COP27: Climate Talks Underway in Egypt amidst Intense Political Repression
Why is the UN holding COP27 in Egypt, where the al-Sissi regime is at the forefront of the repression of political and environmental activists and mostly inactive in the fight against climate change?
Wolfgang MandelbaumNovember 15, 2022
Ten Years After the Arab Revolutions
Every revolution is a product of unique circumstances and speaks to the universal experiences of poverty, oppression and violence under capitalism. They tend to erupt when millions of people decide that they can no longer put up with life as usual and when the ruling establishment can no longer control the discontent in the usual ways. Both of these conditions were present in 2011.
Omar HassanMarch 4, 2021
Egyptian Shipyard Workers’ Defiance Sparks Solidarity Movement
Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the generals under pressure. Guest writer, Hisham Fouad reports from Egypt.
Hisham FouadSeptember 16, 2016
The End of a Dream: From Arab Spring to Bloody Fall (Part 2)
On the 17th of December, 2010, in the village of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act was the starting point of a wave of upheavals in the Arab world. Five years later, the region is sinking into chaos and violence. Is the dream of freedom and justice finally over?
Marius MaierJanuary 18, 2016
The End of a Dream: From Arab Spring to Bloody Fall (Part I)
On the 17 of December 2010, in the village of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act was the starting point of a wave of upheavals in the Arab world. Five years later, the region is sinking into chaos and violence. Is the dream of freedom and justice finally burst? This is a two-part retrospective on the Arab Spring –five years later.
Marius MaierJanuary 14, 2016
“The people want the regime to fall”
The old slogan, that hundreds of thousands were shouting against the Mubarak dictatorship at the beginning of 2011, is again resounding with all its force in the streets of Cairo and the main cities of Egypt, this time directed against the government of M. Morsi and the Freedom and Justice Party (linked to the Muslim […]
Claudia CinattiDecember 12, 2012
After the Port Said Incidents, the Political Crisis is Beginning Again
The violent incidents in Port Said after a soccer match were not another clash between supporters of two rival clubs, but something emerging from an unstable situation filled with profound social and political contradictions.
Claudia CinattiFebruary 6, 2012
Act Two of the Revolutionary Process
The brutal police repression against a small group of demonstrators in Tahrir Square on November 19 was the detonator of an impressive popular mobilization that was increasing in numbers and radicalization as time passed. The policy of the governing Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), of trying to stop this new wave of demonstrations […]
Claudia CinattiNovember 29, 2011