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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Egypt revolution followed by conflict between Christians and Muslims

May 15, 2011

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After the idealism of February’s revolution, Egyptians are worried about sectarian conflicts wrecking their hopes of building a better nation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8513930/Egypt-revolution-followed-by-conflict-between-Christians-and-Muslims.html Coptic Christians chant slogans as they protest the recent attacks on Christians and churches in Egypt. Photo: AP By Richard Spencer, Cairo 7:06PM BST 14 May 2011 Two families, two bereavements, two narrow streets apart. […]

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 […]

Qaddafi’s Grip Falters as His Forces Take On Protesters

February 22, 2011

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/world/africa/23libya.html The New York Times A conference hall in Tripoli, Libya, was among the government buildings still smoldering in the capital on Monday. By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and SHARON OTTERMAN Published: February 22, 2011 CAIRO — Libya appeared to slip further from the grip of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi on Tuesday, as opposition forces in eastern […]