The 2011 Egyptian Revolution
By Bill Van Auken, 4 February 2011
If Obama is crying crocodile tears now over the violence that has left hundreds dead and thousands wounded in Egypt, it is only because this violence has stopped working, and the Egyptian people continue to resist and struggle.
By Patrick O’Connor, 3 February 2011
President Hosni Mubarak mobilised thousands of pro-regime thugs, provocateurs and plain clothes police against anti-government demonstrators.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 February 2011
The Obama administration bears full political and moral responsibility for the state terror and bloody violence that have left scores dead and thousands wounded in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and elsewhere in Egypt.
By Peter Symonds, 2 February 2011
Obama’s aim is all too clear: to keep Mubarak in office for as long as possible while fashioning a regime to prop up bourgeois rule and uphold US strategic and economic interests in the region.
By Chris Marsden, 2 February 2011
With his announcement that he will not step down and intends to serve out his term until September, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has thrown down the gauntlet before the millions opposing his regime.
By Barry Grey, 1 February 2011
Masses of people continued to demonstrate in Cairo and other Egyptian cities Monday and protest organizers called for a “march of a million” to descend on Cairo’s Tahrir Square and the Presidential Palace Tuesday.
By David North, 1 February 2011
As mass protests, factory occupations and calls for an indefinite general strike spread against the dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak, the working class is emerging as the driving force of the Egyptian revolution.
By Jerry White, 1 February 2011
Just as they did in the recent events in Tunisia, the International Socialist Organization is promoting the bourgeois opposition in Egypt, including Mohamed ElBaradei, as the legitimate leaders of the mass movement.
By Chris Marsden, 31 January 2011
Protests involving hundreds and thousands continued in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and other cities throughout Egypt on Sunday, as deaths from the police crackdown soared to at least 150.
By Joseph Kishore, 31 January 2011
The new vice president of Egypt, Omar Suleiman, has long-standing ties with the United States and has collaborated closely in efforts to suppress oppositional struggles throughout the Middle East.
By our reporters, 31 January 2011
Rallies were held over the weekend in cities throughout the world in support of the mass demonstrations in Egypt against the US-backed dictator, Hosni Mubarak.
By Barry Grey and David North, 31 January 2011
As the Obama administration confronts a growing revolutionary movement in Egypt, its tactics will flow from two overriding and inseparable strategic aims: defending the Egyptian capitalist state and maintaining the country as the linchpin of American imperialist operations in the Mediterranean, North Africa and throughout the Middle East.
By Andre Damon, 29 January 2011
The Egyptian government shut down most internet traffic in the country shortly after midnight Thursday morning. The shutdown came after the Associated Press published a camera-phone video of a demonstrator being shot to death by police.
By Stefan Steinberg and Barry Grey, 29 January 2011
The regime of Egyptian dictator Hosni Murbarak was shaken by mass demonstrations across the country Friday that overwhelmed security forces, leading to the mobilization of the army in an attempt to contain the mass uprising.
By Tom Eley, 29 January 2011
A new release of WikiLeaks documents, diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Cairo from 2009 and 2010, make clear that the Obama administration was well aware that the Mubarak regime held onto power by terrorizing the population.
By World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 29 January 2011
The uprising yesterday in Egypt, coming after mass demonstrations in Tunisia and other countries in the region, marks a new stage in the class struggle in the Middle East and internationally.
By Johannes Stern and Stefan Steinberg, 28 January 2011
A mass demonstration is planned for Friday, with official opposition figures, including Mohamed El-Baradei and the Muslim Brotherhood, seeking to participate in order to smother the mass movement against unemployment, poverty and government repression.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 January 2011
Two weeks after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Arab leaders that their region’s “foundations are sinking into the sand”, the growing revolutionary upsurge of the masses has revealed that the pillars of Washington’s own policy in the Middle East are rotten and crumbling.
By Barry Grey, 27 January 2011
The United States is working intensively to suppress mass protests in both Tunisia and Egypt and prop up the local ruling elites that are entirely subordinate to American imperialism.
By Johannes Stern and Stefan Steinberg, 26 January 2011
The thirty-year-old US-backed dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak was shaken by an unprecedented wave of mass demonstrations Tuesday demanding an end to the regime.
National day of protest set for Tuesday
By Johannes Stern, 24 January 2011
Egypt stands at the center of fears among the imperialist powers and the Arab bourgeoisie that the revolutionary turmoil in Tunisia could spread.
By Johannes Stern, 15 January 2011
Arab and Western governments are fearful that the mass protests in Tunisia will spread across the entire region, and in particular lead to popular revolt in Eygpt.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 January 2011
A bomb attack on the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria killed 21 to 25 people and injured at least 97.
By Johannes Stern, 4 January 2011
Diplomatic documents expose the Mubarak regime in lock-step behind US imperialism’s policies on Iraq, Iran and the Gaza Strip.