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  • Global Uprisings Conference Interview #1: Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt

    Global Uprisings Conference Interview #1: Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt

    Mariam Kirollos is an Egyptian feminist activist and a human rights defender based in Cairo. Mariam is one of the founding members of Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), a group that is combatting the growing problem of sexual harassment and collective sexual assaults/rapes against women during protests. The group patrols the streets during protests and fights off men as they attempt to encircle and assault women. The group also provides legal and medical support and follow-up care to girls and women […]

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  • GLOBAL UPRISINGS / Event De Balie Amsterdam

    GLOBAL UPRISINGS / Event De Balie Amsterdam

    GLOBAL UPRISINGS The Stories, Ideas and Future of Uprisings around the World FREE ENTRY, LIMITED CAPACITY VIEW PROGRAM De Balie, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) November 15-17, 2013   No more tickets available? No problem… Due to the size of the room, the closing sessions are the only  events that need tickets. These sessions will be only a small part of this enormous event. They will be live streamed in De Balie and in other spaces in Amsterdam. All daytime sessions on […]

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  • Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary

    Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary

    Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action, spurring public debate on issues that have gone unacknowledged and unresolved for too long. This short documentary looks at some of the reasons motivating revolutionaries to keep taking the streets, the […]

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  • Cairo in The Winter

    Cairo in The Winter

    These are some pictures from our latest trip to Cairo, Egypt. We were there working on a new project covering the ongoing liberalization of the Egyptian economy, protests against Morsi, and self-organized efforts to stop sexual assaults. We will be posting a new video online soon. View Photos: https://plus.google.com/photos/108854043580745608039/albums/5846953966983163825 Feb 20th, 2013

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  • Egypt’s Democracy: A Question of Legitimacy

    Egypt’s Democracy: A Question of Legitimacy

    Produced By Marianne Maeckelbergh and Brandon Jourdan Although Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down in February 2011, the uprisings in Egypt show little sign of retreat. While the uniting rallying cry may have been against dictatorship, the struggle in Egypt that took headlines across the world in early 2011 reflected deeper social, political, and economic problems. The key demands of the revolution have still not been met. The continuation of military rule and the promise of more neoliberal economic […]

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  • Crossroads in Cairo

    By Marianne Maeckelbergh Cairo, Egypt, December, 2011-Cairo is a city engulfed in violent anticipation. Activists speak with pride about what they are accomplishing as they enter into their 11th month of struggle. And rightfully so. They “shed their fear” and came together to realise that despite continuous torture, repression, and military dictatorship, they are stronger than the authoritarian state. It’s a strangely powerful feeling that hangs in the air, that permeates conversations, that captures the imagination. The bravery, passion and […]

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