Egypt

The development of capitalism in Egypt - Patrick Clawson

Anwar El Sadat, Egyptian President 1970-1981.

Major work by Patrick Clawson on the structure of Egyptian capitalism and the changes it has undergone throughout its history, arguing that these changes can be understood only as part of developments in international capitalism and the demands of advanced capitalist countries.

Police arrest Alexandria workers as strikes continue nationwide

Striking postal workers arrested as more than 50,000 employees of the state-owned postal services have been on strike across the country since Sunday, and have begun to be joined by other groups of workers.

Dead end: about the coup in Egypt

Article by the Wildcat collective on the background and current developments of class struggle in Egypt after the military coup in summer 2013 with additional focus on the situation of migrant workers in the Gulf states.

Intakes: The Arab spring in the autumn of capital

An insightful analysis of the "Arab spring" by Friends of the Classless Society with the postscript written for Aufheben.

Women's participation in radical Egyptian politics, 1939-1952 - Selma Botman

Egyptian feminist, Latifa al-Zayat.

Article by an Egyptian feminist looking at the role played by women in Egyptian radical politics during the years 1939-52, with contributions and accounts from some of the women who were involved.

The Arab CPs and the Palestine Problem - Alexander Flores

Fatah militia, 1979.

Detailed text analysing the positions and activity of various Arab Communist Parties in relation to the partition of Palestine, focusing on the effect which subservience to the official line from the Soviet Union had on their efforts.

Thinking about Egypt: between cynicism and wishful thinking

On the developments in Egypt, on the framework in which people talk about the developments, and a bit on that attitude to take.

Khamsin: Women in the Middle East

Issue of Khamsin from 1987 about women and feminism in the Middle East and Egypt, Palestine and Israel particular.

Street protests and class power - Devrim Valerian

Reflections on current events in Turkey, Egypt, and Brazil and the aftermath of the Arab Spring.