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Uprisings in the Middle East

Egyptian constitutional referendum marked by low turnout, allegations of fraud

By Johannes Stern, December 17, 2012

On Saturday the first round of voting on Egypt’s new Islamist and military-backed constitution took place in ten of the country’s 27 governorates.

Mass protests against referendum on new Egyptian constitution

By Chris Marsden, December 12, 2012

Over a hundred thousand people demonstrated in Cairo yesterday against a referendum scheduled for December 15 on an Islamist constitution that enshrines the authority of the military.

Protests spread throughout Egypt against Islamist dictatorship

By Johannes Stern, December 8, 2012

Mass protests against the US-backed Islamist government of President Mohamed Mursi spread throughout Egypt yesterday.

Egypt’s US-backed president Mursi deploys army, prepares massive repression

By Johannes Stern, December 7, 2012

Fearing mass protests, the Mursi regime deployed the army around the Presidential Palace in Cairo.

Mass anti-Mursi protests, clashes with police in Cairo

By Chris Marsden, December 5, 2012

Protests Tuesday against the dictatorial powers assumed by Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and his efforts to ram through a new constitution culminated in a massive march on the presidential palace.

Mass protests as Egyptian government seeks to push through constitution

By Joseph Kishore, December 1, 2012

The new constitution enshrines the domination of the military over Egyptian society.

Mass protests against Egyptian President Mursi

By Johannes Stern, November 28, 2012

Hundreds of thousands protested in Cairo'’s Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt against Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

Mass protests erupt in Egypt against Mursi’s antidemocratic decrees

By Johannes Stern, November 24, 2012

Mass protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood erupted throughout the country on Friday.

Egyptian Islamists clash with liberals and pseudo-left groups on Tahrir Square

By Johannes Stern, October 15, 2012

Clashes erupted between followers of the ruling Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and the pseudo-left opposition on Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday.

Anti-US protests spark internal policy debate over American war drive in Syria

By Alex Lantier, September 20, 2012

In the wake of mass anti-US protests in the Muslim world, American cable and broadcast news programs have largely dropped coverage of the war in Syria.

Anti-US protests rage across the Middle East

By Bill Van Auken, September 15, 2012

Angry anti-US protests, including the storming of embassies, continued for a fourth day Friday from Indonesia to Morocco.

Islamist thugs attack Tunisian unemployed workers’ protest in Sidi Bouzid

By Antoine Lerougetel, August 29, 2012

Police stood aside last week as hundreds of Salafist thugs attacked workers and youth in Sidi Bouzid, the starting point of the Tunisian Revolution and the Arab Spring.