The Flowers of the Arab Spring

by John Feffer Egyptian photographer Amr Mounib and curator Dagmar Painter discuss an exhibition of Mounib’s photos of flowers and their connection to the Arab Spring. Filmed at the Gallery Al-Quds at the Jerusalem Fund in Washington, DC on April… Continue Reading  

Mubarak Acquitted as Egypt’s Counterrevolution Thrives

by Emile Nakhleh The acquittal of former Egyptian President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak is not a legal or political surprise. Yet it carries serious ramifications for Arab autocrats who are leading the counterrevolutionary charge, as well as the United States. The… Continue Reading  

An Egyptian Black Friday?

by Henry Precht The starting point for understanding Egypt’s August 14th massacre is Black Friday — September 8, 1978 — during the Iranian Revolution. On that day, 35 years ago, the Shah’s troops killed an untold number of demonstrators in… Continue Reading  

Egypt: Cutting Off Aid and Other Options

by Wayne White Many Americans, shocked by the appalling casualties from the crackdown ordered by Armed Forces Commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, understandably have reacted by calling for a cut-off of US aid to Egypt. Yet, doing so probably would be… Continue Reading  

Egypt Coup Challenges US Credibility

by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News The military’s removal of democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi poses a serious challenge to Washington’s pro-democracy agenda and its ability to influence events in Egypt and the rest of the region. The Barack Obama… Continue Reading