Tag Archives: January25

Egyptian Parliamentary Elections: A Logistical Nightmare

I was watching the administrative head of the Egyptian parliamentary elections (2011) on television, when it all of a sudden hit me that by sheer numbers the elections are a logistical nightmare. He mentioned that in phase 1 alone, covering 9 governates, there are 18.5 million eligible voters, voting in roughly 3500 stations, and 10 […]

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Rebranding our demands

I will be very honest with you, Tahrir is losing momentum. It is not because we are weak or our cause is not just, it is merely because our message is not being channeled properly. We are losing public sympathy whether we would like to admit it or not. Rallying for numbers to flock to […]

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معلومات للإبلاغ عن أي إنتهاك لعملية الاستفتاء

لابد من الإبلاغ عن حدوث أي إنتهاك لعملية الاستفتاء أو أي سوء تصرف مرتبط بعملية الاقتراع، سواء كان من احد المواطنين المدلين بأصواتهم أو غيرهم أو أحد رجال الشرطة أو الجيش او رئيس اللجنة الفرعية، أو رئيس وأعضاء اللجنة العامة، أو ممثل اللجنة القضائية العليا بالمحافظة، أو اللجنة القضائية العليا   الصفحة الرسمية لاستفتاء مصر […]

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Shafiq got sacked and did not resign

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq resigned this morning after appearing on television last night in a live debate with intellectuals who believe in the revolution. Hell broke lose after the show, because the audience was divided between supporters and criticizers. If you are intending on continuing reading my note, please know that I belong to […]

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When will I trust the police?

On the 28th of January 2011, police presence on the streets was strong and felt. Many of us did not just see them on the streets, but clashed with them, felt their wrath or even lost their lives because of them. The police used all known brutality tactics to subdue the masses, who were peacefully […]

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I want no leader

The government keeps bringing forth the notion of having no one to talk to on our behalf. I do not want anyone to negotiate on my behalf. I have no leader and want no leader. This revolution might have been ignited by a few, but their anonymity is key to its success. January25 is a […]

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Internet for you, you .. but not you

  I woke up on the 28th of January, 2011 to find my cell phone with no network coverage. Mind you that this was anticipated, since the internet was blocked off in Egypt the night before, and SMS services were suspended; all part of cheap tactics used by a weak regime afraid of modern day […]

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A Sudanese man tells the story of his arrest

The following story will shed light on what happens to foreigners who get arrested by people in civilian dress and disappear for hours or days in a row. This story is written verbatim as recited by a Sudanese man who got detained on February 5th, 2011 on his way to work. He was interviewed by me on February […]

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