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Tomorrow, the palace

In Moments of Grace, Revolt on January 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Reports from the Egyptian uprising

 

The last remaining internet connection in Cairo (the one we have been using to update this blog) has just been shut down (11pm Egyptian time). Sources say all the mobile phone lines will again be cut off tonight.

But despite the media blackout a million man [sic] march has been organized for 9am tomorrow morning, from Tahrir square to the presidential palace. Read the rest of this entry »

Almost dawn

In Cities, Moments of Grace, Revolt on January 31, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Have you ever been alone in a house at night and thought you heard someone breaking in, and laid, awake and immobilised by fear watching moving shadows until day breaks and the ordinary objects of your home are no longer monsters? That is how I felt walking around the streets of downtown Cairo yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

David Kato Kisule: The funeral. And Beyond

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, we shall be the prey and the vulture on January 31, 2011 at 10:54 am

by Gay Uganda

I have gone through lots of emails.

Friends, acquitances, well wishers. The world over is in sympathy with gay Ugandans on the death of David Kato Kisule. Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday Night in Cairo

In Moments of Grace, Revolt on January 31, 2011 at 10:36 am
After 5 days of unprecedented popular dissent in Egypt, protestors are still on the main square in downtown Cairo demanding the resignation of President Mubarak and his entire government, and saying they will not settle for anything less. After 30 years of brutal police oppression the people have finally risen and do not seem to be backing down. Read the rest of this entry »

A new Arab street in post-Islamist times

In Moments of Grace, Revolt, The Politics of Politics on January 31, 2011 at 7:15 am

by Asef Bayat, Foreign Policy

The popular uprising in Tunisia has surprised many — Western observers, the Arab elites, and even those who have generated this remarkable episode. The surprise seems justified. How could one imagine that a campaign of ordinary Tunisians in just over one month would topple a dictator who presided over apolice state for 23 years? Read the rest of this entry »

Egyptian Activist Guide

In Moments of Grace, Revolt, The Politics of Politics on January 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

The pamphlet is beneath the fold. Read the rest of this entry »

Tunisia’s revolution: Self-organisation for self-emancipation

In Moments of Grace, Revolt on January 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Horace Campbell, Pambazuka

The full explosion of the Tunisian revolutionary process is now taking root across Africa, far beyond the town of Sidi Bouzid, from where Mohammed Bouazizi had sent a message to youths all across the world that they should stand up against oppression. The overthrow and removal of the dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on 14 January 2011 was an important stage in this revolution. Read the rest of this entry »

David Kato Rest In Peace my friend.

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, we shall be the prey and the vulture on January 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm

by Sokari Ekine, Black Looks

On Wednesday 26th January 2010  David Kato – Ugandan Kuchu, activist, human rights defender, Man of courage, stubborn, intense, the real. He lived without trimmings literally and metaphorically. David lived his life on the edge with no protection from the sickening campaign of hate unleashed by political and religious leaders in Uganda and their supporters in the US and elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Shock in the System: David Kato Kisule

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, The Politics of Politics on January 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Gay Uganda

I am at work.

Fact is, my concentration is terrible. Bits and fits, that is when I can concentrate. Seems as if everywhere I turn, I see, think, hear, know only what has happened to David. Read the rest of this entry »

Brutal murder of gay Ugandan human rights defender David Kato

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, we shall be the prey and the vulture on January 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Sexual Minorities Uganda, Pambazuka

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the entire Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Community stands together to condemn the killing of David Kato and call for the Ugandan Government, Civil Society, and Local Communities to protect sexual minorities across Uganda. Read the rest of this entry »

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