Egypt is experiencing one of its most significant mass movement in recent history. The numeric and geographic magnitude is unprecedented as it surpasses the protests that removed former Egyptian ruler, Hosni Mubarak, from power in February 2011. On 1 July 2013, the military gave the Muslim Brotherhood leadership 48 hours to resign in a televised broadcast. From what could be gathered, protestors celebrated the threat, which if actualized, would amount to a military coup. The Brotherhood has rebuffed the threat, confident that the US supports its ongoing rule. It has also called upon its supporters to protest in support of President Mohammed Morsi and against the potential coup. Below is an excellent compendium of articles published by Jadaliyya's Egypt Team to help put this critical moment in context.
For almost all Egyptians, 30 June 2013 is a day of celebration. Yet, while partisans of the Muslim Brotherhood are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Mohamed Morsi’s presidency, the twenty-two million Egyptians who signed on to the Tamarod Campaign petition--calling for early president election--are celebrating its end.
To shed light on this critical juncture in the living history of the January 25 Revolution, the Egypt Page Editors at Jadaliyya would like to bring to your attention to a collection of articles that grapple with the complexities of the lead-up to 30 June and what it means for the future of Egypt.
Context, Dynamics, and Significance of 30 June Protests
Obsessed with Turkish Models in Egypt, by Hesham Sallam (published in partnership with Mada Masr)
Tamarod: Egypt's Revolution Hones its Skills, by Adel Iskandar
Gender and the People in Revolutionary Times, by Sherene Seikaly
June to June: The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same, by Robert Springborg
Egypt’s Ultras: No More Politics, by Mohamed Elgohari
Intimidation and Resistance: Imagining Gender in Cairene Graffiti, by Mona Abaza
What Happens on 30 June? The Silver Lining, by Wael Eskandar
Between Inaction and Complicity: The Shi‘a and the Brotherhood, by Sherene Seikaly and Adel Iskandar
Back to the Margins, by Lina Attalah (published in partnership with Mada Masr)
Nostalgia, Hope, and Fear on the Path to 30 June, by Mona Atia
Should Egyptians Believe Morsi? by Heba F. El-Shazli
Unpacking Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Discourse, by Mohamad Elmasry
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