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…

النقابات الدولية والنشاطء متضامنين مع هيثم محمدين ضد القمع العسكري في مصر

حرية لهيثم محمدين   ندين ماقامت به المؤسسة العسكرية من إيقاف واحتجاز لهيثم محمدين يوم 5 سبتمبر (أيلول) بمدينة السويس.   هيثم محام عمالي ومناضل ثوري ذائع الصيت لدفاعه عن مئات العمال تم إيقافهم خلال الإضرابات في محاكمات يقيمها ضدهم أرباب عملهم أو تأتي نتيجة هجمات الشرطة. كان قبل أسبوعين في السويس للدفاع عن عمال مصنع…

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…

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…

Publication: “Still fighting for social justice”

Still fighting for social justice… How workers in the Middle East are resisting neo-liberalism, austerity and privatisation By Jonathan Maunder and Anne Alexander In 2011, when revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt toppled dictators, British government ministers rushed to congratulate the Tunisian and Egyptian people on their democratic achievements. Two years later, they are forcing an…