The Egyptian Revolution: A Democracy Now! Special on Mubarak’s Resignation

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Democracy Now!
Feb. 11, 2011

As news of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation breaks, Democracy Now! broadcasts live reaction from Tahrir Square and beyond with Senior Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Correspondent Anjali Kamat. “People are holding their hands up in victory,” reports Kouddous. “This will be a day that no one will ever forget.” We are also joined on the phone from Cairo by Egyptian activists Mona El Seif and Salma al-Tarzi, blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah, feminist Nawal El Saadawi, acclaimed writer Ahdaf Soueif, and Egyptian Historian Khaled Fahmy who tells Amy Goodman, “I never really thought I would see this glorious moment in my lifetime.” Mohamed Abdel Dayem with the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses the new freedom of the press. We also hear from veteran Middle East journalist Robert Fisk and Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi about what is next for Egypt. “Many people in Washington would love a neoliberal future for Egypt,” says Khalidi. “But the two things that are essential are Egypt’s geo-political alignment with this country and its acquiescence in Israeli regional domination.”

Anjali Kamat, Democracy Now! correspondent

Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Democracy Now! senior producer

Mona El Seif, Egyptian activist

Mohamed Abdel Dayem, Committee to Protect Journalists

Salma Tarzi, Egyptian activist

Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for the Independent (UK)

Ahdaf soueif, Egyptian novelist

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian human rights activist and feminist

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9 thoughts on “The Egyptian Revolution: A Democracy Now! Special on Mubarak’s Resignation

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  4. the revolution in Egypt is not yet a democratic one… Egypt is still being ruled by the military regime established and developed by Mubarak since the assassination of Sadat in 1979. With their power being so strong over economic and domestic policies, it will be hard for them to compromise drastically on handing over the reigns to the people who were demanding an end to all that.

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