We’ll be revisiting Egypt here in future posts, but since there is a lot going on today it seems worthwhile to at least provide some links to the coverage and analysis we’ve been using to follow this situation.
-Promoting Peace’s What’s Happening in Egypt Explained
This is a great primer for anyone who needs some basic background about what the protests are all about in Egypt and the context they’re happening in. Also includes some live-updating as events transpire.
-Al Jazeera English’s Live Stream
Excellent coverage of events in Egypt. If you’re in the U.S. this coverage is better than anything you’ll get on the news networks (although, in fairness, CNN has been providing good coverage yesterday and today).
-Guardian’s Protests in Egypt – Live Updates
The Guardian has also been providing live updates as they happen. Pretty thorough, although depending on what time zone you’re reading this in they might not be synced up to your schedule of regular updates.
Another rundown on Egypt, with special attention paid to the links between the United States and the Egyptian dictatorship. Also includes some discussion of Tunisia and what different outcomes of these protests could mean for the region.
A relatively minor article, and linked within some of the above links, but for the brazen and rank hypocrisy of the U.S. government this is a fairly striking piece.
-Xeni Jarden’s Egypt in Chaos
BoingBoing’s own link roundup for Egypt. Not quite as robust as some of the above links, but worth checking out (and there’s a fair amount of overlap, naturally).
-For super up-to-the-minute reporting/linking/commentary, I’ve been following Jeremy Scahill, Naomi Klein and Jacob Applebaum on Twitter. The Latter is definitely the best, and will make sure your twitter feed is filled with as many scraps of information on Egypt as possible, including ways in which Egyptians are circumventing the government Internet blackout. There are, of course, plenty of excellent journalists and regular folks from around the world covering and commenting on what’s happening. Popular hashtags on Twitter are #Egypt and, particularly, #jan25.