Egypt

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...

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,...

The Strength of the Flag

We will publish as of today, news and analysis direct from Egypt, where is the correspondent for IWL-FI and PSTU, Aldo Sauda. Cairo is again wrapped in its national flag. They are in the windows, the buildings facades and over the tents on Tahrir Square. They occupy all the spaces....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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