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Youssef al Qaradawi
General Hassan al Roweny
General Hassan al-Roweny
George Katsiaficas is a professor, sociologist, author, and activist. He teaches at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and specializes in social movements, Asian politics, U.S. foreign policy, and comparative and historical studies. He has written extensively on popular social uprisings in various regions and historical moments.
In these selections from an interview with David Zlutnick filmed on on March 27th in Berkeley, CA, he discusses the recent wave of demonstrations and rebellions throughout the Middle East and North Africa, placing them in a greater context of social transformation.
Demonstrators outside of Tahrir Square greet Egyptian Army soldiers in a tank with enthusiasm.
A rally on Qasr Al-Ayni Street. Demonstrators chant, "Egypt, Egypt, Egypt...The People and The Army are one hand..."
"Mr. Mubarak: Leave, Tel Aviv is waiting for you!"
Demonstrators in Tahrir Square chanting against Mubarak on February 10, 2011, "The people want to overthrow the regime, Down with Hosni Mubarak",
The demonstrators chant, "The people want the regime to tumble!"
A woman discovers that, after the military checkpoint that she passes through, there are female demonstrators at a second, civilian checkpoint who are there to perform weapons-searches on other females entering Tahrir Square. He assures her that the demonstrator checkpoint just has people making sure that no weapons enter the square and that the people there are kind and respectful.
HD footage of Tunisian and Egyptian flags flying together during a protest in Tahrir Square.
HD footage of a protester sleeping in Tahrir Square, wrapped in an Egyptian flag.
Video by Kareem: A pro-democracy protester is asked whether he received money to protest. He denies it and then he and others around hims express their surprise and disgust that their president is working with thugs and gangs (referring to the orchestrated attacks on demonstrators carried out by what Egyptians believe are primarily hired thugs).
Video by Kareem: A protester responds to the accusation that the protesters were trained by foreign governments and receiving money to demonstrate in Tahrir (this accusation was broadcast on Egyptian state television). The protester says that this is not true, explaining that if the democracy protesters were truly being paid to protest, the Pro-Mubarak thugs who showed up days after the protests began would have been there with them, supporting democracy from the beginning.
This raw footage shows the fortifications and the front line to defend Tahrir Square against attacks, including neatly gathered ammunition piles of stone, and the waiting army tanks on the opposite side.
Demonstrators in Tahrir Square, Cairo, gather in front of tanks, after a warning was sent that an attack was imminent.
This raw video shows demonstrators in Tahrir Square running to defend an entrance against attack, in response to a warning of danger by lookouts.
This raw video shows some of the social media graffiti messages in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
In this raw video demonstrators sing together in Tahrir Sqaure in Cairo.
In this raw video a small crowd sings a revolutionary song together, with a backdrop of the burned National Democratic Party headquarters and the Egyptian Museum.
This video shows a child in Egypt's Tahrir Square among demonstrators.
This raw video shows a crowd of pro-Mubarak demonstrators attacking the front line of the anti-Mubarak demonstrators in Cairo.
A Girl Singing, "The people want to bring down the regime."
A child leads a group in a song addressed to the son of former president Hosni Mubarak, saying, "Gamal [Mubarak], go tell your dad that the Egyptian people do not like him-- tell him that they want to eat and they want to learn, but there's no food and no education."
Photo: Free Press
Photo: Free Press
Photo: H.F: Sign in background reads, "Go, Go, Go."
Photo: H.F. The Arabic on the flag reads, "Congratulations."
Photo: H. F.
A man with an HD camera walks through a citizen's checkpoint behind Tahrir Square in Cairo, and walks to an informal hospital with volunteer doctors and surgeons.
An interview with a volunteer doctor at a hospital that has been set up at a Mosque behind Tahrir square. The doctor explains that he is an emergency room surgeon who has been volunteering at this make-shift hospital for people who sustain injuries during the demonstrations. He gives a brief description of the organizers and other doctors in the hospital and how Egyptian citizens bring in supplies and medicine that they buy and donate to the cause. He says that he has personally confirmed three deaths during his two-day tenure at the hospital.
Tanks roll through Tahrir Square...