Egypt Newslinks 22 November 2011

22 November 2011 —

Obama Must Condemn Egyptian Military
Dissident Voice Today at 16:00
As we watch the Egyptian police and military viciously attack democracy activists on the streets of Cairo, using U.S. weapons, it is outrageous that the Obama Administration has failed to issue a strong condemnation of this latest attempt to crush a revolution that has inspired people around the world, including millions of Americans.

Exposed: US Press “Freedom”
Dissident Voice Today at 16:00
Last week, independent journalist Sam Husseini went to a news conference by Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia at Washington’s National Press Club — where Husseini is a member.

Egypt military rulers start crisis talks with political forces
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 15:11

Confirmed: Egypt forces fire live ammo on protesters Today at 11:49
With over 33 people already confirmed dead and about 1,500 injured during Egypt’s revolution 2.0, the toll is expected to rise as the police have started using live ammunition on protesters. RT’s Paula Slier is in the…

Egypt junta ‘worse than Mubarak’
Morning Star Today at 10:44
Egypt’s ruling junta is branded worse than ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak by Amnesty today in a scathing new report.

Renewed uprising signals turning point in Egyptian revolution
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:51
The revolutionary upheavals that began in Egypt last January 25 have reached a crucial turning point in which the decisive question is the independent political mobilization of the working class in the struggle for power.

Egypt activists call for ‘million-man’ rally
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 09:51

Egypt activists urge mass protest
BBC News Today at 08:17
Egyptian activists call for a mass march after three days of deadly unrest prompt the civilian cabinet to offer its resignation.

Jacob Levich, “Did the US Co-opt OWS in Order to Legitimize Egypt’s Flawed Elections?” Today at 05:17
According to a November 16 story in Ahram Online and links collected by blogger Benjamin Doherty (at, OWS in New York City agreed to send a delegation of election monitors to Egypt after a mysterious activist flew in from Washington with a proposal in hand.

Egypt cabinet resigns as protests intensify
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:59

Egypt’s Cabinet Offers to Quit as Activists Urge Wider Protests
New York Times
More Photos » By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and ALAN COWELL CAIRO — A day after the cabinet offered its resignation to Egypt’s transitional military rulers, protesters sought to mobilize yet bigger demonstrations on Tuesday, despite an increasingly lethal …

Egypt activist sparks outrage by posting herself nude
A woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals alike. Some liberals feared that the posting by 20-year-old …

Egypt Cabinet Offers to Resign as Mass Protests Planned
Washington Post
22 (Bloomberg) — Egyptian activists called for mass protests to be held today as fighting between security forces and demonstrators protesting military rule, which left at least 24 people dead, spurred the government to offer to quit. …

Egypt ETF Hits Record Low as Yields Jump After Deadly Clashes
22 (Bloomberg) — An Egyptian stocks fund traded in the US sank to a record
low and bond yields surged after clashes between security forces and
protestors left at least 22 people dead, prompting the cabinet to offer to
resign. The Market Vectors Egypt …

Dozens killed in Egypt protests
Al Jazeera
Egyptian protesters say they have been brutally assaulted by security
forces over the past few days. Al Jazeera visited a morgue in Alexandria
and spoke with people who say they have family members who were killed in
the crackdown over the past few …

Egypt policeman killed during Sinai manhunt: agency
CAIRO (Reuters) – One Egyptian policeman was killed and one injured during
a raid on an armed Islamist group suspected of involvement in pipeline
bombings that have disrupted gas supplies to Israel and Jordan, the state
news agency reported. …

Egypt’s Christians wary ahead of crucial election
Independent Online
By CHRISTINE BRO AP An Egyptian voter casts his vote in a polling station
in Cairo, Egypt, on March 19, 2011 during a referendum on constitutional
amendments. Cairo – As Egypt prepares to elect a new parliament, the
country’s Christians are concerned …

GM joint venture to assemble China-made autos in Egypt
Washington Post
SHANGHAI — SAIC-GM-Wuling, a General Motors Co. joint venture, plans to
assemble autos in Egypt from kits made in China, competing in the same
markets targeted by Chinese domestic car exporters. GM said Tuesday that
production at General Motors Egypt …

Egypt: Is it a revolution?
With running battles taking place once again in Tahrir Square, this
question still tumbles and smolders in Egypt like a verbal tear gas
canister. It’s hard to say whether the protest movement that toppled Hosni
Mubarak in February is in fact a …

Egyptian journalists attacked while covering protests
The Guardian (blog)
Several journalists have been attacked and injured during the military
crackdown on protestors in Egypt. The International Press Institute’s
executive director, Alison Bethel McKenzie, said: “The supreme council of
the armed forces should ensure that …

