Egypt

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutionary wave brought dictators in Tunisia and Egypt crashing down. It swept through the Middle East, inspiring workers and youth the world over. It has since ebbed, however, leaving the region wracked with war and sectarian conflict. Five years ago, the ruling families, business tycoons, kings, sheikhs and dictators of the Middle […]

Egypt: Mahalla workers’ victory a sign of future struggles

Egypt: Mahalla workers’ victory a sign of future struggles

Independent workers’ organization and socialist program needed Twenty three thousand workers at Egypt’s largest factory, Misr Spinning, in Mahalla al-Kubra, went on strike on 9 October. They demanded payment of their bonuses that were withheld by management of the state-owned company. Twelve thousand workers occupied the factory during the day, with 4,000 during the night. […]

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Egypt: Hundreds dead as military tries to consolidate power in blood
By September 4, 2013 Read More →

Egypt: Hundreds dead as military tries to consolidate power in blood

Increasing sectarianism threatens revolution’s future – Workers’ independent action urgently needed Millions across the world, and especially in the Middle East, have been shocked by the killing of hundreds of mainly unarmed people in the Egyptian military’s brutal clearance of the two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo. In the days since then the military has continued […]

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Egypt: One of the biggest mass movements in history prompts military take-over
By August 25, 2013 Read More →

Egypt: One of the biggest mass movements in history prompts military take-over

The revolution must continue! For a government of workers and the poor! During the last week of tumultous events in Egypt, Aysha Zaki has discussed with socialist opposition activists in Cairo about the mass movement to the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, the military take-over, the workers’ movement and the main tasks facing socialists. The […]

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Egypt: Polarisation grows – No trust in the generals
By August 25, 2013 Read More →

Egypt: Polarisation grows – No trust in the generals

The stormy and bloody developments since the removal and arrest of President Morsi by the military mark a new, challenging and dangerous stage in the unfolding Egyptian revolution. Despite the huge, unprecedented mass mobilization against Morsi the absence of an independent, socialist based movement of the working class has opened the doors to the dangers […]

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Turkey: “Warlike violence” to crush the movement
By July 25, 2013 Read More →

Turkey: “Warlike violence” to crush the movement

 New layer of workers, youth and poor has entered the scene with the promise: “This is just the beginning – the struggle continues”  “Warlike violence” – that’s how ‘Taksim Solidarity’ the committee coordinating 127 groups in protest against Turkey’s prime minister Erdogan described the actions of the police who stormed and cleared Gezi Park near […]

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