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Hatreds spawned by the West - the myth of the intolerant Middle East

12 August 2014
Violence in the Middle East is often blamed on age old religious hatred. But the region's history is of coexistence—until imperialist superpowers tore it apart, argues Ken Olende

Human Right Watch report slams Egypt’s regime

12 August 2014
A Human Rights Watch report published this week states that the Egyptian military deliberately planned the deadly assault on unarmed protesters in August 2013. 

How can Palestine rise from the ashes?

05 August 2014
Egyptian revolutionary socialist Hossam el-Hamalawy looks at protests for Palestine in the broader Middle East, while Palestinian activists argue for a real solution there

The great betrayal of Palestine by the Arab ruling classes

29 July 2014
Arab leaders condemn Israel. But their ties to Western imperialism mean they aren’t real allies in the fight for Palestinian liberation, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist Mahienour el-Massry has jail sentence reduced

22 July 2014
Revolutionary Socialist and lawyer Mahienour el-Massry had her two-year sentence for defying the anti protest law reduced after an appeal last Sunday. She was charged after demonstrating outside the court hearing of the police officers charged with murdering political blogger Khaled Said in 2010.

Egyptian revolutionaries take aid convoy to border with Gaza

22 July 2014
Over 500 of us in 11 coaches set off in a “People’s Convoy” from Cairo early last Saturday morning to take medical supplies into Gaza and show solidarity.

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

News in-brief

22 July 2014
Bin workers set for walkout, protest for locked out staff, therapists hail win over harassment, join the vigil for Mark Duggan, activists discuss Egypt repression, Kent music festival stands up to racists

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

Protests in Egypt over cuts to fuel subsidies

08 July 2014
The Egyptian government removed fuel subsidies and put tax up on cigarettes, wine and beer last weekend.

Activists' anger and defiance at state repression in Egypt

01 July 2014
The 23 defendants on trial in Cairo for marching against the protest law were defiant at their court hearings last weekend.

Revolutionary socialists across Middle East denounce sectarianism

01 July 2014
Revolutionary socialist organisations in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria and Morocco have issued a joint statement condemning the sectarianism ripping Iraq apart.

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 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. 

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 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

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

Solidarity with activists in Egypt

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

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.

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