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Egypt in revolt


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.

Egypt's Revolution deepens in the face of state repression

06 December 2013
Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist and labour lawyer Haitham Mohamedain is a leading activist in the struggles against the military’s new “protest law”. He writes from Cairo on why this resistance shows that the revolution continues

Egyptian steel workers stage sit-in

03 December 2013
Hundreds of steel workers in Helwan were continuing their sit-in to demand payment of bonuses and government investment on Monday of this week. 

Protesters defy Egypt's new 'protest law'

29 November 2013
Gigi Ibrahim reports from Cairo on the demonstrations which have erupted this week in response to a new anti-protest law. Police have killed a young student and arrested and assaulted many protesters

How new revolutionary protests are resisting the state in Egypt

26 November 2013
As protests return to Cairo’s streets, Judith Orr spoke to Egyptian socialists and activists about the unfolding revolution there and the fight to stop army repression

Revolutionaries in Egypt take a stand against army repression

01 October 2013
Revolutionaries in Egypt have set up a new organisation in response to the imposition of a government controlled by the military. 

Egyptian army arrest revolutionary labour lawyer

05 September 2013
Haitham Mohamedain, one of Egypt's leading labour lawyers and an activist with the Revolutionary Socialists, has been arrested today, Thursday.

The struggle continues across the Middle East

03 September 2013
Much of the media has written off the struggles that began the Arab Spring as either defeated or dangerous, but the revolutions aren’t over, writes Judith Orr

Gulf regimes aid repression

20 August 2013
Gulf states have offered to fund Egypt's military regime as part of their plan to spread their influence

Egyptian state whips up sectarianism

20 August 2013
Attacks on Christian churches in Egypt since the military came to power are not only the responsibility of Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Crackdown on Brotherhood is an attempt to bring revolution to heel

20 August 2013
The Egyptian army was once prepared to use the Muslim Brotherhood in a bid to control the revolution. Now, it has turned against them as part of a plan to bring the revolt to a brutal end

Protests take place across the world in solidarity with the Egyptian revolution

20 August 2013
Across the world protests have taken place in solidarity with the Egyptian revolution.

Egypt’s old regime is fighting to reassert its power

20 August 2013
A Cairo court announced it may be ready to release the ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak from prison this week.

Egypt's morgues overflow as military massacres hundreds

20 August 2013
The regime killed over 1,000 people on the streets of Egypt in the last week

Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists letter to supporters

20 August 2013
The Revolutionary Socialists have issued a letter to their supporters analysing the situation since the recent military crackdown. It is written for activists in Egypt, but because it explains many of the complexities of what has been happening we are reproducing a translation

Statement from the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists on the massacre in Cairo

14 August 2013
This is a bloody dress rehearsal for the liquidation of the Egyptian Revolution. It aims to break the revolutionary will of all Egyptians who are claiming their rights, whether workers, poor, or revolutionary youth, by creating a state of terror

The Egyptian Revolution must spread to win

16 July 2013
When we say the Egyptian Revolution is permanent, it’s not just that it literally hasn’t stopped since 2011. 

Freedom is in the hands of the people, and not of the military and the guards

11 July 2013
Statement from the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists, 9 July 2013

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