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    A People's History of the Egyptian Revolution Rami El-Amine and Mostafa Henaway July 7, 2011

    No matter how it unfolds, the Egyptian revolution will go down in the history books as a defining moment in the 21st century. Millions of Egyptians brought down one of the world’s most repressive regimes, that of the US-backed Hosni Mubarak, in just 18 days. Their bravery, perseverance, and tactfulness in the face of the regime’s brutal crackdown not only triggered uprisings across the Arab world but inspired and influenced protests against government austerity in the US, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Despite the fact that it is only a few months old, it’s important to begin piecing together a people’s history of the revolution to convey what happened and how it happened so that the lessons from this critical struggle can be disseminated.

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    18 Days that Shook the World Khaled Dawoud March 11, 2011

    Photo by Matthew CasselPhoto by Matthew CasselSunday, January 30

    The sounds of the jet fighters circling Tahrir Square while I was sitting glued to the TV screen in my apartment in Manhattan, New York, were horrifying. Once, twice, three times, four…my heart and my nerves were simply breaking down. It didn’t take much thinking. I had already been considering heading to Egypt as soon as I saw the developments on January 25.

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    Kifaya and the Politics of the Impossible Issandr El Amrani March 01, 2006
      Social movements and activist groups in the Arab world are rarely acknowledged or heard about in the west. Even worse, recently the Bush administration has tried to take credit for the work of these grassroots groups, who struggle and protest under the most repressive conditions. One dynamic group in Egypt called Kifaya (meaning “Enough” in Arabic) has not only brought the politics of protest to the streets of Cairo but has dramatically changed “politics as usual” in Egypt under the US-backed regime of Hosni Mubarak.

    On December 12, 2004, a small group of people gathered outside an imposing court at the heart of Downtown Cairo.

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