Jan. 5, 2011
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.
via Uprising in Egypt: A Two-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime
The media battle for Egypt + Changing the US vision of the Middle East + Eliminate the Witnesses
Egypt – The Peoples’ Voices by Felicity Arbuthnot
US Media and Egypt Coverage: Dodging the Real Issues and Fudging the Real Culprits by Sibel Edmonds
Israeli Spy Arrest in Egypt Points to High Stakes for Washington and Tel Aviv by Finian Cunningham
Robert Fisk: Obama Admin Has Been Gutless and Cowardly + Eyewitnesses to a Massacre
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