What’s Happening in Egypt


I’ve discovered, having done a number of these roundups for The Rumpus now, that The Guardian is one of the best anywhere at covering a story like this.

Nick Baumann at Mother Jones also has good explanations of what’s going on.

Choire Sicha at The Awl is also doing good coverage.

Egypt has attempted to control the protests by cutting off internet access (with marginal success). Economic experts are saying the net has to come back on by Monday or it may face economic disaster.

What the hell is this supposed to mean: “I’m not sure the time is right for the Arab region to go through the democratic process.”

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →