international conspiracy of silence, as we have reported over the past year
Egypt has seen a major upturn in the class struggle. Workers have shown
fantastic bravery and made enormous sacrifices. The working
class, especially the massive Egyptian workers movement, is the key to the
future of the Middle East, not the so-called war on terror or the blind alley of
In previous articles we have looked at the
explosion of the class struggle in Egypt. The regime has been defeated
time and time again in the last period. Recently, the Mahalla workers launched
a magnificent struggle and were able to achieve a remarkable victory.
Egypt is entering a crisis. The
working class is standing up, as strike after strike shakes the country. The
government has decided to hit back, attempting to close the Centre for Trade
Union and Workersâ€™ Services.
For the last three years Egypt has
experienced a wave of strikes, mainly in order to fight against a new wave of
privatisation of state owned companies promoted by the Mubarak government. The movement started amongst textile workers but has now
spread to other sectors, encouraged by the fact that most of the strikes have
ended up in victories
The recent elections
in Egypt were in no way democratic. What they reflect is the
pressure of imperialism that wishes somehow to stop the unstoppable, that is
the inevitable movement of the masses from below. But the change is only
cosmetic and the masses can see through this.