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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.

Egyptian shipyard workers still face jail threat for organising resistance

20 September 2016
A verdict in the trial of 26 workers from Egypt’s Alexandria Shipyard has been delayed for a further month.

Shipyard workers on trial in Egypt appeal for solidarity

14 September 2016
This weekend 26 workers from Egypt’s Alexandria Shipyard are expected to find out the verdict in their military trial. They are calling for support

Freedom for Egyptian revolutionaries but many more face state repression

16 August 2016
Egyptian revolutionary socialist activists Mahienour el-Massry and Yousef Shaaban have been freed from jail after serving 15-month sentences on trumped-up charges.

Jail sentences quashed for 47 activists in Egypt

25 May 2016
In clear evidence that organised resistance and solidarity have an effect, 47 of the 101 Egyptian activists recently sentenced to five years in jail have had their custodial sentences quashed.

Britain’s brutal Egyptian ally rounds up and jails socialists

21 May 2016
Under the dictatorship of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi socialists and the left are bearing the brunt of the crackdown on protest—mobilising international solidarity is crucial, writes Charlie Kimber

Protest against the mass jailings in Egypt

17 May 2016
Over 150 activists seized during the crackdown on the protest movement against Egypt’s sale of its Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia have been given long jail sentences and heavy fines.

Protests in Egypt met with brutal repression

26 April 2016
Demonstrations were pushed back on Monday but the regime is still in trouble

Growing protests defy Egyptian regime’s brutality

19 April 2016
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Egypt last week—and none of them were arrested.

Egypt's dictator is under pressure

30 March 2016
Egypt is changing and as occupations, protests and strikes grow so does confidence—the left must rise to the challenge says Revolutionary Socialist Sameh Naguib

Doctors in Egypt ready for strike against police brutality

23 February 2016
Doctors across Egypt held protests last Saturday against police brutality. Also: Chinese steel plant shut down, Morocco set for general strike

Mass doctors' protest defies the Egyptian regime

16 February 2016
Doctors in Egypt are threatening a national strike after two doctors in a Cairo hospital were beaten by police.

Killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni exposes Egypt's 'inhuman' regime

09 February 2016

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.

Security forces arrest Egyptian socialist

18 January 2016
A doctor and socialist activist in Egypt was arrested by Egyptian security forces last week.

‘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

Egyptian court refuses second appeal of three jailed Revolutionary Socialists

05 January 2016
Egypt’s military-backed president Abdel Fatah el Sisi is trying to build a facade of democracy around his dictatorship with the opening of parliament due on 10 January. But his repression of all opposition continues.

Hundreds protest against Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's visit to Britain

05 November 2015
Hundreds protested outside Downing Street on Wednesday evening and again this morning, Thursday, against Egypt’s military-backed president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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