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Jul
3
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Workers on the doorstep of the presidential palace

Not a single day that passes since his inauguration without labor protests in front of the presidential palace still primarily over economic demands, yet they start wading into clear political lines when the enemies include NDP businessmen and officials.

One group of workers come to protest, meet Morsi, some leave after promises, others continue to sit in as a new group of workers arrive to join the protests.

Elsewhere in the country, the industrial actions continue, and in cases workers are emboldened enough to start storming government buildings like what happened in Menoufiya yesterday.

The strike curve has already been going up. The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, for example, put the number of labor protests and industrial actions in the first half of May: 137 labor protests and industrial actions. The figure went down in the second half of May to 69, thanks to the presidential elections. And continued sliding in the fist half of June to 38, only to start increasing again in the second half of June to 119.

This post is tackling briefly the labor situation, since I’m short of time. But you can add other factors that accelerate the critical situation Morsi is sliding into, including the MB dismal performance in Tahrir with the suspension of the sit-in, the scandalous inauguration in presence of Tantawi and the SCAF generals, his failure to secure the swift release of prisoners sentenced by military courts.

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Morsi has inflated the expectations of the public, but in reality he will not be able to deliver, because of continuation of SCAF control on the one hand, and the opportunistic politics of the MB leadership.

An hot industrial summer is already in the making. Follow @EgyStrikes for continuous updates on labor protests…

Jun
22
0

اليسار الثوري والإخوان المسلمون

Jun
12
0

Good ol’ Badri is back… with Shafiq this time

Adel el-Badri strikes again… This time he’s outright supporting General Ahmad Shafiq, the counterrevolution’s presidential candidate…

Meanwhile, Badri is still quoted by journalists and Western scholars as a “trade unionist”, rather than his real truth: an opportunist imposter with corrupt politics, whose “union” does not have any presence on the ground whatsoever.

May
16
0

VIDEO – Class Under Neoliberalism

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Feb
27
0

@EgyStrikes on Twitter أخبار عمال مصر

The media team at the Revolutionary Socialists has launched a new Twitter account @EgyStrikes, where updates on the industrial actions in Arabic will be provided, via mainstream media reports as well as reports from our activists on the ground. Please follow us and circulate our account among your friends.

Feb
23
1

FILM – Revolution Through Arab Eyes – The Factory

Feb
22
0

Revolution Continues السلطة والثروة للشعب

Feb
18
0

Film – The Arab Awakening – Tweets from Tahrir – Part I

Feb
18
0

VIDEO – Interview with @aliyaalwi

Interview with translator Aliya Alwi, following her release from police custody pending investigations into bogus charges, fabricated by the authorities, accusing her together with an Australian journalist and a US student of distributing money to street children agitating the latter to throw rocks at the police!

Feb
18
0

VIDEO – Interview with @austingmackell

Released Australian journalist Austin G Mackell speaks about his ordeal with the Egyptian police and military, while reporting on the labor movement in Mahalla.