“The United States will continue to be a friend and partner to Egypt. We stand ready to provide whatever assistance is necessary and asked for to pursue a credible transition to a democracy.” —Barack Obama, speech on Friday, 11 February 2011, on the resignation of Hosni Mubarak Finally, Mubarak is out. But the U.S. is… Read More Egypt and the Clinton Doctrine
I was getting really upset that every time I went on a show, all you would see is “Crisis in Cairo,” “Unrest in Egypt.” And they were totally missing the historical significance of what was happening. My country, you know, my people, these incredibly courageous people in Egypt, were standing up to a tyrant of… Read More The American Anthropological Association and Egypt: It’s Mostly About the Artifacts?
Americans remain largely ambivalent to the tectonic shifts taking place in Egypt, Jordan, Albania, Lebanon and Tunisia. What’s worse is that most Americans 40 years and under have an oh-hum view about their own government employees (soldiers, diplomats), and contractors, who are fighting and dying in Afghanistan and Iraq. Do they know that US Special… Read More Egypt Protesters Will Spark Global Mass Movements: Internet and Globalization’s Positives
Originally published by CounterPunch, and reproduced with permission of the author. By DAVID H. PRICE Anyone who has lived in Egypt for an extended period of time or has traveled there for extended stays over the past thirty years should not be surprised at the current uprising. The only surprising thing is that this uprising… Read More Challenging America’s Pharaoh: A Revolutionary Movement and the Future of Egyptian (In)dependence