revolution

NO MOUSTACHES IN TAHRIR SQUARE

Clockwise from left: A group of believers remembering a fallen comrade at Tahrir Square; The wall of infamy: cataloguing police brutality; Iced drinks

No one predicted in 1989 that when a large East German crowd would turn up at the Berlin Wall, nervous border guards, who would have shot them a week ago, would instead open the gates. In 2011, no one predicted when the year began, that the story that would change the world would be Tahrir […..]

OF CAMELS, A YOUTH BULGE AND US

With Hosni Mubarak still trying desperately to somehow hang on to the last dregs of power, the quote of the week comes from the Egyptian novelist Dr Alaa Al Asany. “The Egyptian people are very close to a camel,” he said in an interview to a foreign journalist. “The camel can really accept a lot […..]