Philip Rizk


Eva is a real person who I have known since 2007, as described in this article. But in this text Eva stands for many politically engaged individuals, whether outspoken or silent supporters of the Syrian regime and its allies. I will not re-post her photo here. In a world flooded with images, it is important to maintain our ability to imagine a moment.


Egypt is in the midst of a neocolonial reality in which the army is co-opting the 25 January revolution. Liberals, the Brotherhood and the generals are vying for power but power must lie with the people to advance the revolution


Since the removal of the dictator Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian people envisioned a new socio-political and economic order only to see a reconfigured neo-colonial order with the Muslim Brotherhood at its helm. Consequently ordinary people have met state violence with the necessity of revolutionary violence on the street.

In the wake of the political uprisings in Egypt, Philip Rizk examines the cost of the revolution in the loss of a family’s son, Ahmed Mahmoud Mohamed Bekheit, killed by the security forces, and argues that this revolution has shown a tendency to create new revolutionaries in the place of every fallen martyr