Tahrir Square

  • 'The Square' Shows the Rise and Fall of Egypt's Revolution

    A new documentary about the Egyptian revolution follows six Egyptians who share little in common other than a yearning for justice as they experience more joy, frustration, and terror than most of us will feel in a lifetime.

  • Sweeping Unrest Under the Rug in Tahrir Square

    Last Wednesday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, more than a dozen landscapers watered freshly lain swatches of grass and hauled in brand-new potted plants. It was hard to imagine the days when the flames of righteous discontent were fanned by thousands of...

  • Activists Find No Place on Egypt's Streets

    In the heat of a Cairo summer, the battle lines have been drawn. In the tense standoff, Abdelazim Fahmy, better known as Zizo Abdo, finds no room on the street for revolutionaries like himself. I met with Zizo at a downtown Cairo café, where we were a...

  • The Place Women Go to Get Raped

    Yasmine’s story goes like this: Men enclosed a circle around her, ripped her clothes, beat her, dragged her through the streets, while penetrating her with their fingers and knives.

  • Η Αίγυπτος μετά τον Μόρσι

    Ακόμα μια Αιγυπτιακή επανάσταση, ένα στρατιωτικό πραξικόπημα ή - όπως φοβούνταν ορισμένοι - η αρχή ενός εμφυλίου πολέμου;

  • The Egyptian Army Massacred 72 Egyptians This Weekend

    The first bloodied victims began to arrive at the crude field hospital behind Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in the early hours of Saturday morning. To begin with, the main causes of the injuries were birdshot and tear gas, inflicted when security...

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  • Celebration and Trepidation as Egypt's Military Unseats Morsi

    Egypt sighed a breath of relief Wednesday and erupted in a collective 'zaghareet,' or ululation, after the Egyptian army overthrew its deeply unpopular Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. While the army commands a deep level of trust with many...

  • Egypt's Black Bloc—An Exclusive Interview

    On Tuesday Egypt’s chief prosecutor ordered the arrest of anyone participating in a “black bloc,” with a spokesman calling the blocs an “organized, terrorist group.” The state news agency announced the arrest of 18 alleged black bloc members on...

  • Is SpongeBob SquarePants the New Che Guevara?

    Spongebob SquarePants has become a symbol for rebellious youth in Egypt. Student leaders in the fight against conservative President Mohamed Morsi have adopted him as their symbol, and he's inspired dozens of Egyptian Facebook fan groups, including at...

  • The Revolution Is Still Going on in Egypt—in Tiny Flashes

    What I had witnessed was not one of the vast, telegenic protests of the Egyptian revolution. It was one of thousands of smaller acts of rebellion against authority taking place throughout the country every single day. One human rights group recorded...

  • World Peace Update

    This week, milk was used as a weapon. I'm not sure we've ever been further from planetary harmony.

  • Vigilantes Are Tagging Egypt's Sexual Harassers with Spray Paint

    The members of "Be A Man" patroled during the recent Eid al-Adha festival celebrations, armed with cans of black and white spray paint, attacking, pinning down, and scarlet-lettering the shit out of grabbers and gropers with the words "I Am a Harasser...