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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cairo: Witnessing a Revolution

Donna Boyd
USA/Cairo
Donna is part of the CODEPINK delegation that was en route to Gaza when they got stuck in Cairo. Read Donna’s account of experiencing Cairo during a revolution!
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Last Thursday I met up with co-delegate, Jean Hill, in Seattle to board our flight to Cairo via Frankfurt. We were unsure what we were getting into but forged ahead. When we arrived at the Frankfurt airport, we spoke to a man who was en route from Cairo. He told us that the city was safe; his insights …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
UPDATED: First-Person Live from Cairo

Felice Gelman
USA/Cairo
Felice is part of the CODEPINK delegation to Gaza. The delegation was en route to Gaza, got stuck in Cairo, and is now witnessing the revolution!
Read Felice’s eyewitness accounts from the center of the revolution in Egypt.
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UPDATE: February 2

Internet is back up—largely I think so that financial transactions can be processed. People were lined up at ATMs everywhere.
Also out now are pro-Mubarak forces, although they represent vastly smaller numbers than the anti-Mubarak forces. The first rally I saw this morning was about 200 people …

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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Establishing the Seeds of Peace

Ambassador Sallama Shaker
Egypt/USA
“We need to help children move from animosity to building confidence in each other. We really need to stress the importance of crossing the psychological barriers of fear so that there can be a better future for the new generation.”
Throughout my career I’ve been trying to bring an understanding of how peace can be evolved and sustained. I believe that we need to establish the seeds of peace.
I am involved in peace camps that bring children from Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Algers, Oman, and Tunisia to …

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[18 Feb 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
In the sphere of international women’s and peace issues, this week opened against the backdrop of Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer being denied entry into the United Arab Emirates to compete in the Dubai Tennis Championships, and Hillary Clinton choosing to visit Asia in her first trip abroad as United States secretary of state. . . and a few other surprises.
Like Venezuela approving an end to term limits for president Hugo Chavez and his socialist agenda. But in a totalitarian state, that’s not the shocker. The …