Egyptian pro-democracy fight continues


This video is called Egyptian Revolution 25 Jan 2011 [Guardian News].

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called on the army to take charge of security along with the riot police after hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo, Port Suez, Alexandria, Giza and other cities yesterday. Workers throughout Egypt defied the over 300,000 special riot police who had been mobilised, demanding ‘Mubarak must go’: here.

The regime of Egyptian dictator Hosni Murbarak was shaken by mass demonstrations across the country Friday that overwhelmed security forces, leading to the mobilization of the army in an attempt to contain the mass uprising: here.

The uprising yesterday in Egypt, coming after mass demonstrations in Tunisia and other countries in the region, marks a new stage in the class struggle in the Middle East and internationally: here.

WikiLeaks exposes US complicity in murder, torture, by Egyptian government: here.

Robert Naiman, Truthout: “If Western leaders, who have backed the dictator Mubarak for 30 years, cannot stand before the Egyptian people today and say unequivocally, ‘we support your right of national self-determination’, when can they do it? That’s the question that Egyptian democracy leader and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei has put before Western leaders today”: here.

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  1. UNITED NATIONAL ANTIWAR COMMITTEE CALLS ON ALL SUPPORTERS TO TURN OUT FOR RALLIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT AND OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES TODAY, THIS WEEKEND, AND IN COMING DAYS

    No More US Support to the Mubarak Dictatorship!
    Hands off Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen!

    The Egyptian people, inspired by the victory in Tunisia and building on their own heroic rallies and strikes in recent years, have now taken the lead in the regional revolt against US-backed dictatorships. Today, Friday, January 28th, masses have poured into the streets for the third straight day of protest, and are once again fighting valiantly against cops and troops armed with US made and paid for weapons.

    It is the US government which has created and STILL supports the Mubarak regime to the tune of $1.5 billion a year as part of its regional military apparatus, and it is US banks and corporations that have imposed the neoliberal austerity regime of unemployment, poverty and malnutrition against which Egyptian workers have been rebelling for decades.

    The US Department of Defense is meeting this very week with Egyptian military officials to discuss how to maintain this oppression. A DoD press briefing reports: “With regards to Egypt:. . . we actually this week are hosting senior Egyptian military leaders at the Pentagon for our annual bilateral defense talks. . . So that’s just an example of how engaged we are with the Egyptians, even as these developments have taken place on the streets in Cairo and elsewhere. . .

    And it is the US State Department which has already begun maneuvers throughout the region to ensure that any governments that fall are replaced with equally compliant regimes — maneuvers such as the visit by the head of “Near East Affairs” in the State Department this week to Tunisia, and by their “National Democratic Institute” to Yemen, to “advise” on “clean elections” — i.e. to plot how to subvert the goals of the masses in the streets.

    It is therefore OUR responsibility as American antiwar activists to mobilize all our supporters to demand: Hands Off Egypt! End US aid to murdering, exploitative and corrupt governments!

    The other regimes against which the Arab masses are now in revolt — Tunisia, Yemen and Jordan — are all likewise subservient to Washington’s dictates in matters of war and economics, including especially in their toadying to Washington’s main watchdog, Israel.

    Similarly inspired by the regional upsurge, Palestinian activists have stepped up action against the corrupt, US-financed and armed Palestine Authority. A sit-in at the Palestinian embassy in London by Palestinian students was launched this week, and a worldwide petition demanding the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas and the democratization of Palestinian governing and movement structures has been launched: see http://palestineconference.org/wp/2011/01/27/uspcn-palestine-papers-petition/

    Every revolt — in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Algeria — has featured prominently demands for jobs for the huge numbers of unemployed youth who are at the core of the revolt. UNAC has made clear the link between the fight against war and for jobs, and by standing with the Arab masses at this time we are also saying we hope that workers in the US will fight with every bit as much determination for jobs for all, and for solidarity with workers fighting the same fight in every country.

    We encourage all supporters organizing for the national antiwar marches on April 9th in New York City and San Francisco to work closely with Arab activists in the US to make sure our marches feature prominently their members and demands.

    A victory for the Arab masses is a victory for the cause of peace throughout the world!

    Details on demonstrations can be found here:
    http://eacusa.org/news/13-eacusa-activities/56-protests-map-in-the-us-support-the-egyptian-people-.html
    or
    http://www.facebook.com/eacusa#!/note.php?note_id=150439441676109&id=142708575775627

    Call the White House and State Department and demand, No More Support to the Mubarak Dictatorship! Hands off Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen!
    Email: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact Tel: Switchboard: 202-456-1414 Fax: 202-456-2461
    U.S. Department of State: Main Switchboard: 202-647-4000
    Your Senators and congressperson: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
    The main Capitol switchboard 202-224-3121, and the Congressional switchboard 800-828-0498

    ALL OUT IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT!
    SUPPORT THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY AND AGAINST EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION THROUGHOUT THE ARAB WORLD!

    For more information: http://www.unacpeace.org, unac-nyc@juno.com

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