In Egypt, Tahrir Square has become a symbol for grass-roots democratic organisation, with mass movements holding daily plebiscites on strategy and programme, with an unquenchable thirst for political discussion, and a vibrant sense of the power of ordinary people when they lose their fear.
As Solidarity went to press on 8 February, workers at the centre of Egypt’s economy, in the Suez Canal Company at the cities of Suez, Port Said, and Ismailia began an open-ended sit-in strike.
As the Egyptian people rebel against the Mubarak dynasty, New Labour's "lord of darkness" Peter Mandelson offers advice.
Statements of solidarity with the Egyptian revolution from the leader of the Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq and the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq.
Socialist Worker’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising is useful because their comrade, Judith Orr, is on the ground and thus able to paint a vivid and often moving picture of the burgeoning movement.
As Solidarity went to press on 1 February, Hosni Mubarak, dictator of Egypt since 1981, declared that he would not stand in the country’s presidential election in September, and would work until then for an orderly transition.
Egypt is the largest country in the Arab world. Cairo, with over 18 million people, is one of the world's biggest cities, a centre of great riches and ballooning poverty.
Is it good sense, or "Islamophobia", to warn against the danger of the great uprisings in the Arab world being confiscated by fascist-like Islamist movements?
At the time of writing Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt since 1981, is still clinging to power. For sure, he won’t last long.
In a transcript of an interview from the North American "Real News" website, Egyptian activist Mohammed Ezzeldin talks about the origins of the current revolutionary protests in Egypt. To watch a video of the interview, click here.