Egypt

Egyptian revolution turns sour

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Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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Article
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With the bloody attack on protest camps in Cairo, the announcement of a one-month state of emergency across the country, and the authority given to the army to "assist" the police in maintaining law and order, there can no longer be any question that Egypt is once again under the thumb of military authoritarianism. The democratic spring of Tahrir Square has been defeated - but the question "for... Read more

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US backing crucial to Gaza attacks

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Middle East Conflict
English
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Peace & Security
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Multi-media
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Celebration and Relief in Egypt

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Arab Spring
English
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Peace & Security
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Article
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The announcement by Egypt's electoral commission that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had won the run-off presidential election last week generated a joyous party, with music, dancing, chanting, and fireworks in the huge crowds who had gathered in Tahrir Square. But behind all the celebrating was a sober reminder that Egypt's revolutionary process remains unfinished, and that its... Read more

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Many little streams make a mighty river – the 1 per cent solidarity levy

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Public Services
Public Public Partnerships
Public Public Partnerships
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Water Justice
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Water Justice report from World Water Week Day 2
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Article
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Presumably few Europeans would oppose one percent of their water bill going to international solidarity projects to help people who don’t yet have accesses to safe water and adequate sanitation. And as the Swedish proverb says, many little streams make a mighty river: the combined sums can make a real difference. In some countries a 1% solidarity levy is already common practice. It is... Read more

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We want our money back

English
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Public Sector Alternatives
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Illicit financial outflows and political fragility as failures of global governance
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Article
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The overthrow of dictators in Arab countries has lifted the veil masking the massive and routine looting of their countries’ assets by these dictators and their associates. Also exposed has been the collusion of Western banks and other firms in moving monies offshore, and in channelling monies to secrecy jurisdictions offshore and in shaping rules in ways that make theft and tax evasion easy,... Read more

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Understanding the Arab Spring

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Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
Democratisation
Democratisation
Democratisation
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
English
Suites: 
Peace & Security
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TNI Fellows Meeting 2011
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Multi-media
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In June 2011, TNI brought together its Fellows and other activists and engaged academics to discuss critical global issues including the Arab Spring, the global resource grab and the Green Economy.... Read more

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Is the Arab Spring a Black Swan?

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Arab Spring
Democratisation
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
English
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Public Sector Alternatives
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Article
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Understanding the Western response to the Arab Spring, a colorful designation of the democratizing movements of varying character that have rocked the foundations of the Arab world, is an ongoing process. These movements are also seen as posing possibly serious threats to the structure of economic and strategic interests associated with long standing American and European influence in the... Read more

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Egypt Now: Revolution and Counter-Revolution

English

Speaker(s)

Amy Holmes**

Date: Thursday, 21 April 2011
Time: 17h30 - 19h30

Direct from Cairo, Dr Holmes will talk about the internal and external dynamics that led to the collapse of the Mubarak regime in Egypt, as well as the current period characterized by military rule. While the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has stated its intention to lead the country in the transition to democracy, the outcome of this transition is anything but clear. After assuming power on February 11, the SCAF has adopted a heavy-handed approach: Military tribunals of civilians have become commonplace. On March 23 a law was passed that outlawed demonstrations and labor strikes.The military has also been accused of torturing demonstrators and forcibly conducting virginity tests on detained women. Furthermore, there remains the possibility of a putsch, as a group called “Officers for the Revolution” are openly mobilizing against Field Marshall Tantawi, the Head of the SCAF. While it has become commonplace to refer to the "Egyptian Revolution" - it is not at all clear that what has happened in Egypt can be considered as such, especially as counter-revolutionary forces are currently gaining momentum.

** Dr. Holmes has lived in Egypt for three years and was in Cairo throughout the uprising. She is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo and a documentary filmmaker.

This event is being organised by the Transnational Institute. Light refreshments will be served. To confirm your participation please e-mail Brid Brennan: bridbrennan [at] tni.org For further information telephone: 020-662.6698

How to reach TNI: Take Bus 22 from in front of Central Station – Get off at Nassauplein-cross the street at the Traffic lights – this brings you to de Wittenstraat.

For Media enquiries: Please contact TNI Office, at emailtni [at] tni.org, or telephone 020-6626608

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Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
Military Bases
Democratisation
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Peace & Security

Mubarak defiant

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Peace & Security
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Article
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After deliberately raising the hopes of millions of Egyptians and millions more around the world, U.S.-backed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak defied the rising demand of the millions of protesters who have taken to Egypt's streets, to announce he will remain in office. Claiming he wouldn't bow to "foreign pressure," Mubarak, he said he had "laid down a vision...to exit the current crisis, and... Read more

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El residuo tóxico del colonialismo

Spanish
Suites: 
Peace & Security
Paz y Seguridad
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Article
Translators: 
Traducido por Marwan Pérez
revisado por Caty R.
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Por lo menos abiertamente no ha habido declaraciones de Washington ni de Tel Aviv -los gobiernos que más tienen que perder en el desarrollo de la revolución egipcia– sobre la intervención militar. Esta moderación es más una expresión de la cordura geopolítica que de la moral postcolonial, que permite que se den algunos cambios, al menos temporalmente, dentro del orden político establecido.Y sin... Read more

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