Posts Tagged: 1968

The Central Security Forces

This (Arabic) study is one of the most accurate and detailed reports, I’ve come across, on the evolution of the Egyptian Interior Ministry’s Central Security Forces: UPDATE: I was honored to speak with the author of the study, in a Zoom meeting.

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Egypt’s 1968: The revival of street politics

Above is Chapter IV of the MA Thesis I wrote 10 years ago, when studying at the American University in Cairo’s Political Science department. This chapter discusses the revival of the student movement following the 1967 defeat. Of course reading it today I wish if I would have edited some parts, changed the lingo here

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The almighty Israeli spies

When students and workers took to the streets in Alexandria, November 1968, denouncing the Nasserist regime, the state-run media announced the arrest of Israeli spies who were involved in the agitation for the protests (Arab Report and Record, 1-15 December 1968: 399). My mother, who took part in the 1971-2 student protests against Sadat, recalls

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The Egyptian ’68

Via Al-Ahram Weekly: 24 February 1968: Cairo University students take to the streets, protesting the light sentences given to the Air Force generals blamed by Nasser for the 1967 defeat, and calling for political reforms, freedom of expression, the liberation of the universities from the control of the security services. The students, in the pic,

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1968

In most books you come across, it’s worth noting that the Arab ’68 is largely forgotten in the international leftist literature, except for references to the radicalization of Palestinian resistance with the formation of the PFLP, and the victory of the Fatah fighters in the Karamah battle. However, Egypt and the other Arab countries were

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A story about Gorz

André Gorz passed away four days ago. He will be remembered for many things, but for me, a story I read when I was a student will always pop out each time I hear his name mentioned: In the 1968 Socialist Register he began his article, ‘The working class will neither unite politically nor man

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