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What if we all voted?

Last week, I closely followed, in a combination of shock, sarcasm and cynicism, the parliamentary elections participation rate frenzy. The low rates of participation were neither shocking nor surprising, but the amount of justification and propaganda that surrounded those rates was frightful. The fact that mass media, whether private or state owned, became a platform …

Ziad A. Akl

The government and the people: When will there be reconciliation?

  By Nevine Kamel A short conversation with the doorman made me wonder – when will the government succeed in reconciling with its people? When can the Egyptian citizen trust his government?   I asked Khattab, the doorman: “Haven’t you felt the current development of the country’s conditions? Haven’t you felt safer and more stable?” …

Daily News Egypt

How the Egyptian state frames and manages chaos

Having lived in complete chaos for many years, Egyptians have come to believe that chaotic behaviour is an Egyptian cultural trait, part of their DNA, and that we are by nature a chaotic people. The reality is that chaos is consciously sustained by the Egyptian state, to facilitate its authoritarian rule. It is simply one …

Mohammed Nosseir

Living with Greece’s new tax increase

How are Greeks dealing with the country’s new value-added tax? Where are they cutting corners? As Marinathi Milona reports from Thessaloniki, many Greeks feel the increase is the right plan at the wrong time.

Deutsche Welle