Thursday, July 04, 2013

Important: My take/recommendation/work on #June30 2013

They're saying all the Anti Morsi folks are "revolutionary heroes" because opposition is always celebrated in the west even if it was opportunistic or reactionary. They're always right even if they're members of the old regime, pro-military, pro-Mubarak etc.

On the other hand, all Pro-Morsi folks are considered evil, ignorant, stupid, extremist and anti-revolution by default even if they're your family members.

This is the trendy logic nowadays everywhere, this is what the media and the activists/opposition sympathetic media is telling me to think constantly, and this is what most of the press has been suggesting but I'm not buying this, and I won't. 
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Taken from a video I recorded of myself that isn't here right after Sisi took over and overthrew Morsi:

"What do you think is the definition of democracy that we should stick with? If it's not decided by voting and polls and ballot boxes, what do you think is the way we can handle this?

Why wouldn't people who voted for Morsi be called pro-democracy activists just like we were called pro-democracy activists at the beginning of the revolution? ... What do you think is going to be the reaction of all these people who feel that their voices have not been respected? ... What do you think is left for them to resort to? ... What do you think is going to be the future of Egypt under military rule that we never got rid of? ...

How about all the other people who live in other parts of the country besides Cairo's downtown... who are not as politically sophisticated as you might think we are, but don't want to see the military in power, and think that we can't be as politically active as you are because we have families and we have kids to feed and we feel that the only way to make things change here in this country would be through voting and electing a president to begin with. How do we explain things to these people?

With all the developments that are going to continue to happen, the instability and the violence, what do you think life will be like for these people? ...

Seeing two years of our lives wasted entirely and realizing that our lives might be at risk and that our future is uncertain"

A blog post and a video play list I helped creating on Witness.org 

On the Military Industrial Complex, SCAF, and revolutionary cheering for the junta:
  
The military never left any time actually in the last 60 something years, including last year. They're just coming to the face of the military dictatorship again, as you wished, dear "revolutionaries".

1- What you must know about the Egyptian military industrial
complex.

http://inalllanguages.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-you-must-know-about-egyptian.html

2- When a revolution calls for military rule.

http://inalllanguages.blogspot.com/2013/02/when-revolution-calls-for-military-rule.html

3- "If you're gonna try to compare civilian - even MB - government to brutality of #SCAF's rule, you're either blinded by hate or forgetful." 

 "I’ve learned a basic and terrifying truth today: That many would rather see a military junta rule with impunity and autocracy than see a democratic administration govern with fecklessness and error. That many people who call themselves revolutionaries and advocates of democracy simply hate Islamism more than they love freedom. That people are fully prepared to welcome the army back to political life, with a cheer, two fingers up to those killed since 2011, and a good riddance to Egypt’s first experiment with democracy. Fuck that for a revolution."

Patrick Galey, July 1st 2013. The day the revolution died.

4- Videos and images:

* Documenting SCAF's crimes
http://www.scafcrimes.net/#SCAFCrimes

*SCAF crimes documentary with English subtitles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHHi76YH7s4

*SCAF Crimes in Egypt: A Revolutionary Timeline in Photos

http://muftah.org/scaf-crimes-a-timeline/
 
On the "All secular are anti-Morsi, all religious, conservatives, Islamists are pro-Morsi sheep:  

Smashing the secular vs Islamist dichotomy:

The bearded is not a Morsi supporter and the opponent is not an infidel. #Egypt

The false secular vs Islamist dichotomy forced upon us by many lead people to label any seemingly practicing Muslim (Bearded men, Niqabi women and the like) as a supporter of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood automatically. This oversimplification makes things easier to understand for the Islamophobe westerners and easier to promote for secular Egyptians, but in reality things are not like this.
 

June 30 was also about 9 death cases confirmed, hundreds of injuries, and over than 42 sexual assaults reported in Tahrir only. Uproar in Assiut in upper Egypt where pro- and anti- folks started killing each other and people are still shooting each other outside of the main Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Cairo. 

Yes, all of this ugliness is happening behind the scene while you're enthusiastically sharing the images you find inspiring and awesome on your smart phones and Macs. There are different sides to the story, and different ways to look at it, but keep in mind when you choose to give a blind eye to reality you do this because you're still in a place of privilege.

It's true this is not affecting your life in anything, but remember it does with us.

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Sexual harassment in the protests in Egypt. Don't be silent!

1- Mob sexual assault on a female journalist from the Netherlands in Tahrir square On June 28th 2013:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CMBnImNySA

Another video angle to the same incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R7Yy_UPbNE

2- June the 30th the men talk about an attack on the women warning others from going into the area in Tahrir.
Female protesters are talking about what happened to them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E3QZmhbuho

3- Sexual assault at the presidential palace June the 30th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ihg7iuK1w


 http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/12565/no-apologies

Wave Of Men Targeting, Sexually Assaulting Women At Egypt’s Anti-Government Protests

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/men-targeting-sexually-assaulting-women-egypt-protests.php

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