Ten Years of Revolutions in the Arab World

On December 17th 2010, the fruit salesman Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to his own body in protest against both the seizure of his apples and police corruption in the rural city of Sidi Bouzid, in the Tunisian inland. By Fábio Bosco   In a few days, the protests spread over the whole...

Solidarity With Protestors in Egypt

Activists held a protest in solidarity with Egyptian people in Belo Horizonte city, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, on September 27, 2019. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Egyptian people took the streets to protest the corrupt and authoritarian regime. While the regime build palaces and villas, the people do not have jobs, proper housing,...

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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In the struggle against apartheid, Egyptian judoka is gold

After refusing shaking hands with his Israeli opponent Or Sasson, once finished the competition, the Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby was excluded from the Egyptian delegation by the local Olympic Committee, last August 15. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and conventional media condemned the attitude of El Shehaby as...

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...

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