Archives: 2007

Strikers’ Chants

A Socialist activist compiled some of the slogans chanted by the Real Estate Tax Collectors during their downtown Cairo sit-in.

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Updates: Real Estate Tax Collectors’ strike

The meeting that was due to take place today Thursday between the strike leaders and the Finance Minister was postponed again. This time the strike leaders were told they would be contacted by the ministry on Sunday to be notified of a meeting date. There’s a feeling among the strike leadership that the minister is

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Agent Orange: A Personal Requiem

One of the films I watched back in California, and was very touched by, is one made by a Japanese visiting scholar, Masako Sakata, on the devestating effect of Agent Orange, used widely by the US forces in Vietnam during the war. In the case of Masako, the film was literally a personal requiem as

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Suez Food Industries workers stage sit-in

Around 250 workers (out of a total force 450) from Efco Food Industries are continuing their sit-in which they started two days, in Suez, demanding: 1-Their annual shares of profits which they haven’t received from 1999, the year the company was founded 2-Food allowance or a meal, as the workers are given neither 3-Health insurance,

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Judge Murad Vs Bloggers: Verdict out on 29 Dec

On Dec 29, we shall finally get the verdict in Judge Murad‘s lawsuit against the govt, demanding the banning of 51 websites and blogs including mine, under the claim that they are harmful to national security and insulting to the president. The Arabic network for human rights information and Hisham Mubarak Law Center, two human

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Govt study: Six water brands found unsafe in Egypt

From Reuters… Six water brands found unsafe in Egypt govt study CAIRO, Dec 26 – Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency found six locally produced brands of bottled water, including Schweppes, unfit for human consumption, agency chairman Said el-Alfy said on Wednesday. Alfy said at a news conference that a study financed by his one-year-old agency and

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Updates on the Real Estate Tax Collectors’ strike

The meeting that was due to take place on either 23 or 24 December between the Real Estate Tax Collectors’ strike leaders and the Finance Minister was postponed to tomorrow Thursday. Moreover, despite pledging no witch-hunt against the strikers would take place, Ismail Abdel Rasoul, the corrupt head of the Real Estate Tax Collection Authorities

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