Mubarakism Without Mubarak: The Struggle for Egypt (Part 3)

July 20, 2013

Call it a coup or not, but Egypt now has Mubarakism without Mubarak. This is the last of a three part series. Read part one here. The leftists are claiming that their support for the coup and their alliance with the Mubarakist comprador bourgeoisie are actually anti-imperialist in nature, and are...

Mubarakism Without Mubarak: The Struggle for Egypt (Part 2)

July 18, 2013

Call it a coup or not, but Egypt now has Mubarakism without Mubarak. This is the second of a three part series. Read part one here. In the case of Mohammed Morsi, the media campaign against him and the Muslim Brotherhood, most prominently on CBC and ONTV satellite channels (both owned by members...

Mubarakism Without Mubarak: The Struggle for Egypt (Part 1)

July 16, 2013

Call it a coup or not, but Egypt now has Mubarakism without Mubarak. This is the first of a three part series. Ever since Mohammed Morsi was elected president of Egypt in democratic elections marred by his Mubarakist opponent Ahmad Shafiq’s electoral corruption and bribes, a coalition of...

Egypt: No Coup Without a Plan

July 16, 2013

The coup in Egypt is a consequence of the military’s direct interests. By Stephan Roll and Max Gallien For many observers, the return of the military to the political scene in Egypt did not come as a surprise, as it regards itself as a guardian of public order, which was under threat from...

Egypt: Liberal Hypocrisy is No Laughing Matter

July 15, 2013

The political leadership representing pro- and anti-Morsi supporters are not willing or able to meet public demand. Bassem Youssef is the kind of Egyptian that people in the west can relate to. He was feted in western media as a cause celebre for freedom of speech after an arrest warrant was...

Egypt’s Revolution: Act II

July 13, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood must learn the art of compromise and forget their initial goals. On June 24, 2012 Mohammed Morsi, a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood, won Egypt’s first presidential election after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. On July 3, 2013, following the huge protest movement...

Military Coup in Egypt: A Recipe for Failure

July 09, 2013

Morsi’s political demise has far-reaching consequences for Egypt and the region. Egypt is back to square one, with the military grabbing centre stage again through a coup in all but name. This came just two-and-a-half years after mass protests toppled President Hosni Mubarak in a popular...

Al-Tamarod: Rebellion in Egypt

July 01, 2013

Any political transition in Egypt must be managed by the wisest and most humble parties. We are only now starting to understand what Egyptians mean by revolution. Whatever is currently happening in Egypt, it is a strong enough urge to send up to 14 million Egyptians — perhaps the...

Egypt Must Prove Democracy to Itself

June 30, 2013

The end goal of a new uprising may thwart progress on Egypt’s path to democracy. Before Mohammad Morsi was elected president one year ago, I made a few predictions about Egypt’s political path that turned out to be true. Although I grieved for a few days once I found out which...

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