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    FROM TAHRIR WITH LOVE

    From Tahrir with Love Today will mark the 10th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution sparked in Tunisia a few days earlier.  No public place symbolized this revolution like Tahrir Square. Where , 18 glorious days of protest toppled 30 years of dictatorship. Tahrir Square where everyone was welcomed, and everyone felt safe empowered. “We can breathe fresh air, we can feel our freedom,” explained an activist. “After 30 years of absence from the world, Egypt is back.” He added The chanting “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice” filled the Square. Now the charming Tahrir Square is unrecognizable, became more militaristic and Pharaonic. The grass and trees were replaced by concrete and…

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    Vote Like An Egyptian..!

      Egyptians don’t seem to be in a hurry in their lives, usually late, and take their time.  They have mastered the art of sitting and doing nothing as a form of civil disobedience. last Saturday, however, millions  were rushed to  decide on a constitutional  amendment referendum that would give Abdel Fattah el-Sisi more power and the possibility of staying in office until 2030. The current constitution limited the president to only two terms, four years each, el-Sisi already in his second term. The referendum wasn’t debated, discussed in public, and nobody knows the exact details and ramifications. Egyptians have to take el-Sisi’s word for it, and mark Yes on the ballot.

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    Arab Spring Finally In Algeria, Commentary

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing Algerian president whose candidacy has spawned weeks of protests in his tightly controlled nation, announced Monday that he would not seek a fifth term in office. The announcement was a concession to citizens who have turned out in ever-increasing numbers on the streets of Algeria’s cities to demand that Mr. Bouteflika give up plans to extend his 20-year rule. But the same statement also canceled the election that had been scheduled for April, raising questions about how long the president would remain in power. “There will be no fifth term,” a statement released to the official news agency in Mr. Bouteflika’s name said Monday night, adding,…

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