Thursday evening, 200 protestors gathered in front of the Egyptian embassy in Denmark’s capital. The event was called by a coalition of groups, including Danish supporters of the IMT. The demands were for Denmark to sever all relations with the Mubarak regime and the other Arab dictatorships. The protestors condemned the bloody regime of Hosni Mubarak and hailed the great Arab revolution.

While the flames of revolution engulf the whole of the Middle East in Syria left activists face severe punishment merely for expressing their views. We call on our readers and supporters to send protest letters/emails to the Syrian authorities demanding the release of four activists sentenced to several years in prison on January 23.

Four Syrian left-wingers have been sentenced to several years in prison, accused of being members of the Party for Communist Action (PCA) and they have no right of appeal. In Defence of Marxism condemns this barbaric act and adds its voice to the calls for their immediate and unconditional release. We publish here the note that recently went up on the Amnesty International website.

Youth For International Socialism (YFIS), the Unemployed Youth Movement (BNT) and the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign (PTUDC) jointly held protests in Rawalpindi and Hyderabad to express solidarity with the revolutionary movements in Tunisia and Egypt.

We publish a resolution which was passed this weekend at the Karl Marx Seminar of the Vorarlberg Young Socialists and photos of the demo in solidarity with the Arab Revolution. Ninety young comrades from Austria, Germany and the Swiss Jusos were present. Around 500 euro were also raised to help finance the work of Arabic language Marxist website marxy.com.

An Emergency Motion in support of the Arab workers was passed at a meeting of the West Midlands TUC on Saturday, January 29th. It was agreed to forward it to the Regional TUC and to all affiliated Trades Union Councils.

Saturday January 15 a sit-in in support of the Tunisian people in struggle took place in Rome, in front of the Tunisian Embassy. Several organizations of the left demonstrated their support for the revolutionary upsurge in Tunisia, alongside with a crowd of people from the Tunisian community.

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