Cam McGrath, Courtesy: ipsnews.net, September 11, 2013
CAIRO, Sep 9 2013 (IPS) - It was the Egyptian state’s brutal restrictions on worker freedoms that transformed Kareem El-Beheiry from a disengaged lay worker into a tenacious labour activist.
Newsclick Production, August 27, 2013
Egypt is on the boil again. Events marked by bloody massacres have rocked the country recently. Prof Aijaz Ahmad, senior political analyst speaks to Newsclick on the developments taking place in Egypt. He says the Muslim Brotherhood has vastly overread its popularity and its mandate and underestimated the army. There were no attempts made to address the economic crisis facing the country which had severely effected the everyday lives of the people. Instead, the Muslim Brotherhood was bending to the IMF's conditions. Prof Ahmad feels that the one party State that is Egypt had also not delivered in terms of welfare measures to the people and there were no attempts at democratisation at all.
Prabir Purkayastha, August 16, 2013
The clearing the two sit-ins in Cairo of Muslim Brotherhood by the Army and security forces has left hundreds dead and thousands wounded. The Health Ministry has admitted on Thursday (15th August) to 638 having died in the two camps with more 3,994 injured, both numbers bound to rise as clashes continue. Those killed include the 17-year old daughter of Mohamed al-Beltagy, one of the key Brotherhood's leaders.
The number of security forces who have died are already 45, with government buildings, police stations and military check-posts under attack. More worrying, a large number of churches have been attacked as well as Christian homes.
Prabir Purkayastha, July 4, 2013
Finally, the 48 hour deadline issued by the military to the political parties – read President Morsi -- was over and the Armed Forces in Egypt acted by deposing him and installing an interim administration. It has suspended the constitution that the Muslim Brotherhood government had passed and announced that elections for the parliament and presidency will be held shortly. Egypt's chief justice, Adly al-Mansour will serve as the interim president till then.
Samir Amin, July 4, 2013
Yes, the fall of Morsi and of the rule of the Moslem Brothers is an important victory of the Egyptian people.
Wael Nawara, Courtesy: Al-Monitor, July 4, 2013
Observers are shocked. They do not understand as they watch millions of Egyptians marching in protest, in every major city in Egypt, against President Mohammed Morsi.
Newsclick Report, June 29, 2013
Egypt is now on the boil with a wide coalition of forces coming together asking President Morsi to leave and the holding of new presidential elections.
Ahmad Shokr and Anjali Kamat, Courtesy: Jadaliyya, September 17, 2012
It is too early to know the definitive story of what led to Tuesday’s protests at the US embassy in Cairo and the brazen attack on the US consulate in Benghazi later that night that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Newsclick Report, June 23, 2012
There are three components to the current crisis in Egypt. Right now, the most important, at least in public eye, is who will become the next president of Egypt?
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, Nov. 28, 2011