Posts Tagged: farmers

Detained farmers, workers, students released following protests

Farmers and activists held a rally outside the General Prosecutor’s Office at the High Court in Cairo, in protest at the detention of ten protesters – five farmers, three auto workers, two Azhar students – during a demonstration last Wednesday. Bail for the detainees had been set at LE10,000 per person, but after this rally

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Police crackdown on labor protests continues

After the International Labor Organization rewarded Essam Sharaf‘s cabinet by removing Egypt’s name from its black list, the government continues its crackdown on the labor movement. Police is trying to smash the Bani Sweif Cement workers strike, detaining three workers and tearing down the tents set up by the strikers. And in Cairo, the public

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Police crack down on workers, students, farmers, urban poor

On orders from Essam Sharaf’s cabinet, Central Security Forces troops suspended by force yesterday protests by Awqaf farmers, auto workers around the parliament, smashed student protesters in front of the ministry of higher education, and dispersed urban poor protesters demanding housing in front of Maspero. UPDATE: Comrade Per blogs about Egypt’s neoliberal counter-revolution.

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The fight over land in Egypt

According to a report I received by email from the Land Center for Human Rights: Land disputes in the first half of 2010 resulted in: 130 farmers killed, 850 wounded and the imprisonment of another 1234.

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