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  • Take the Power Back

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    As the Arab Spring stretches into the Arab Summer it has become harder and bloodier for each dictator to fall. The speed with which Ben Ali was deposed shocked the world, Hosni Mubarak’s downfall took a little longer and now, after months of fighting, Muammar Gaddafi’s days appear numbered. Bahrain […]

  • Snapshots from Tahrir Square after Friday Prayers

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    Mohamed Atia, 44, Hamam City, Mars Mardroh State 1. When was the first time you went to Tahrir Square? January 28, 2011. And I stayed until February, 12. 2. What has changed since then? Nothing. It got even worse: corruption increased, unemployment increased, prices skyrocketed. 3. How does it feel […]

  • New York is not America …

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    … and Cairo isn’t Egypt. In any way you can think of. We went about 1.5 hour south of Cairo, 40+ degree on an endless desert road. Final destination: the urban hinterland of Fayoum where farmers and fishermen live and work.   People in their villages experienced the revolutionary days […]