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28 November 2012
Build a united front of workers and poor for 'second revolution': The declaration of sweeping new political powers by Egypt's president Mursi has provoked a violent backlash, leaving two dead and hundreds injured, and further polarised society along pro- and anti-Mursi lines...
11 July 2012
A week after Egypt's new president - Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood - took office, a dramatic confrontation with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) erupted
20 June 2012
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stated the revolution is facing 'a life and death moment' after it claimed victory in presidential elections but now faces an attempt by the ruling military junta to impose a 'constitutional coup'
7 March 2012
Film review: David Johnson reviews a new documentary showing the history of struggle in the Middle East's largest factory...
13 February 2012
8 February 2012
Seventy-four football fans were killed and hundreds injured after the final whistle blew at the al-Masry versus al-Ahly match in Port Said on 1 February, writes David Johnson
25 January 2012
The 2011 revolutionary movements of young people, workers and the most downtrodden swept through north Africa and the Middle East and inspired social movements across the world...
30 November 2011
But military-controlled elections do not signal transition to democracy: Long queues formed at many polling stations, on 28 November, in Cairo and other Egyptian cities and towns, writes Niall Mulholland.
26 August 2011
Libya: No to foreign military intervention - Libyan workers, youth and poor must act independently of imperialism
After six long months of bloody, protracted struggle the overthrow of the dictatorial Gaddafi regime was greeted with rejoicing by large numbers of Libyans, although by no means all. Robert Bechert, CWI, reports.
1 June 2011
The wave of revolutions that swept across the Middle East and North Africa have now reached turning points
27 April 2011
The Assad regime's increasing brutal crackdown on opposition in Syria is following in the footsteps of Libya's Gaddafi and the Bahraini regime as they all attempt to stem the tide of revolution in North Africa and the Middle East, writes Robert Bechert.
13 April 2011
Revolutions in danger, decisive workers' action necessary: Recent days have again shown that, despite the masses' yearning for real change, freedom and the heroic events of the past months, none of the revolutions in North Africa have so far secured a certain victory
23 March 2011
The UN Security Council's majority decision to enact a militarily-imposed 'no-fly-zone' against Libya, while greeted with joy on the streets of Benghazi and Tobruk, is in no way intended to defend the Libyan revolution. Updated 23 March 2011.
23 March 2011
The UN Security Council's majority decision to impose a 'no-fly zone', while greeted with joy on the streets of Benghazi and Tobruk, was in no way intended to defend the Libyan revolution...
9 March 2011
As the dates for elections in Tunisia and Egypt are announced, the Libyan masses, despite their herculean efforts, have not yet been able to overthrow the Gaddafi dictatorship, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
22 February 2011
"Ten days that shook the world" (Guardian). From Tunisia, to Egypt, to Bahrain, to Libya, to Yemen, to Djibouti and Morocco, the revolution that was sparked by the self-immolation of the desperate and heroic street seller in Tunisia has erupted throughout the Middle East. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist newspaper.
17 February 2011
Following hot on the heels of revolutionary events in Tunisia, the Egyptian masses took to the streets during 18 tumultuous days. PETER TAAFFE assesses the current critical situation and possible developments in Socialism Today magazine.
16 February 2011
Mubarak is no more, relegated to "the dustbin of history". He was blown away by one of the greatest mass movements in history. An edited version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Socialist.
16 February 2011
Following the dramatic overthrow of both the Tunisian and Egyptian dictators, protest movements have spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa as the working and poor masses seek to remove repressive regimes...
11 February 2011
- No trust in Suleiman or the military chiefs!
- For a government of the representatives of workers, small farmers and the poor!
- Immediate elections to a revolutionary constituent assembly supervised by committees of working and poor people and the youth!
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