By Alex Lantier, 16 June 2012
The coup launched Thursday by Egypt’s ruling military junta has exposed the bankruptcy of the Revolutionary Socialists (RS) and Egypt’s entire petty-bourgeois ex-left milieu.
By Johannes Stern, 15 June 2012
The US-backed Egyptian military junta dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament yesterday in a military coup.
By Johannes Stern, 14 June 2012
The positions of the bourgeois ex-left groups in Egypt before the June 16-17 presidential election have again exposed their political bankruptcy and counterrevolutionary role.
By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2012
The verdicts handed down Saturday in the trial of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his top aides are a political travesty.
By Johannes Stern, 4 June 2012
Mass protests erupted throughout Egypt after the verdicts in the trial of ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak and several of his top aides were announced Saturday.
By Johannes Stern, 1 June 2012
The petty-bourgeois Revolutionary Socialists (RS) group has endorsed the candidate of the right-wing Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Mohamed Mursi.
By Johannes Stern, 30 May 2012
Protests in various cities broke out in Egypt after the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) announced the official results of the initial round of the presidential elections.
By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2012
Egypt’s elections have exposed the sham character of the so-called “transition to democracy” organized by the Egyptian ruling class in conjunction with Washington after the overthrow of longtime US-stooge Hosni Mubarak.
By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2012
The initial round of the first presidential elections in Egypt after the revolutionary ouster of long-time US-stooge Hosni Mubarak, on May 23-24, was marked by low turnout and numerous electoral violations.
By Johannes Stern, 22 May 2012
In a recent statement the petty-bourgeois Revolutionary Socialists group cynically embraced the Egyptian military junta’s elections as a way to fight the “old regime.”
By Johannes Stern, 17 May 2012
Amr Moussa and Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh outlined right-wing programs in last Thursday’s TV debate, held in advance of the first round of presidential elections on May 23-24.
By Johannes Stern, 7 May 2012
On Friday afternoon, military police and security police working with armed thugs brutally attacked protesters in front of the Ministry of Defense at Abbasseya Square in Cairo, leaving at least two dead.
As protests mount against election-rigging
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2012
The threats follow Wednesday’s massacre in which more than a dozen protesters were killed and hundreds wounded.
By Johannes Stern, 19 April 2012
Tuesday evening the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) announced it would uphold the ban on ten candidates for the Egyptian presidential elections.
By Johannes Stern, 6 April 2012
On Saturday, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) announced it would run its deputy supreme guide, billionaire tycoon Khairat al-Shater, in the coming Egyptian presidential elections.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2012
In recent weeks, Egypt’s misnamed Revolutionary Socialists (RS) have stepped up their campaign in support of imperialist war plans against Syria.
By Johannes Stern, 3 March 2012
On Thursday, a US military plane flew several American NGO operatives out of Egypt following the lifting of a travel ban by the ruling military junta.
By Johannes Stern, 3 March 2012
The Middle East Ratings and Investor Service (MERIS) has threatened that renewed political upheaval in Egypt will result in further credit downgrades.
By Johannes Stern, 21 February 2012
High-ranking US officials made clear that, despite the Egyptian military junta’s criticism of US-funded Non-Governmental Organizations, ties between Washington and Cairo remain close.
By Johannes Stern, 16 February 2012
The failure of strike calls by petty-bourgeois “left” parties in Egypt highlights the need for an independent political struggle by the working class with the aim of taking power and establishing socialism.
By Alex Lantier, 11 February 2012
Thousands marched in Cairo, Alexandria, and other cities against the US-backed Egyptian military junta yesterday.
By Johannes Stern, 4 February 2012
On Friday, protests triggered by Wednesday’s pro-regime footballriot spread throughout the country.
By Alex Lantier, 3 February 2012
Thousands of protesters marched on the Egyptian interior ministry in Cairo yesterday, amid growing anger over the riot at Wednesday’s football match in Port Said.
By Johannes Stern, 26 January 2012
One year after the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution on January 25, millions of workers and youth took to the streets and squares all over Egypt to protest the-US backed military junta in Egypt.
