Posts Tagged ‘cops’

The barrages at al-Qanatir—السدود في القناطر

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Damietta dredge

On Sunday, I went on a field-trip with the small AUC class devoted to the study of the River Nile. The destination was al-Qanatir (القناطر), the place where the Nile splits off into the Damietta and Rosetta (or Rashid) branches, marking the beginning of the Nile Delta. (more…)

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Veni, Vidi, Vici—أتيتُ، ريتُ، فتحتُ

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Day3-37 Imperial nostalgia through the lens of a camera

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Pictures from Aswan and Abu Simble—صوّر من أسوان و أبو سمبل

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

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Ths is the last batch of pictures (at the jump). This includes the pre-dawn bus-ride from Aswan to Abu Simble, the temple at Abu Simble, Lake Nasser, the High (Diggety) Dam, Philae Temple and Elephantine Island. Once again, some commentary is included in the photo captions, but more will follow within the week. Enjoy! (more…)

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Nile Cruise—رحلة النيل

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

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Here are some more pictures (gallery after the jump), this time from the second day of the ALI trip along the Nile, starting with a tour of the Karnak Temple in Luxor and ending at the docks at Esna. Some commentary can be found in the photo captions, but be assured that I won’t let a lot of the sickness and madness evident in this sort of tourism slide by without challenge. More to follow within the week. (more…)

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Some Pics from Luxor—بعض صوّر من الأُقصر

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

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The pictures (after the jump) were taken at various places on the first day of a Nile cruise organized by ALI in the area of Luxor. Ancient Egyptian sites included Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, The Valley of the Kings, and the temple at Luxor. There are also pictures of lots and lots of tourists. More pictures from the rest of the tour will follow shortly and commentary on the tourism industry in Egypt (above and beyond the photo captions) will follow within the week. (more…)

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Long-Range Resistance at UCSC

Friday, November 9th, 2007

UC Santa Cruz not UC Silicon ValleyRiot Police on UCSC Campus

I was heartened to hear about this action at my alma mater, the University of California at Santa Cruz. It was a long time in coming. The Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), proposed by the Regents of the university, has long been the subject of considerable ire on the part of many in the campus community and that of Santa Cruz in general. The issue has become urgent enough, and the options for constructively engaging with the administration so completely exhausted, that the movement opposed to the LRDP was able to gain enough traction in the public to pull off what appears, at least from all the way out here in Cairo, to have been a very successful direct action, and, perhaps more importantly, one which does not simply stand on its own, but signals the beginning of a new and more radical phase of struggle. (more…)

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Traffic in Cairo—الممور في القاهرة

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

I went a bit crazy for the short period when i wasn’t biking here in Cairo.   (more…)

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