We had no plan. No escape in case everything fell apart. We had no place to lay our heads at night and no idea where we were headed next. We found an oasis in the desert, a dog wearing shoes and seals bathing in the sunset. From Vegas to California, it was the best time ofContinue reading “California Dreaming: Hot Springs”
The Western Media Propaganda Cocktail Everyone is talking about the attacks in France, and understandably so. What I don’t understand is how people can go on rants about upholding freedom of speech and yet still not question the standard of our news anchors and reporters. Western news media, especially in the U.S., is filled withContinue reading “Political Rant 2”
Luis de Lion was a professor and “outspoken” activist in Guatemala during a time of intense political corruption such as the genocide of indigenous people by the government. In the 80’s Lion disappeared leaving behind his wife, children and many students that found him to be an inspiration.
President Morsi was overthrown by the people, not the military When I arrived in Cairo, there were people gathered in the streets with signs calling for a peaceful protest to take place on June 30. I watched the progression of the grassroots campaign, “Tamarod” or “Rebel” in Arabic.
July 10th: Caught In a Protest On the night of July 10th my Egyptian project manager tried to rush us into his car following an interview session in Zamelak. He said we weren’t able to go out tonight because the Muslim Brotherhood was protesting on the streets. Eight foreign girls packed in to his car,Continue reading “Thoughts from The Square: July 10, 2013”
What is democracy really? The Goliath nation tells it’s people that votes count, that they have a voice and that the government is a squeaky clean representative.
The truth about the overthrow of Morsi from Cairo: July 3rd CNN and BBC have been switched off, and Aljazeera is on the verge. Where are the people included in considering the overthrow of president Morsi? The Egyptian people have been the topic of the news media since Thursday and now that their demands haveContinue reading “Thoughts from The Square: July 3, 2013”
June the 30th: Day one of the Protests The Egyptian people who I have come to know and love are taking to the streets while the interns are told to stay inside. We have two Egyptian friends here with us now and the apartment feels secure. The streets are empty except for the occasional personContinue reading “Thoughts from The Square: June 30, 2013”
Egypt Bahebek It was only my second day in Cairo and I was fortunate to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, ride a camel and realize that the Sphinx is much smaller than they show in the movies. Even in these few days since my arrival, I have been reminded why there will always be the occasionalContinue reading “Thoughts from The Square: June 6, 2013”
One week until departure… So I am leaving for Cairo in one week. What comes first to mind at this point is the degree of censorship I will experience there, as many people do. I am not sure what I will and will not be able to say or write on these posts about theContinue reading “Thoughts from The Square: May 30, 2013”