Thursday, June 9, 2011

هويدا طه : الثورة القادمة ثورة عمال مصر

9 June 2011


الثورة القادمة ثورة عمال مصر

The Egyptian Socialist Party Platform

The newly formed Egyptian Socialist Party brings together supporters of the country’s transition into a socialist society to work together to develop a coherent strategy to ‘guide the people in the right direction’. In the following paper, the party sets out its perspectives and goals. The Egyptian Socialist Party will be launched in Cairo on 18 June.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Egypt: Police still corrupt and brutal!

On June 6th, thousands of Egyptians rallied around the country to commemorate the one year anniversary of the murder of Khaled Said, the 28 year old Alexandrian who was tortured and murdered by 2 undercover police officers.
The anniversary comes at a time when Police have been accused of 4 separate cases of torture and murder of innocent civilians in the last 2 weeks alone.
In mid-town Cairo, hundreds gathered at the headquarters of the notorious Ministry of Interior, chanted against police brutality and painted Said's pictures on its walls. In Alexandria, hundreds marched across the Corniche to demand an end to police brutality.
The government of Essam Sharaf which promised back in March to respect human rights have failed to overhaul the corrupt Police department. Instead, the minister of Interior has basically shuffled corrupt and brutal officers within the department for the most part.
Until this very day, not one police officer has been punished for the murder of more than 865 protesters during the revolutionary upheaval that lasted from January 25th till February 11th.

Below, activist Hossam Hamalay captured part of the lively protest in Cairo!


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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Egypt: A new wave of strikes begins! موجة جديدة من الاضرابات تبدأ في مصر

As the Egyptian Cabinet of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf fails to meet basic workers' demands in its new budget and as it breaks many promises it made to workers since March, a new wave of strikes and protests is beginning to rise after a period of relative calm.

Below are videos and articles of some of the struggles that broke out after the May 27 Friday of Anger protest.

1- Egypt Air Flight Attendants protest corruption, work conditions and squandering of company resources by company officials.

The Second Day!
اليوم الثاني بالشعر!

2- Teachers threaten to strike to protest unsatisfactory new minimum wage law

3-مؤقتو جامعة المنصورة يقطعون طريق منطقة الجامعة
Temp Workers in Mansoura University block Street to demand full-time jobs.

4-اعتصام عمال بتروتريد
Appointed PetroTrade workers protest outside of cabinet to demand jobs after waiting 3 years!

5-وقفة احتجاجية لعمال مجلس الشعب
Parliament workers demand full-time jobs. Some workers have worked as per-diems for as long as 15 years.

6-اعتصام عمال المترو
Subway workers protest to demand dismissal of CEO and their return as employees under the Railway Administration.

Young Moroccans protest, defying government ban

Kamal Omari: Murdered by Police

5 June 2011

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