Posts Tagged: politicization

Workers on the doorstep of the presidential palace

Not a single day that passes since his inauguration without labor protests in front of the presidential palace still primarily over economic demands, yet they start wading into clear political lines when the enemies include NDP businessmen and officials. One group of workers come to protest, meet Morsi, some leave after promises, others continue to

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Strikes: The common denominator

Although the current strike wave is still largely spontaneous without organized leadership, the common denominator between all the industrial actions remain: 1- Ridding the workplace from the corrupt managers, who are in most of the cases personnel affiliated with the Mubarak’s regime and its neoliberal program. 2- Job security. Most of the Egyptian workers spend

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Egypt’s Mass Strikes: When the economic becomes political

As thousands of workers continue to strike in the Upper Egyptian sugar refineries over pay, work conditions, as well as purging the management from the remnants of Mubarak’s regime. The strikers, seen in the videos, also accuse the management of clientalism to the US and Israel, and chant for “open strikes till the fall of

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Statement – Egyptian Trade Unionists: Declaration of Independence / BDS

Statement: Egyptian Independent Union Federation 28 June 2011 In light of the growing controversy about the independent trade unions and malicious accusations and allegations aimed at undermining the Egyptian workers’ movement and the trade unions which it created, we, the representatives of the independent unions, are signing this statement of the fundamental principles on which

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#PostJan25 changing times

أمي:رايح فين يبني؟ أنا:رايح الجامعة يا ماما و بعدين رايح مظاهرة. أمي:طيب ما تتأخرش علشان نتفرج علي أيمن نور بليل علي أون تيفي#PostJan25 #fb — CVirus (@CVirus) April 28, 2011 My friend Muhammad tweeting about a conversation between him and his mother: My Mom: Where are you going son? Me: I’m going to university, then

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Egyptian workers honor Freedom Flotilla martyrs

[Qik video unavailable] The current strike wave is not just about economic demands, but politics is also involved. The strike wave is also reshaping the consciousness of sections of the Egyptian working class. You find a civil servant who was not involved politically, but suddenly joins a strike action over work conditions, and exhibits previously

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