Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left

Online organizing and the new era of radical struggle Digital Rebellion examines the impact of new media and communication technologies on the spatial, strategic, and organizational fabric of social movements. Todd Wolfson reveals how aspects of the mid-1990s Zapatistas movement–network organizational structure, participatory democratic governance, and the use of communication tools as a binding agent–became essential parts of Indymedia and other

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Interview with Philip Rizk by Shuruq Harb

“The revolution is not a thing of the past, the revolution is still in process.” Philip Rizk stated as we began our discussion of his text “2011 is not 1968”, whereby he challenges the dominant narratives of the January 25th Revolution as a youth lead revolution. He argues that the radicalizing factor of the uprising was an underclass without leaders.

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Egyptian Graffiti and Gender Politics: An Interview with Soraya Morayef

28 March 2013, africaisacountry.com Mickey Mouse is pulling apart a bomb: inside is the torso of George W. Bush, and they’re both looking perfectly happy about the whole thing. Soraya Morayef is taking a photo of the wall where these figures are painted, on a busy street in downtown Cairo, when a man walks up to her and asks her

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Film review: The Square

By Soraya Morayef Open Democracy, 25 March 2014 The author reviews the only documentary released to-date of the people’s uprising in Egypt until the fall of Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013. There is no such thing as a comprehensive narrative of the Egyptian revolution. Anyone attempting such a thing will most likely fail, as the complex evolution of a

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The Seven Wonders of the Revolution

By Soraya Morayef Jadaliyya, 22 May 2012 Around the corner from Tahrir Square, the heart of Egypt’s eighteen-day uprising, Mohamed Mahmud Street bears the scars of a turbulent political year in Egypt. The once-bustling street off of Tahrir Square has seen its share of violent battlefields–beginning with 28 January 2011 and ending with the February 2012 clashes following the Port

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Egypt – A View from the Revolution

Sherief Gaber As Interviewed by Elizah Flores, March 30, 2011 Whatever connection I had with Egypt was just screaming at me that I had to go. Introductory Profile: About Sherief Gaber Sherief Gaber is a twenty-six year-old graduate student at the University of Texas studying law and urban planning. He grew up in Memphis and went to college in Saint

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The Daily Texan

Published on February 28, 2011 at 12:00 am By Allie Kolechta A UT graduate student stood with protesters in downtown Cairo as they barricaded themselves against military attacks and fought for a revolution in the midst of former President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. Law and urban planning graduate student Sherief Gaber flew straight into Cairo on Jan. 30 to join the protests

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Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory

by Middle East Studies Center at AUC Jadaliyya, 24 February 2014 On 19 February 2014, the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo hosted Sherief Gaber, a member of the Mosireen film collective and researcher in housing rights and community development, for a lecture titled “Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory.’’ Gaber discussed the mission and activities of the Mosireen film

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Interview with egyptian blogger and researcher Sherief Gaber

6 June 2013, sicherheitspolitik-blog   Sherief Gaber is a researcher in issues related to the right to the city and socially just cities and a member of the Mosireen Independent Media Collective in Cairo. Mosireen documented the protests during the ‚Egyptian revolution‘.   At a conference in Berlin you said the internet’s influence on the protests and revolution in Egypt was

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