A mural in Arabic that reads "no harassment" is seen on a wall in Cairo, Egypt, May 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) The Nation, JANUARY 22, 2018 I helped protect women from assault during the protests—those experiences can benefit feminists all over the world. By Yasmin El-Rifae I wonder how many women were slow to engage with the Weinstein story and the #MeToo campaign that followed. I was. I’ve been writing about sexual violence for years, but I ignored the Weinstein story for several days.
tabulagaza (Philip Rizk) Feb 24 2017 14:05 libcom.org Eva is a real person who I have known since 2007, as described in this article. But in this text Eva also stands for many other people, whether outspoken or silent supporters of the Syrian regime and its allies. I will not re-post her photo here. In a world flooded with images, it is important to maintain our ability to imagine a moment.
by Omar Robert Hamilton A debut novel that captures the experience of the Egyptian revolution like no news report could Sam's review History changes as invisibly as the future, though more painfully in having tasted what is lost. The City Always Wins is astonishing, intelligent throughout and alternately inspiring and saddening, a novel of the Egyptian Arab Spring that covers the macro tides and currents of the movement's development while also painting a beautiful micro narrative of two young people swept up in the wave.
An interview with Samah Selim, 'Translation, Testimony, Activism', has appeared in the dossier on Translating Testimony in the October 2016 issue of the international journal of the Auschwitz Foundation, Testimony between History and Memory (issue No. 123), pages 143-150. The interview was conducted by Tom Toremans of KU Leuven and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Selim_interview History and Testimony The dossier also features a reprint of Omar Robert Hamilton’s article in Translating Dissent, ‘Moments of Clarity’, as well as a French version of the article (‘Des moments de lucidité’), translated by Carine Chauran.
Social Movement Studies Volume 16, 2017 - Issue 1: Special Issue: Resisting Austerity: Collective Action in Europe in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis Editors: Cristina Flesher Fominaya & Graeme Hayes This section: Edited by Amador Fernández-Savater, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, With contributions by Luhuna Carvalho, Çiğdem, Hoda Elsadda, Wiam El-Tamami, Patricia Horrillo, Silvia Nanclares & Stavros Stavrides Pages 119-151 Abstract This is a roundtable with reflections on Tahrir Square, Egypt; Syntagma Square, Greece; Rossio Square, Portugal; 15-M Puerta del Sol, Spain; Gezi Park, Turkey; and Occupy Wall Street, USA.
Mada Masr, Sharif Abdel Kaddous, 2 January 2017 North Dakota, US — The main highway from Bismarck, North Dakota to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation has been closed off by police for months, leaving a narrower, more circuitous route as the only way in. The hour-long drive passes through miles of rolling prairie land, vast and empty except for the occasional herds of grazing cows and small clusters of houses. As you approach the campground, the road veers to the left and dips down past the town of Cannon Ball and then you see it: a teeming tent city nestled in the bowl of the surrounding hills.
Omar Robert Hamilton Mada Masr, November 17, 2016 In the photograph, I’m wearing a gas mask and 3D glasses that I knew, if it came down to it, would not protect my eyes from the police’s buckshot. My mother is next to me, we’re riding the elevator in her building, going down to Tahrir. The police had attacked a protest and, back then, when the police attacked — everyone went out to fight.
The situation in Egypt right now is horrendous’ … Khalid Abdalla Photograph: David Degner The Kite Runner actor is also an activist involved in documenting Egypt’s uprising and subsequent collapse. So why has the Cairo premiere of his new film been called off? For Khalid Abdalla, the boundary between life and art has repeatedly blurred and shifted over the past six years. The actor, best known for his roles in films such as The Kite Runner and Green Zone, has portrayed a film-maker struggling to finish a documentary in the tense political climate of pre-revolutionary Cairo, starred in a documentary about the 2011 revolution, actually documented the same uprising and its troubled aftermath, and set up a film centre in the Egyptian capital to support independent film-makers.
Photograph: Amr Dalsh/Reuters By Hisham Matar The New Yorker, 12 September 2011 There is an hour in the Arab Mediterranean when the sun, as if in a state of indecision, hovers a palm’s length above the horizon. What a few hours earlier was a blinding star is now weak enough to look at directly. Its sideways light holds everything in a soft orange glow: the color of reticence and doubt, the color of my generation of Libyans and the historical moment we inherited.
[Giulio Regeniby Omar Robert HamiltonBy Omar Robert Hamilton Jadaliyya, 16 February 2016 Multiple fractures, cigarette burns, abrasions, fingernails forcibly removed and every finger bro-ken, dozens of lacerations all over the body, on the soles of feet and ears all ending in a broken neck and suffocation. Giulio’s body was found semi-naked by the side of the road. The marks of Egypt’s security services are instantly recognizable. No one has any doubt about who killed Giulio Regeni.