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El Sisi: The Revolutionary President?
Maged Mandour says, “If Sisi decides to run for president, it might provide a breath of life to a revolutionary movement that has been badly damaged and splintered since the coup of 30 June.”
Strikes Loom at Egyptian Universities Over Minimum Wage
Ahram Online reports that “Egyptian university workers have threatened to strike on 18 January over their exclusion from the public sector minimum wage scheme.”
In Pictures: SAC Protest Targets Giza Security Directorate
Daily News Egypt publishes photos of Students Against the Coup (SAC) protest and clashes with security forces outside Giza Directorate in Dokki.
Ibrahim Eissa: I Did Not See Police Killing Protesters
Ibrahim Eissa, who was once a prominent critic of Mubarak, denies that police shot fire at protesters from the roof of the American University in Cairo during the 25 January uprising.
Muslim Brotherhood Plans Protests at Referendum Committees
Muslim Brotherhood supporters to protest the constitutional referendum on 14 and 15 January.
Ashton Voices Support to Egyptians Ahead of Constitutional Referendum
“EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton issues statement in support of all Egyptians and their will prior to the constitutional referendum slated for 14-15 January.”
Ahram Online`s Guide to Egypt Post-30 June Constitutional Referendum
“Ahram Online provides an overview of this week`s referendum on a new draft constitution—the first national poll since the July 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.”
Parties Divided On Referendum
Daily News Egypt reports on political parties’ schisms over the constitutional referendum.
We The People
Zaid A. Akl writes on the different expectations media viewers have on the outcome of the constitutional referendum depending on what they watch or listen to.
Security Storms Al-Azhar University Campus
Security forces arrest Azhar University students for staging protests on campus.
Security On ‘High Alert’ For Start Of Referendum Tuesday
Mada Masr reports on government institutions’ preparations for the constitutional referendum.
Sisi Gives Strongest Sign Yet that He May Run For President
Al-Sisi said in a conference that he obeys Egyptians’ wishes, and he will not “turn his back on Egypt.”
One Killed in Alexandria As Clashes Rage Across Nation
Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest lead to clashes with security forces in Alexandria.
Medical Professions Union Declares Open Strike in February
Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, and Vets Syndicates to begin partial strike on 19 and 20 January 2014, which will include medical professionals in all government hospitals and health care units.
Mosa`ab El Shamy Presents : The Oneness of The Revolution
Zeinobia’s latest blog entry is on photojournalist Mosa’ab El Shamy’s photography project titled: The Oneness of the Revolution.
Brotherhood Terrorist Decision Should Be For Courts: Salafist Leader
Salafist leader Yasser Borhami reacts to government decision to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a “terrorist organization.”
Coptic Christmas in North Sinai Marred By Security Concerns
Mohannad Sabry says, “El-Arish`s Coptic Christians proceed with Christmas Mass despite threats from militants.”
Hassan & Marcus: An Egyptian Film to Learn From
Gisele El Khoury reviews Hassan and Marcus a film written by Yousef Maaty, which reflects on Muslim-Coptic relations in Egypt.
In Egypt`s Tura Prison, Imprisoned Activists Despair Over Future
Shadi Rahimi says, “Activists detained in Tura Prison face an uncertain future as Egypt`s interim government pushes forward with a political road map.”
Hamas Ready For Security Cooperation with Egypt
Asmaa al-Ghoul analyzes Hamas-Egypt relations, and lists reasons of the increasing political incitement campaign against the Palestinian movement.
In Egypt, Watch the Nour Party
Nervana Mahmoud analyzes the pragmatic and political maneuvering skills of the Salafist al-Nour Party during Morsi’s rule and the military-backed interim government.
Egypt`s Constitution: Who`s Backing It and Why?
Salma Shukrallah writes on the political and social divisions as the date of the constitutional referendum gets closer.
26 Al-Azhar Students Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison
Daily News Egypt reports on court’s sentence against twenty-six Azhar University students.
Eighty-Seven MB Supporters Sentenced to Three Years in Prison For Rioting
Mada Masr reports on court’s verdict against eighty-seven Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Morsi Lashes Out at Espionage Charges
Mada Masr re-publishes a translation of Al-Watan’s interview with ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Second Day of Doctors’ Strike
Doctors Syndicate begin second day of strike on Wednesday
Strong Egypt Party Members Arrested After Posting ‘No’ Campaign Material
Strong Egypt Party’s advocating for a “no” vote on the constitutional referendum resulted in arrests of three of the party’s members.
