Monthly Archives: December 2011

Free Maikel Nabil- Imprisoned blogger’s supporters march from Tahrir to High Court

  My apologies for poor lighting and typos in subtitles.

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Fumbling for Change

If politics is “the art of the possible” then 2011 has left us, as artists, with suddenly a much larger canvas and a new palate of colours to choose from. This broadened scope requires of us a new capacity for … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens: Farewell the Hypocrite

A striking number of the many tributes to the late Christopher Hitchens contain in them something about having a, “difference of opinion”, with him “on certain issues”. In many cases this is a euphemistic way of referring to Hitchens’ support for … Continue reading

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Two activists taken by Military Intelligence

My thoughts are with Mostafa Nasr and Isslam Kamel, who were taken from a downtown apartment this morning by military intelligence, and are still in custody. Two Americans who were taken with them have been released and will be deported. Things could wind … Continue reading

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Blood Trail in Crime-Scene Tahrir

I made it down to Tahrir this morning, but only after the violence was finished. The image I know will stick with me is of this blood trail. The protesters had marked it off with stones and were trying to … Continue reading

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Deserted Egyptian Major (Tamer Badr) Arrested

Had the following published over on Al Akhbar English on Friday. Eyewitness reports and video posted online indicate that Major Tamer Badr, who had left his post with the Egyptian infantry to join the protests in Tahrir has been arrested. Al-Akhbar spoke to a … Continue reading

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Write to your MP, support Assange

I know it isn’t much, but every little bit helps. Also, we can’t complain if our politicians dont speak up for Assange if we dont.  Seems like it is coming to crunch time regarding whether or not he gets sent … Continue reading

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