July 6, 2013
Re "Army ousts Morsi," July 4 It is unfortunate that the Egyptian people found it necessary to depose their new democratically elected government. However, the transition need not result in a denial of democracy. As stated in the Declaration of Independence, "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
April 25, 2014
'A Coffin in Egypt' Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills When: 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $99 to $199 Contact: (310) 746-4000 or http://www.thewallis.org Running time: 78 minutes
April 19, 2012
MUSIC Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 throw down hypnotizing Afro-beat laced with North African jazz and a jubilance befitting his familial legacy. Alternating between spry horns and call-and-response hollers, Kuti's long-form jams sport guitar licks were as dry as a desert crag; the band's overjoyed shouts are as welcome a long drink of water. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20. uclalive.org.
December 6, 2009 |
EGYPT Slide show The temples, tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt will be the topic of a wide-ranging presentation by Vince Trotter of Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BICYCLING Workshop Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire and make other minor adjustments along the way in the "Basic Bike Maintenance" class.
November 19, 2013 |
CAIRO - Twelve people were injured in clashes across Egypt on Tuesday, as protesters gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of deadly street fighting that preceded parliamentary elections following the toppling of longtime autocratic Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. The fighting Tuesday comes at a time when the Egyptian political scene remains deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the military coup that ousted Mubarak's successor, Islamist Mohammad Morsi. While Morsi won Egypt's first fully democratic election for president, his autocratic style reminded many of Mubarak's, and his ouster was met with wide-scale public support for the Egyptian army.
August 24, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egypt's Cabinet on Saturday scaled back a nighttime curfew that has been in place since the military's brutal crackdown on protests more than a week ago left hundreds dead. The curfew, imposed on 14 provinces, will now begin at 9 p.m., two hours later, state-run media reported. The decision was one of the first signs that the military-backed interim government may be relaxing its tight security grip as calm seems to be returning to the streets. The move came a day after the Muslim Brotherhood and a coalition opposed to last month's military coup deposing President Mohamed Morsi held protests that were smaller than expected and proceeded with little violence.