sentences
Appeal Court overrules original harsh sentence on the twenty-one girls of the Seven a.m. Female Movement.
Despite Doubts, Nour Party Comes Out in Support of Constitution
Al-Nour Party is advocating for a “yes” vote on the constitutional referendum.
As Human Trafficking Worsens in Sinai, States Fail to Help, Says Report
Hiba Afify writes on a report released on Sinai correlating the surge in human trafficking to the continued violence in Sinai Peninsula.
Police Arrest Activist Ahmed Douma
Activist Ahmed Douma arrested on charges of protesting near Abdeen Court.
Partial Strike Expands at Helwan Iron and Steel
Workers at Helwan Iron and Steel Company on strike demanding adjustments to fit the company’s operational capacity, and payment of profit-shares.
Making an Example
Naira Antoun and Lindsey Parietti interview family members of the twenty-one girls facing harsh sentences under charges of “illegal assembly” in Alexandria.
Mai Shams El-Din focuses on student movements on university campuses and the ideological divisions between them.
The Constitution of Our Symbols
Yasmin El-Rifae says: “[T]here is no symbol for the revolution. It cannot be unified behind one face or banner or call. It is in us and in our insistence that we continue, despite crackdowns and divisions and hostile media. Perhaps this is where hope lies.”
Fear of Four Fingers
Ashraf Khalil writes on the hardships athletes and celebrities faced for using the four finger gesture in solute for the fallen victims of Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in.
Al-Shorouk illustrates a comprehensive analysis of the Constitution. The illustration details the alternations and setbacks of the 2012 Constitution and the newly draft one.
عاجل| حجز قضية "ماهر" و"دومة" لجلسة 22 ديسمبر
Verdict on activists Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Douma to be announced on 22 December.
بالفيديو.. حمزاوي: 3 يوليو انقلاب.. ومخطط لتأسيس دولة عسكرية
Al-Shorouk interviews Amr Hamzawy in which he discusses the current political developments in Egypt.
إصابة 6 طلاب من "الإخوان" وإحراق عربة شرطة في المنصورة .. والقبض على آخرين في مظاهرة بالمنيا
Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students protest in Al-Mansoura University and Minya District.
هل ستكون عملية التصويت على الدستور كراهية؟
Samaa Sulaiman writes on how to avoid coercive voting on the constitutional referendum after the interim president sets date.
حول قانون التظاهر الجديد في مصر
Dr. Ibrahim Alloushi compares between protest law approved during Morsi’s rule and now.
مصادر رئاسية: عدلي منصور سيدعو للاستفتاء على الدستور قبل نهاية الأسبوع
Interim President Adly Mansour to announce voting on constitutional referendum before end of next week.
بالفيديو.. «فتيات الإسكندرية»: سنعود للتظاهرات ولن نتوقف عن قول الحق
Video shows members of Seven a.m. Female Movement vow to continue protesting following the Appeal Court’s overrule of original sentence.
عن العلاقات المصرية التركية
Amr al-Shneiti argues the Egyptian-Turkish political tensions will negatively affect trade agreements between the two countries, and consequently lead to regional imbalance
صراعنا الخفى حول الحقيقة والتاريخ
Fahmi Huweidi argues the killing of university student Mohamed Rida and the brutality practiced by the police may turn the tide against the interim government.
ضربة «النور» التى أوجعت الإخوان
Emad El-Din Hessein writes on the political maneuvering skills of Nour Party.
"العفو الدولية" تطالب بالإفراج عن علاء عبدالفتاح وأحمد ماهر وتوفير الرعاية الكاملة لهما
Amnesty International issues statement calling for the immediate release of activists Alaa Abdel Fattah and Ahmed Maher.
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Outlawing The January 25 Revolution (VIDEO)
Mosireen publishes new video on police violence against protesters denouncing several controversial articles to be included in the constitutional referendum in January 2014.
العدد السادس من مجلة بدايات
Jadaliyya Reports announces the sixth volume of Bidayat (Beginnings) magazine.
Devastation Is Upon Us
Omar Robert Hamilton argues Egypt is at a crossroads; one is clear, while the other is not.
Conference: Contested Space and Urban Identities in Beirut, Cairo, and Tehran (Beirut, 12-14 December 2013)
Jadaliyya Reports announces date and details on conference.
هل تحتاج الثورة إلى قانون للتظاهر؟
George Giacaman writes that change in Egypt must at least take place on a political and/or socio-economic level, in order to categorize it as a revolutionary change, and that did not occur in Egypt yet.
Sonbol in Sinai: A Narrative of Territorialization
Ahmed Hosni says “[Egyptian] government habitually turned a blind eye to the illicit economy [in Sinai], as long as it did not take place in, or affect, the touristic areas.”
Violence Against Copts in Egypt
Jason Brownlee argues, “Egypt’s outdated laws and authoritarian institutions have made Copts a target of social conflict.”
Statement by Comrades from Cairo: We Don`t Need Permission to Protest
Jadaliyya Reports publishes statement released by Comrades from Cairo in response to the recently approved protest law.