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Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

The Arab revolutions mix despair and hope

24 June 2014
Only in the most mechanical understanding of history do relations of oppression and exploitation automatically translate into revolution. 

Egypt regime gets US seal of approval

24 June 2014
US secretary of state John Kerry met Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday of last week to promise the unblocking of US military aid. 

'The cell block is a microcosm of class society' says jailed Egyptian revolutionary

10 June 2014
A letter from prison by leading Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist and human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Massry.

Egypt—resistance in the face of the regime's repression

03 June 2014
Prisoners were on hunger strike across Egypt as the world’s media rushed to declare military leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi president. Judith Orr spoke to activists in Egypt about their struggle to resist their country’s newest dictator

Solidarity with activists in Egypt

27 May 2014
Around 50 people joined a workshop organised by Egypt Solidarity last Saturday.

Egypt's regime launches repressive clampdown in run-up to presidential election

27 May 2014
Opponents of Egypt’s regime face repression but are determined to keep resisting, says Judith Orr

Anger after Egyptian court jails leading Revolutionary Socialist Mahienour el-Massry

21 May 2014
A court in Alexandria has jailed leading Revolutionary Socialist Mahienour el-Massry for two years and fined her over £4,000.

International round-up

20 May 2014
Egypt Dedak campaign | Boko Haram and Nigeria | Abu Wa’el Dhiab in Guantanamo

Egypt Solidarity organises meeting to discuss resistance, revolution and repression

06 May 2014
Egypt Solidarity has organised a workshop in London on 24 May to discuss how campaigning activities can help those who struggle for change. Resistance, revolution, repression includes sessions on: Egypt after the coup, human rights and repression, universities and student life, workers and labour struggles.

Egypt’s military regime sets its sights on the left

29 April 2014
An Egyptian court handed out death sentences to 683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on Monday of last week, and the government has banned the revolutionary youth April 6 Movement

Statement by the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists on the presidential elections 27 April 2014

28 April 2014
The Revolutionary Socialists see participation in the election, and not a boycott, as the appropriate decision for the current political situation, seizing the chance to campaign against the candidate of the counter-revolution, in order to expose him and Mubarak’s cronies and the opportunistic boot-lickers who stand behind him.

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. 

Egypt’s army chief resigns in a bid to become president

01 April 2014
Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has resigned from the army in order to stand in presidential elections due on 

Repression deepens in Egypt but strikes continue

25 March 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters with the death penalty on Monday of last week after a two day trial. 

Workers in Egypt show resistance still possible

04 March 2014
Workers’ strikes continued after the shock resignation of Egypt’s government on Tuesday of last week.

Egypt's military-backed government resigns amid strikes

25 February 2014
The prime minister and cabinet of Egypt’s military-backed government suddenly resigned on Monday of this week. 

London protest at arrest of journalists in Egypt

20 February 2014
 Journalists protested outside the Egyptian embassy in London yesterday, Wednesday, as 20 journalists are being put on trial in Egypt for 'endangering national security'

New strike wave shows Egypt's workers have unfinished business

18 February 2014
A new strike wave has the military regime in Egypt worried that the spirit of rebellion that gripped the nation is not yet snuffed out. Judith Orr and Anne Alexander report on a minimum wage fight with big implications

Thousands of textile workers stage a sit-in in Mahalla

11 February 2014
Over 10,000 workers at state-owned textile factories in Egypt’s industrial city Mahalla struck and staged a sit-in on Monday of this week.

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