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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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  • The Justice Department yesterday indicted a leading civil rights attorney on charges of supporting terrorism. Attorney General John Ashcroft accused Manhattan attorney Lynne Stewart, her translator, and two others of helping her client Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman deliver messages from his Minnesota prison cell to his followers in Egypt.
    April 10, 2002 | Story
  • This week is Passover. During the 8 day holiday Jews around the world remember their liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Traditionally, on the first two nights of Passover, Jewish families hold dinners, or Seders. where friends and family gather to reflect and tell stories.
    April 02, 2002 | Story
  • Arab leaders met in Beirut today to endorse a Saudi initiative for peace with Israel. But the summit has beenseverely damaged by the absence of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan’sKing Abdullah II. Moamer Kadhafi of Libya and Saddam Hussein of Iraq are also absent. Israel banned PresidentArafat from attending the conference on Tuesday. Hours later, the Palestinian leader announced that he would...
    March 27, 2002 | Story
  • Nawal El Saadawi was dismissed from her post as Director General of Health and Education in Cairo in 1972 for herpolitical activities. She has been unable to practice medicine in Egypt since. In 1972, she also lost her job in theEgyptian government, and the magazine she founded was closed down. She wrote "Memoirs from the Women’s Prison," aftershe was imprisoned by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat for alleged crimes against the...
    October 31, 2001 | Story
  • The British newspaper, The Guardian, is reporting that the U.S. has delayed airstrikes on Afghanistan, after key countries in the Middle East expressed doubts about allowing their territory to serve as a base for military operations.
    October 05, 2001 | Story
  • Since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, political commentators have flooded the mainstream media with superficial commentary about the nature of Islam, its relation to the Taliban, and the challenges the US faces in being understood and appreciated in the Muslim and Arab world. [includes rush transcript]
    September 25, 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.
    April 10, 2001 | 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]
    February 07, 2001 | 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...
    October 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]
    October 16, 2000 | Story