The Latest from Egypt


Pro-government supporters are fighting back against demonstrators, and are armed, according to Nick Kristof, with machetes, straight-razors and clubs.

Andrew Sullivan looks like he’s turned The Daily Dish over to Egypt roundups all day.

If you can’t get Al Jazeerah from your cable or dish subscription–and most people in the US can’t–they’re also streaming live on their YouTube channel.

Juan Cole explains why Egypt in 2011 is not Iran in 1979.

The UN fears that 300 have been killed in Tahrir Square, and 500 injured and those number might be low.

The effect of internet communications on protest organizing in Egypt is probably overblown, but for what it’s worth, it’s back on.

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 →