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Please do not comment in this diary unless it is to volunteer to do a child diary. This is a Mothership diary to allow us to keep up to date with the protests in the Middle East.

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Current Child Diary: dmac - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #27

Previous Child Diaries:
Unspeakable - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #25
DingoDude - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #24
UnaSpenser - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #23
Conchita - EgyptLiveblog: Sub-Diary #22
FlySwatterBanjo - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #21
Scarce - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #20
Lefty Coaster - US calls for an "orderly transition" Elbaradei: "I would advise him to leave today"
BlueDragon - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #17
David PA - Egypt liveblog: Sub-Diary #16
Politik - Egypt liveblog: Sub-Diary #15
Simone Daud - Arab Sources (January 30th)
Scarce - Egypt Liveblog: Child Diary #13
FORUS50 - Egypt Liveblog: Child Diary #12
OllieGarkey - Update: Pan-Arab Revolution! Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen.
dmac - Egypt Uprising Child Diary 10
Blue Dragon - Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary # 9
Scarce - Egypt Child Diary #8 Liveblog
James Allen - Egypt Uprising Child #7
Scarce - Egypt Child Diary #6 Liveblog
Dmac - Egypt Child Diary #5
Politik - Egypt liveblog: sub-diary #4
Flyswatterbanjo - Egypt Child Diary #3
OllieGarkey - Breaking: Police Siding with Protesters in Egypt. Mubarak regime falling.
bicycle Hussein paladin - Why Iran 1979 Went to the Islamists and This One Won't
weasel - Updates on the Egyptian Protests

Previous Mothership Diary by conchita:
Egyptian Middle East Protests Liveblog Mothership Diary 5


Kossak Sillia gives a concise explanation of the mothership and liveblog:

This diary, that is, the mothership, forms the hub from which you can reach the other diaries. Or, think of it as a table of contents in the front page of a book. You use this diary to find a link to the latest discussions. You can also find links here to past discussions (previous diaries) if you wanted to read them.

A "child diary" is where the discussion is -- once one of these gets so long that its size is cumbersome (300 comments), they start a new one. So if you wanted to join in to the most current discussion, you'd click the most recent link. But they leave the links there so that people can still go back and read the older ones if they wish.

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Recommended Video Feed
Live Video Feed from Al Jazeera here

Recommended Twitter Feeds
#suez #egypt #jan25 #ioerror

Recommended News Streams:

The Guardian - Protests in Egypt Live Updates

BBC - Egyptian Unrest Day 5

opendna has posted a powerful twitter streaming tool which allows you to stream #jan25 and 'egypt' twitter feeds.  Highly recommended.

simone daud has a new regularly-updated news feed Arab Sources (30th January) from Arabic sources (mostly RNN and MB forums).  Additionally, there are several other Arabic speaking Kossacks:  soysauce, unspeakable, sortalikenathan, and fire bad tree pretty, that can help in translations or give context not necessarily being presented in English-language media.  If anyone else can help with translations please let people know in comments.

per bicycle hussein paladin: Mondoweiss is already linked to, in general, but this particular story (dictated from Cairo by phone!) is really good, and maybe worth keeping around, since neighborhood patrols, civilian-manned checkpoints, and roadblocks seem to be such a major feature of this stage of the revolution.



Sign the Avaaz petition "to stand with the people of Egypt in their demand for freedom and basic rights, an end to the crackdown and internet blackout, and immediate democratic reform. We call on our governments to join us in our solidarity with the Egyptian people.
Contact your elected representative and ask them to publicly demand that Egypt immediately halt all violence against the protesters and respect the freedoms of all Egpytians."

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
Webform for email:

Senators: You can find contact information for your senators here

Representatives: You can look up your representatives here

Or simply call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Also, you can contact the US State Department at (202) 647-4000.  Word is you can only leave a message at this point, but it still helps to put pressure on them to act correctly.

Please also contact the Egyptian embassies in the U.S. and tell the Egyptian government to respect the rights of the people of Egypt.

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
3521 International CTM.W.
Washington DC, 20008
Tel: (202) 895-5400
Fax: (202) 224-4319/5131

Ambassador's Residence
2301 Massachussetts St.
NW Washington DC, 20008

Egyptian Consulate -- New York
1110 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Tel: (212) 759-7120/1/2

Egyptian Consulate -- Chicago
30 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Egyptian Consulate -- Houston
2000 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Tel: (713) 961-4915/6, 961-4407

Egyptian Consulate -- San Francisco
3001 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, California 94115
Tel: (415) 346-9700/2

Direct Actions/Petitions:

CREDO Action (h/t cotterperson; description)

URGENT They're running out of medicine in Cairo; maxomai


In-Depth Blog Posts or News Articles: if you link to them in the comments in child diaries, I'll add them here.

Juan Cole's background analysis of the causes of Egypt’s Class Conflict, posted on 01/30/2011, is one of the most important articles for Americans to read right now, per NBBooks.

Mondoweiss has a series of posts on Egypt.

Boing Boing's own posts and their Egypt news roundup

The Angy Arab News Service (As'ad Abu Khalil) has ongoing insights/commentary and a broad network of contacts in the Arab world (h/t sofia).

links to multimedia (videos and stuff) of Egypt protests

Salon article on the Mubarak regime's lobbyists

I applaud this Washington Post editorial.

Don't Fear the Muslim Brotherhood by the Brookings Institution (h/t bicycle Hussein paladin).

Teacher's Lounge: Teaching Cairo by annetteboardman (if enough teachers want to suggest lessons or teaching methods on this, I'll add a new section for teaching resources/suggestions)

The Arabist; Egyptian journalist, Iskandr El Amrani's blog (h/t soysauce)

alMasr Al-Youm:; Independent Egyptian media considered the most important outlet in Egypt; Arabic with English co-site. (h/t soysauce]

Latest Egyptian Antiquities News Kossack Thutmose V is tracking the story around the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.


Many Kossaks have been covering this developing story.  Here's a listing of the diaries posted since the events in Egypt started to unfold (Tuesday, January 25, 2011).  Please check them out.


Egypt: A season for joy & of exile for fear; Catilinus

Elbaradei: "I would advise him to leave today" US calls for an "orderly transition"; Lefty Coaster

Huffington Post Disses the Jasmine Revolution Redux; Clay Claiborne

What happened to antiquities in Iraq is happening in places in Egypt; annette boardman

Revolution! Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, updates on widespread protests.; OllieGarkey

Opposition Groups Unite Behind ElBaradei; David Mizner

My Daughter Told to Evacuate Egypt; Bendygirl

ElBaradei, Muslim Brotherhood Offer Path Out of Egypt Confrontation; Robert Naiman

Arab Sources (30th January); Simone Daud (Current translations from Arabic media)

Same Folks Who Lied Us into Iraq Now Lying about Muslim Brotherhood; Phoenix Woman


Latest Egyptian Antiquities News; Thutmose V

We are all Khalid Saeed; Garret

Wikileaks Informationthread 49: Omar Suleiman And Etc.; cedar park

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R) gets it completely wrong on Egypt.; Patience John (because this is what the Egyptian people are ALSO up against.)

Egypt, Jordan, and Fear Based US Foreign Policy; Edger

Egypt: What happens next?; JackMcCullough

US Secretly Backed Egypt Protest Leaders For 3 Years; Mets102

Egypt: Democracy not Made in America; nicolo caldoraro

*Hand in Hand, the Army and the People Are One*; Robert Naiman

New Egyptian Vice President Ran Secret US Torture Program In Egypt; Yashwanth Manjunath

The Army and The People are One!; josephwouk

URGENT They're running out of medicine in Cairo; maxomai

Suspend Military Aid to Mubarak NOW. El Baradei Calls U.S. Response Weak; Ralph Lopez

Update: Pan-Arab Revolution! Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen.; OllieGarkey

U.S. Youth Unemployment and the Egyptian Revolution; ibwip

Teacher's Lounge: Teaching Cairo; annetteboardman

Egypt Explodes; US Video Media Gape; davidseth

Israel/Palestine News; Friendlystranger

No Internet? No Problem! Anonymous Faxes Egypt; Clay Claiborne

Open Thread:  Egypt; DarkSyde/frontpage

Food Prices Cause Unrest in Egypt? Part II; notdarkyet

The best help: Leaving Egypt alone; Hugo Estrada

Arab sources; simone daud (Invaluable Arabic translations.)

