Special Edition Post ? AAA Signs Statement of Support of Egypt

from American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O.

In conjunction with the Archaeological Institute of America, AAA signs Statement of Support for Egypt. This statement shares its concern for the Egyptian people and the loss of cultural heritage that Egypt has sustained and the threat of further losses. AAA pleads for Egyptian authorities to utilize their authority to protect their country?s irreplaceable cultural heritage and calls US and EU law enforcement to take action on the appearance of looted Egyptian antiquities at their borders. Read statement.

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Erdogan’s Cairo speech

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

A close Egyptian observer’s report–Important

from From the field by arn

Egypt: Pro-Mubarak Demonstrators! Really!?

from Global Voices Online by Tarek Amr

Egypt: Back Online, a Global Voices Author Shares His Story

from Global Voices Online by Jillian C. York

Egypt: World Horrified as Full Scale Attack Launched on Protesters

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

YouTube & Flickr Offer On-the-Ground Look at Protests in Egypt

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

The wave hits Yemen

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

While the main story today is obviously the fast-developing and increasingly violent chaos on the streets of Cairo, there’s also a major development in Yemen. President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power since 1978, has announced that he will step down at the end of his term in 2013. Recent amendments to the constitution would have allowed him to run for another two 10-year terms.

Tunisia and Egypt uprisings ? selected bookmarks & highlights

from media/anthropology by John Postill

The crisis in Egypt and Tunisia

from Material World by Haidy L Geismar

Obviously there is much to report about the current situation in Egypt and I’m opening this thread in order to have a space where any of our readers can post good links or think how the materialworld community might weigh in (please use comments below).

What the Arab papers say

from tabsir.net by tabsir

The Economist has a roundup of views from the Arab press on the unfolding events in Egypt (in English translation):

The dignity of Egyptian youth

from The Immanent Frame by Azza Karam

?Al-Sha`b, yuried, isqat al-nitham?
[The people / want / the downfall of the regime]
?Motto of the Egyptian protesters


I have just listened to President Mubarak?s second speech since the events that rocked us on January 25th, delivered on the chilly Egyptian evening of Tuesday, the 1st of February.

Egypt: CNN’s Anderson Cooper beat up by pro-Mubarak thugs

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Dawn

from tabsir.net by tabsir

by Sherifa Zuhur, Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies, February 1, 2011

I find it very difficult to assemble emotions, memories and impressions to respond to the events in Tunisia and Egypt. I have been responding sharply to others who seized the moment to offer their analysis.

2011-02-02 Food Crisis in Egypt

Analysts are warning of a food crisis in Egypt. Stratfor reports that, in the best-case scenario, the country has less than 40 days demand left.

Latin America: Drawing Parallels with Egypt

from Global Voices Online by Silvia Viñas

Written by Silvia Viñas

As protests in Egypt continue, Latin American bloggers are drawing historical parallels with similar uprisings in the region and some are wondering: ?Could it happen here now??

“We have a democratic calling”

from The European Citizen by Eurocentric
Catherine Ashton, the High Representative, has just spoken to the European Parliament in Brussels on Tunisia and Egypt.

On Tunisia, Ashton was able to describe what action is being taken. She will submit a proposal to the Foreign Affairs Council on restrictive measures to freeze the assets of Tunisian figures suspected of embezzling public Tunisian funds. A EU mission to support the legal framework of elections in Tunisia has been sent, and Ashton will visit Tunisia in two weeks. Ashton also pointed out to parliamentarians that the newly appointed Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Brussels as his first official visit, and spoke with her.

Exclusive: The bloodbath in Tahrir Square

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Arab Countries Queue Up To Plan Revolts On Facebook

from All Facebook by Jackie Cohen

Egypt: The Battle of the Thugs Continues

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Protesters continued to battle with waves of government-paid thugs, who entered their ranks, first as pro-Mubarak demonstrators, and waged started a full-fledged attack, with knives, tear gas and Molotov cocktails, at the peaceful protesters.

Egypt: Clashes in Tahrir Square in the Words of Bloggers

from Global Voices Online by Tarek Amr

South Asia: Impact Of The Egypt Protests

from Global Voices Online by Rezwan

Sri Lanka: State Media to Censor News From Egypt

from Global Voices Online by Rezwan

Poland: Reactions to Evacuation of Polish Tourists From Cairo

from Global Voices Online by Sylwia Presley

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