Trade union leaders call on Egypt’s military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain

Via Egypt Solidarity Initiative Leading figures across the trade union movement in Britain have thrown their weight behind a campaign in solidarity with journalist Hisham Fouad and lawyer Haitham Mohamedain who have been detained by Egypt’s military regime on trumped up charges. Trade Union Congress president Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the National Union…

Education unions condemn arrest of Sudanese teachers’ leader

The arrest and disappearance of Yassin Hassan Abdelkarim, president of the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee on 28 June has drawn strong condemnation from the University and College Union (UCU) and International Solidarity Officers in the NEU teachers’ union. Paul Cottrell, acting General Secretary of UCU wrote to the Sudanese ambassador calling for Yassin’s immediate release after…

Out now: Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 11

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 11 available from July 2019 Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to order from Bookmarks bookshop for £3 or can be downloaded as a pdf [Middle_East_Solidarity11_FINAL_WEB] Contact Bookmarks if you would like to make a bulk order for your trade union branch (discounts available). Throughout 4-7 July, the magazine…