Archives: 2008

Cairo U under police siege

The Socialist students led hundreds today on Cairo University campus, protesting the Israeli assaults against Gaza, denouncing Hosni Mubarak and the Arab traitors. The students managed to take the streets but were forced back by the Central Security Forces which besieged the university.

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In Solidarity with Gaza

Today Wednesday, Cairo University Socialists are mobilizing a protest in solidarity with Gaza at 11am. At 12 noon the Socialist Alliance is mobilizing for a solidarity protest in front of the Arab League in Tahrir Sq. At 3pm, the Muslim Brotherhood are demonstrating in front of the Press Syndicate. Down with Israel. Down with Mubarak.

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The Mummy

I watched Mubarak’s speech today on TV… Holy Cow! He looked like some mummy! I never saw him as pale and weak as he was today. He could hardly keep his eyes open, and just looked some wax statue.

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Aid to Gaza

The Center for Socialist Studies managed to mobilize a small caravan aid that crossed yesterday into Gaza… It’s expected on Thursday another aid caravan will take off to Palestine, but I’m awaiting confirmation, as activists are now trying to coordinate relief efforts and will be meeting today 5:30pm at HMLC.

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Press Syndicate demo

There is a demonstration taking place now in front of the Press Syndicate, which started around an hour ago. I’m told there are 2000+ protesters, largely MBs. And according to Jaikus I’m receiving the MBs are intervening and silencing anyone who’s chanting “Down with Hosni Mubarak” and are segregating the men from women protesters. DISGUSTING!

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At least 150,000 Egyptians demonstrate in solidarity with Gaza

I’m watching Al-Jazeera. The channel is reporting that from 150,000 to quarter of a million Egyptians have participated in demonstrations in solidarity with Gaza, yesterday and today. The protesters are calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and severing all diplomatic and economic ties with the Zionist state.

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