Canada's Government Is Getting Cozy with Egypt's Increasingly Repressive Regime
Ottawa has stepped up its support for the Egyptian military regime by openly endorsing a crackdown on political opponents and increasing security ties to the forces carrying it out.
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.