Thursday, September 29, 2011

أنت الصوت

This song is written and performed by emerging Tunisian artists Yasser Jrad, Badiaa Bouhrizi, Bender Man, If Lemhaf, Ben Nawel Kraiem Bizerta and Armada to create awareness for the upcoming Tunisian Constituent Assembly election now schedueled for Oct 23rd, postponed from the original date, July 24th. Of course music played a part in the Yasmine revolution that started in Mid-December 2010, in the small rural town of Sidi Bouzid , and whose first part concluded by the departure of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

More on the song can be found here.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Ladies at the MubarakTrial gives me the laugh of the week

This interview with three ladies that can' t be described as anything but hardcore Mubarakfans (probably a great understatement) at the Police Academy during the fourth court session of the Mubarak trial yesterday really made my day. It's a must see. Comedy at it's best.

Thanks to AJ Misr Mubasher for providing us with this interview that iluminates and enlighten us on what actually took place at Abdel Moneim Riad Square during the January 25th revolution... I would love to be the manager of these three ladies and go on a world tour, i'm convinced they would be an instant success, in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon , Israel and Kafr al Meselha among other places...

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Free Maikel Nabil - No to military trials for civilians

Maikel Nabil was the first prisoner of conscience in the post-Mubarak era. He was arrested on March 28, and tried and convicted in a military court that's not up to par with international standards. Maikel Nabil was given a three-year prison sentence , for publicly insulting the Army on April 8th.

He´s been on hungerstrike for the last nine days.

Since February 11, more than 7000 civilians has been tried in Military trials.

More on Maikel's case in an urgent action campaign from Amnesty International and CPJ.


A very late Eid greeting

This is a very late Eid greeting to the Fustat readers with this beutiful song from the ever so lovely Reem Banna.

A special thought goes to the families of the at least 846 martyrs of the Jan25 revolution in Egypt, the first Eid without their loved one.

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