Monthly Archives: November 2011

Major Tamer Badr: Who’s Afraid of Desertion?

Had my interview with Major Tamer Badr published on Al Akhbar English today: Hailed as a hero by Tahrir protesters, Egyptian Major Tamer Badr spoke to al-Akhbar about his decision to fight the military council by laying down his arms until civilian … Continue reading

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Egypt struggles for democracy, US backs tyranny

My piece on America’s role in stunting Egyptian democracy: There has been a fairly successful attempt over the months since the beginning of the Arab Spring to re-write history putting America and other western powers on the side of the … Continue reading

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Deserter from Egypt’s Army

Today I was lucky enough to interview Major Tamer Badri, from the Egyptian Military. He has left his post to join the Tahrir protests, and throws his weight behind the protests. This despite the unpleasant fates of those who have … Continue reading

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Egyptian Revolution, set to Revolution by the John Butler Trio, plus pics from Tahrir

Watch on youtube for HD. (See notes on video below) notes on video: This footage is taken mostly from 22 Nov (some from 19 Nov) in Tahrir Square, Bab Aluk, Mohamad Mahmoud St and connecting alley ways. It shows Egyptian … Continue reading

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Cairo Rises Against Military Rule

Had the following published on New Matilda on tuesday. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces was hailed as the saviour of the Egyptian revolution but the people are now calling for an immediate transition to civilian rule. Austin Mackell … Continue reading

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20 November 2011 – Revolution continues in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

The following are images taken from the streets of Cairo today, mostly Tahrir Square. These pics really don’t show how intense and awful the violence was, but I felt it worth putting them up to ad what I can to … Continue reading

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Atomic Truth Bomb Dropped on FOX News

Today I have had a good day with live phone interviews. Mainly with CBC who seemed to appreciate me mixing from-the-ground reporting with analysis of the situation including the decisive role American pressure will have on the decisions made by … Continue reading

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