Tag Archives: Arab Spring

Occupy Wall Street: Sharing reflections on a fifth anniversary (1)

If Occupy Wall Street began with the occupation of Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 17th, 2011, it quickly spread to other cities in north america and beyond, making it the largest “anti-capitalist” protest movement on the continent … Continue reading

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Fear the everyday state: From egypt

On the fifth anniversary of the fall of Egypt’s president Mubarak, what follows is an account of the uprising, and the ebb and flow of the Egyptian revolution, from an anonymous activist in Cairo.  (Posted on libcom.org).

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The arab spring and the return of rebellion/revolution: The 25th of January

(Street Art by Alaa Awad) A graffito on a wall in Tahrir Square, Cairo read: “The regime did not change, but the people changed”. It is five years since the eruption of the “Egyptian Revolution” in nationwide mass protests on … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring: Remembering Futures Present

On the 17th of December, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young tunisian street vendor is harassed by the police in the small town of Sidi Bouzid.  He lacks the proper authorisation to sell and his goods are therefore confiscated.  In desperation … Continue reading

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Whither the egyptian revolution?

What follows are reflections, readings, of events in egypt of the last few months, of a revolution seemingly appropriated or hijacked by military authorities.  They are testimonials, but also efforts to trace, open, paths beyond seeming failure …

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