Alternative Perspectives On World Events
Thu July 11, 2013
Revolutionary Graffiti In Egypt
In Cairo, there's a second revolution happening. A revolution in street art. The city's blank walls have given room for people to vent their frustration with everyone from the deposed leader Mohammed Morsi to the military, whose popular takeover has brought yet another flavor of indiscriminate violence. The complexity of the Egyptian situation is reflected in its graffiti, where ancient hieroglyphic pharaoh motifs find new meaning as inspirational symbols for ordinary people.
Today, we aired an interview with blogger Soraya Morayef, who tracks Egyptian graffiti on her blog.
Full list of stories on KUOW Presents, July 11:
- BBC - Remembering A Key Moment In The Anti-Apartheid Movement
- Historical Use Of The Word "Terrorism"
- WA Congressman Adam Smith On Stalled Immigration Reform
- San Diego Meth Epidemic
- Idaho's Museum of Clean
- BBC - Taliban Teacher
- Geekwire's Todd Bishop Reacts to Microsoft's Reshuffle
- Nefertiti in a Gas Mask: Street Art in Egypt
- Seattle's Underwater Hockey Team Headed For Nationals
- Writer's Almanac
- Sub Pop Turns 25
- Diane... A Twin Peaks Audio Documentary
- Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?