Egypt Revolution

How Egypt's Conscription Generates Unemployment and Refugees

Maikel Nabil Sanad | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Maikel Nabil Sanad

Many International actors, including the U.S. government, support the Egyptian military, in the belief that Egypt's army can restore stability, and, in doing so, stem the flow of refugees out of Egypt. But it's the Egyptian military, through its stubbornness dealing with the conscientious objection issue, which generates refugees every day.

Though I Keep Getting Detained, I'll Never Stop Being an Activist

Maikel Nabil Sanad | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Maikel Nabil Sanad

I was sitting on a bench inside the military court that day, accompanied by a military intelligence agent, waiting for my military judge to arrive in the courtroom. It was a spring day, in April 2011, just few months after the revolution started. It was the fifth time I was detained in Egypt because of my activism. It isn't that I can understand the situations of people facing injustice from afar, I can feel their pain, because it's my pain as well.

The Surprising Way Bacteria 'Talks' To Each Other

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The results suggested bacteria are continually in communication with one another. When times get dire, they attempt to find anyone who might have resistance and be willing to pass it on. Once there is a yes, a crowd appears, all hoping for the same gift. Once they get it, they head off to do the same.

How Egypt Won the Battles But Lost the War

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada
Firas Al-Atraqchi

When talk show host David Letterman asked news anchor Scott Pelley on June 27, 2012 what happened to the "Arab Spring," the latter replied: "It's almost as if the revolution never happened." This was what Omar Kamel, an advocate for social justice and civilian rule, feared the most.

Egypt's Military Leadership Is Playing with Fire

Bessma Momani | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Bessma Momani

Whatever Egyptians want politically, they don't want the current violence and chaos to continue or worsen, which is exactly what Sisi invited with his Wednesday speech when he called for Egyptians to return to the streets. The coming days in Egypt will be violent and unsettling to watch.

Egypt's New Government Has the Same Dilemmas

Bessma Momani | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

I expect to see the new Egyptian government adopting tough economic policies backed by military might. That may allow it to shed the subsidies without forfeiting power. However, it will not restore investor confidence or win back the tourists who account for nearly 25% of the economy.

Canadian Tweets Express Envy Of Egyptian Action

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics

An Egyptian crowd of millions in Tahrir Square celebrated the army's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday. The army's decision to remove ...

In Egypt, Fiscal Cliff Could Mean Political Chaos and Widespread Famine

Bessma Momani | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

To say that Egypt's economy is suffocating under the weight of a looming fiscal and political crisis is an understatement. But Egypt, a land of 86 million people in the heart of the Middle East, is simply too important to fail. Great political and regional chaos will follow if it does.

What the Butterfly Effect Means For Canada's Foreign Aid

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

They say a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a tornado on the other side of the world. A fascinating new study, "The Arab Spring and Climate Change", essentially applies the "Butterfly Effect" to global current affairs, examining how climate change may have influenced the revolutions that rocked the Middle East.

"Punked" Egyptians Reveal Their Hatred of Jews

Mike Fegelman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

On July 20, an Egyptian T.V. show prank where famous Egyptian actors believed they were being interviewed by a German T.V. station, turned into mayhem when they were told they were being interviewed on an Israeli network. This should serve as an ominous warning about the prevailing hateful sentiments Egyptian Arabs hold for Jews.