Tahrir Square

The Restless Youth Issue

'The City Always Wins' Goes Inside the Front Lines of the Egyptian Revolution

Read an excerpt from Omar Robert Hamilton’s gripping novel about the Tahrir Square uprising.
Omar Robert Hamilton
The Future According to VICE

What Today's Revolutionaries Could Learn from the Protest Movements of the Past

Social media is never going to replace the old-fashioned meatspace methods of activism.
Nathan Schneider

Our Generation of Hackers

We spend so much of our time trying to hack and subvert and work around the systems that make up the world, but should we be trying to change them for the better instead?
Nathan Schneider

Is the Egyptian Government Finally Taking Action Against Sexual Harassment?

The law in Egypt refers to a rapist as, “whosoever has sexual intercourse with a female without her consent,” but it doesn't cover penetration short of full sex or with things that aren't body parts.
Eleonora Vio

When Will Young, Poor Egyptians Get a Chance to Live?

Three years after the revolution broke out, little has changed for the majority of normal Egyptians. If you want to see some evidence of that, where the train tracks cross the dusty road into Cairo’s Ard el Lewa neighborhood isn’t a bad place to start.
Tom Dale

Khalid Abdalla Has His Eye on Egypt

I interviewed one of the stars of <i>The Square</i> at his apartment in Cairo. Outside, bomb blasts had just killed six people. The city was nearly deserted, save for small groups of pro-government demonstrators. Helicopters thumped low overhead.
Jared Malsin

'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.
Trevor Sutton

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...
Jared Malsin

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...
Abdalla F. Hassan

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.
Angelina Fanous

Egypt After Morsi

Another Egyptian revolution, a military coup or the beginning of a civil war?
Aris Roussinos

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...
John Beck, Photos: Ariana Drehsler