By Johannes Stern, 27 August 2012
On August 22 the Egyptian government officially requested a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.
By Johannes Stern, 21 August 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s move to take over the dictatorial powers of the Egyptian military junta was closely monitored and approved by Washington.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 August 2012
On Tuesday, several thousand workers demonstrated in Sidi Bouzid.
By Alex Lantier, 13 August 2012
On Sunday, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi sought to assume the dictatorial powers of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and force its leaders to retire.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 August 2012
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government has launched a crackdown in response to an armed raid at the Rafah border checkpoint.
By Johannes Stern, 3 August 2012
Yesterday the Egyptian cabinet was sworn in by Mohamed Mursi, the Islamist president of Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2012
Since the beginning of the week a new wave of strikes and protests has spread over Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2012
Over the weekend US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the leader of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) junta.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 11 July 2012
The elections for a new General National Congress in Libya are an attempt to provide a “democratic” façade for an authoritarian and undemocratic government, subservient to the interests of the major Western powers, corporations and banks.
By Johannes Stern, 11 July 2012
Amid increasing tensions between the Egyptian army junta and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Brotherhood signaled its acceptance of the army coup that dissolved the parliament.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 July 2012
Libya goes to the polls today to choose a 200-seat General National Congress to replace the National Transitional Council (NTC).
By Johannes Stern, 4 July 2012
Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s first president after the revolutionary ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak, reassured the US-backed military junta that he will not threaten its control of the state.
By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2012
Mohamed Mursi, the first Egyptian president since the revolutionary ouster of long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak last year, took a symbolic oath of office in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday.
By Anthony Torres, 27 June 2012
On June 14 former President Ben Ali, along with 22 Interior Ministry officials, stood trial of for the massacres in Thala and Kasserine during the Tunisian revolution.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 June 2012
The naming of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s president is the outcome of a reactionary deal with the military aimed at crushing the revolutionary movement of the Egyptian working class.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 June 2012
Hundreds of university students have taken to the streets of the capital Khartoum for seven consecutive days to protests soaring inflation, corruption and the National Congress Party’s austerity programme.
By Barry Grey, 25 June 2012
Egypt’s electoral commission declared Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, the winner of the presidential election runoff held the week before in the midst of a political coup carried out by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
By Barry Grey, 23 June 2012
As tens of thousands rallied Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against the assumption by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) of dictatorial powers, the junta threatened to unleash repression against the protesters.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 21 June 2012
Egyptian military sources have signaled plans for a crackdown against popular opposition to army rule, amid an escalating dispute over the outcome of this weekend’s presidential elections.
By Peter Symonds, 20 June 2012
An estimated 50,000 people took part in protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square yesterday against last Thursday’s coup and the establishment of a military dictatorship by Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 June 2012
The hypocrisy of US imperialism’s pretense of promoting democracy on the world arena is manifest in Washington’s markedly different reactions to the Iranian elections of 2009 and the recent military coup in Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 19 June 2012
With the issuance of a constitutional decree Sunday night, the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) finalized the coup it staged last Thursday and proclaimed a military dictatorship.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 June 2012
Sudan and South Sudan broke off their ten-day-long meeting with no agreement on how to resolve the conflict that has brought the two countries to the brink of war.
By Mike Head, 18 June 2012
The NATO powers are determined to get their hands on Saif Gaddafi, who possesses details of the lucrative ties established between his father’s inner circle and the Western powers between 2004 and 2010.
By Johannes Stern, 18 June 2012
Mass abstention was the Egyptian working class's verdict on the first presidential elections in Egypt after the revolutionary ouster of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.
By Johannes Stern, 16 June 2012
The military coup carried out by the Egyptian junta is a serious threat to the Egyptian revolution and the working class.
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 Jean Shaoul, 7 June 2012
Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has postponed elections scheduled for June 19 amid continuing militia clashes, kidnappings and arrests.
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 Steve James, 22 May 2012
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi has died in Tripoli. He was the sole person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. His co-accused, Llamen Fhimah, was acquitted at their 2001 trial.
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 Jean Shaoul, 28 April 2012
The fiercest fighting since South Sudan seceded from Sudan last July has erupted over borders, sharing of the oil revenues, citizenship rights and security arrangements.
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 Martin Kreickenbaum, 9 April 2012
NATO bears a high degree of responsibility for the deaths of 63 refugees, who died of thirst last spring in the Mediterranean as they travelled from Libya to Italy.
