Posts Tagged: mahalla

Mahalla textile workers on strike

It’s unlikely to see Mahalla now rising against Sisi, but such industrial actions are slowly laying the seeds of what could be a full-fledged challenge to the ruling junta in the coming years. UPDATE: The strike has been suspended on Saturday.

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2008 – Egyptian Revolution Soundtrack

This is a music track I put together in 2008 following the April Mahalla uprising, where I mixed Yann Tiersen’s “Summer ’78” piano piece with anti-Mubarak chants I had recorded previously during Kefaya protests. Finally, the talented photographer/multimedia journalist and friend James Buck added the music track to a slide show of photos, taken by

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Minimum wage reduced to LE684 in new state budget

The Mahalla workers, on 17 February 2008, were the first to put forward the demand, for raising the national minimum wage to LE1,200 per month, after it stagnated at LE35 per month since 1984. Nazif’s neoliberal cabinet only raised it to LE400 last year. Following the uprising, Essam Sharaf’s cabinet had announced it’d raise the

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