Egypt

Repression in Egypt Worse than Rule Under Mubarak

January 31, 2016

Noha Radwan reports on the conditions facing political prisoners, who are often crammed into 15×15 spaces with seventy people, and says the international community must intervene

Former President Morsi Sentenced to Death

May 20, 2015

Seif Da’na, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, says the former Egyptian President Morsi’s death sentence and that of one-hundred others, has two dimensions: domestic and regional.

The Class That Ruled Egypt Under Mubarak Remains in Power

March 1, 2015

The security forces and the police are their tools, and the fight against ISIS has simply emboldened them, says Professor Seif Da’na (pt. 3/3)

What Role Can Social Media Play in Supporting Protests Against Egypt’s Military Regime?

February 26, 2015

Professor Seif Da’na says though the broad underlying discontent against the Egypt’s military regime persists, future uprisings won’t take the shape of the Jan. 25, 2011 uprising (2/3)

Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, Member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party Moments Before She was Killed by Riot Police in Cairo

February 8, 2015

Professor Seif Da’na explains that Shaimaa al-Sabbagh is a victim of the current struggle for legitimacy taking place in Egypt (1/3 Parts)

Dropped Charges For Mubarak Yet Another Moment in the Counterrevolution

December 2, 2014

Maged Mandour, political analyst for Open Democracy, explains the political and economic power of the military in the Egyptian state

Nearly Four Years After the Revolution, Where is Egypt Headed?

October 20, 2014

Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and scholar Mervat Hatem discuss the current social and political situation in Egypt – The Global African – Telesur

U.S. Renews Aid to Sisi-led Egypt Despite Ongoing Political Repression

June 24, 2014

Sherief Gaber says the U.S. has renewed support for the Sisi-headed government in Egypt in spite of its unprecedented crackdown on press and human rights

The Egyptian Revolution: Three Years and Counting

June 10, 2014

Dina Makram-Edeib: The Egyptian elections and the facade of democracy in the mainstream media We Apologize For The Poor Sound Quality

Due Process ‘Impossible’ In Harsh Death Sentencing Of Over 500 Muslim Brotherhood Members

March 24, 2014

Journalist Mohamed Elmeshad says that hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for a single death while many police officers still remain on trial for over a thousand killed during the Egyptian Revolution

Egyptians Might Turn Against The Resurgent Security State If Economic Problems Are Not Addressed

February 5, 2014

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: U.S. strategic interests in Egypt have more to do with security of the Gulf than democracy, human rights, or rule of law

Egyptians Approve Pro-Army Constitution

January 15, 2014

Mohamed Elmeshad: The adoption of a new Egyptian Constitution by a wide margin signals the public’s willingness to return to military rule under General Sisi

US Cuts to Egyptian Military Won’t Weaken Coup Regime

October 10, 2013

Mohamed Elmeshad: Dozens killed in clashes across Egypt over the past week, highlighting the violent nature of the country’s US-backed coup regime The United States is reportedly planning to curb military aid to Egypt. The news comes as clashes escalate between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. “I think what's become clear more than anything is that the U.S. is not willing to lose Egypt in any case as a strategic ally in the region,” says Mohamed Elmeshad, an independent journalist based in Cairo.  “And I think that the if the U.S. does in fact decrease aid to the military especially, in any way, shape, or form, it would indicate a significant shift in the U.S.'s views regarding the power structure in the region.” Saudi Arabia’s recent delivery of aid to Egypt signals an attempt to increase its influence over the country, but Elmeshad warns that “we've yet to see whether this includes political implications.” Elmeshad also says that Israel would push back against aid cuts, as it wants Egypt to control the recent outbreak of violence in the Sinai peninsula and maintain control of the Rafah border.

Pressure Mounts for US to Cut Aid to Egyptian Military

August 20, 2013

Robert Naiman: Legally the Obama administration is obligated to cut aid to Egypt after the military coup, and the longer the US waits to take a stand the less influence it yields to stop the Egyptian security forces brutal repression

Mubarak Eyes Release As Egyptian Military Continues To Kill Protestors

August 19, 2013

Little has changed since 2011 revolution as police and military continue to massacre nonviolent opposition

Egyptian Military Engineers Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Media Campaign, Sways Public Favor to Intervene in Sit-ins

August 15, 2013

Lina Attalah: Egyptian Ministry of Interior uses light presence of firearms to justify aggressive military action that killed more than 500 peaceful sit-ins, as Saudi and Qatari power dynamics play out behind the scenes

Egyptian Military Creating Conditions for Dictatorship

August 14, 2013

Brutal slaughter of MB designed to create a violent response and justify military rule

More than 70 Morsi Supporters Killed As Military Clampdown Tightens

July 29, 2013

Military carries out second major massacre of Muslim Brotherhood supporters as fears increase of escalating violence and a return of widespread political repression

Semantics of Coup Splits Egyptians & World Leaders

July 19, 2013

Turkish PM Erdogan refuses meeting with Egypt VP ElBaradei, as liberal opposition remains silent over undemocratic practices of military rule

Violent clashes rage in Cairo as Brotherhood demands Morsi’s reinstatement

July 17, 2013

Pro-Morsi demonstrators claim that the Egyptian army is targeting them during night prayers amid violent clashes and street shutdowns in the Egyptian capital.