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Statement from Cairo University- faculty of law

Issued from the discussion forum held on 7/2/2011 around legal and constitutional solutions to meet the needs of the Peoples revolution

On Monday the 7th of February 2011 the professors of the faculty of law at Cairo university met and after many fruitful discussions and thorough analysis of the parameters of constitutional thought and what is best for our country in order for it to correspond with the great leap & the revolution of the Youth of the Nation which has both been welcomed and backed by many communities within the nation , presented to the nation from a pure conscience and in reaction to the new developments that have affected the entire nation's sentiments . Presented here to the great Egyptian nation are the results which the forum has reached in regards to what must be done for the good of the nation at this historical juncture in our beloved country
The forum has reached the following conclusions:

Firstly : To completely support and back The revolution of the 25th of January which was sparked by the pure and uncorrupted Youth of Egypt in which all the diverse communities of Egypt joined to demand freedom , democracy and the sovereignty of the law , the achievement of social justice and calling to account the corrupt and those who have hindered the fate of this nation and honoring the blood of the martyrs which was spilt in the cause of the nations freedom and upholding the dignity of the citizen.

Secondly – Withdrawing all legitimacy from the current regime

Thirdly – Calling upon the President of the Republic to comply with the will of the nation as expressed by the public

Fourth - The Necessity of the instant dissolution of both Parliament and the Shura Council due to the impossibility of their meeting as a result of final sentences issued from the High Constitutional court which nullify the results of the elections in many constituencies

Fifth- A call for the creation of a founding committee devoted to the creation of a new constitution that is in accordance with the current phase, with the condition that all political ideologies are represented in this committee as well as civil society organizations and all Egyptian communities

Sixth – The delegation of all presidential powers to the vice president, as permitted by Articles 82 and 139 of the constitution in accordance with their correct interpretation

Seventh – The expansion of the current structure of the government in order for it to be an interim government dedicated to the nations recovery

Eighth- The issuance of decrees from the republic which would create laws that launch the right to create political parties and allowing citizens the rights of election and nomination for public office

Ninth- The swift restructuring of the state authorities in accordance with the new constitution

Tenth – The immediate termination of the enforcement of the Emergency law

Signed on behalf of the attendees
Dr Ahmed Awad Belal
Dean of the Faculty of Law


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"Can We Swap Obama for Chavez?"
by Mike Whitney, Feb. 8, 2011

What that article tells us about the or certainly some of the important and great changes in Venezuela due to the government headed by Hugo Chavez should be able to serve all humans as inspiration. It illustrates how a real democracy of justice can be run, as opposed to the so-called democracies of the US, Canada and Europe, which the following article describes for what these democracies are and which isn't about being real democracies at all.

"Revolution: Is 1848 Repeating Itself in the Arab World?
PART I: The Dynamics of Global Capitalism

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Feb. 5, 2011

The two articles are complementary. One illustrates how a real democracy that's necessarily and truly based on justice works, while the other tells us how our Euro-western countries really don't have and hardly ever had democracies, except on "just ... paper". Democracy in the US, and many European countries, as well as Canada, is like Bush said, "just a piece of paper", when asked about the US Constitution during the (racket) run-up politics to the war on Iraq. Journalist to Bush: "What about the US Constitution?". Bush: "Well, the Constitution? Oh, hah, heh, it's just a piece of paper". And Bush then moved on to promote his administration's war agenda, this more "pressing" matter; and the journalist's question was quickly forgotten, gone, whoosh, vapor.

The article by Mike Whitney tells us how a real and just democratic government works or should work. The piece by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya tells us how revolutions often or regularly end up with screwed-up, backfiring results, say; it tells us of what to be highly watchful against letting happen, which basically is usurpation of the basis of the revolutionary movements that form for justice, rights.

I've also read some other good articles that could serve Egyptians (and other activists) well for "food for thought", but won't bother looking through bookmarks now and will just post the links for these two pieces.


People might also want to read the following piece. I just read it and can't vouch for what it says, but it's certainly interesting and what it essentially says probably should be kept in mind.

"Egypt’s Revolution-Creative Destruction For A ‘Greater Middle East’?
The G8 Map of Washington’s Greater Middle East extends right to the borders of China and Russia and West to Morocco

by F. William Engdahl,, Feb. 4, 2011

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