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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 – […]

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 […]

The Copts of today: Escaping the Church’s patronage

May 20, 2011

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Lina Attalah Thu, 19/05/2011 – 18:05 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/444129 Photographed by AFP The Egyptian television building at Maspero on the Nile corniche has looked nothing short of a street-based church for the past 12 days. Posters of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary are hung on ropes from one end of the street to the other. Christian […]

Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

May 8, 2011

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http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/2652/noam_chomsky_my_reaction_to_os/ May 6, 2011 We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. By Noam Chomsky It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have […]

‘Counter-Revolution’ Working Against Arab Spring, Saadawi Says

March 20, 2011

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By Caroline Alexander – Mar 18, 2011 3:36 AM ET Thu Mar 17 16:36:23 GMT 2011 International communities must show solidarity with those rebelling against autocratic rule in the Middle East and North Africa because the tide is turning against the Arab Spring, said Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian political activist of more than four […]