Egypt Newslinks 16-19 December 2011

19 December 2011 —

19 December 2011
Fresh violence hits Tahrir Square
BBC News Today at 10:40
At least one person dies in fresh clashes between protesters and troops in the Egyptian capital Cairo, bringing the death toll since Friday to 11.

Egyptian military cracks down on peaceful protesters
World Socialist Web Site Today at 08:45
Over the weekend, the US-backed military junta in Egypt launched another deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters, killing at least nine and wounding hundreds.

VIDEO: Third day of clashes in Cairo
BBC News Today at 02:28
Protesters have stoned security forces in Cairo as the death toll for three days of anti-military unrest in the Egyptian capital reaches 10.

18 December 2011
Egypt’s protesters face deadly attack

Morning Star Yesterday at 16:59
A deadly crackdown on Egyptian demonstrators demanding the immediate introduction of civilian rule continued today, a day after Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri branded protesters in the capital Cairo ‘counter-revolutionaries.’

Israel set to release 550 Palestinian prisoners
Morning Star Yesterday at 16:58
Israel was poised this evening to release 550 Palestinian detainees in the final phase of an Egyptian-brokered prisoner swap involving the return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit.

Deadly unrest continues in Cairo
BBC News Yesterday at 11:27
Protesters stone security forces in Cairo as the death toll for three days of anti-military unrest in the Egyptian capital reaches 10.

‘Blue bra girl’ atrocity: Egyptian military police more than brutal (VIDEO)
Russiatoday.ruYesterday at 10:32RT
The blog-o-sphere is boiling at the cruel beating of a female protester by Egyptian military police, who continued battling protesters in Tahrir Square on Sunday. The clashes, into their third day now, have left 10…

Battle Rages in Cairo as “Thugs” and Army Attack Protesters
Dandelion Salad Yesterday at 06:32
Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Dec 17, 2011 TRNN Exclusive: Army attacks occupation of cabinet office, street fighting into the night, at least nine dead Battle Rages in Cairo as ‘Thugs’ and Army Attack Protesters see Egypt Protests Revolution 2011 Filed under: Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Death-destruction, Egypt, […]

17 December 2011
Philip Rizk, “Egypt: #OccupyCabinet” 17/12/2011 at 23:58
It all began with the kidnapping and torture of Aboudi Ibrahim, a protester from the #OccupyCabinet sit-in. . . . Thank you, world, for believing in our ‘democratic transition.’ This is why we don’t go to vote. The generals overseeing this massacre oversee our elections.

‘There has been no revolution in Egypt yet’ 17/12/2011 at 19:08
Violent clashes on the streets of Egypt are a symptom of a wider power struggle that is taking place between the military and the Islamist-led parliament, Yaakov Lappin, a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, told RT.

VIDEO: Egypt PM: Protesters behind violence
BBC News 17/12/2011 at 16:49
Egypt’s prime minister has described the latest protests in the capital Cairo as a ‘counter-revolution’.

Three Months of Occupy: A Movement in Photos
In These Times 17/12/2011 at 16:48
Long before mainstream media outlets demanded a coherent message from Occupy Wall Street, the movement’s organizers were demanding it from themselves. When Adbusters, a Canadian anti-corporate magazine, first proposed the protests on July 13, 2011, they drew inspiration from the Egyptian revolutionaries’ simple message: oust Mubarak.

An Independent Turkey Sets Its Own Tone in a Troubled World
Dissident Voice 17/12/2011 at 16:00
The global community has become more interested in stepping across the bridge between Europe and Asia; eager to traverse the divide between the Western community and reconstituted Arab world. Previously regarded as only a geographical bridge between continents, the nation of Turkey now serves as a political, strategic and economic bridge. Its location, Muslim identity, independent policies, and continued economic growth at a time when the United States and Europe Union nations continue in economic crisis, provoke the inquisitive. Turkey is being watched, examined and scrutinized for its actions and policies.

Hundreds injured, up to 10 dead in Cairo clashes (VIDEO) 17/12/2011 at 09:35
Violent clashes between security forces and revolutionary youth in Egypt has left some 300 people injured and four to nine dead over two days. The riots flared after rumors of a beaten protester prompted crowds to…

What’s New: The Egyptian Revolution Continues
Socialist Project 17/12/2011 at 09:00
I had the fortunate opportunity to sit down and talk with Hossam el-Hamalawy about his views on the current state of the Egyptian revolution following the latest revolt in Tahrir Square this past November, arguably the fiercest and most important display of popular resistance to the ruling military regime to take place since the January 25th uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak some ten month ago.

Clashes resume in Egypt’s capital
BBC News 17/12/2011 at 08:56
Protesters in Egypt clash with the security forces near the country’s parliament, a day after eight people died in unrest there.

16 December 2011
VIDEO: Clashes in Egyptian capital Cairo

BBC News 16/12/2011 at 23:47
The BBC’s Jon Leyne reports as Egyptian television shows coverage of clashes in Cairo on Friday.

Egyptian Workers Strike and March Against Regime
The Real News Network 16/12/2011 at 17:12
Workers say repression getting worse as they fight for a minimum wage

VIDEO: Clashes in Egyptian capital Cairo
BBC News 16/12/2011 at 16:24
Clashes are taking place in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after troops moved in to try to remove demonstrators staging a sit-in protest outside the parliament building.

Cairo protesters clash with army
BBC News 16/12/2011 at 15:43
Clashes break out in Cairo after the Egyptian army tries to remove protesters staging a sit-in near the parliament building.

Wet and stoned: Egyptian protesters cop it from military police (VIDEO, PHOTOS) 16/12/2011 at 11:43
There are reports of clashes between police and protesters in Egypt at a sit-in protest demanding an end to military rule. It was sparked by a rumor that one of the activists had been detained and allegedly beaten.

Library of Alexandria in Danger
In These Times 16/12/2011 at 10:00
Through its Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood emerged as the largest bloc following a November 28 vote–the first election since the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, and the first free election in Egypt in more than 80 years. Additional parliamentary elections will be held through March.

The Egyptian army’s iron fist
Recent articles from 16/12/2011 at 06:00
Egypt’s military has carried out a horrific attack on demonstrators protesting the generals’ continued hold on power.

No to booze and bikinis: Islamists call for ‘sin free’ tourism in Egypt 14/12/2011 at 18:21
With two Islamist parties leading in the Egyptian parliamentary elections, some fear that the country’s tourism sector is going to be seriously redefined, and not for the benefit of Western tourists.

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