Tahrir is not just a square but the heart of a city that every day hosts more than thirty-six million souls. That square is the meeting point of Egyptian protesters who struggle to be recognized now, especially after the recent elections. People who voted for Shafiq, the Mubarak-era minister, said “yes” in the second round of election to the Salafi-Brotherhood constitution. On the other side, the revolutionaries, who voted for Morsi with the second ballot, curse that choice which transformed Tahrir from the hotbed of the Egyptian revolution into a hideout for Feloull, the faithful followers of Mubarak’s regime, also accused of being paid to create disorders. Everything changed and everything is the same.
The Japanese government has labelled the unchanging emergency situation “Normal” because it is in a stable (though stagnant) state. This photo report suggests that the "new normal" is a nightmare with a very long half-life.
One Year Anniversary: This prize-winning multimedia project captures how the protests in Taksim Square, Istanbul began as a local issue before transforming "in the blink of an eye" to a foundation-shaking civil resistance movement.
Germany is phasing out nuclear power, but the approved fossil fuel alternative is destroying pristine forests, farmland and rural villages.