Egypt Photo Gallery: Ultras Ahlawy march before Port Said verdict

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Ultras Ahlawy organized several marches across Giza and Cairo on 18 January 2012 to remind people about the upcoming verdict on the Port Said Massacre , due January 28th. Thousands of Ultras members and their supporters marched from different points towards Tahrir square.

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Egypt Protesters Return to Cairo Streets

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Live video from Cairo 10 Feb 2012

10 Feb 2012 Cairo Egypt

10 Feb 2012 Cairo Egypt via Sharif Kouddous

Two or three thousand protesters marching down Ramses Street towards the Ministry of Defence heading to Tahrir Square for Egypt’s “Friday of Departure”. Elsewhere across the region protesters will march in support of Syria.
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Forty Egyptian revolutionary parties and movements are planning to march on the defense ministry in Cairo’s Abbasiya district on Friday to demand the immediate handover of power from Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to a civil authority.

Anti-SCAF activists also blame the military council for its failure to prevent last week’s deadly football violence in Port Said, which left more than 70 football fans dead and hundreds injured.

A total of ten different marches are slated to set out for the ministry after Friday prayers (around 1pm) from the following locations: Youssef Al-Sahabi Mosque in Hegaz Square; Rabaa Al-Adaweya Mosque in Nasr City; Matariya Square, Alf Maskan Square and Sheikh Mosque in Hadayek Al-Kobba; Cleopatra Church in Heliopolis; Al-Fath Mosque in Ramses Square; Al-Khazindar Mosque in Shubra; Orabi Bridge in Shubra Al-Kheima; and Al-Nedir Mosque in Al-Zawiya Al-Hamra.

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9 Jan 2012 World News Digest #Iran #Yemen #Syria

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Börzen Zeitung reports Germany and France kick-off high-level discussions in Berlin today aimed at laying the groundwork for a crunch EU summit on the eurozone debt crisis at the end of the month. It is the first in a series of monthly mini-summits between Merkel and Sarkozy, who want toughen up the rules governing countries which use the single currency. The draft pact, which has been obtained by Sky News, proposes using the European Court of Justice to ensure eurozone countries keep their national debt and budget deficits within agreed limits. The mini-summit will also examine the introduction of a financial transaction tax, which Britain also strongly opposes.

Al Ahram reports that Arab League Foreign Ministers meeting in Cairo have demanded that the Syrian government cease its bloody crackdown on protesters but affirmed its commitment to monitoring the situation in the country, despite criticism that monitors have been ineffectual at stopping violence. The move defied opposition politicians and activists who want to halt the mission and refer the issue to the UN Security Council. Many of them are calling for international military intervention.

Sanaa Radio announces that Yemen’s cabinet has approved a draft law which grants President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution as part of a Gulf-brokered transition deal. The law is still to be approved by the country’s parliament. On Friday, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay criticised the deal, saying those who committed abuses during a crackdown on the civil unrest unrest must face justice.

Akhbar Al Youm reports aid groups were mounting a “major emergency operation” in rural South Sudan after tribe-on-tribe violence sent tens of thousands fleeing and killed an unknown number of people. The UN’s humanitarian co-ordinator in South Sudan, Lise Grande, said aid groups were responding to a call for help from South Sudan’s central government after a column of 6,000 armed men from the Lou Nuer ethnic group marched into Pibor in Jonglei state to target the Murle community in late December and early January.

Manila Times quotes President Benigno Aquino of the Philippine warnng of a possible terrorist attack during today’s annual procession of a centuries-old image of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene. Aquino said several terrorists planning to disrupt the religious procession, that may draw more than a million devotees, had been sighted in the capital. He asked devotees not to take mobile phones or weapons to the event.
Abrar quotes Iran’s top nuclear official announcing that the country was on the verge of starting production at its second major uranium enrichment site – the Fordo plant, near the city of Qum. The new facility, buried deep underground on a well-defended military site, is considered far more resistant to airstrikes than the existing enrichment site at Natanz, limiting what Israeli officials, in particular, consider an important deterrent to Iran’s nuclear aims.

Raw Story reports US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has confirmed that Iran is not developing its nuclear programme to make weapons.

News also from Iran today that former US Marine Amir Hekmati has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage. He has 20 days to appeal.

US Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has come under fire from fellow contenders ahead of Tuesday’s primary vote in the state of New Hampshire. At a nationally televised NBC debate, the former Massachusetts governor’s economic programme was called “timid” and his conservative credentials were also questioned.
New Straits Times reports Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been acquitted of sodomy after a two-year trial. Anwar, 64, had consistently denied the charges and called them a government bid to cripple his political ambitions and influence. He was jailed for sodomy in 1999 but the conviction was overturned. He had faced up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

Jerusalem Post says The Bill to Prevent Infiltration, a central tenet of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new policy on illegal immigration, is expected to pass its second and third (final) readings in the Knesset late Monday night. The new law could mean indefinite detention for refugees.

Japan camera maker Olympus is suing it’s president Shuichi Takayama and other senior executives for concealing details of $1.7billion of fraudulent deals over a period of 13 years. The former Olympus CEO Michael Woodford was fired from his post after confronting Takayama.

Voice of Nigeria quotes President Goodluck Jonathan admitting for the first time that sympathisers of the Islamist Boko Haram group were in his government and security agencies. His comments come amid a wave of violence blamed on Boko Haram which has left dozens of people dead in the north, most of them Christians. Boko Haram, wants to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state, has warned southerners, who are mostly Christian and animist, to leave the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria. A senior Christian cleric has warned that the country is sliding towards civil war.

SwissInfo reports the new Libyan government decided on Sunday to lift sanctions against Switzerland and Lebanon, which Moammar Gaddafi had enacted several years ago.

Times of Malta reports that Police in Norway cut in half a traffic fine for a Swedish trucker on the grounds that Swedes earn less than Norwegians. Oslo newspaper VG reports that Ulf Ander Andersson, 61, was driving a lorry for his Norwegian employer in March when he was stopped by police, who found his brakes were not in order. He was fined £857 ($1,323) but last month got a letter saying the sum had been reduced due to his nationality. Mr Andersson told VG he was grateful, though he found it “very strange”.

 


#Egypt Live Video Streams

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Some links for livestream video broadcast by citizen journalists in Cairo that I have seen in use in the past couple of days:

AlexanderPage on USTREAM: 

Bambuser | waelabbas

Bambuser | emadmubarak

Bambuser | Em2t12

Bambuser | مباشر من ميدان التحرير | amrosama

Bambuser | CoptsUnitedTT

Bambuser | temy75

Bambuser | abadi6341

Bambuser | egyptianfree

Bambuser | belalmhassan

Bambuser | Osamamourad

Bambuser | moftasa

If you add links for any others in the comments here I will update this post

Videomontage #OccupyCabinet Cairo #Egypt 16-17 Dec 2011

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Montage of clashes between protesters and soldiers in Cairo, Egypt between 16 and 17 December 2011.

Soundtrack: Estuans interius (Burning Inside) from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff (1895-1982)

Burning inside with violent anger, bitterly I speak to my heart:
created from matter, out of the ashes of the elements,
I am like a leaf played with by the winds.
If it is the way of the wise man
to build foundations on stone, then I am a fool,
like a flowing stream, which never changes its course.
I am carried along like a ship without a rudder,
and on the currents of the air, like a light, hovering bird;
chains cannot hold me, keys cannot imprison me,
I look for people like me, and join the wretches.
The heaviness of my heart seems like a burden to me;
it is pleasant to joke and sweeter than honeycomb;
whatever Venus commands is a sweet duty,
she never dwells in a lazy heart.
I travel the broad path, as is the way of youth,
I give myself to vice, unmindful of virtue,
I am eager for the pleasures of the flesh
more than for salvation, my soul is dead,
so I shall look after the flesh.

Estuans interius
ira vehementi
in amaritudine
loquor mee menti:
factus de materia,
cinis elementi
similis sum folio,
de quo ludunt venti.
Cum sit enim proprium
viro sapienti
supra petram ponere
sedem fundamenti,
stultus ego comparor
fluvio labenti,
sub eodem tramite
nunquam permanenti.
Feror ego veluti
sine nauta navis,
ut per vias aeris
vaga fertur avis;
non me tenent vincula,
non me tenet clavis,
quero mihi similes
et adiungor pravis.
Mihi cordis gravitas
res videtur gravis;
iocis est amabilis
dulciorque favis;
quicquid Venus imperat,
labor est suavis,
que nunquam in cordibus
habitat ignavis.
Via lata gradior
more iuventutis
inplicor et vitiis
immemor virtutis,
voluptatis avidus
magis quam salutis,
mortuus in anima
curam gero cutis.

Images with #OccupyCabinet and #Egypt tags from social media networks.