Egypt unrest

Egypt Revolt at the center of wide social chaos

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Egypt: public transport workers establish independent union

Cairo, March 24 2011: Egypt's newest trade union was established on Thursday; the Independent Union of Public Transport Authority Workers. Hundreds of PTA workers attended the inauguration and preparatory conference of their independent trade union - at the Journalists' Syndicate.

The Cairo-Madison Connection - Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky discusses labour struggles in the US and Egypt.

Egypt's workers rise up - Joel Beinin

Suez Canal workers' protest, 2011.

Joel Beinin's analysis of the contribution of workers to the anti-Mubarak uprising and the possible consequences for both the social movement generally and the Egyptian working class specifically.

Strikes continue in Egypt despite military threats

Despite threats from Egypt's new military government that the wave of strikes which has swept the country will no longer be tolerated, 15,000 workers at Misr Spinning and Weaving in Al-Mahalla al-Kubra are continuing a strike and sit in.

Why Mubarak Fell - The (Sometimes) Incredible Power of Nonviolent Protest - Michael Schwartz

Tahrir Sq 2011 - protesters wait to hear Mubarek TV speech.

How the economic impact and rapidly accumulating losses caused by the recent (not always non-violent) Egyptian mass revolt hastened the fall of a pharaoh. The pacifist views of the author oblige him to emphasise his preferred non-violent ideology; and so to ignore the many defensive and offensive acts of violence of the protest movement. But the article is useful in illustrating the economic pressures the unrest applied.

Egyptian military tortured, “disappeared” thousands of demonstrators

Now that the wave of riots, demonstrations and strikes has toppled Mubarak and the military has taken over, this report examines the supposedly "neutral" role of the military so far.

Working, thinking, fighting, bleeding in Tahrir Square

Nigel Gibson reflects on the Egyptian Revolution.

Egypt: Labor and professional syndicates join popular uprising

Egypt is currently witnessing unprecedented labor and professional unrest in parallel to the popular uprising which has swept through the country since 25 January.

On food

Food has always been an issue in Egypt, whether happy arguments such as who makes the best tameyya or koshari in town, or the persistent anxiety of Egyptians about food prices and how to make the means to buy enough food. Recently, with the events of the past weeks, I’ve been thinking about food quite often.