Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Bookmarks 04/29/2009

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Updates From My Twitter Account


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Socialism And Religion الإشتراكية والدين

An awesome Cross-post from Isteraky Thawry(A Revolutionary Socialist)


One thing that annoys me continually is how some socialists seem to think that there is no bigger issue than religion, and no more important thing to condemn. I decided to write something about this ridiculous mix up of priorities, because I was just reading two "socialist" essays, and the whole time the authors couldn't just shut the fuck up and talk about the issue about which they were supposed to be writing, instead they had to make constant sarcastic or condescending references to religion. Now I am not religious at all, not even a little, but I don't see why some socialists feel that they need to constantly force their unsympathetic atheism on others. I agree that religion is used as a way to control people and to shut them up, but this doesn't mean that someone who is religious is controlled or silent. That would be like saying that anyone who is bourgeois has to be reactionary, when Marx and Engels were themselves bourgeois, and they revolted and betrayed their class and worked for a proletarian revolution. I mean I really don't see why many socialists feel they need to exclude any and all believers from their ranks, I personally see no contradiction between religion (on a personal level) and socialism. The socialists who speak like this remind me of what Ulrike Meinhof (one of the leaders of the Red Army Faction) wrote in The Urban Guerilla Concept:

"When reading the texts of various left-wing organisations, we discovered that their activism is in reality a trivial competition between intellectuals, judged by an imaginary jury, which by definition contains no ordinary workers on it because of the complicated jargon they use. The winner is whoever manages the smartest interpretation of Karl Marx. For such people the embarrassment of being caught out quoting Marx incorrectly is far worse than the hypocrisy of their own political activism. Their page footnotes are more accurate than the membership numbers they give for their organisations. They fear the charge of ‘revolutionary impatience’ much more than being corrupted through the nature of their bourgeois jobs. They devote time to do a long thesis on Lukacz [30], but are wary of being inspired too quickly into activism by Blanqui. Their internationalism consists of point-scoring various Palestinian commando groups. Acting as the advocates of ‘true’ Marxism – they beg money from rich friends in the name of the Black Panthers. The money they get is used to ease their guilty consciences, this being more on their minds than any “Victory in the People’s War” – this is not a revolutionary intervention."

I think this is an excellent way of describing what I am talking about, because to me it seems as if the socialists who constantly talk of religion and criticize it more often than they do capitalism are the same type of "intellectual" socialists that Meinhof talks about above, i.e. they have their head up their ass and cannot bear to think realistically or moreover think in a non-bourgeois manner, nor do they ever do anything usefull to work towards a socialist revolution.

UAE Third largest Importer Of American Weapon الإمارات ثالث أكبر مستورد للسلاح الأمريكي في العالم

Despite the credit crisis and the problems facing businesses, UAE continues importing US weapons and become the largest US weapons importer. Fuck capitalism

رغم الأزمة المالية والمشكلات التي تواجه الأعمال, تستمر الإمارات في استيراد السلاح من أمريكا لتصبح ثالث أكبر مستورد للسلاح الأمريكي … ملعون أبو الرأسمالية

Racist Israeli Shirts قمصان إسرائيلية عنصرية

The new fashion in Israel theses days is T-shirts calling to shoot and kill Palestinians.

الموضة في إسرائيل هذه الأيام عبارة عن قمصان تدعو لقتل الفلسطينيين

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tweet Directly from Your Google Reader

Struggle over the internet goes on…

A very easy and effective way to tweet what you read on your Google Reader. 

First of All, you need to install Greasemonkey

Then, click here

Now click the “Install” button


Reload your Google Reader and you will find the Twitter button under your feeds!


To use, click on the Twitter button to tweet the feed you want. This would appear to you:


Click send and enjoy it!

Health Services Price Re-estimation Began بدأ عملية إعادة تسعير للخدمات الطبية في مصر

The capitalism keeps moving on and on ending our life…

The ministry of Health and Population in Egypt decided to re-estimate the prices of the medical services provided to the Egyptian citizens to “fit with the new market prices” 

الرأسمالية ما زالت تتحرك قدما لتنهي حياتنا

أعلنت وزارة الصحة والسكان في مصر أنها ستقوم بعملية إعادة تسعير للخدمات الطبية المقدمة في مصر لتتوائم مع أسعار السوق

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Bookmarks 04/22/2009

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Bookmarks 04/16/2009

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Journalism And Credibility الصحافة والمصداقية


When I read this, I was intending to say:

As I understand journalism, it’s the career of “neutral” transfer of news. Neutrality is not taking sides but taking a side and do everything to give the other side all his rights to defend and declare his opinion. Neutrality in journalism means professional publishing without any judgments in advance.

