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Egypt's revolution is in peril - but not beaten

Hatem Tallima, a Revolutionary Socialist in Cairo, speaks to Judith Orr

Issue No. 2367

Troops beseige a steel workers strike in Suez

Troops beseige a steel workers' strike in Suez

“We are going through dark times but this revolution is not over,” Hatem Tallima, a Revolutionary Socialist in Cairo, told Socialist Worker.

Hatem reports that the army is imposing “a bloody military dictatorship and bringing Mubarak’s people back into the government, media and economy.”

The army used popular opposition to Mursi’s rule and tried co-opt it. It came to power in the name of the revolution. 

Recent months have seen a rise in workers’ struggles, “This was one of the reasons the popular rage against Mursi was so widespread,” said Hatem.

But it was also the reason the army were worried and decided to act. The army, like Mursi, can never deliver the demands of the revolution for millions of ordinary Egyptians.


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