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Bahrain: Background briefing and model motion for union activists

MENA Solidarity, advocacy organisation Bahrain Watch and Bahraini human rights activists at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy have worked together to produce a background briefing for trade unionists on the situation in Bahrain. We’ll be distributing the briefing the annual congress of lecturers’ union UCU next week, or you can download copies here.…

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المملكة المتحدة : انضمام نقابيين ناشطين لمظاهرة أمام السفارة المصرية في لندن

انضم نقابيون وناشطون في شبكة التضامن مع العالم العربي إلى الوقفة الاحتجاجية التي نظمها ناشطون مصريون أمام السفارة المصرية في لندن يوم السبت 25 يناير وهتف المتظاهرون ضد الحكم العسكري في مصر، ودعوا إلى الإفراج الفوري عن السجناء السياسيين و وضع حد للقمع وقرأ أندي ريد من المكتب التنفيذي الوطني لنقابة الخدمات العمومية والتجارية، بيان…

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UK: Union leaders back campaign for Haitham Mohamedain

Picture: Jane Loftus from the Communication Workers’ Union Dozens of trade union leaders signed a statement in solidarity Haitham Mohamedain, the Egyptian labour lawyer and revolutionary activist who was arrested last week, during TUC Congress in Bournemouth. Activists from MENA Solidarity also raised the crackdown on Egyptian revolutionaries, opponents of the military government and the…

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Egypt: Solidarity in action – Haitham Mohamedain

By Colm Bryce, UCU activist and member of MENA Solidarity’s delegation to Cairo in November 2012 Walking around the narrow streets of Downtown Cairo with Haitham Mohamadein last November, he seemed to know and be trusted by everyone, especially activists in the emerging workers movement. Haitham is a labour and human rights lawyer, who represented…