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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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“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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Letter to a Revolutionary

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Berlin, 06.01.2013 Dear E., Since long, I have been wanting to write this letter. I was hesitant, thinking about it, yes, quite often, but never starting it for real. Tonight, on a grey January night, lying in my bed after … Continue reading

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9 hrs 58 min 59 sec…

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…is what my hard disc recorder is telling me I have recorded during my first week in Cairo… sorry for English speakers, it is too much to translate… Zwei, drei Gedanken zur Halbzeit vom vergangenen Samstag, als ich “erst” 1o … Continue reading

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The Politics of Sound – oder: Der Muezzin

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Two calls for prayer below – and a short essay about the politics of the muezzin sound. 1 – as make-believe number one acoustic representation of “the Orient” and 2 – as a way to create an acoustic space and … Continue reading

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Erstmals studentische Vertretung erlaubt – German University in Cairo II

English below In den nächsten drei Tagen finden an der “German University in Cairo” Wahlen zur ersten student union (vergleichbar AStA) statt. Das Recht auf Gründung einer eigenen Vertretung war den Studierenden bisher abgesprochen worden und wurde erst nach andauernden … Continue reading

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Schach matt! Checkmate!

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The game is over – les jeux sont faits. Mubarak und seine Söhne sind in Untersuchungshaft, der alte Mubarak dazu im Krankenhaus. Schachmatt kommt aus dem Arabischen und heißt “Der König oder  Herrscher ist tot” – Sheik mata – Der … Continue reading

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