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Democracy Now!’s coverage of the Egyptian revolution and an archive of our past coverage of issues and topics relevant to Egypt.

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  • Tomorrow the Jewish holiday of Passover ends, celebrating the liberation of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt. Five years ago, Amy Goodman went to an unusual Seder dinner in New York City begun in 1976 by Gloria Steinem and Jewish feminist writers Esther Broner, and Phyllis Chesler. The unique Passover dinner celebrated women and liberation. Broner started writing her version of the Haggadah 16 years ago, "The Women’s...
    Apr 28, 1997 | Story
  • Egypt’s highest court Sunday upheld a ban on the genital cutting of girls and women. The historic move comes after years of battle between feminist groups and some Islamic conservatives who contend that female circumcision is a cultural or religious issue.
    Dec 30, 1997 | Story
  • Thousands of Indonesian students continue their protests after the killings of more than half a dozen of their classmates by the military. As the dictator Suharto heads back to Indonesia from a visit to Egypt, thousands of protesters are demanding his ouster.
    May 14, 1998 | Story
  • How and under what conditions do women take a stand? And are those stands —-whether for labor rights, health or education -— always recognized for what they are?
    Aug 27, 1998 | Story
  • This is Women’s History Month, and today we bring you a discussion with three women writers: Paule Marshall, Grace Paley and Nawal El Saadawi. They gathered last Saturday at an event sponsored by the Brecht Forum in New York. [includes rush transcript]
    Mar 29, 2000 | Story
  • With the death toll in the Occupied Territories now over 100, the overwhelming majority of them Palestinians, a summit aimed at bringing about a ceasefire began today in Egypt. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, along with international mediators U.S. President Bill Clinton and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, began talks earlier this morning in what has been described as a very tense atmosphere. [includes...
    Oct 16, 2000 | Story
  • As thousands of Iraqis marched through the streets of Baghdad this morning volunteering to help Palestinians fight Israel, a last-ditch effort at bringing peace began this morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 16, 2000 | Story
  • As the emergency peace talks are underway in Egypt, we continue with the joint speech of Edward Said and Noam Chomsky given last year at Columbia University. We go now to Professor Noam Chomsky. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 16, 2000 | Story
  • The current election results in Israel have roots in a legacy of occupation and failed peace efforts. Noam Chomsky, longtime activist and professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, takes a look at Middle East politics. [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 07, 2001 | Story
  • This week is Passover. The 8-day holiday celebrates the Jewish liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt.Traditionally, on the first two nights of Passover, Jewish families hold dinners or Seders where friends and familygather to reflect and tell stories.
    Apr 10, 2001 | Story