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...

First letter from Egypt: blockade on the road

I arrived last Wednesday night at the Cairo airport, and there was a big feeling of desolation. Even with no disorder or desperation, many people were there resolute to leave the country. Stores were all closed, some embassies worked with helping points for their citizens, people passed through...

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 Arab Revolution in danger

Mubarak's dictatorship and the U.S. government want to stop the revolution in Egypt A powerful mobilization shakes Egypt. The economy is paralyzed. The Army, which is essential to support Mubarak’s regime, has no political conditions to suppress all the protesters. However, negotiations between the Mubarak’s regime and the...

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...

Muslim Brotherhood Clashes With Protesters’ March

In January 31st, thousands of demonstrators demanding an end to military rule were blocked by members of the Muslim Brotherhood from reaching parliament. The march named "Determination Tuesday" was called by 56 different organizations to demand immediate transfer of power from the military to the parliament and punishment for...

Tahrir roars against the new Pharaoh

In the past weeks we have seen again thousands of Egyptians occupying the iconic Tahrir Square in Cairo, performing impressive demonstrations in almost the whole country, confronting the cops with stones and overcoming an impressive military siege consisting of barbed wire, tanks and elite troops - who comprise...

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...

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,...

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...

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