What I love and hate, context: right now, Cairo/Egypt; erratic


Egyptian People Protect the Antiquities Museum; Thutmose V

Cut-off Money to Mubarak Now!  He Says He Will Stay.; Ralph Lopez

Obama's response to the Egyptian Crisis; fladem

Egypt Backgrounder; vonzapfenau

Mubarak: "I'm Firing Everyone But Me"; zenbassoon

Cut-off Money to Mubarak Now; Ralph Lopez

Egypt Child Diary #6 Liveblog; Scarce

Egypt Child Diary #5; Dmac

"Yo, Egypt, cut the crap!"; Seneca Doane

Egypt's 40 year 'state of emergency' is now America's emergency [poll]; BOknows

Getting the facts straight on Egypt's relationship with the US; blue aardvark

Breaking: Gibbs Says US Will Review Aid to Egypt; samdiener

Anonymous statement on Egypt; barrettbrown

Faux News' developing meme: "Egypt is Obama's Fault"; RockyinConnecticut

Egypt: Things Have Changed for Good--Mubarak Regime is Done; Mutual Assured Destruction

Egypt liveblog: sub-diary #4; Politik

What To Expect in Egypt; catherineD

Mid-East Conflict Fry'd Daze - The rest of the news; volleyboy1

Egypt is on Fire!; Clay Claiborne

BlowbackClinton: 'We support the universal human rights of the Egyptian people'; frontpage

Egypt turns off internet, Lieberman wants same option for US; Cenobyte

Blowback: Hacktivists versus Dictators; gjohnsit

Egypt Child Diary #3; Flyswatterbanjo

Fox's shockingly awesome coverage of Egypt uprising; frontpage

The Obama Administration Stands With The Mubarak Dictatorship;  krikkit4

Mohamed ElBaradei: "If Not Now, When?"; Robert Naiman

Curfew just announced in Egypt.; Delver Rootnose

Breaking: Police Siding with Protesters in Egypt. Mubarak regime falling.; OllieGarkey

Egyptian American Activist: Hillary Clinton Forgets to Mention Tear Gas, Tanks, Concussion Grenades; BookWarm

"This Is What Egypt's Cut-Off Of The Internet Looks Like:" (Graphics/Charts); Hissyspit

On the View from Egypt Part Five, Or, The Emergency is Here; Fake Consultant


North African Revolution Continues; Clay Claiborne

Hillary Could Do More to Stay Pharaoh's Hand; Robert Naiman

Protest in Libya, Algeria. More Planned; AoT

Egyptian Internet Blackout; Ryvr

Egypt: tomorrow is a test of the strength of the opposition and the Mubarak regime; Mutual Assured Destruction

Adalah: the Winter of Arab Discontent Hotlist; unspeakable

Updated: We are all Khaled Said. US Supported Regime killing civilians.; OllieGarkey

Tunisia, Egypt, ... And Now Yemen.; amk for obama

Updates on the Egyptian Protests, weasel

A Welcome Shift in the Obama Administration's Rhetoric on Democracy in the Middle East; Neil Hicks


Obama Snubs Middle Eastern Freedom Fighters Again; Omert

Tomgram: Juan Cole, American Policy on the Brink; TomDispatch

Update on Egyptian Protests; weasel

UPDATED: Egypt Protests Continue, Tunisia Wants Ben Ali Back; Clay Claiborne

Waiting for Krauthammer on Egypt; Avenging Angel

Egypt: Smart move from the Muslim Brotherhood ; Mutual Assured Destruction

Egypt: Lack of a Consistent U.S. Message on Human Rights and Democracy Fuels Unrest in the Arab World; Neil Hicks

UPDATED- Please Ask Hillary: Tell Egyptian Government Hands off Protesters Now!; Ralph Lopez

Egypt and the Secular Revolution; Yusufsaad


BREAKING: Protesters Plan Massive Day of Wrath in Egypt Today; Clay Claiborne

Changes are Coming: News Flashes from the Middle East; weasel

NOW - Thousands Protesting in Egypt; koNko

Revolution in Egypt?; greendem

Egypt: Just popular unrest or the beginning of the end of the Mubarak regime?; Mutual Assured Destruction

Originally posted to greenbird on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 08:31 PM PST.

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