All posts in category 'Egypt'

A People’s History of the Egyptian Revolution

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    By: Rami El-Amine and Mostafa Henaway

No matter how it unfolds, the Egyptian revolution will go down in the history books as a defining moment in the 21st century. Millions of Egyptians brought down one of the world’s most repressive regimes, that of the U.S.-backed Hosni Mubarak, in just 18 days. Their bravery, perseverance, and tactfulness in the face of the regime’s brutal crackdown not only triggered uprisings across the Arab world but inspired and influenced protests against government austerity in the U.S., Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Despite the fact that it is only a few months old, it’s important to begin piecing together a people’s history of the revolution to convey what happened and how it happened so that the lessons from this critical struggle can be disseminated.
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Photo: Egypt solidarity in Bil’in

May 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Egypt
    photo via Israeli photo activist collective ActiveStills

    Photo: ActiveStills Solidarity with Egypt, Bil’in, Palestine, 5/2/2011.

As hundreds-of-thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in opposition to the US-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak solidarity protests were sparked across the world, including in occupied Palestine. In Bil’in village in the West Bank local residents staged a Egypt solidarity protests as part of their weekly demonstrations in opposition to the Israeli apartheid wall which cuts through the agricultural lands of the village.

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Anti-authoritarian perspectives on the ongoing revolutions

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in Egypt, Events, Other

workshop in En. with Fr. whisper translation, for the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

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    from the gulf to the ocean:
    Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Palestine
    Sunday May 22, 2011, 11h-12h45
    Comité d’éducation aux adultes de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri
    (CEDA) salle 202, 515 rue Delisle
    metro Lionel-Groulx
    facebook event

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Montreal: Protest in Support of the Revolutions in the Arab World

May 5th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Events

photo: mass demonstration, Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, January 25th, via Arabawy

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    Saturday, May 7th, 2pm
    gathering place
    Norman Bethune Square
    corner of Guy & de Maisonneuve
    Montreal, Quebec

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Reflections on Uprisings: Tunisia to Egypt

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Quebec, Egypt, Events, Solidarity

A critical discussion on recent uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East

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    Wednesday, April 27th, 19h
    Bistro Araucaria
    5607 Avenue du Parc
    (corner St-Viateur, bus #80)
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

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Egypt: Middle Class for Military Junta, Workers for Permanent Revolution

February 16th, 2011 | Posted in Egypt, Imperialism, Solidarity
    by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Arabawy Feb. 2011.

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Photo Protest at headquarters of state-backed Egyptian Federation of Trade Unions.

Since yesterday, and actually earlier, middle-class activists have been urging Egyptians to suspend the protests and return to work, in the name of patriotism, singing some of the most ridiculous lullabies about “let’s build new Egypt,” “let’s work harder than even before,” etc. In case you didn’t know, actually Egyptians are among the hardest working people in the globe already.

Those activists want us to trust Mubarak’s generals with the transition to democracy — the same junta that has provided the backbone of his dictatorship over the past 30 years. And while I believe the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, who receive $1.3 billion annually from the US, will eventually engineer the transition to a “civilian” government, I have no doubt it will be a government that will guarantee the continuation of a system that will never touch the army’s privileges, keep the armed forces as the institution that will have the final say in politics (as for example in Turkey), guarantee Egypt will continue to follow the US foreign policy, whether it’s the undesired peace with the Apartheid State of Israel, safe passage for the US Navy in the Suez Canal, the continuation of the Gaza siege, or exports of natural gas to Israel at subsidized rates. A civilian government is not about cabinet members who do not wear military uniforms. A civilian government means a government that fully represents the Egyptian people’s demands and desires without any intervention from the brass. And I see this as hard to be allowed, let alone accomplished, by the junta.

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Montreal: Egypt revolution solidarity protest

February 11th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Egypt
    Montreal solidarity protest. Long live Egyptian revolution!

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    Friday February 11th 17h-18h
    Egyptian Consulate
    1000 rue De La Gauchetiere O.
    (metro Bonaventure)
    Montreal, Quebec

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Montreal: Picket daily until victory

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Egypt, Events
    Montreal daily picket outside Egyptian Consulate.

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    February 2 | 3 | 4
    5pm – 6pm
    Egyptian Consulate
    1000 rue De La Gauchetiere O.
    (metro Bonaventure)
    Montreal, Quebec

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Montreal Rally in solidarity with Egypt

January 28th, 2011 | Posted in Egypt, Solidarity

protest against dictatorship, repression & in solidarity with street protests in Egypt.

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    Friday January 28th
    14h-17h30
    1000 rue De La Gauchetiere O.
    (Metro Bonaventure)
    Montreal, QC

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Photos: Mass demonstrations in Egypt

January 28th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Egypt
    photography via Hossam el-Hamalawy Cairo, Egypt.

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Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy. Mass protests in Cairo, Egypt against dictatorship.

Independent journalist and social activist Hossam el-Hamalawy has been capturing the mass protests in recent days in Cairo, Egypt, a selection of images from the protests follows, taken from the streets of Cairo.

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