Egypt

Balance sheet and perspective of the current proletarian struggles all over the world

This past year we see revolts one after the other all over the world: revolts that lead Macron to visit the bunkers of the Elysée, that make Lenin Moreno move the seat of the government to Guayaquil, that assault the barracks and the headquarters of bourgeois parties in Iraq while reviving the memory of the insurrection of 1991, that topple one after the other prime ministers in Haiti or that plant a black flag in the Hong Kong parliament. The world bourgeoisie is beginning to get afraid.

Amazon: A new business model better able to manage the contradictions of the capitalist mode of production

Amazon cardboard robot

An attempt to understand the functioning of one the world's most powerful companies using marxist categories - explaining how Amazon manages to combine the functions of productive, comercial and finance capital. The intention is, of course, to try to work out the implications for class strugle...

Smashing H&M in South Africa: not the first attack on the garment supply chain (and not the last either!)

A H&M that's seen better days, South Africa.

Hand-wringing over the trashing of a few H&M branches in South Africa ignores the often highly militant struggles of the workers in H&M's supply chain (and others like it), themselves often women of colour and one of the most combative sections of the international working class.

The Fruits of “Arab Spring”; Islamism, Anarchism & Feminism

Graffiti outside the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012.

A 2013 essay by Lebanese-Armenian political activist Yeghia Tashjian covering the power struggle within the Arab Spring between the Islamic political fractions and the secularist revolutionaries, including radical feminist and anarchist currents within the Arab Spring .

Staking Egyptische textielindustrie escaleert: duizenden leggen werk neer

Foto egyptsolidarityinitiative.org

Opnieuw zijn werkers in Mahallah in staking gegaan tegen de directie en de vakbonden over het niet uitbetalen van salaris.

17,000 Egyptian textile workers on all-out strike

Once again the workers of Mahallah have gone on strike against both management and unions over the non-payment of wages.

“工人们在让统治者快滚蛋” ——细谈埃及革命

Tahrir Square 解放广场

“无阶级社会之友”(德国共产主义团队)与 贾努·沙尔贝勒(一位埃及无政府工团主义的记者)的访谈录,2011年春季

What? Anarchists in Egypt!

A short account of the anarchist movement, primarily of Italian migrants, in Egypt before 1916, by Costantino Paonessa.

Fear the everyday state

"The nation is not a hotel we desert when the service worsens. We remain here."

On the fifth anniversary of the fall of Egypt's president Mubarak, this is an account of the uprising, and the ebb and flow of the Egyptian revolution, by Wahid, an activist in Cairo.

"The next battle will be much more violent": Interview with Philip Rizk

Interview with Philip Rizk, a filmaker and writer living in Cairo, on the 2011 revolt in Egypt, its limitations, its aftermath and prospects for the future.