Some old shit I wrote back in 2011 when I was way more naive yet obviously less bitter. It was merely reflection on a million-man march organised on 8 July, 2011 in Tahrir Square, calling upon the then ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to achieve “revolutionary demands”. It was probably the last time the revolutionaries, the liberals, the Islamists, and the Muslim Brotherhood joined in the same protest.
“We’re all one … our goal one … civil country … country … civil country … civil country” Continue reading →
The view from the Nile didn’t only cost Tohamy fortunes to organise his birthday party; it also cost him his freedom
An Eighteen year-old student was arrested during his birthday party while taking photos with his friends as a form of celebration. Police forces accused him of “unlawfully shooting public institutions” which was visible in the background of his friends’ photo. Continue reading →
Tahrir Square filled with pro army demonstrators on 7 July
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday a new set of regulations governing the entry into Tahrir Square, which has remained an icon for the 25 January revolution for the past 33 months. Continue reading →
With the 30 June revolution came change. And with change, came new terms and expressions which weren’t as common to Egyptians before. In other cases, some common expressions just got new meanings. Continue reading →
Since the 2011 revolution, old photographs of Egypt and classic films showing an elegant and prosperous Egyptian society have sporadically appeared on social networks. Essentially, many are searching to learn and be inspired by the past in order to build a brighter future. Below, is a collection of photographs of Egypt (mainly from Cairo and Alexandria) taken between the 1800s and present day.
[Photographs sourced from various locations – many without credits. Some sources include Egypt Zaman, The Denver Post, LIFE, and The New York Public Library]
Photo of the new, minus-Friday calendar, in effect starting October
Prime Minister Hazem Al-Beblawi issued a decision to take all Fridays off the Calendar until further notice, following a cabinet meeting on Friday, possibly the last Friday Egypt will see in a long time. Continue reading →