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Egypt in revolt


The Egyptian Revolution—the revolutionary party and the battle for change

The Egyptian Revolution—the revolutionary party and the battle for change At key moments in any revolution, the working class faces important choices. Is it time to consolidate gains that have been won or to push forward to conquer new heights?

The Egyptian Revolution—A glimpse of what democracy could look like

The Egyptian Revolution—A glimpse of what democracy could look like The Egyptian Revolution was the result of the coming together of two forces—those of the street with those of the workplace. And in both, the question of democracy was crucial.

The Egyptian Revolution—how workers terrified bosses

The Egyptian Revolution—how workers terrified bosses A decade ago images of protests in Tahrir Square shook the world. Workers took the revolution to the next level, explains Sadie Robinson

The Egyptian Revolution—what role did the army play?

The Egyptian Revolution—what role did the army play? After masses of ordinary Egyptian people had seen off the cops and burned down police stations, the army appeared on the streets.

Fears grow for the health of Egyptian detainee Hisham Fouad

Fears grow for the health of Egyptian detainee Hisham Fouad Hisham Fouad has been detained for 18 months and is being denied medical treatment

Tunisia in revolt—ten years on

13 December 2020
Ten years have passed since the start of the Tunisian revolution. Nick Clark explains how it toppled a dictator, encouraged more fightbacks, and shook the world

Defiance in Egypt despite harsh state repression

01 October 2019
Mahienour el-Massry was arrested in the the clampdown (Pic: Egypt Solidarity Initiative)

North Africa - from a democratic uprising to revolution

17 March 2019
The massive protests that have gripped Algeria in recent weeks are inspiring. How can they win?

Egyptian state cracks down on activists on fifth anniversary of revolution

26 January 2016
Security forces in Egypt targeted activists and critics of the military regime in the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution on Monday.

‘Hope has not died in Egypt’

05 January 2016
Five years ago this month protests in Tunisia triggered revolutions, crucially in Egypt. Sameh Naguib spoke to Judith Orr about the events—and the lessons for socialists

General Sisi—Egypt's butcher president at large

03 November 2015
Egypt’s dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is trying to hide his bloody record with a major diplomatic tour—and David Cameron is rolling out the red carpet to help him. But el-Sisi is a killer who must be exposed, writes Judith Orr

How to beat the regime in Egypt

02 December 2014
A leading member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists spoke to Judith Orr about the impact of the counter revolution—and the prospects for new struggles

How Egypt’s state plotted its bloody revenge

19 August 2014
A year has passed since the army massacred protesters in Cairo's Rabaa al Adawiya Square

Lessons to learn in Egypt

22 July 2014
Leading member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt, Sameh Naguib, analyses the scale of the revolution’s retreat and the balance of power with its enemies

Palestinian liberation is ingrained into the Egyptian revolution

15 July 2014
Many consider the second Palestinian Intifada in 2000 to be the beginning of the road to the Egyptian revolution, writes Wassim Wagdy

Egypt's doctors fight for minimum wage as state continues crackdown

15 April 2014
A student was killed on Cairo university’s campus last Monday as state forces attacked pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters. 

Counter-revolution can’t wipe out the memory of struggle

28 January 2014
Events in the Middle East and North Africa have posed the question of what revolutions achieve. Media commentators are keen to point out that the prospect of a new military president means Egypt is reverting to “business as usual”.

Inspirational documentary The Square is immersed in the Egyptian Revolution

14 January 2014
Judith Orr looks at Jehane Noujaim’s inspiring new documentary The Square about the individuals caught up in Egypt’s turbulent revolution

Steel workers hold sit-ins and strikes in Egypt

10 December 2013
Over 300 iron and steel workers demonstrated in central Cairo, Egypt’s capital city, on Monday of this week.

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