Tunisia: workers still fighting one year on from the revolution

One year ago in Tunisia workers were playing a vital role in the protests sweeping the country against the Ben Ali regime.  “The trade unions’ role is one of the most striking aspects of the December protests”, wrote the Tunisia expert Christopher Alexander in the magazine Foreign Policy. On the 7th January thousands of lawyers…

Egypt: They gave their children for the revolution

Hearing about the attack on Tahrir and the horrific assault on the martyrs’ families and their supporters brought back memories of meeting some of these brave people in May. The picture here shows members of the martyrs’ families who the British Trade Union delegation met in Tahrir Square on 1 May. We have no idea…