Egyptian workers fight on for democracy

This video from 16 February 2011 is called Egyptian Revolution 2011- The Most Dramatic Footage From the 18-day Revolution.

In recent weeks and days the revolutionary struggle of the Egyptian working class has witnessed a new upsurge. After the mass protests on May 27 demanding a “second revolution,” thousands of workers have gone on strike and mounted protests all over the country: here.

Jail for former Egyptian trade minister: here.

Over a hundred influential religious clerics and tribal leaders backed opposition calls on Saturday for Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh to go and for elections to be held within 60 days: here.

Gulf News: Oman sentences 21 people for spring riots to up to 3 years in jail: here.

3 thoughts on “Egyptian workers fight on for democracy

  1. Assad is provoking civil war and foreign intervention

    Interview with Wajdy Mustafa, Syrian leftist oppositionist

    Wajdy Mustafa, 51, has been member of the Communist Union and as such served a total of
    13 years in Syrian prison. A few years ago he settled in Europe as a political refugee.
    Now he was elected into the consulting committee of the Antalya conference from May 31 to
    June 3, the main coalition of the Syrian democratic opposition.

    “It is one of the main points of the Antalya declaration to oppose any foreign military
    intervention. And I do believe that the Western powers will not dare to intervene as the
    overwhelming majority of the Syrian people from all political trends refuse this. We do
    not want and we will not end up like Libya.”

    Read full interview:


  2. Newspaper chiefs start court fight

    Bahrain: Lawyers for three former top editors of Bahrain’s main opposition newspaper today challenged allegations of unethical coverage by their clients during mass civil rights protests in the US-backed Gulf kingdom.

    The trial of the editors of Al Wasat, who were forced to resign from Bahrain’s most widely read newspaper after the government imposed emergency rule in March to crush protests, is part of a sweeping crackdown on the opposition.

    The charges against the three former editors, who pleaded not guilty last month, include publishing false news and endangering public order.

    If convicted on all charges, they face at least two years in jail and hefty fines.


  3. Court starts first of Ben Ali cases

    Tunisia: A criminal court in Tunis is to begin hearing the first of 93 cases brought against ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali tomorrow.

    Mr Ben Ali and his wife, who have shacked up in Saudi Arabia since they fled in January following a month-long popular uprising, face charges ranging from murder and torture to money laundering.

    They are being tried in absentia because the Saudi government has not responded to requests to hand over the former president.


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