Labor for Egypt Statement
As trade unionists, we join our Egyptian sisters and brothers in welcoming the fall of dictator Hosni Mubarak. We salute the courage of the Egyptian people who have shed blood and endured many sacrifices in their struggle for democracy, which continues to unfold. The revolution…Continue
Added by Brian Ross Ashley on February 23, 2011 at 17:15 — No Comments
We salute the victorious people power uprising in Egypt against the Mubarak dictatorship. It is high time that the last pharaoh is buried in the desert. But the Egyptian people must not repeat the original sin of people power in the Philippines. They must not stop at simply changing the face of the person in power but must continue on to uprooting the system that breeds poverty and unemployment.
The resignation of Murabak is only the first act of the drama that will play out…Continue
Added by Juan Manggagawa on February 16, 2011 at 0:58 — No Comments
In previous eras, the goal of revolution was the seizure of state power.
Today, the goal of revolution is the (re)construction of civil society.
Added by Orsan Senalp on February 11, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments
Before the thugs riding horses and camels, Mubarak's supporters arrived on corporate jets. For years the repressive Egyptian regime has been propped up not…Continue
Added by Lew Friedman on February 4, 2011 at 16:53 — No Comments
website of the committee for a workers' international, CWI
Eyewitness report from Cairo’s Tahrir Square
[see: articles in…
Added by Joshua Koritz on February 3, 2011 at 22:36 — No Comments
Watching events unfold as protesters attempt to unseat Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak I am reminded of the country's rich revolutionary history and the suppression of the communist movement there. Many Egyptian communists were effectively expelled from the country in the early 1950s. Their leader, Henri Curiel, carried on working against colonialism from exile in France, forming a unique organisation, and putting his supporters in the service of anti-imperialist and…Continue
Added by Steve Silver on February 3, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments
REVOLUTIONS IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST:
THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION UNFOLDS!
The National Revolution revives
This statement was originally written during the early days of the Tunisian revolt and does not attempt to deal in detail with the quick moving escalation of revolutionary uprisings in…Continue
Added by Charles Rachlis on February 1, 2011 at 6:16 — No Comments
Bearing in mind this was apparently written three years ago
it does suggest the value of critical and committed analysis, rather
than waiting for any Wikileaks, Post-Facto BBC analyses, etc. Note
the passing references to unions, which suggests to me that up to
now these have been either regime-dominated or marginalised…
Added by peter waterman on January 30, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments