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Egypt: The youth win

The pillars of Mubarak’s regime and the aged forces of Egypt’s counterrevolution were preparing to “impress the world” (as goes the rhetoric that is used in privately owned, pro-Mubarak media) by a historic turnout at and unprecedentedly long queues outside polling stations in the first presidential election after Mohamed Morsi was ousted on 3 July. Supporters of …

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The chant for freedom

By Sara Khorshid By now it has become cliché for observers in Egypt and worldwide to say that the Egyptian revolution is dead. Everyone knows it is. Everyone knows that three years after the 25 January uprising, the military and the police have consolidated their decades-long power, corruption continues to dominate the state and all …

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“Down with your state if our freedom is absent”

By Sara Khorshid At least for a while it will be difficult for many Egyptian youths to forget the scene of 19-year-old engineering student Mohamed Reda taking his last breath. Reda was killed inside Cairo University’s campus as he got hit in the neck by birdshot while the police was dispersing a protest by students. …

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The West and the current dynamics in Egypt

By Sara Khorshid CAIRO: Even after Arab revolutions and massive protests rocked the world and proved numerous Western pundits and politicians wrong, many in the US and Europe continue to view the region only through Western eyes, underrating the perspectives of the Arab people, their will and interests. Consider some Western ‘experts’’ take on Egypt. International …

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One Egyptian’s perspective on Obama’s Speech

By Sara Khorshid CAIRO: In 2010, I attended a press briefing at the US embassy in Cairo. The speaker was the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights. His statements fell on my ears unglamorosly as he echoed President Barack Obama’s rhetoric of promoting democracy in the Middle East through supporting economic and scientific …

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