via theatlantic:

The Story Behind Last Night’s Iconic Photo from the Egyptian Protests:
26.01.11
المواطنين والمحلات لغوا باسوردات شبكات الوايرلس والمعتصمين في التحرير يستطيعون الآن التواصل مع الناس#Jan25 #fb

“cairo residents remove wifi passwords so protestors can communicate more freely with the rest of the world”

Egypt: Night Falls, After Day of Rage · Global Voices

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Oh, that’s badass.

(via caterpillarcowboy)

Yeah, definitely badass.

(via amyvernon)

Cairo, Egypt Residents. Serious Badasses. 

(via amyvernon)

26.01.11
the United States must invest in populations, not in dictators
26.01.11
English Al Jazeera is livestreaming coverage of the protests in Egypt.
28.01.11
braiker:

More info here. 

braiker:


More info here

(via joshsternberg)

28.01.11
Al Jazeera English reporting that top businessmen & influential figures have left the Egypt via jet. Watch the live stream here. 

Al Jazeera English reporting that top businessmen & influential figures have left the Egypt via jet. Watch the live stream here. 

28.01.11
The Egyptian government ordered curfew (4pm local time) was ignored by Cairo residents and the Egyptian military did nothing…for now. The Cairo police, who water cannoned praying protesters yesterday, are nowhere to be found… 
Image via English Aljazeera stream

The Egyptian government ordered curfew (4pm local time) was ignored by Cairo residents and the Egyptian military did nothing…for now. The Cairo police, who water cannoned praying protesters yesterday, are nowhere to be found… 

Image via English Aljazeera stream

29.01.11

soupsoup:

Friday in Cairo: The “Day of Rage”

Read the full article HERE

Gordon Reynolds—the pseudonym of a teacher in Cairo, dictated this over the phone to a friend not in Egypt. (For real-time dispatches on today’s demonstrations, follow him here.)

29.01.11

via kateoplis:

Protester outside the Egyptian embassy in London explains what the end of the Mubarak regime means to him. 

29.01.11
Two million people protesting in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.
Via Al Jazeera English.
Favorite banner seen: “Yes We Can Too.”

Two million people protesting in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

Via Al Jazeera English.

Favorite banner seen: “Yes We Can Too.”

01.02.11
Al Jazeera English is reporting that police are behind the violent groups attacking the anti-government/anti-Mubarak protestors. Police ID’s have been seized from attackers. The military is not intervening. CNN’s Cooper Anderson and his reporting team were attacked as they attempted to approach Tahrir Square. It’s getting pretty ugly. #Sad Mubarak won’t go quietly. I hope the US gov’t says “Stop. It’s over.”

Al Jazeera English is reporting that police are behind the violent groups attacking the anti-government/anti-Mubarak protestors. Police ID’s have been seized from attackers. The military is not intervening. CNN’s Cooper Anderson and his reporting team were attacked as they attempted to approach Tahrir Square. It’s getting pretty ugly. #Sad Mubarak won’t go quietly. I hope the US gov’t says “Stop. It’s over.”

02.02.11
 
via The Daily Dish

Mackey flags the reaction of an Egyptian blogger:

In a biting, angry and harrowing commentary on the clashes unfolding in Cairo on Wednesday, the Egyptian blogger who writes as Sandmonkey has called the appearance of regime supporters on Cairo’s streets, igniting violent clashes, a ploy by President Hosni Mubarak to create chaos and justify his continued rule.


This seems such an obvious, cynical ploy by Mubarak. He is showing his true colors for the world to see. Tear gas (provided by US aid & infamously “Made in the USA” and used by the abusive police) and random gun shots are being fired.
The scary thing is there are reports of a lot of women and children still stuck in the Tahrir Square. The US government and EU needs to freeze personal bank accounts and foreign aid to Egypt ASAP. 

 

via The Daily Dish

Mackey flags the reaction of an Egyptian blogger:

In a biting, angry and harrowing commentary on the clashes unfolding in Cairo on Wednesday, the Egyptian blogger who writes as Sandmonkey has called the appearance of regime supporters on Cairo’s streets, igniting violent clashes, a ploy by President Hosni Mubarak to create chaos and justify his continued rule.

This seems such an obvious, cynical ploy by Mubarak. He is showing his true colors for the world to see. Tear gas (provided by US aid & infamously “Made in the USA” and used by the abusive police) and random gun shots are being fired.

The scary thing is there are reports of a lot of women and children still stuck in the Tahrir Square. The US government and EU needs to freeze personal bank accounts and foreign aid to Egypt ASAP. 

02.02.11
via theoriginaljoefisher:

Jesus fucking Christ.
Journalist Being attacked by Thug on Camel #TahrirSquare #Egy… on Twitpic

Surreal.
That’s the first thing I thought about this morning when I saw camels charging into Tahrir Square in Cairo while I was having morning tea. Fucking camels? 
Then it quickly got worse…ware after wave of street fighting streaming live via Al Jazeera English moving from rocks and random projectiles to molotov cocktails. Women and children trapped. And finally random fires, gun shots, and automatic gun fire. Through it all, the Egyptian Army did nothing choosing to remain “neutral.”
The contrast from 24 hours ago is beyond striking and just surreal. 

via theoriginaljoefisher:

Jesus fucking Christ.

Journalist Being attacked by Thug on Camel #TahrirSquare #Egy… on Twitpic

Surreal.

That’s the first thing I thought about this morning when I saw camels charging into Tahrir Square in Cairo while I was having morning tea. Fucking camels? 

Then it quickly got worse…ware after wave of street fighting streaming live via Al Jazeera English moving from rocks and random projectiles to molotov cocktails. Women and children trapped. And finally random fires, gun shots, and automatic gun fire. Through it all, the Egyptian Army did nothing choosing to remain “neutral.”

The contrast from 24 hours ago is beyond striking and just surreal. 

(via winstonwolfe)

02.02.11
It’s been going on for fifteen hours. Imagine if you had, in Times Square, two gangs fighting together for 15 hours, and the government didn’t intervene. There’s no other explanation.
CNN’s BEN WEDEMAN, explaining why he believes the violence going on in Tahrir Square is “state-sponsored.” (via inothernews)

(via theatlantic)

02.02.11
Dawn, Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 02.03.11 
"Medieval" metal barriers (as described by MSNBC commentator) in Tahrir Square. 

Dawn, Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 02.03.11 

"Medieval" metal barriers (as described by MSNBC commentator) in Tahrir Square. 

02.02.11