Lina Attalah writes on Alaa Abdel Fattah’s life behind bars, and his expertise and knowledge in website building.
Simple Coptic Christmas With a Family in Shubra
Virginie Nguyen spends Christmas with a Coptic Orthodox Christian family.
FJP Members Abandon Party
Sixty-nine members of the Freedom and Justice Party announce their resignation from the party.
Culture, The State, and The Culture of The State
Basma El Husseiny presents reasons of the limited impact cultural activities have on society and politics in Egypt.
On The Love of Life and Alaa’s Detention
Alia Mossallam writes on her personal encounter with Alaa Abdel Fattah and the reasons that led to his detention.
Of Christmas and Politics
Mada Masr reports on State-Copts celebration of Christmas.
Tanta Flax Workers Go On Strike
Workers of Tanta Flax and Oil Company begin strike on Tuesday.
«بوابة الشروق تحصل على نص أهم الأسئلة والأجوبة في شهادة إبراهيم عيسى بـ«محاكمة القرن
Al-Shurouk releases the testimony of Ibrahim Eissa during the former President Hosni Mubarak’s court session.
التصويت بـ«لا» على الدستور.. ليس جريمة
Hesham Al-Gakh comments on a recent court verdict against Muslim Brotherhood supporters, in which they were sentenced to three years in prison for causing public disorder, weapon possession, and advocating for a “no” vote on the constitutional referendum, to name a few.
درس فى الاستباحة
Fahmi Howaidi writes on the leaked recordings the current regime is using against activists to ruin their reputation.
فى الطريق.. إلى الصناديق
Ayman al-Sayyad argues that Egyptians are caught up between two difficult choices. On the one hand, the unrealistic return of the Muslim Brotherhood rule. On the other, the continued struggle against the return of the oppressive regime prior to the 25 January Revolution.
!المسألة أكبر من يناير
Bilal Fadl argues that while the current military-backed regime will re-assume political power, but the revolution is not over until the regime fully meets the demands of the 25 January Revolution.
غاز وخرطوش وحجارة وحرق مدرعة باشتباكات جامعة القاهرة
Al-Shurouk reports on Cairo University students’ clashes with security forces.
سماء سليمان: جماعة الإخوان والعنف المتوقع يومي الاستفتاء
Samaa Sulaiman anticipates reactions of Muslim Brotherhood supporters on the constitutional referendum, which is scheduled to be held on 14 and 15 January.
غالب قنديل: تنظيم الإخوان وحضانة التكفير
Ghalib Qandil writes on the Muslim Brotherhood movement in the twentieth century, and Saudi Arabia’s role in supporting the group’s ideology.
بالفيديو..شفيق: يجب نكون في منتهى العنف مع الإخوان.. وقطر ستكون أكثر استيعابا خلال المرحلة المقبلة
Al-Shurouk publishes an interview with Mubarak’s last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, in which he encourages the state’s violent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and comments on Egypt-Qatar relations.
4 رئات تتنفس منها الجماعة
Emad El-Din Hussein writes on the financial resources of the Muslim Brotherhood that he considers the lifeline of the group.
الداخلية: القبض على 46 شخصا من أنصار «مرسي» في مسيرات بـ3 محافظات
Ministry of Interior arrests forty-six Morsi supporters participated in protests on Friday.
التعددية والفوبيا الأمريكية
Amr Khafaga comments on Thomas Friedman’s analysis of the Arab uprisings.
القيادات العمالية المختطفة
Emad El-Din Hussein writes on the abduction of three members of Egypt’s Workers Union as they were on their way to South Sinai to hold a conference on the constitutional referendum.
آخر رئيس وزراء في عهد مبارك يعبر عن اهتمامه بالترشح لرئاسة مصر
Ahmed Shafiq, Mubarak’s last Primer, expressed his interest in running for office.
"الحرية والعدالة يطالب الأمم المتحدة ومنظمات حقوق الإنسان بالتدخل لوقف "الانتهاكات ضد المعتقلين
Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, call on the United Nations and Human Rights’ associations to end “violations against detainees.”
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استباحة النساء في المجال العام1
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رأس المال في دستور 2013 غياب أقوى من الحضور
Tamer Wageeh argues that the 2013 constitution juxtaposes the economic system of the free market and the welfare state.
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Revolution on Ice
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