Happy birthday @alaa - 11 years ago today I took this photo on Tahrir as his family & friends were celebrating his birthday while he was also behind bars. Today he turns 41. Alaa, a UK rights activist & writer, has been robbed of his 30s, spending most of the last decade in jail
#AMAY| Janitor from ‘Koshary Al-Tahrir’ video released after his criminal record examined
New piece on the ME/CFS (and Long Covid) protest by the White House, and what it teaches us about bravery, risk—and ourselves. In many protests I studied—Tahrir, Gezi, Hong Kong—the bravery was easily visible. Here, it was in the out-of-sight aftermath.
I'm seeing a lot of nonsense like this. Hong Kong protesters are tenacious and brave. They use water against tear gas canisters just like protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo—not liquid nitrogen ffs. So many comments about how "Asian protesters" are smart, high-IQ—alt-right themes.
This statue in Beirut is made out of debris from the deadly explosion in August. Artist Hayat Nazer made it to mark 1 year since anti-government protests started in Lebanon. The blast, which killed about 200 people, is widely blamed on state negligence.
Here’s how we confirmed the Russians were responsible for the Nabad al Hayat strike: First, witnesses reported that it happened at 2:40 p.m. local time. Second: flight logs. Spotters in the area saw a Russian jet flying overhead, just minutes before the attack.
This is a crowd of Muslims praying in Tahrir Square in Egypt, you utter spoon