Strong Demonstrations Against Morsi and the Military. Egyptian Revolution Continues

The second anniversary of the beginning of the revolution found tens of thousands of demonstrators out in the streets of the main cities of Egypt. In Suez, Alexandria, Mahalla, Port Said and essentially, on the emblematic Tahrir Square, Egyptian toiling masses staged rallies, marches and hard confrontations against the...

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...

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...

Protesters launch Manifesto at Tahrir Square

With more than 1,5 million people at Tahrir Square, this tuesday 09, the movement coordination launched a Manifesto and promised a rally to the Palace on friday. Read bellow the Manifesto as translated by Luis Gustavo Porfirio, our special correspondent in Cairo. Why we are still here and won’t...

Revolutions are shaking the Arab world

The revolutions against dictatorships spread throughout the Maghreb and threaten to disrupt in Iran and Iraq. Leaders fell back on habitual, ineffective formulas trying all kinds of measures, from economic concessions to the most brutal repression without being able to prevent the protests from spreading throughout the Arab world,...

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...

Mubarak does not step down and the crowd explodes in anger

Dictator’s speech turns the mobilizations in Egypt into an inflammable gunpowder barrel Against all expectations, Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak refused to resign during the expected statement broadcasted live to the world this evening, February 10th.  Not seeming to understand there’s a revolution going on in Egypt, Mubarak began talking about...

Response to the Statement by the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trades Union

The main leader of the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions, Kamal Abu Eita, took over as Minister of Labor of the new Egyptian government. Fatma Ramadan, a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation, objected to his taking over this position and issued this statement. My comrades,...

Solidarity Campaign With The Egyptian Revolution

For The Right To Freedom Of Speech, Assembly, Religion And Association Despite the strong revolution still moving on in Egypt, the military administration (SCAF) is curbing democratic rights like the freedom of speech, assembly, religion and association. On top of that hundreds have been killed, thousands are in jail...

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,...

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