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Environmental Politics in Egypt by Jeannie Sowers

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4 Activist networks and anti-pollution campaigns in the provinces

People mobilize not only because they can, but also and probably even more readily when they are compelled to do so: when they feel their sense of justice or morals, their basic rights, or the possibility of offering decent living conditions to their children are being attacked.

(Beinin and Vairel, 2011: 22)

The uprising that erupted in early 2011 in Egypt brought large numbers of people together in street demonstrations, strikes, and other direct actions loosely coordinated by networks of activists. The cascading mass protests in Cairo, Suez, Alexandria, Mansoura, and other Egyptian cities revealed that, while the government had circumscribed the activities of civic associations ...

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