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Hundreds rally in protest at Sisi visit

Originally posted on Egypt Solidarity:
Hundreds joined lively protests last week against the visit of Egyptian president Abdelfattah al-Sisi to the UK. Cameron’s red carpet welcome for Egypt’s military dictator sparked two days of demonstrations on 4 and 5 November, uniting trade unionists, arms trade campaigners, students and Egyptian activists in opposition to the visit.…


Book launch explores Bahrain’s Uprising

By Alice Finden Farida Ghulam, wife of Bahraini political prisoner of conscience Ebrahim Sharif, Amnesty International’s trade union campaigns manager Shane Enright and author Marc Owen Jones joined a panel discussion to launch Bahrain’s Uprising on 7 October. The book, which is edited by Ala’a Shehabi and Marc makes a vital contribution in its field…


Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 2: out now

The new issue of our magazine, Middle East Solidarity, is out now. You can order online or on the phone from Bookmarks Bookshop (click here for details), or look out for us at events and protests. We’ll have copies to buy at the People’s Assembly protest outside Tory Party conference in Manchester on 4 October.…

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Bahrain: unions launch campaign against UK failure to act on abuses

Joint Press Release from Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, MENASolidarity and UCU EMBARGOED UNTIL 9:00am, 24 September 2015 Unions launch campaign over UK government failure to act on Bahrain abuses. Call for independent audit of FCO assistance to Bahrain. UK and global trade unions today launched a campaign highlighting “widespread and systematic” human rights…

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Sign the statement against Sisi’s visit to UK

Originally posted on Egypt Solidarity:
Trade unionists, campaigning lawyers, activist groups and student union leaders are backing a statement against the visit of Egyptian president Abdelfattah el-Sisi to the UK. The open letter to David Cameron condemns British support for the military regime in Egypt and British complicity in Sisi’s attacks on human rights, including…