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Saturday
Oct312015

Sisi comes to London: why is David Cameron welcoming Egypt’s autocrat to the UK?

In 2011, the British prime minister hailed democracy in Tahrir Square. Now he is receiving Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with open arms. What is a man who has overseen the state killings of hundreds of political opponents doing at Downing Street?

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Sunday
Mar152015

The corridors of counter-revolution: Sharm el-Sheikh and the international elite

Politicians and tycoons have flocked to pay homage to President Sisi at Egypt's grand investment jamboree - but amid talk of modernity, the reality is violence, privatisation and business as usual

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Friday
Jul042014

The Absurdist Circus: Egypt, Sisi and Blair

It has been said that Egypt is where logic comes to die - but from the perspective of Cairo's elites, getting Tony Blair in to shill for the counter-revolution makes perfect sense after all

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Monday
Aug192013

Egypt: Beyond the voice of battle

In an arena of guns and certainties, other fault lines fade to darkness. This latest wave of state violence aims at destroying the very conditions of audibility in which revolutionary voices can be heard

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Tuesday
Jul022013

Egypt's revolution continues as grassroots rage against fragmented elite

At least two separate struggles are playing out, between rival elements of the state and between defenders and opponents of the old system

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