Friday, January 28, 2011

Sat, 1/29, Protest, "Stand in Solidarity with the Egyptian Revolt!"

The following is taken from http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=179718358733818

For more information on the struggle in Egypt, read the Socialist Worker article below and check out this video from Democracy Now!

Also, watch this live streaming video from Egypt via Al-Jazeera.



PROTEST FOR EGYPT IN BOSTON

Saturday, January 29 · 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

The people of Egypt all over the globe are protesting against the Egyptian regime that has been forcefully in power for the past 30 years. Today Egypt is on the brink of falling apart. In response to the protests in ALL Egypt the Egyptian government cut the water supply, electricity, cell phone networks and just today they shut down the internet access to all Egypt. Our innocent people are getting killed on the streets by the government thugs!!! Egypt now is off the map and completely isolated from the rest of the world. Egypt is in a deep need for your help. PLEASE HELP US GET OUR VOICE OUT!

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Egypt reaches the boiling point

January 26, 2011

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At least 15,000 protesters jammed Cairo's huge Tahrir Square January 25 in the biggest political demonstration seen in the Egyptian capital in more than 30 years. Tens of thousands more people turned out for demonstrations in provincial cities as well. At least two people were killed in clashes with the Egyptian state's security forces.

But rather than be intimated by police repression, protesters were able to turn the tables on Egypt's notoriously violent cops, and beat up several. And as a follow-up to the demonstration, a range of secular, democratic organizations have called for a national strike on January 26.

The movement has put a spotlight on the U.S.-backed police state ruled by Hosni Mubarak, the 83-year-old dictator despised for presiding over a society in which a tiny minority has amassed enormous wealth while more than 23 percent of the population of 79 million lives under the official poverty line. The resurgence of Egyptian workers' strikes and protests is now feeding into the pro-democracy movement.

International Socialist Review editor Ahmed Shawki, recently returned from Cairo, and Egyptian-American activist Mostafa Omar spoke to Lee Sustar about the significance of the protests, and the social and political forces that gave rise to them.

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