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Egypt’s naked blogger is a bomb aimed at the patriarchs in our minds | Mona Eltahawy

November 20, 2011

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View this story on the Guardian Comment is free By posing naked, Aliaa Mahdy has brilliantly challenged the misogyny and sexual hypocrisy of Egypt’s leaders Mona Eltahawy · 18/11/2011 · guardian.co.uk The blog of 20-year-old Egyptian blogger Aliaa Mahdy Photograph: Aliaa Mahdy When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – […]

Jailed Egyptian blogger on hunger strike says ‘he is ready to die’

October 21, 2011

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Maikel Nabil Sanad declares he would prefer suicide to being tried by military junta for criticising the army in his blog Jack Shenker guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 18 October 2011 19.28 BST Sanad has been on hunger strike for 57 days and is said to be in critical condition. An Egyptian blogger jailed for criticising the country’s […]

Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia

October 14, 2011

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Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia.

Children and Clowns violently attacked in the West Bank

June 29, 2011

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http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=399506 Colorful day in Nabi Saleh Published Friday 24/06/2011 (updated) 25/06/2011 17:33 [MaanImages/HO/Diana Al-Zeer] Click for more images BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The children of An-Nabi Saleh set off with kites and painted faces to the village’s hill shortly after noon on Friday.An hour later, they were sheltering in a village house, while five Israeli military […]

Egypt: The Victorious Islamists

June 26, 2011

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http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jul/14/egypt-victorious-islamists/ July 14, 2011 Yasmine El Rashidi E-mail Print Share Khaled Elfiqi/epa/CorbisCoptic Christian women looking out from inside the Virgin Mary Church in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, May 8, 2011. The church was set on fire during clashes between Christians and Muslims the previous night. The forty-year-old Virgin Mary Church on Cairo’s al-Wahda Street—the […]

Joining the freedom flotilla to break Gaza blockade is a necessity

June 19, 2011

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Sylvia Hale June 20, 2011Comments 36  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/joining-the-freedom-flotilla-to-break-gaza-blockade-is-a-necessity-20110619-1g9vj.html Yesterday, I left for Europe to join the flotilla to break the blockade of Gaza, along with fellow Australians Vivienne Porzsolt, of Jews Against the Occupation, and Michael Coleman, a youth worker. People ask me why I’m going. I reply by recalling my experiences in Gaza last July […]

In pursuit of truth, justice

June 5, 2011

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Reviewed by Shelley Walia http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20110529/spectrum/book1.htm The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy By Howard Zinn. The Seven Stories Press, New York. Pages 746. $18.95. HOWARDZINN, the historian and dissident writer, has had a deep impact on people around the world. His credibility is known to all contemporary historians and political scientists, to students and […]