Egypt Newslinks 27-28 November 2011

28 November 2011 —

May be updated as the day wears on…

28 November 2011
Will there be another Arab Spring in 2061?
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
Sixty-two years after Cairo tried to snuff out the Muslim Brotherhood with a targeted assassination, the movement stands on the threshold of power in Egypt, while its brand of political Islam is rising throughout the Arab World. The Brotherhood of today seems more aware of the need to be democratic, but it faces the same temptations that corrupted and eventually tore down Arab nationalism. – Sami Moubayed (Nov 28, ’11)

The Egyptian revolution turns against the military
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:04
The renewed revolutionary upsurge in Egypt is the working class’s verdict on the Egyptian military’s claims to be leading a ‘democratic transition’ away from the dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt votes in post-Mubarak polls
BBC News Today at 08:19
Egyptians are voting in the opening stage of the first elections since former President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February.

Parliamentary election kicks off in Egypt
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 06:54

The struggle to come after Egypt’s election
Recent articles from Today at 06:00
After a week of the biggest demonstrations since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s military wants to use elections to justify its continued rule.

Egyptians vow to boycott ‘rogue’ vote Today at 05:36
Monday will see Egypt taking a first step in a long parliamentary election process which will go on in stages until March. While the current leadership portrays the poll as a solution to the crisis, sentiment on the…

Egypt: Military will not tolerate ‘troublemakers’
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:40

First parliamentary elections after fall of Mubarak to begin in Egypt
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:37

27 November 2011
Generals urge Egyptian people to vote amid protests

Morning Star Yesterday at 16:58
Egypt’s military ruler urged voters today to turn out for parliamentary elections starting today – as protesters staged another mass rally in Cairo calling for him and the other generals on the ruling military council to step down immediately.

Egypt protests: military warn of ‘extremely grave consequences’ Yesterday at 15:07
No-one will be allowed to pressure the armed forces, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council has warned, as he asked political leaders to support new PM Kamal al-Ganzuri. His comments came amid mass protests demanding an…

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