Egyptian Cabinet offers to resign
Youngstown Vindicator
Egypt’s civilian Cabinet offered to resign Monday after three days of
violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Tahrir Square,
but the action failed to satisfy protesters deeply frustrated with the new
military rulers. …

Critical moment for Egyptian democracy
ABC Online
ELEANOR HALL: Robert Springborg is a Professor of National Security at the
Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and an expert on the Egyptian
military. He says this is a critical moment for the future of democracy in
Egypt. ROBERT SPRINGBORG: It’s not …

Abbas-Meshaal to meet in Cairo despite Egypt unrest: Hamas
Times of Oman
Egypt: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal will
meet in Cairo: Cairo this week despite the unrest rocking Egypt, a senior
Hamas official said on Tuesday. The meeting between the exiled Hamas leader
and Abbas, who heads the …

Egypt state security feelers still active
Financial Times
Anger at what activists say is continued repression in Egypt under the
ruling military council has galvanised protesters in Tahrir Square over the
past three days. Unlike in Libya, where the regime collapsed, or Tunisia,
which purged and restructured …

Egypt parties say polls must go on despite protests
Cairo: Egyptian politicians demanded on Tuesday that parliamentary polls
proceed on time, as a crisis meeting called by generals after days of
protests against military rule got under way. The ruling army council asked
political parties and other …

Egypt’s military calls for calm amid protests
Al Jazeera
Egypt’s military council made a statement on Sunday about the ongoing
protests and violence leading up to next week’s planned elections. It said:
“The armed forces call on all political and national forces for urgent
dialogue in order to … develop …

Egypt’s dire economy
CNN (blog)
By Ilan Berman – Special to CNN Some eight months after the ouster of its
long-serving strongman, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s revolution remains the most
prominent byproduct of the so-called “Arab Spring.” But where, exactly,
is Cairo headed? …

Egypt FA: Tahrir unrest will not delay league
Ahram Online
File photo: football fans take to the field after an African Champions
League match between Zamalek and Tunisian visitor Club Africain in Cairo,
Egypt following the police collapse after revolution, Saturday, April 2,
2011. (Photo: AP) The Egyptian …

Egypt’s cabinet offers to quit after fresh wave of protests
euronews After three days of bloody protests in Cairo
against military rule, Egypt’s cabinet has offered to resign. The news came
as thousands of people poured into the capital’s Tahrir Square. At least 33
people are thought to have …

Trading halted on Egyptian exchange over crisis
Bradenton Herald
By TAREK EL-TABLAWY – AP Business Writer Trading was halted on the Egyptian
stock exchange after its broader index plunged over 5 percent on Tuesday as
escalating protests and deadly violence in the capital thrust the nation
into its worst political …

Egypt Cabinet offers to resign but protests go on
Seattle Post Intelligencer
HAMZA HENDAWI, AP, SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press Protesters take a cover
during clashes with Egyptian riot police near the interior ministry in
downtown cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Firing tear gas and rubber
bullets, Egyptian riot police on …

Egypt on verge of ‘general strike’
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera’s interview with Hossam al Hamalawy, an Egyptian journalist and
protester, who argues Egyptians have “had enough” of the military council
and about to launch a general strike.

Amnesty says Egypt army continues Mubarak-era abuse
Rights group Amnesty International accused Egypt’s rulers on Tuesday of
brutality sometimes exceeding that of former president Hosni Mubarak,
saying the hopes of protesters had been “crushed”. The group said Egypt’s
Supreme Council of Armed Forces …,7340,L-4151418,00.html

Egypt’s Cabinet resigns…CIA spies unmasked…Urging Congress to act
9&10 News
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state television says the Cabinet has submitted its
resignation. The government has come under criticism from across the
political spectrum since it came to office in March for its perceived
inefficiency and its subordination to …

Egypt Cabinet offers to resign as violence grows
Seattle Post Intelligencer
MAGGIE MICHAEL, AP Protesters take a cover during clashes with Egyptian
riot police near the interior ministry in downtown cairo, Egypt, Sunday,
Nov. 20, 2011. Firing tear gas and rubber bullets, Egyptian riot police on
Sunday clashed for a second day …

Egyptian clashes fuel investor anxiety
Globe and Mail
Egypt’s deadly clashes could trigger investors’ worst-case scenario. The
ruling army have become the focus of protester ire in a standoff that
threatens to delay elections, due to start in a week. If tensions aren’t
resolved quickly, the economy is …

