The magnificent wave of industrial action in
Egypt, which started over a year ago, is continuing. And it continues to be
ignored by the media. Price rises are the central focus of protest. But in a
very important development, at the Ghazl al Mahalla textile company have
raised political demands for the first time.
Israeli siege of Gaza and imperialist pressure
to retaliate on the Gaza population in order to
isolate Hamas has provoked a major crisis that is shaking the Middle
East. Once again the direct intervention of the masses has changed
the whole scenario, putting into jeopardy the stability of the most important
point of support of US
imperialism in the Arab world: Egypt.