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The Egyptian Revolution—how workers terrified bosses

01 February 2021
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?

24 January 2021
After masses of ordinary Egyptian people had seen off the cops and burned down police stations, the army appeared on the streets.

The Egyptian Revolution—18 days that shook the world

18 January 2021
A revolution in Egypt in 2011 overthrew a brutal dictator and gave a glimpse of how society could be run differently. Egyptian revolutionary Hossam el‑Hamalawy tells the story of the revolt and looks at the lessons it holds for struggle today

Fears grow for the health of Egyptian detainee Hisham Fouad

26 December 2020
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

Outcry after West’s ally Egypt imprisons human rights activists

24 November 2020
Activists are calling for the release of human rights campaigners imprisoned by Egypt’s dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

International round up: Students stage worldwide climate strikes

29 September 2020
Students organised strikes and protests on a global day of action for the climate last week.

Defiance in Egypt despite harsh state repression

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

Resistance in Egypt piles pressure on Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regime

22 September 2019
Egyptians took to the streets on Friday and Saturday in courageous demonstrations against the regime of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Trade union leaders call on Egypt's military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain

23 July 2019
Add your support for a campaign in solidarity with journalist Hisham Fouad and lawyer Haitham Mohamedain

Solidarity needed after arrest of Egyptian socialist Hisham Fouad

25 June 2019
Hisham Fouad was a leading student activist in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and went on to play a key role in the workers' movement

Mohammed Morsi’s death in Egypt shows the need for real revolutionary change

18 June 2019
The death of former president Mohammed Morsi on Monday shone a light on the brutal reality of the Egyptian counter-revolution.

Egyptian regime sentences protesters to death

18 September 2018
The British-backed Egyptian regime of dictator Mohammed Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has sentenced 75 survivors of its most horrific massacre to death

Egyptian activist Haitham Mohamedain seized by security forces

19 May 2018
Solidarity is urgently needed

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi—a dictator for the west

03 April 2018
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

16 January 2018
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

03 January 2018
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

27 November 2017
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

21 November 2017
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

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