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Solidarity with Alexandria Shipyard workers – open letter to the global trade union movement

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Military courts contempt for justice with trials of students and shipyard workers

There are students and shipyard workers, who protested against attacks on their pay and bad work conditions, that were forcibly “disappeared”, tortured into false confessions and have been faced trial and conviction by Egypt’s military courts. According to Egyptian campaign No Military Trials for Civilians, defendants in case 174/2015, heard...

Industrial workers’ strikes expand all over the country

   Lately, Egypt has been going through a wave of strikes and protests, featured by the industrial working class. This could be indicating a new rise of struggles against military dictatorship, which governs the country since 2013, when it carried through the coup organized by the current president Abdel...

Freedom for Egypt’s Political Prisoners

Egypt is currently experiencing a serious escalation of repression. The interim government of Adly Mahmoud Mansour, backed by the military, passed an anti-terrorism Act in April 2014.  It is part of a series of measures allegedly against the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), but used against all political opposition to the...

Elections: Victory of al-Sisi, but …

In the recent presidential elections, Marshal al-Sisi got 96.9% of the votes, according to the official questionable figures. It would have actually been a huge victory if it were not come accompanied by an abstention of the majority population. According to official data, only 46% of the Egyptian people voted,...

The Egyptian Revolution and the tasks of the left

The Egyptian revolution route, especially after Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood’s fall and the seizing of a new military government, in July 2013, is a controversial topic among the international left. And it could not be otherwise, since it is one of the most important revolutionary processes in the world...

On the sentencing to death of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters

An Egyptian court in the central city of Minya sentenced to death 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), accused of "acts of violence", related to the death of a policeman and other violence that took place across the country since July. The mass "trial" that preceded the sentence...

Sign the petition to defend democratic rights in Egypt

The IWL-FI supports the petition below to demand democratic rights for the Egyptian people. Access the campaign's website to sign too. To: President Adly Mansour        Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi   We, the undersigned, condemn the Egyptian government’s arrest, detention and torture of activists exercising their right to...

A chant echoes in Tahrir: “Neither the military nor Muslim Brotherhood”

The 19th of November 2011 has been consolidated as a memorable date for the Egyptian revolution.  That day  the first broad clash between the impoverished youth who had overthrown Mubarak’s government and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) took place. The military junta led by Marshal Tantawi...

Mahalla Textile Workers Continue Sit-in

Workers in Egypt's largest public textile factory strike again over delay in bonus payment. Thousands of workers at the Egyptian public sector Weaving and Textile Company in Mahalla industrial city maintained their strike, not responding to official declarations, saying their demand will be fulfilled. The workers started a sit-in on...

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