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Dr Shaw is a lecturer in Further Education at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. She also offers philosophy courses at the School of Continuing Education, Lifelong learning, at the University of Liverpool. In 2015, she has completed her Doctorate in philosophy with a focus on existentialism, the equilibrium doctrine and narrative. She has worked as a teacher of English and Comparative literature and Philosophy at The American University in Cairo, Egypt where she also obtained her BA (Hons). Dr Shaw has an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of East Anglia where she also taught on a number of humanities subjects. Whilst working in North Wales in Further education, she gained a PGCE aimed at teaching in FE and HE sectors. Dr Shaw moved to Liverpool in 2010 where she now resides.

Interests: Existentialism, Narrative, Comparative Literature, Feminist Thought, Public Speaking, Arab Existentialism, Philosophy of Education, Art, Music, Film and Theatre, Greek Mythology, Existential counsellor and psychotherapist.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

27th November 2012 Third Egyptian Revolution


The most annoying thing about living in the West is hearing very little about what happens in the East.
I was wondering what is going on in Egypt so I searched facebook and the internet to find out that there is another revolution!! This time called the Third Egyptians' Anger Revolution.
    ثورة الغضب المصرية الثالثة

Most recent post on Facebook by Wael Ghonim, a name associated with the first revolution and many political activities and social media, stated that "the president (Morsi) did not expect to see in Tahrir square that many people- just a few months after his election as a president- objecting to his recent decision. Just like many people did not expect him right after his election and the previous revolution to issue a decision that is not based on the constitution giving him a dictator's privileges and saying that these privileges are "temporarily"!!
لم يكن الرئيس يتوقع أن يمتلئ ميدان التحرير عن آخره بعد شهور قليلة من حكمه اعتراضا على قرار من قراراته .. كما لم يكن الكثيرون يتوقعون أن يقوم أول رئيس منتخب في ثورة مصر بإصدار إعلان غير دستوري يعطيه صلاحيات ديكتاتورية بدعوى أنها "صلاحيات مؤقتة"
What is even worse is that according to the social media, the Egyptian TV is not broadcasting anything about Tahrir square or the news of what is happening around Cairo.

To see updates of the events please watch live online Reuters Live Stream: http://reuters.livestation.com/demo

You can hear clearly the crowds chanting: "Leave, Leave" "One Hand" Clearly the people have realised the implications of voting for one from the Muslim Brotherhood and refusing his manipulative ways.

For updates: Check: 27th Nov Revolution page:   https://www.facebook.com/Third.Revolution

To be continued....