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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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  • 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]
    March 29, 2000 | 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?
    August 27, 1998 | 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
  • 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.
    December 30, 1997 | Story
  • 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...
    April 28, 1997 | Story