By Alex Lantier, 25 January 2012
One year ago today, millions of workers in cities throughout Egypt took to the streets on the first day of revolutionary protests against President Hosni Mubarak.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 17 January 2012
On January 14 Mohamed ElBaradei, the most well-known representative of the liberal opposition in Egypt, announced he was abandoning his presidential candidacy.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 January 2012
This is the conclusion of a three part article on the political apologetics extended by the Revolutionary Socialists for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 January 2012
Nine months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Islamist parties secured a majority in the first two rounds of Egypt’s parliamentary elections.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 January 2012
This is the second in a three part article on the political apologetics extended by the Revolutionary Socialists for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 January 2012
This is the first of a three part article on the political apologetics extended by the Revolutionary Socialists for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 4 January 2012
Last Thursday Egypt’s public prosecutor, supported by armed military and police forces, closed 17 offices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Cairo.
By Barry Grey, 21 December 2011
Thousands of women marched in downtown Cairo Tuesday to protest against the deadly crackdown on demonstrators being carried out by the army and demand the resignation of the military junta.
By Johannes Stern, 19 December 2011
Over the weekend, the US-backed military junta in Egypt launched another deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters, killing at least nine and wounding hundreds.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 December 2011
Documents obtained by Amnesty International show that Washington repeatedly shipped arms to the regime in Egypt even as it hypocritically deplored “excessive force” by police and troops.
By Alex Lantier, 7 December 2011
Voter turnout was minimal for run-off parliamentary elections in Egypt, amid expectations of an Islamist victory.
By Alex Lantier, 30 November 2011
Voting in parliamentary elections began Monday and continued yesterday in nine of Egypt’s 27 governorates.
By Johannes Stern, 28 November 2011
The renewed revolutionary upsurge in Egypt is the working class’s verdict on the Egyptian military’s claims to be leading a “democratic transition” away from the dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak.
By Johannes Stern, 26 November 2011
On Friday millions of workers and youth protested against military rule in Egypt and demanded the downfall of the US-backed Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) junta.
By Alex Lantier, 24 November 2011
Clashes continued yesterday in cities across Egypt, on the fifth day of mass protests demanding the overthrow of the US-backed Egyptian military junta.
By Johannes Stern, 23 November 2011
On Tuesday millions of workers and youth staged protests and strikes all over Egypt, demanding the downfall of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and the US-backed Egyptian junta.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2011
The revolutionary upheavals that began in Egypt last January 25 have reached a crucial turning point in which the decisive question is the independent political mobilization of the working class in the struggle for power.
By Johannes Stern, 21 November 2011
The US-backed military junta in Egypt carried out a violent crackdown on protesters over the weekend, killing several people and injuring more than 700.
By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 21 November 2011
This article analyzes the role of the pseudo-left organizations in opposing a struggle by the working class to bring down the military junta in Egypt.
By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2011
A growing popular movement has erupted against the attempt by the military council to entrench its rule.
By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2011
Dozens of eyewitness reports and video footage on YouTube prove that the junta deliberately unleashed a brutal massacre, using live ammunition and armoured vehicles to kill and crush peaceful protesters.
By Johannes Stern, 11 October 2011
The Egyptian military is attacking protests as mass opposition to the regime grows.
By Johannes Stern, 1 October 2011
The renewed upsurge of the Egyptian working class sparked by the disastrous social conditions and a deepening economic crisis is sending shock waves through the Egyptian ruling elite.
By Johannes Stern, 29 September 2011
On September 17, the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party—PSG) held a European workers rally against racism, war and social cutbacks at the conclusion of the party’s election campaign in Berlin.
By Johannes Stern, 28 September 2011
Bourgeois politicians, trade union leaders and journalists are demanding an end to strikes in Egypt and are warning of the threat of “another revolution”.
By Johannes Stern, 13 September 2011
In recent days a new wave of strikes and protests against the US-backed military junta has swept over Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 12 September 2011
The US-backed military junta in Egypt has responded with large-scale violence after protesters stormed the Israeli embassy in Giza, near Cairo.
