Egypt: the calm before the storm

Egypt: the calm before the storm. Photo: Al Jazeera EnglishA tense calm settled over Cairo after yesterday’s street demonstrations. But if there is a truce it will not last long. Last night after some 15,000 protesters decided to stage a vigil in Liberation Square in protest against police violence. News reports speak of three people killed yesterday, of which one was a policeman. The real figure may be higher.

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Uprising in Egypt: the revolution is spreading!

Uprising in Egypt: the revolution is spreading! Photo: abo_mazenDramatic events are unfolding in the Middle East. Today (Tuesday) Egypt was rocked by a wave of nationwide demonstrations demanding the end of the Mubarak regime, which has oppressed the people of this proud nation for nearly 30 years. This was the biggest protest movement Egypt has seen for decades. In Cairo and other cities thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrated on the streets and fought with police.

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Tunisia: “We are here to overthrow the government”

Tunisia: “We are here to overthrow the government”. Photo: Nasser NouriEvents over the weekend have shown the strength of the revolutionary movement in Tunisia and revealed the weakness of the national unity government. The organisation of a “Liberation Caravan” marching to the capital has the potential, if combined with a mass movement of demonstrations and strikes, to bring down the government.

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Tunisia – for a national general strike against the Gannouchi government!

Tunisia – for a national general strike against the national unity government! Photo: Nasser NouriWednesday, January 26th was marked by yet more massive demonstrations throughout Tunisia against the “national unity” government, whose key ministers come from the government of the hated dictator Ben Ali. The same dictator that the masses forced to flee two weeks ago.

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Tunisia: the revolutionary initiative of the masses continues

Tunisia: the revolutionary initiative of the masses continues. Photo: Nasser NouriWhile the “new” Tunisian government of “national unity” (in fact, stacked with Ben Ali ministers) had its first meeting on Thursday, January 20, and attempted to rush through a series of measures which would gain it some legitimacy, the revolution continues on the streets and in the workplaces with workers taking on anyone in authority who had links to the old Ben Ali regime.

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