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Egypt: 20 days of coverage

As protests erupted in Cairo's Tahrir Square rabble's staff and contributors spoke to Egyptian protesters, solidarity activists and responded with interviews, commentaries and analysis. Here are some of the highlights of our coverage over the past month:

SPECIAL: Not Rex: Egypt unchained!
by Humberto DaSilva
In a special episode of Not Rex, Humberto DaSilva reports on Hosni Mubarak's resignation and the people's revolution in Egypt.

* http://www.rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2011/02/features/special-not-rex-egypt-unchained

Women protest in Tahrir Square
by Jase Tanner
On a recent trip to Egypt, Jase Tanner interviewed women protesting in Tahrir Square. Here's what they had to say...

* http://www.rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2011/02/features/women-protest-tahrir-square

My lifetime of waiting for this Egyptian moment
by Sarah Ghabrial

I hope this feeling of joy and relief at events in Egypt really is contagious, and drifts like a wind across Tunisia's and Egypt's borders to likewise lift up our neighbours.

* http://www.rabble.ca/news/2011/02/my-lifetime-waiting-egyptian-moment

Al Jazeera, social media and Egypt's uprising
by Hebba Fahmy and Anita Krajnc
Al Jazeera has been brazenly direct and relevant in its coverage of people's democratic struggles in the Middle East and across the globe.

* http://www.rabble.ca/news/2011/02/egypt-how-voices-were-heard

Egypt's youth driving the revolution
by Amy Goodman
Egypt's burgeoning youth population is driving the revolution.

* http://www.rabble.ca/columnists/2011/02/egyptian-youth-driving-revolution

So a theorist, an activist and a journalist meet in Dakar after a protest...
by Needs No Introduction

On Feb. 4, journalist Firoze Manji walked in on Egyptian theorist Samir Amin and Mamdou Habashi, a well known Egyptian activist talking politics, and joined right in. Here's the recording he made.

* http://www.rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/needs-no-introduction/2011/02/so-theorist-activist-and-journalist-meet-dakar-after-pr

Revolution reveals Egypt's humanity
by Murray Dobbin
In watching the live streaming coverage of the Egyptian revolution on Al Jazeera I am awe-struck by the incredible humanity of what is unfolding in that country.

* http://www.rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/murray-dobbin/2011/02/revolution-reveals-egypts-humanity

Pride is reborn in Egypt
by Judy Rebick
Only a few years later, the very elements that I describe in Transforming Power have erupted in a people's revolution across the Middle East, first in Iran then Tunisia and now Egypt.

* http://www.rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/2011/02/pride-reborn-egypt

Not Rex: Egypt Rising
by Humberto DaSilva
This week on Not Rex, Humberto DaSilva reports on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's use of hired thugs to attack protesters and journalists.

* http://www.rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2011/02/not-rex/not-rex-egypt-rising

Adhaf Soueif reports from Tahrir Square
by Jase Tanner
Egyptian novelist and activist, Adhaf Soueif, reports on the protests at Tahrir Square.

* http://www.rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2011/02/features/adhaf-soueif-reports-tahrir-square

rabble radio #121 - Canadian activist caught up in Egypt demonstrations
by Meagan Perry
Jase Tanner was in Tahrir square when pro-Mubarak forces came to break up the demonstrations. Code Pink's Medea Benjamin was in another part of the square. In this podcast, we hear their stories.

* http://www.rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/rabble-radio/2011/02/121-canadian-activist-caught-egypt-demonstrations

Egypt's crackdown on the media
by Adam Bemma
Mohamed Abdel Dayem is the project coordinator of North Africa and the Middle East for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) based in New York City. He explains how Egyptian authorities have obstructed the press from doing their job every step of the way.

* http://www.rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/street-cred/2011/02/egypts-crackdown-media

Hypocrisy on democracy: Fear of a free Egypt and other mindbenders
by Matthew Adams and Stephen Benedetti
Democracy is all well and good unless it happens elsewhere, then it can be a threat to 'freedom loving people.'

* http://www.rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/i-read-news-today-oh-boy/2011/02/hypocrisy-democracy-fear-free-egypt-and-other-mindbe

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