The class struggle is once more heating up in Egypt. Al-Sisi’s “popular” image is starting to fade as five union leaders are arrested after 50,000 post office workers came out on strike.
The die is cast. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the commander-in-chief of the army and Egypt's Minister of Defence, has resigned from his ministerial post and announced yesterday that he will be standing as a candidate in the presidential elections which he is likely to win.
On the occasion of the death of Ariel Sharon we here republish an article we first published in 2006.
As once more the never ending “peace” talks continue between the Palestinians, the US, and Israel, third generation Palestinians still keep the keys of long demolished Palestinian homes in what is now the State of Israel. From this is it not obvious that the Palestinians will never accept any agreement that will not include their right of return to the land of their forebears.
With its towering skyscrapers, vast boulevards, imposing shopping malls, nightclubs, beaches and glittering lights, Dubai is one of the safest sanctuaries of global capital. Being tax free, it is the abode of most of the third world’s tax evaders, corrupt upstarts and mafia dons. This makes Dubai the flagship of the United Arab Emirates which is a federal alliance of the owners (Sheikhs) of seven small states. The bourgeois media, however, shows only the bright side of Dubai and the capital Abu Dhabi.
In the light of the recent riots by immigrant workers in Saudi Arabia, we are here republishing an article, written in April of this year, explaining the conditions of immigrant workers of the country.
" The royal family and their Imperialist masters are terrified of a revolutionary explosion. Their desperate actions show that even the most vicious oppression is failing to keep society under their control. They are getting more brutal in their attempts to extend their rule and every reform results in more ruthless oppression. On the other hand, slowly but surely the Saudi workers and youth are coming out of this fear. The movements around the world are inspiring them. Saudi workers and youth will surely enter the arena of history to overthrow the vicious tyranny of the royal family."
With 17 million protesters on the streets on June 30th, Egypt experienced the greatest protests ever in its history. The protesters could no longer put up with a regime that was nothing more than the continuation of the Mubarak era, but with a new face. Some days later, Morsi was removed by the army, who chose to give him up in order to keep their control of the economy and the State apparatus.
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