By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2011
Egyptian workers and youth mounted mass protests in cities across Egypt yesterday, after a new wave of strikes swept the country in recent days. In Cairo tens of thousands of protesters gathered in iconic Tahrir Square, one of the epicenters of the Egyptian revolution.
By Johannes Stern, 9 September 2011
In recent weeks, the US-backed military junta in Egypt has increased its support for Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC).
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 4 August 2011
The forces of counterrevolution are mobilizing for an attempt to smash the movement unleashed by the working class’s overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak last February.
By Johannes Stern, 2 August 2011
Yesterday the Egyptian military and security forces attacked protesters on Tahrir Square in Cairo to clear it and bring protests to a halt.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 1 August 2011
After Islamist groups dominated the July 29 protest in Cairo, official “opposition” parties announced they would suspend their sit-in in Tahrir Square.
By our reporter, 25 July 2011
Thousands of protesters opposed to the US-backed military regime of General Mohammed Hussein Tantawi in Egypt clashed with pro-government thugs during demonstrations on Saturday.
By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2011
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is seeking to remain in control of the Egyptian government.
By Niall Green, 16 July 2011
Huge protests took place across Egypt on Friday, as thousands gathered to oppose military government and demand the prosecution of officials.
By Jonathan Aswan and Alex Lantier, 9 July 2011
Cities across Egypt saw the largest demonstrations yesterday since the revolutionary struggles that forced the resignation of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak on February 11.
By Jonathan Aswan, 8 July 2011
Hundreds of thousands of workers and youth are expected to turn out to the streets today in protests dubbed “Friday of Persistence” or “The Revolution and the Poor first”.
By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2011
Protests have erupted in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria demanding the jailing of police accused of large-scale violence during the revolutionary movement that forced out longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak.
By Jonathan Aswan, 4 July 2011
On Friday tens of thousands of workers and youth went to the streets in at least five governorates in Egypt to denounce the politics of the US-backed military junta and its leader, Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi.
By Joseph Kishore and Jonathan Aswan, 30 June 2011
Over one thousand have been injured in clashes that began Tuesday and continued into Wednesday morning, with protesters demanding the ouster of the Egyptian military regime.
By Jonathan Aswan, 20 June 2011
In recent weeks and days, the revolutionary struggle of the Egyptian working class has witnessed a new upsurge.
By Harvey Thompson, 17 June 2011
The upsurge of industrial struggle by Egyptian workers that preceded the January revolution shows no sign of diminishing.
By Jonathan Aswan, 10 June 2011
On May 27, hundreds of thousands workers and youth demonstrated across Egypt against the military junta which took power after Mubarak's ouster on February 11.
By Harvey Thompson, 3 June 2011
Hundreds of doctors marched from the doctors’ syndicate to the Egyptian Cabinet offices with their unmet demands on May 29, threatening to go back on strike.
By Joseph Kishore, 31 May 2011
Demonstrations last Friday in Egypt were among the largest since the revolutionary movement of workers and youth forced out the longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak. They raise basic questions of political program and perspective.
By Patrick Martin, 28 May 2011
Demonstrations Friday brought huge crowds back to Tahrir Square in Cairo and in dozens of other cities throughout Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 21 May 2011
As the Egyptian revolution reaches a crucial turning point, a group of parties calling themselves “left” and even “socialist” have united to form an alliance with the bourgeoisie, which in turn backs the ruling military junta.
By Harvey Thompson, 13 May 2011
A nationwide doctors’ strike began May 10 in governmental clinics and hospitals.
By Jean Shaoul, 11 May 2011
At least 12 people died Saturday night in sectarian fighting outside the Coptic Saint Mena Church in Imbaba, a Cairo suburb.
By our correspondent, 5 May 2011
Strikes are continuing in numerous plants across Egypt in defiance of the military junta’s prohibition of strikes and protests.
By Harvey Thompson, 15 April 2011
Strikes and protests by workers across Egypt continued this week, with many calling for improved wages and working conditions while others attempted to block moves that would reduce their income or restrict their prospects.
