Egypt

CSP-Conlutas Stands in Solidarity with Egyptian Political Prisoners, HK and Honduras

CSP-Conlutas national coordination met on July 5-7, 2019 in Sao Paulo. The struggle against the Social Security Reform, which is meant to smash pension rights of the working class, was the top priority. Another decision was to postpone their four-day national congress which is expected to happen between October 1st and...

Arab “Kingdom Republics” and Constitution Changes

The constitutional articles relating to the term of the President of the Republic in the Arab States are the most vulnerable to changes likewise most of totalitarian regimes. Changing these articles according to the needs of the ruler is frequent since the executive power controls both state institutions (parliament and...

Egyptian Authorities Execute Nine Youth

On February 20, 2019, the Egyptian authorities executed nine youngsters on charges of murder of former Attorney-General Hisham Barakat, who was killed on June 29, 2015. This is the second time collective executions are carried out on this case alone. Other 15 young people were executed on December 6,...

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...

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