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Egypt: Army’s call to crush terrorism divides revolutionaries

Egyptian Army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s call for massive protests against terrorism on 26 July has won wide support with many independent unions endorsing the demonstrations. The April 6 Youth Movement and the Revolutionary Socialists, along with activists in the Constitution Party’s student groups have rejected al-Sisi’s appeal. The demonstrations come after two weeks of tension…

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Egypt: Korean unions’ message to Egyptian workers “our struggle is your struggle”

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions 14th Fl. Kyunghyang-shinmunsa Bldg., 22 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-702, Korea Tel.: +82-2-2670-9118 Fax: +82-2-2635-1134 E-mail: inter@kctu.org July 1, 2013 Re: Solidarity Message for the struggling Workers in Egypt We, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) extend our warm hearted solidarity to the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (EFITU) and…

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Turkey: Egyptian independent unions’ message in solidarity with protests against Erdogan

Cairo: 5th June 2013  Solidarity Declaration from the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions to the workers of Turkey ********************************************************************************************* In the shadow of the vicious attack on the working class across the world and our region by the global capitalist regimes, the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions  stands in solidarity with workers in…

“Our union = our freedom. Is this investment or colonialism?” A worker from Ideal Standard outside the factory during protests in April 2013

Egypt: ‘Workers are stronger than the attacks of the regime’

Hind Abdel Gawad, a trade unionist and revolutionary activist from Zagazig in Sharqiyya province, Egypt, talks about the challenges facing the workers’ movement in Egypt in a video message for Manchester TUC’s May Day rally, 4 May 2013. Hind, who played a leading role in strikes by Information Centre workers before the revolution, visited London…

Egypt: “Social justice needs a workers’ revolution”

Workers’ leaders headed a march of thousands from Shubra in northern Cairo towards Tahrir Square as part of protests marking the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution on 25 January. The demonstration, which was one of several marches which converged on Tahrir, focussed on the revolution’s unmet demands for social justice. Revolutionary Socialist activist and…