By our correspondent, 14 April 2011
The non-ending stream of strikes and protests by Egyptian workers has unnerved the military junta, which is responding with increasing violence.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 April 2011
Ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been detained for 15 days while Egyptian prosecutors conduct an investigation into their multi-billion-dollar embezzlement and corruption.
By our correspondent, 12 April 2011
Tens of thousands gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square chanted: “The people want the overthrow of the field marshal” and “the people want to overthrow the regime”.
By Niall Green, 11 April 2011
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Egypt’s US-backed military junta launched a bloody attack on protesters in Cairo’s symbolic Tahrir Square.
By our correspondent, 4 April 2011
Strikes and demonstrations against deplorable working conditions are accompanying mounting protests against the anti-strike legislation and interim constitution of Egypt’s ruling military junta.
By a correspondent, 28 March 2011
The demonstrators who ousted President Hosni Mubarak now realise that the trust they had in the Egyptian army was misplaced and that their revolution is far from over.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 March 2011
The promulgation this week in Egypt of a decree banning strikes and protests has laid bare the real character of the military-controlled regime that succeeded the US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak.
By Stefan Steinberg, 22 March 2011
The thoroughly fraudulent and undemocratic nature of Saturday’s referendum in Egypt was the declaration from the Supreme Military Council that in the event of a no vote it would impose its own constitution until a new one is drafted.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2011
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Middle East tour, capped by a stroll through Cairo’s Tahrir Square, presents an unparalleled profile in hypocrisy.
By our reporter, 14 March 2011
Egypt’s new provisional government is complicit in violent tactics to bring about a counter-revolution.
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2011
Thousands of people, many of them former prisoners and victims of torture, took action to preserve documents showing their abuse at the hands the State Security Investigations agency.
By Patrick Martin, 5 March 2011
Bourgeois figures like Mohamed ElBaradei have hailed the appointment of the new prime minister, Essam Sharaf.
By Alex Lantier, 4 March 2011
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq resigned yesterday to avert a Million-Man March, scheduled by anti-regime protesters.
By Patrick Martin, 28 February 2011
Egyptian military police attacked and beat protesters Saturday in Tahrir Square, the focal point of the mass popular movement that forced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak two weeks ago.
By David Walsh, 26 February 2011
Protests took place Friday in Egypt and Yemen, as masses of people press onward in an effort to rid themselves of brutal, tyrannical regimes.
By Nick Beams, 25 February 2011
The following report by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), was delivered to an aggregate meeting in Sydney.
By Chris Marsden, 23 February 2011
Egypt’s military regime has threatened to illegalise strikes in the face of the ongoing social unrest in the aftermath of the removal of President Hosni Mubarak.
By Alex Lantier, 19 February 2011
Millions of people attended victory celebrations one week after a mass protests forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from office.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2011
Workers are defying appeals from the military command to go back to work.
By Mike Head, 17 February 2011
Far from representing any democratic instrument, the military is a consciously counter-revolutionary force, determined to crush the workers’ uprising in order to defend its own immense business interests, as well as those of its pay masters in the US.
By Patrick O’Connor, 16 February 2011
The army’s repeated statements since the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak reflect the acute fear with which the generals and the entire Egyptian ruling elite regard the developing movement of the working class.
By Patrick O’Connor, 15 February 2011
Large numbers of workers in Egypt’s main cities staged strikes and street demonstrations yesterday for better wages and working conditions, and the removal of corrupt state-enterprise managers promoted under Mubarak.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 February 2011
Inspired by the Egyptian people’s overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, protests continued to spread in the Middle East on Monday, as Washington scrambled to reassure Israel and pro-US regimes in the region of its continued support.
By Andrea Peters, 14 February 2011
While suspending the constitution and parliament of the Mubarak dictatorship, the Egyptian military continues to uphold the 30-year-old emergency law that has served as the basis of political repression.
By Alex Lantier, 14 February 2011
The Egyptian military’s communiqués make clear that it intends to divert and suppress the mass movement, while carrying out a tactical transfer of power to maintain the old regime.