A still from Cairo Drive (2013)
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On 27 December Judge Aly Fekry of the Cairo Administrative Court banned virginity testing of female detainees.
This mini-doc above put together by GAIN (Global Alliance for Food Nutrition), before the Arab Spring, highlights the importance of the bread dynamic in Egypt.
Time Magazine's Krista Mahr recently profiled the connection between protest and lack of bread in Egyptian society this past January. In her report she mentions that Egypitans are the largest importer of wheat in the world as well as it's largest consumers. With the rampant poverty experienced by these people and the lack of food resources available to most, its no wonder that this country became fertile ground for regime change and social rebellion.
Why the post-Communist transitions of Eastern European governments hold some surprising lessons for the fledgling democracies in Egypt and Tunisia.
Left Forum 2011: FULL AUDIO of "Eyewitness to the Egyptian Uprising: Revolutionary Processes?... and the Future of the Arab World?" Panel
Event: "Eyewitness to the Egyptian Uprising: Revolutionary Processes and the Future of the Arab World?"