Egyptian Universities and the Creation of a New Political Reality

    Guarded with barred walls and heavily-armed forces, and filled with the names of detainees, the Historic dome of the Cairo University campus is not even immune from tear-gas canisters. Multi-national security corporations impose a fence around the walls of the university while meticulously inspecting the bags –and souls – of the students.
2015-03-29

Mona Sleem

Egyptian Journalist


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    Guarded with barred walls and heavily-armed forces, and filled with the names of detainees, the Historic dome of the Cairo University campus is not even immune from tear-gas canisters. Multi-national security corporations impose a fence around the walls of the university while meticulously inspecting the bags –and souls – of the students. If these scenes, facts and conditions are to be conceptualized and analyzed in light of the history of the student movement in Egypt, they are expected to give birth to a new movement of rebellion in Egyptian universities. Turbulent events and strenuous conditions have always been the perfect crucible for the crystallization of ideas and the formation of a new political wave. 

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