Egypt

Cairo: Why protesters stormed the Israeli embassy

Eyewitness in Cairo: Why protesters stormed the Israeli embassy 

by Anne Alexander in Egypt

It started when tens of thousands of people flowed into Tahrir Square on Friday – a day they called the "Friday of Correcting the Path of the Revolution". Delegations came from across the country with their local flags and banners. The peasants' union, representing up to 30,000 of Egypt's poorest farmers and rural workers, was there in force. Huge contingents of organised football fans from the biggest Cairo teams joined the demonstration too. Rival fans from Zamalek and Ahly had called a truce for the day in order to protest in Tahrir together.

The demands of the protest were wide-ranging, bringing together the democratic and social struggles, including an end to military trials and a living wage for workers.

"The people are the red line you cannot cross," shouted the demonstrators to Marshal Tantawi and his colleagues on the Supreme Council of Armed Forces. "Down with military rule!"

Thousands protest in Tahrir Square at lack of change - Michael Jansen, Itrish Times, 100911.

Galway Public Meeting 8PM 9/8/2011 "Revolution on the Rise"

09/08/2011 - 20:00

“Revolution on the Rise” around our world, &  demonstrations are daily news events.

This is the title and subject of a public meeting to be held this coming Tuesday, 9th August at 8pm in Richardson's upstairs meeting room. 1, Eyre Square, Galway City.

As revolution spreads across North Africa and the Middle East, as mass movements of resistance break out in Spain and Greece-  What can we in Ireland learn?

The Guest Speakers are:

Dr. Saber Elsafty. GP practising in Galway for over 30 years; originally from Egypt, and supporter of the demonstrations that ousted former President- Mubarak

&

John Molyneux. Author; Portsmouth University lecturer, and activist in contact with fellow activists in Cairo.

A pamphlet on  “The Egyptian Revolution”  by John Molyneaux will be available at the meeting, & also copies of an international petition calling for solidarity with the Independent Trade Unions in Egypt. This is for use in workplaces, councils, trade unions etc...

We live daily with such headlines:

please e-mail support: Hossam el-Hamalawy & Reem Maged called before Egypt's military judges

31/05/2011 - 00:00
02/06/2011 - 18:42

Egypt: Hossam el-Hamalawy & Reem Maged called before military judges Tuesday 31 May

Mena solidarity has just issued this statement. * To immediately add your name please email: menasolidarity@gmail.com

We condemn the decision to refer journalists Hossam el-Hamalawy and Reem Maged for questioning by military judges on Tuesday 31 May in relation to their discussion of violations of human rights by the Egyptian military police and the ruling Supreme Military Council on Reem’s political talk show which aired on ONTV on 26 May 2011.
We will not stand by and see courageous journalists silenced, and we stand in solidarity with all Egyptians who are fighting to defend their rights to protest, strike and express themselves freely. These are precious gains of the revolution of 25 January, during which nearly 1000 Egyptians sacrificed their lives.

CHOMSKY ON MIDDLE EAST - DEMOCRACY NOW, 110511.

You overthrow a parliamentary government, you install a dictatorship, you invade a country and kill 20,000 people, you invade Iraq and kill hundreds of thousands of people—that's all bringing about stability. Instability is when anyone gets in the way.

Our revolt is not Obama's - Ahdaf Soueif, The Guardian - 210511

Our revolt is not Obama's

Barack Obama says he wants change in the Arab world yet insults us with the same old bad policies

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