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Article on anarchism in the Daily News Egypt

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Mark.
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Jan 21 2012 15:01
Article on anarchism in the Daily News Egypt

http://thedailynewsegypt.com/egypt/egyptian-anarchists-seek-self-governed-society.html

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Jan 21 2012 17:20

Interesting article.

Does this paper distribute in languages other than English to a wider population?

I wonder how widespread discussions like this are amongst recent protestestors, strikers and others?

This 'self-proclaimed anarchist' seems to be presenting a case for 'self-government' far more radical than anything in the mainstream but apparently still within a national framework and light on any otherwise anti-capitalist or anarcho-communist content, but then it's only a short, edited interview.

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Jan 21 2012 18:43

It seems to be an English only paper linked to the International Herald Tribune / New York Times (about Daily News Egypt). It would be interesting to know if there's any comparable coverage in the Arabic press. There's a thread about the Libertarian Socialist Movement here.

Edit: just glancing at the site there are other interesting articles - 'football fans as revolution' for example.

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Jan 28 2012 22:49

Egypt Independent (formerly Al-Masry Al-Youm) has this article by Jano Charbel on the Revolutionary Socialists (Egyptian Trotskyists)

http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/622911

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Jan 28 2012 23:39
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Does this paper distribute in languages other than English to a wider population?

No, it's an English language only newspaper.

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Jan 30 2012 10:54

'The mask of Bendetta, the anarchists’ plot to spread chaos on January 25th'

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Just as the pro-Mubarak media were viciously attacking anyone who supported the revolution, just as pro-Mubarak media had defamed the revolutionaries and called them foreigners and spies seeking to destabilize the country, the pro-Muslim Brotherhood media is doing the same today. In its issue of 21st of January, “Freedom and Justice” pro-Muslim Brotherhood newspaper published a headline which says “The mask of Bendetta [sic], the anarchists’ plot to spread chaos on January 25th”

Not only the headline is saddening because the Muslim Brotherhood’s official media is attempting to use its outlets to spread false propaganda to smear revolutionaries as people seeking to destroy the country, the use of “Bendetta” instead of “Vendetta” has gone viral on Social media networks where people are mocking this fear mongering headline. On twitter, Egyptians used the hashtag #BforBendetta for mocking purposes.

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/jalal-abukhater/salute-revolution

http://she2i2.blogspot.com/2012/01/b-for-bendetta-steers-laugh-at-expense.html

http://she2i2.blogspot.com/2012/01/beware-of-b-for-bendetta-brotherhoods.html