“Now it’s time for democracy.” -U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted: December 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visits Cairo University on Jan. 30th, 2012.  Ginsburg was in Egypt to 'listen and learn' as Egypt's constitutional transition to democracy begins.  Ginsburg says that Egyptians no longer live in a dictatorship, and now it’s the time for democracy. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visits Cairo University on Jan. 30th, 2012. Ginsburg was in Egypt to ‘listen and learn’ as Egypt’s constitutional transition to democracy begins. Ginsburg says that Egyptians no longer live in a dictatorship, and now it’s the time for democracy. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Two days after Ginsburg’s visit”   One man (L) holds a sign that says, "Continuing military control of the country means mass murder every day."  Another (R) holds a sign that says, "Mubarak's Supreme Council of Armed Forces is still attacking Tahrir Square." Feb. 2nd, 2012. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Two days after Ginsburg’s visit” One man (L) holds a sign that says, “Continuing military control of the country means mass murder every day.” Another (R) holds a sign that says, “Mubarak’s Supreme Council of Armed Forces is still attacking Tahrir Square.” Feb. 2nd, 2012. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Riot police close all roads to the Interior Ministry with soldiers and barbed wire-fences.  Six-year-old Yasser cannot get to his home near the ministry in Cairo on Feb. 2nd, 2012.  The day before, 74 people were killed violently following a soccer match in Port Said. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Riot police close all roads to the Interior Ministry with soldiers and barbed wire-fences. Six-year-old Yasser cannot get to his home near the ministry in Cairo on Feb. 2nd, 2012. The day before, 74 people were killed violently following a soccer match in Port Said. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Protesters carry a sign that says, “All Cops Are Bastards,” a play on the Interior Ministry’s slogan, on Feb. 2nd, 2012.  An other protester holds a sign that says, "Where were the police during the soccer match?  They didn’t secure it, so they were involved in what happened there." (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Protesters carry a sign that says, “All Cops Are Bastards,” a play on the Interior Ministry’s slogan, on Feb. 2nd, 2012. An other protester holds a sign that says, “Where were the police during the soccer match? They didn’t secure it, so they were involved in what happened there.” (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

This solder begins to cry as protesters shout, saying that all Egyptians are brothers and urging the officers to ignore orders to kill protesters at the Interior Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 2nd, 2012. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

This solder begins to cry as protesters shout, saying that all Egyptians are brothers and urging the officers to ignore orders to kill protesters at the Interior Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 2nd, 2012. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Soldiers withdraw, as they fire teargas at protesters near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 2012.  Thousands demonstrated outside the Ministry, protesting the security forces' failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 194 people. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Soldiers withdraw, as they fire teargas at protesters near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 2012. Thousands demonstrated outside the Ministry, protesting the security forces’ failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 194 people. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

A protester captures a riot police van near Tahrir Square on Feb. 2nd, 2012.   Protesters said they sent the soldiers back to their camp in an ambulance, but no one was hurt.  Other protesters guard the vehicle from potential vandalism. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

A protester captures a riot police van near Tahrir Square on Feb. 2nd, 2012. Protesters said they sent the soldiers back to their camp in an ambulance, but no one was hurt. Other protesters guard the vehicle from potential vandalism. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Protesters fight with the police all the night long, and into the next day.  Some throw bricks at the riot police, and others display victory signs during the clashes at the Interior Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday Feb. 2nd, 2012.  (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Protesters fight with the police all the night long, and into the next day. Some throw bricks at the riot police, and others display victory signs during the clashes at the Interior Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday Feb. 2nd, 2012. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Egyptian police officers  aim at protesters during clashes near the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012.  The day before, police fired teargas at thousands of demonstrators outside the Interior Ministry protesting the security forces' failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 74 people. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Egyptian police officers aim at protesters during clashes near the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012. The day before, police fired teargas at thousands of demonstrators outside the Interior Ministry protesting the security forces’ failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 74 people. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Nora, a 5 year old child, covers her face with teargas mask 100 meters away from the clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012.  A volunteer doctor says protesters are angry over the deadly soccer riot and at least one man died the clashes. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Nora, a 5 year old child, covers her face with teargas mask 100 meters away from the clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012. A volunteer doctor says protesters are angry over the deadly soccer riot and at least one man died the clashes. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

After two days of clashes, an Egyptian protester tries to extinguish a teargas can fired by the security forces during clashes near the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3, 2012. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

After two days of clashes, an Egyptian protester tries to extinguish a teargas can fired by the security forces during clashes near the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3, 2012. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Some protests continue peacefully against the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on Feb 3rd, 2012.  In its latest report, the Ministry of Health says five people are in critical condition from asphyxia due to tear gas attacks. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Some protests continue peacefully against the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on Feb 3rd, 2012. In its latest report, the Ministry of Health says five people are in critical condition from asphyxia due to tear gas attacks. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Women chant, "Remove the SCAF!" in Tahrir Square on Feb. 3, 2012. Volleys of tear gas left a white cloud over the streets near police offices in the second day of clashes between security forces and rock-throwing youth protesting a deadly soccer riot. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Women chant, “Remove the SCAF!” in Tahrir Square on Feb. 3, 2012. Volleys of tear gas left a white cloud over the streets near police offices in the second day of clashes between security forces and rock-throwing youth protesting a deadly soccer riot. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

A woman weeps during the protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Feb. 2012.  She asks why the police didn’t use the teargas at the soccer riot two days ago. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

A woman weeps during the protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Feb. 2012. She asks why the police didn’t use the teargas at the soccer riot two days ago. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

A protester wears teargas cans fired by security forces at the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012. Some analysts say chemicals in the teargas have been internationally prohibited since 1993. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

A protester wears teargas cans fired by security forces at the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012. Some analysts say chemicals in the teargas have been internationally prohibited since 1993. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

Several people collapse because of the teargas fired by the security forces in the second day of clashes on Feb. 3, 2012. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

Several people collapse because of the teargas fired by the security forces in the second day of clashes on Feb. 3, 2012. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

A street vendor sells teargas masks near the clashes at the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3, 2012. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

A street vendor sells teargas masks near the clashes at the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3, 2012. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

This man collapses due to teargas poisoning and protesters attempt to get him to a hospital on Feb. 3rd, 2012. (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

This man collapses due to teargas poisoning and protesters attempt to get him to a hospital on Feb. 3rd, 2012. (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

This teargas can, labeled, MADE IN U.S.A. is found outside Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012.  Only a few days before protesters were attacked, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg visited Cairo, saying “Now it’s time for democracy.” (Photo by  Hamada Elrasam)

This teargas can, labeled, MADE IN U.S.A. is found outside Interior Ministry in Cairo on Feb. 3rd, 2012. Only a few days before protesters were attacked, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg visited Cairo, saying “Now it’s time for democracy.” (Photo by Hamada Elrasam)

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