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Egypt in revolt

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.

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

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

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

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