Egyptian passengers walk in the dark following a power cut at the Tahrir Square metro station in Cairo on April 3, 2013.
Don’t worry, we are behind the museum [the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square] with our slingshots at the ready.
I don’t think artists like myself should be members of political parties or organizers, but we should certainly use our art to speak out against injustice and oppression.More quotes »
Egypt's Islamists, opposition closely eye Turkey
Taksim Square for more than a week of anti-government protests reminiscent of the mass demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square that led to the 2011 ouster of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak have alarmed Islamists in both countries.The rapid unraveling of Read more »
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Fears of violence as Egypt nears June 30 protests
FILE - In this Friday, May 17, 2013 file photo, An Egyptian activist covers her face with an applications for "Tamarod", Arabic for "rebel", a campaign calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and for early presidential elections, duri 6/18/13 from Omaha.com Read more »
Anger in France after attacks on Muslim women
The angry protest in Argenteuil 'felt like a small Tahrir Square' (Pic: Sellouma) Thousands of protesters gathered outside the town hall in Argenteuil near Paris on Friday of last week. They were enraged and upset after a series of racist attacks against 6/18/13 from Socialist Worker UK Read more »
Does Egypt Face a New Revolution?
CAIRO — Millions hope so, it seems; they have signed a national petition demanding the president resign and plan to take to the streets on June 30, when Mohamed Morsi marks a year in office. Their slogan is a call for revolt: “Tamarud - Rebel!” But for a from Voice of America Read more »
Heghnar Watenpaugh: Learning From Taksim Square: Architecture, State Power, and Public Space In Istanbul
In a matter of days, "Taksim Square" has become a household name akin to Tahrir Square, shorthand for a youthful protest movement against the brutality of state power in the Middle East. What began last week as a peaceful sit-in to protest the uprooting from The Huffington Post Read more »
Why Turkey protests are a good thing
By Fareed Zakaria "Another year, another country, another square," wrote the British columnist Timothy Garton Ash in the Globe and Mail this week. He was referring, of course, to the protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square , which many have compared to earl from CNN Read more »