Egypt Today


The BBC has put together a pretty cool interactive map of Tahrir Square. Click around on it.

Also from the BBC: it isn’t over yet. Don’t get too excited.

Is Algeria next?

Juan Cole sets out some potential scenarios for Egypt in the near term.

The Swiss have frozen Mubarak’s bank accounts.

US talking heads are rushing to point to their guy’s policies as the reason this revolution happened and has been as successful as it has been so far. Bush, Obama–their effect on this uprising was marginal at best. The Egyptians did this. Don’t try to co-opt their sacrifice. It’s not always about the US, no matter how much we may think it is.

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 →