But Now I will not. Those ass-kissers don’t deserve talking in a swift way. Just I will say: Fuck your professionalism assholes in

عندما قرأت هذا, كنت أنوي أن أقول

الصحافة كما افهمها هي مهنة النقل المحايد للأخبار. هذا “الحياد” لا يعني عدم الإنحياز لرأي ولكنه انحياز لجانب مع إعطاء كل الحق للجانب الآخر للرد وتوضيح رأيه. الحياد في الصحافة يعني النشر “المحترف” بلا أي أحكام مسبقة

لكن الآن قررت ألا أتحدث بهذه الطريقة. هؤلاء المتملقون لا يستحقون الكلام بهذه الطريقة المهذبة. فقط سأقول: ملعون أبو الإحترافية بتاعتكم يا بهايم اليوم السابع

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On Racism في العنصرية

In a controversial article, Fatma Na’oot wrote an article titled “And we don’t sell to infidels” about a Muslim printing office moderator who refused to print some consolation cards to someone because he is a Christian or an “infidel”  as the printing office man said. This wasn’t what triggered my attention. What concerned me so much is the comments left on the article attacking the writer:

“Secularists like you and this Hagras(a writer) don’t see but rights of Christians, Bahai’s and atheists. But the rights of Muslims is a thing we should get rid of…”

“You don’t get fed up with raising the fire of sedition…”

“Who looks to your face sees what inside you of evils against Islam and Muslims…”

This reminded me with the “religious” debates between Sunnis and Shiites from a couple of years(which is still going on so well by the way!) and the raising voices in France that the immigrants are the main cause of economic crisis there.

What the people miss here is (WHY?). What makes us think and act according to this discriminating pattern.

When we become very hungry and poor. When we see that a bunch of people control everything and own everything without having any right to control and own all of this and feel incapable of doing anything to destroy this inequality and injustice, a lot of aggressive power accumulates inside us. This power can’t be directed in the right way. So, what is to be done is to look for an imaginary enemy as we can’t destroy the real one. That enemy must be fragile and easily destroyed and nothing can’t be play this rule better than racial and religious minorities(the old weakest-point-of-chain theory).

Good. We finally know our enemies. They would be Christians or secularists in Egypt(according to the general mode). They would be Shiites for Sunni Muslims. They would be blacks in US or immigrants in France. Good again. Now we can say it: Christians are the invisible catalysts of every disasters in Egypt. Immigrants are the main reason of exacerbation of the effects of the credit crisis in France. Shiites are Satan and want to destroy Muslims’ “true” Islam. The wheel runs and a lot of “holy” scripts interpretations appear and exchanging accusations become the main theme.

Now, WHAT IS TO BE DONE? As I understand this, all kinds of racism and discriminations will not disappear until an equal and just society appears, until all differences between people vanishes, until the socialism is here.

في مقال مثير للجدل, كتبت فاطمة ناعوت مقالا بجريدة اليوم السابع بعنوان: “وإننا لانبيع الكفارعن صاحب مطبعة مسلم رفض أن يطبع كروت عزاء لأحد الأشخاص لأنه مسيحي أو “كافر” كما قال له. ليس هذا ما جذب انتباهي لكن ما أثارني بشدة التعليقات التي تركت للمقال تهاجم الكاتبة بشدة

العلمانيون امثالك وامثال هذا الهجرس لا يرون الا حقوق النصارى والبهائيين والملحدين اما اى حق للمسلمين فهو مظهر من مظاهر الوهابية السلفية المتطرفة يجب التخلص منه

لا تسئم الاستاذة من اشعال الفتنة

ذكرني هذا بالجدل “الديني” بين السنة والشيعة منذ عامين (والذي ما زال مستمرا بالمناسبة) , كما ذكرني بالأصوات التي تصاعدت في فرنسا منذ أسابيع متهمة المهاجرين بأنهم سبب تفاقم الأزمة في فرنسا

