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Nov
27
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In a time of hysteria, blame must go around

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One must denounce firmly the abuses of the state against Islamists. Sisi is employing the “dirty war” manual by the letter. Yet, the hypocrisy and the sectarianism of Islamist leaders cannot also be forgiven…

Nov
25
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Awaiting a change in the tide

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At time of writing, 4,000 workers in Helwan’s steel mills, south of Cairo, are on strike over pay and claims of corruption among its state management.
Strikes have occurred since the military coup, such as the mass strikes over national minimum wage in February 2014, but they are unlikely to cross over from the economic realm to political street mobilisations soon.
In a time of retreat, those revolutionaries still outside of jail cells must choose their battles carefully. Organising street protests is suicidal in the current climate and such attempts only boost the prison population.
Our limited resources should be solely devoted, during this period of retreat, to cementing what is left of the networks we have built, supporting those held in prison, and trying our best to connect with those economic struggles.
We are awaiting a change in the tide…

Nov
25
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Facebook bus drivers unionize

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Drivers of Facebook shuttles are forming a union to fight low wages and improve working conditions…

Nov
24
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Pro #Jan25 artist dropped from playlist at Egyptian state radio

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Hamza Namira, known for songs with social and humanitarian themes, has been dropped from the list of artists to be played on state radio stations…

Nov
23
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India and Israel

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India is now the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment…