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Zina El Nahel: The Faded Dream

February 12, 2013 by


Photo; David Degner Two years ago 11/2/2011 was the day we all touched a dream. I remember going out the day after like all Egyptians did with a bucket of paint and a brush with a broom cleaning and decorating the streets. As if we were trying to color our dreams and clean the past, […]

Zina El Nahel: The city of lies

February 5, 2013 by


Photo: Ahmed Khalifa How similar is today to yesterday and how many lies should we bear in order for them to understand that lying is the main cause of the downfall of any dictator. “Mohamed El-Gendy, who was arrested at a protest in Tahrir Square on 27 January, dies on Monday from severe brain injuries […]

Heike Hänsel: Ägypten braucht jetzt demokratische Reformen

January 28, 2013 by


Photo: Ahmed Khalifa „Die Eskalation der Gewalt zwei Jahre nach Revolutionsbeginn in Ägypten schockiert und zeigt, dass die Ziele soziale Gerechtigkeit und Demokratie, für die Millionen Ägypterinnen und Ägypter auf die Straße gegangen sind, bisher nicht eingelöst worden sind“, so Heike Hänsel, entwicklungspolitische Sprecherin der Fraktion DIE LINKE, zu den gewalttätigen Ausschreitungen in Ägypten mit […]

Ahmed Khalifa: Egypt 2013 – Street Clashes instead of Anniversary

January 28, 2013 by


  Ahmed Khalifa, 35, is an Egyptian-German political scientist and photo-journalist. He teaches at the University Witten-Herdecke about the transformation in Egypt. He also works as a researcher at the BICC, Bonn International Center for Conversion. Since four days, riots and street clashes have erupted in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said and Suez and in other […]

Zina El Nahel: The grey hair revolution !

December 18, 2012 by


Whenever I open the TV I see Hamdin,Baradei,Abo el Fottuh,Amr Moussa and the rest of the white or grey hair politicians talking in the name of the revolutionaries.Then I turn to another channel I find Khairat el Shater ,Morsi ,Badie and the rest of the MB gang also talking in the name of the revolution.I […]

Kristin Jankowski: The revolution continues

November 21, 2012 by


Photo: Ahmed Khalifa With the loan of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Egypt is in the grip of the global financial market. Bread, freedom, social justice. Those were the demands of the Egyptians when nationwide riots started in winter 2011. But with the 4.8 billion dollar loan Egypt is hanging in gallows of secret conditions […]

بلند حمزة: لماذا الحوار

November 5, 2012 by


Photo: Lens Young Dimashqi عندما بدأ الحَراك الثوري في سوريا ، بدأت الأصوات المطالبة بالابتعاد عن الحوار مع النظام – برأيي أن هذه الأصوات بدأت مع بدء التعامل القمعي مع المتظاهرين السلميين – و وصلَ الأمرُ إلى تخوين من يجلس على طاولة الحوار أو يفكرُ بالأمر ، و إلى الآن لا تزالُ هذه الفكرة قائمة […]

Pedram Shahyar: Nach der Revolution ist Normalität immer relativ

October 28, 2012 by


Photo: Ahmed Khalifa Ich habe Kairo Downtown noch nie so ausgelassen und fröhlich erlebt, wie während diesem Opferfest am Eid. Im Andenken an Abraham gibt es hier weihnachtsähnliche Feiertage, wo Lämmer oder Kamäle in der Nachbarschaft geschlachtet und an Arme und Nachbarn verteilt werden. Die Geschäfte öffnen trotzdem am Abend im Downtown südlich vom Tahrirplatz […]

Exodus Project Session III

October 25, 2012 by


Hi Everyone, We invite you to an unique event which takes place in the beautiful garden of the Swiss club. It’ll be full of joy and art. – (( entry by invitation only )) – Get your invitation NOW! Let’s celebrate the unity of Artists, who sing for peace and freedom. Enjoy Electronic Music, Reggae […]

Zina El Nahel: Kindergarten style

October 20, 2012 by


Photo: Marwa Abbass Watching the constitution debates between the 3 parties lately the liberals, MB and Salafists is like watching two parents getting a divorce because they can’t agree on a name they want to call their coming newborn that was not even born yet. Instead of trying to create a bearable atmosphere for the […]