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 Bill Van Auken, 8 March 2012
Following a declaration of autonomy by tribal and militia leaders in oil-rich eastern Libya, the head of the National Transitional Council threatened the use of force to prevent the country’s partition.
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 Patrick Martin, 17 February 2012
A new report documents gruesome violations of human rights under the new regime established by the US-NATO war.
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 Will Morrow, 11 February 2012
The war crimes and abuses being perpetrated by the TNC regime further expose the claims that the NATO allies intervened for humanitarian purposes to rescue the Libyan people from violent repression.
By Johannes Stern, 4 February 2012
On Friday, protests triggered by Wednesday’s pro-regime footballriot spread throughout the country.
By Patrick Martin, 4 February 2012
The murder of Omar Brebesh follows a series of reports by human rights groups on torture in the prisons of the new “democratic” Libya.
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 Barry Grey, 23 January 2012
A report released last week by Middle East human rights groups presents extensive evidence of war crimes carried out in Libya by the United States, NATO and their proxy “rebel” forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 January 2012
There is strong evidence that NATO carried out war crimes in its eight-month war for regime-change in Libya, according to a report released Thursday by Middle East human rights groups.
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 Alex Lantier, 16 January 2012
Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ignominious flight from Tunisia to exile in Saudi Arabia.
By Will Morrow, 13 January 2012
The NATO-installed regime’s legislation features provisions preventing people nominating themselves as candidates.
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 Steve James, 3 December 2011
An article in Ireland’s Sunday World has drawn attention to relations between Mahdi al-Harati, former leader of the Tripoli Brigade of the National Transition Council, which played a central role in the NATO assault on Libya, and an unnamed US intelligence agency.
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 Patrick O’Connor, 22 November 2011
The capture of Saif al Islam has raised the spectre of a drawn-out criminal trial in The Hague, with embarrassing details emerging of the intimate ties between the Gaddafi regime and Western powers.
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 Kumaran Ira, 15 November 2011
Rising strikes in Tunisia underscore continuing popular opposition to the political establishment, which has still not succeeded in assembling a government after the latest elections.
By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2011
A growing popular movement has erupted against the attempt by the military council to entrench its rule.
By Peter Symonds, 3 November 2011
The main qualification of the relatively unknown Abdurrahim al-Keib for office is his acceptability to the NATO powers that waged a predatory war to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 November 2011
NATO formally ended its seven-month predatory war against Libya at midnight Monday, having achieved its aim of regime change and opened up the country to unrestrained exploitation of its huge energy resources by Western oil companies.
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 28 October 2011
Tunisia held elections Sunday to elect a 217-member Constituent Assembly, tasked with drafting a new constitution after mass protests toppled President Ben Ali this January.
By Patrick O’Connor, 25 October 2011
The barbaric conclusion to the NATO military campaign in Libya underscores the fraud of the declared “liberation.”
By Bill Van Auken, 21 October 2011
The savage killing Thursday of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi served to underscore the criminal character of the war that has been prosecuted by the US and NATO over the past eight months.
By Patrick O’Connor, 19 October 2011
The atrocities now being committed in Sirte arise directly out of the nature and aims of the neo-colonial intervention itself.
By Chris Marsden, 18 October 2011
The Libyan town of Sirte has been all but destroyed and its inhabitants turned into homeless refugees.
By Kumaran Ira, 17 October 2011
The Constituent Assembly election in Tunisia, slated to draft a new constitution, is scheduled for October 23.
By Chris Marsden, 15 October 2011
The National Transitional Council has stated that the fight for control of Sirte is reaching “endgame,” with its forces having seized 80 percent of the city.
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 Patrick O’Connor, 10 October 2011
The crisis in Sirte underscores the grotesque nature of the claims made by the NATO powers and their political cheerleaders that the war on Libya was a “humanitarian” intervention.
By Joe Mount, 7 October 2011
The neo-colonial intervention into Libya has cost the UK around £1.75 billion so far, seven times the figure originally stated.
By Will Morrow, 5 October 2011
The new government is composed almost entirely of ministers of the previous government, after the NTC admitted it could not come to a unified decision over who would take control of the key ministries.
By Patrick O’Connor, 4 October 2011
Tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped in the area, and are being subjected to indiscriminate rocket, mortar and missile attacks.