Posts Tagged: ndp

Close Gamal Mubarak aide founds new party

No he’s not in jail in case you are wondering. Hossam Badrawi, one of the first National Democratic Party officials to come out publicly in support of Gamal Mubarak accession to power in 2006, one of the senior members of the dissolved party policies secretariat, and the man Mubarak entrusted with leading the NDP before

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Egypt state TV broadcasts officials’ trials

[Video removed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOXtEZtGmsQ] Under pressure from protesters: Egyptian state television has begun broadcasting live coverage of the corruption trials of officials who served under President Hosni Mubarak. Scheduled programmes were interrupted to show former Information Minister Anas al-Fiqi and the former head of state TV, Usamah al-Sheikh, in court. There has to be an official

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Essam Sharaf and the NDP

Essam Sharaf, our current “revolutionary” prime minister, In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, August 2010: Q- What is your political affiliation? A- I’m a member of the Higher Policies Secretariat of the National Democratic Party. Was Sharaf’s senior position in the NDP ever brought up after January 2011 or when everyone cheered for him as

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Egypt marks May Day

Tomorrow, we celebrate May Day in Tahrir Square. It’ll be probably the first real celebration of that event since 1951. The July 1952 coup which brought Nasser to power had inaugurated its rule with the execution of two communist workers in Kafr el-Dawwar textile mill, Khamis and el-Baqri. May Days under Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak

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#Jan25 The myth of ‘non-violence’

Suez was dubbed as Egypt’s Sidi Bouzid during the 18 day uprising. The city witnessed some of the bloodiest crackdowns by the police, and also some of the fiercest resistance by the protesters. In the video above, shot on the Friday of Anger, January 28, the revolutionaries in Suez after storming the police stations and

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