الذي لا يفكر فيه الناس هو :( لماذا؟).ما الذي يجعلنا نفكر ونتصرف وفق هذه الطريقة

عندما نصبح جوعي وفقراء. عندما نري قليلين يتحكمون في كل شئ ويمتلكون كل شئ بلا أي حق لامتلاكهم وتحكمهم هذا ونشعر بالعجز لعدم قدرتنا علي تدمير هذا الظلم وانعدام المساواة, تتراكم بداخلنا قوة عنيفة لا تجد طريقا لإخراجها في مكانها الصحيح. عندها يصبح الحل أن نتخيل أعداء وهميين طالما أننا لا نقدر علي تدمير العدو الحقيقي.هذا العدو لابد أن يكون هشا وسهل التدمير , ولا شئ يمكن أن يلعب دور هذا العدو أكثر من الأقليات العرقية والدينية – نظرية الحلقة الأضعف في السلسلة

جيد. الآن – واخيرا -  نعرف من هم أعداؤنا. هم المسيحيون أو العلمانيون في مصر (حسب المزاج العام). هم الشيعة بالنسبة للمسلمين السنة. هم السود في أمريكا أو المهاجرين في فرنسا

مرة أخري .. جيد. الآن يمكننا أن نقولها. المسيحيين هم المحفز الخفي لكل كارثة في مصر. المهاجرون هم سبب تفاقم الأزمة المالية في فرنسا. الشيعة هم الشياطين الذين يريدون تدمير الإسلام “الحقيقي”. تبدأ العجلة في الدوران وتتصاعد التفسيرات للنصوص “المقدسة” ويصبح تبادل الإتهامات هو السمة العامة


الآن … ما العمل؟ كما أفهم الأمر, فإن كل أشكال العنصرية والتفريق لن تختفي حتي يظهر مجتمع العدل والمساواة, حتي تختفي كل الفروق بين الناس, حتي تصبح الإشتراكية واقعا 


Mansoura Uni Professors Protests احتجاجات أعضاء هيئة تدريس جامعة المنصورة

The image from الصورة من

Mansoura uni professors protested today for raising salaries.

احتجاج أعضاء هيئة التدريس بجامعة المنصورة اليوم لزيادة المرتبات

Monday, April 13, 2009

Dhafer Youssef : Odd Poetry


All My Activism كل نشاطي

All my activities these days are: studying, smoking … and blogging about studying and smoking!

كل نشاطاتي هذه الأيام تنحصر في المذاكرة, التدخين … والتدوين عن المذاكرة والتدخين

The College الكلية

By me

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Tree شجرة


By me

My Bookmarks 04/11/2009

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Bookmarks 04/07/2009

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Video : Mansoura Uni Demos فيديو : مظاهرات جامعة المنصورة

Huge demos sweeps mansoura uni مظاهرات حاشدة تجتاح جامعة المنصورة

Click on the image to see the whole set of the day اضغط علي الصورة لمشاهدة مجموعة صور اليوم كاملة

On the 6 Of April national strike day, Huge demos swept Mansoura uni protesting against high tuition fees and other asking for high-quality educational services. Around 2000 students participated and shouted for a free education.

في يوم السادس من إبريل, اجتاحت جامعة المنصورة مظاهرات ضخمة اعتراضا علي ارتفاع المصاريف وللمطالبة بخدمات تعليمية جيدة. حوالي 1500 طالب شاركوا منادين بتعليم مجاني

My Bookmarks 04/06/2009

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pro-strike Exhibition by Hakky(My Right) In Mansoura معرض حقي بالمنصورة تجهيزا للإضراب

Hakky(My Right) movement in Mansoura uni held -with 6 Of April movement and DFP- a pro-6-of-April-Strike exhibition in the uni. A lot of students participated and decided to go on strike tomorrow protesting for their rights of a free education.

أقامت حركة حقي بجامعة المنصورة اليوم معرضا بالتعاون مع حزب الجبهة الديموقراطية وحركة شباب 6 أبريل للتجهيز لإضراب 6 أبريل غدا. العديد من الطلاب شاركوا في المعرض وقرر عدد كبير منهم الإضراب غدا عن الحضور احتجاجا منهم من أجل نيل حقوقهم

A Pigeon حمامة

My Bookmarks 04/05/2009

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

About 12 activists arrested القبض علي حوالي 12 ناشطا

About 12 activists arrested today in Kafr Sheikh while they were protesting the arrests of previous two activists

القبض علي حوالي 12 ناشطا في كفر الشيخ اليوم أثناء احتجاجهم علي القبض علي الناشطتين السابقتين

My Bookmarks 04/04/2009

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