Saturday, February 5, 2011

  • Uprising in Egypt: A Two-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime

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    In a special Saturday edition, Democracy Now! airs a two-hour broadcast. Highlights include:

    • Live Reports from Cairo with Democracy Now! senior producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Democracy Now! correspondent Anjali Kamat.
    • Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif on how life in Tahrir Square "is truly democracy in action."
    • Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi on the impact of the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings on the Middle East.
    • Mohamed Abdel Dayem of the Committee to Protect Journalists on the continued attacks on journalists by supporters of the Mubarak regime.
    • Khaled Fahmy, professor at the American University in Cairo, on reports that Hosni Mubarak has resigned as head of the ruling NDP party.
    • University of California-Santa Barbara professor Paul Amar on the military’s role in a post-Mubarak Egypt.
    • Stanford Professor Joel Beinin on the Egyptian labor movement and the historical roots of the Jan. 25 uprising.
    • Egyptian American activist Mostafa Omar on the role of Egyptian youth in the protests.
    • And we play the "video that started the revolution"–Asmaa Mahfouz’s Jan. 18th message calling for protests in Tahrir Square on Jan. 25. [includes rush transcript]