What’s Left

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(German version / deutsches editiertes Interview hier: Interview Elham Eidarous). On January 14th, 2014, the first day of the constitutional referendum, I met Elham Eidarous for an interview about the situation of the political left in Egypt. In November 2013, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Prophet!

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I went to the old Islamic Cairo yesterday, wanting to walk around a bit. Then, behind the Al-Azhar Mosque, I was lured by some far away singing, fell for it and thus followed it until I reached the El-Hussein Mosque. … Continue reading

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“Coloring to Expose Corruption”

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Before this year will end, here is yet another example of Cairene self organized clever actions found back in April 2013. I met Habiba in the metro on an early Friday morning to accompany her “coloring thru corruption”. It’s the … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal Constitution Writing – “My Neighbourhood”

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“All politics is local” One phenomenon which I found striking during my last stay in Cairo was the emergence of different independent initiatives, projects or enterprises that aim at building structures from a very local level and at establishing actual … Continue reading

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“I felt betrayed by the revolution itself” – Yasmine El Baramawy about ‘sexual terrorism’ and revolutionary inadequacies

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Yasmine El Baramawy’s brave TV appearance has made her a well known activist in the fight against sexual harassment and sexual violence. She – and other women – were sexually violated during a protest against president Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional declaration … Continue reading

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Yasmine El Baramawy – a musical introduction to the composer and activist

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One of the most intense hours of my last Cairo stay were those two spent with Yasmine El Baramawy. Yasmine has talked publicly about the group sexual violence she (and many other women) had experienced during a protest against president … Continue reading

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Leaving marks – the D-CAF Festival in Cairo

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This is a short medley of three great concert nights at the shabby/cool Sherazade Nightclub in Cairo: DJ Khadafi Dub (USA) – Electronic / El Rass & Muna (Lebanon) – Hip Hop / SADAT (Egypt) – Mahragan/Shaabi Music as part … Continue reading

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