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Abdel Fattah el-Sisi—a dictator for the west

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi—a dictator for the west With Sisi in charge Egypt once more has a dictator that the West and Israel can do business with.

Mahienour el-Massry and Moatasem Medhat released from jail in Egypt

Mahienour el-Massry and Moatasem Medhat released from jail in Egypt Lawyer and revolutionary socialist Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat have been acquitted on appeal by a court in Alexandria, Egypt.

Mahienour el-Massry jailed for two years as Egyptian state extends state of emergency

Mahienour el-Massry jailed for two years as Egyptian state extends state of emergency Campaigning lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and leading trade unionist Moatasem Medhat have been jailed for two years by an Egyptian court.

Mass slaughter at Egyptian mosque follows repression by dictator el-Sisi

Mass slaughter at Egyptian mosque follows repression by dictator el-Sisi Egypt’s dictator General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promised to respond with “brute force” after an appalling terror attack on a mosque

International round up - Egyptian activists returned to jail

International round up - Egyptian activists returned to jail Egyptian human rights lawyer and socialist Mahienour el-Massry has been jailed again alongside co-defendant Moatasem Medhat.

Trump’s threats over Iran deal can plunge him into new crisis

10 October 2017
Trump is ratcheting up tensions against Iran

Solidarity with victimised Mahalla strikers

19 September 2017
Eight workers have been targeted after the recent sit-in and strike

Strike gives hope in Egypt’s textile mills

29 August 2017
The Mahalla textile strike shows the potential for Egyptian workers to fight in the face of repression, writes Tom Kay

Mahalla textile workers in Egypt hold huge sit-in over austerity

15 August 2017
The textile factories of Mahalla are once more a frontline of resistance, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Protests erupt after IDF murders Palestinians

22 July 2017
At least three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Friday, as protests against the Israeli occupation erupted across East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

International round up: Egypt to put Israel’s man in Gaza?

11 July 2017
Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi last Sunday.

Reviews—Sleaford Mods film will do well ahead of the elections

25 April 2017
This portrait of the musical act Sleaford Mods goes on national cinema release this week.

Protests in Egypt after regime 'steals daily bread' from the poor

07 March 2017
Demonstrations swept across several Egyptian cities after the government’s Supply Ministry slashed the amount of subsidised bread available to the poor.

Poking fun at Egypt's rulers and refusing to be silenced

10 February 2017
Anne Alexander looks at Tickling Giants, a documentary film about Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef who refused to be a mouthpiece for the counter-revolution, just one of many award-winning films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London next month

Egyptian textile workers' strike shows growing anger at regime's austerity

08 February 2017
Around 3,000 textile workers in Mahalla, northern Egypt, walked on Tuesday out in a sign of growing discontent at spiralling living costs. 

Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists respond to killing of Copts

13 December 2016
 The murder of 24 Copts shows the bankruptcy of terrorism but also the poisonous nature of the Egyptian regime

How the Suez crisis sank an empire

25 October 2016
Britain invaded Egypt sixty years ago—a brutal response to the resistance against its decaying empire. The result was humiliation. Historian John Newsinger tells the story

Housing protests are a sign of Egypt’s deepening crisis

22 October 2016
A spontaneous demonstration over housing costs by up to 1,000 people in the Egyptian city of Port Said this week brought growing frustrations over the country’s social crisis onto the streets.

Refugee deaths are the bitter fruit of European Union and British repression

27 September 2016
Hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Egypt yesterday, Wednesday. It was the bitter fruit of European Union (EU) naval operation in Libya that includes British ships.

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