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Today on Your Call: Has the ouster of President Morsi preserved the path to democracy or ended it?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the upheaval in the Arab world’s largest country. On June 30th, over 14 million Egyptians took to the street demanding that President Morsi step down and on July 3rd, the Egyptian military forced him out and suspended the constitution. Morsi supporters call it a coup; his opponents call it revolution 2.0 – but what kind of revolution is it? Will the military return civilian rule as promised? And what kind of democracy can emerge under these conditions? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you. Guests:

Adel Iskandar, scholar of Arab studies and author of Egypt in Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution

Mona Atia, assistant professor of Geography and International Affairs at George Washington University

Wael Eskandar, journalist at Egypt's Ahram Online

Web Resources:

BBC: Egypt unrest: Morsi supporters 'shot dead' in Cairo

Al Monitor: How Morsi, Brotherhood Lost Egypt

The Nation: What Led to Morsi's Fall—and What Comes Next?

Jadaliyya: Nostalgia, Hope, and Fear on the Path to 30 June

Jadaliyya: Tamarod: Egypt's Revolution Hones its Skills

Counterpunch: There’s Still Hope for the Egyptian Revolution