Hossam el-Hamalawy

“We’re Not Leaving Until Mubarak Leaves”: interview with Hossam el-Hamalawy

This interview with Egyptian revolutionary socialist journalist Hossam el-Hamalawy was conducted on Saturday, February 5th at 8pm (Egyptian time). Due to time limitations we were only able to address half of the questions we had prepared. Below el-Hamalawy comments on the current decisive moment faced by those on the streets of Egypt, working-class participation and action, and the role of the army amongst other topics.

Crisis in Egypt: Q&A with Hossam el-Hamalawy

Q&A with activist, blogger and journalist Hossam el-Hamalawy about the revolt in Egypt 2011.

Al-Jazeera program on Mansoura-España Garments Company struggle

The Everywoman program on Al-Jazeera takes a look at the struggles of Egyptian women working at the Mansoura-España Garments Company who have been occupying their factory for over a month for better pay.

Aired June 1st 2007 and includes an interview with Hossam el-Hamalawy writer from the 3arabwy blog.

Egypt: Update on the Mansoura-España Garments Company workers sit-in

Male and female workers occupy the Mansoura-España Garments factory.

Update on the occupation of more than half the workers at the Mansoura-España Garments Company, previously reported on libcom, which has now lasted continuously for over a month.

Egypt: Garment workers' sit-in reaches 26th day

Report from Egyptian blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy on a sit in of over 150, mostly female garment workers at the Mansoura-España Garments Company.

Strikes in Egypt spread from centre of gravity

Ghazl el-Mahalla workers on strike last December. Photo by Nasser Nouri

The longest and strongest wave of worker protest since the end of World War II is rolling through Egypt. In March, the liberal daily al-Masri al-Yawm estimated that no fewer than 222 sit-in strikes, work stoppages, hunger strikes and demonstrations had occurred during 2006.

Egyptian textile workers confront the new economic order

Striking Misr Spinning and Weaving Company workers in Mahalla al-Kubra

An analysis of the recent strike-wave in Egypt which involved tens of thousands of textile workers and a look at the history of labour militancy in the country.