Egypt death toll rises to 28
Herald Sun
THE death toll from confrontations between protesters and police around
Egypt has reached 28, as the violence raged into a fourth straight day.
Health ministry spokesman Mohammed Sherbini said that 26 people had died in
Cairo, one in the Mediterranean …

A Troubled Revolution in Egypt
New York Times
By KATHERINE ZOEPF CAIRO — A decade ago, as a bookish schoolgirl in the
southern Egyptian city of Sohag, Samira Ibrahim Mohamed was fascinated by
Egyptology and yearned to see the antiquities at the Egyptian Museum in
Cairo one day. …

Report: Egyptian officials send calming message to J’lem
Jerusalem Post
COM STAFF Cairo officials sent a message to their counterparts in Israel
this week reassuring them about Egypt’s commitment to the peace process,
Army Radio reported Tuesday. The message, sent despite recent turmoil in
Egypt, was reportedly transmitted …

Egypt cabinet resigning after three days of violent clashes — RT
With over 33 people already confirmed dead and about 1500 injured during
Egypt’s revolution 2. 0, the toll is expected to rise as the police have
started using live ammunition on protesters.

White House Egypt Statement
By The Huffington Post News Editors
WASHINGTON — The White House says the eruption of violence in Egypt
should not stand in the way of elections and a rapid transition to
democracy. Spokesman Jay Carney says the U.S. is deeply concerned about the
violence and is …

Crisis intensifies as Egypt’s government resigns | McClatchy
CAIRO — Egypt’s civilian Cabinet resigned Monday to protest the
military’s harsh crackdown on demonstrators as an uprising against the
ruling military council swelled into a third day of running battles in
downtown Cairo.

Egypt Justifies Attacks On Protesters By Pointing To…America …
By Susie Madrak
Via Gawker, this story about how authorities are using the U.S. as a role
model for handling protesters. Yes, the whole world is watching (see the
front page of the Iran Daily): Two people were killed in Cairo and
Alexandria this weekend as …

Prison » Egypt’s Secret Police Renames Itself …
By admin
As part of the re-branding of dictatorship in Egypt, the same security
force implicated in the imprisonment and torture of anti-Mubarak activists
is busy reorganizing itself while maintaining intimidation and spying
campaigns targeted against …

Actions in Solidarity with Egypt |
By OccupyWallSt
As the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces escalates the use of force on
protesters at Tahrir, we call for support and solidarity for our brothers
and sisters of Tahrir Square. We also call for support and solidarity with
our egyptian american …

Shakesville: Egypt Open Thread
By Melissa McEwan
Earlier today, Egypt’s cabinet resigned en masse amidst continued clashes
in Tahrir Square between protesters and police. As many as two dozen people
have been killed by the Egyptian army, and many more have reportedly been
injured …

Autumn for the Arab Spring in Egypt – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
By Brian Doherty
Re-revolution in Tahrir Square: An Egyptian morgue official says the death
toll has climbed to 35 during the third straight day of violence that has

Egypt Elections: Cabinet Hands In Resignation
By The Huffington Post News Editors
CAIRO — Egypt’s state television says the Cabinet has submitted its
resignation to the ruling military council but will stay on to run the
nation’s day-to-day affairs until a decision is made. The resignation of
the Cabinet on Monday came amid widening protests …

Can protesters oust Egypt’s military leaders? – The Week
By The Week
Violence breaks out again on the streets of Cairo. But these demonstrations
are quite different from the February gatherings that led to Mubarak’s

Egypt experiences third day of deadly clashes | FP Passport
By Uri Friedman
Top news: Monday has brought no end to Egypt’s worst explosion of violence
since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, as demonstrators demanding an end to
military rule clashed with security forces around Tahrir Square and across
the country. …
FP Passport Andy Towle
Tahrir Square in Eqypt has erupted again as protesters demonstrate against
military rule: Egyptian troops had been heralded as saviors when their
generals ushered out President Mubarak on Feb. 11, but on Sunday they led a
new push to …

Captured: Violence Erupts in Egypt | Plog — World, National Photos …
By Meghan Lyden
24 dead in 3 days of Cairo, Egypt anti-military protests and violence.

Egypt’s government abruptly resigns as deadly clashes rock Tahrir …
By Agence France-Presse
Egypt’s cabinet said on Monday it had resigned as clashes raged inTahrir
Square between police and protesters demanding democratic change in the
country’s biggest crisis since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. State television
quoted a military …

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How Egypt Justifies Its Brutal Crackdown: Occupy Wall Street
Two people were killed in Cairo and Alexandria this weekend as Egyptian
activists took the streets to protest the military’s attempts to maintain
its grip on power.

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