Skip to comments.Egypt: revolution in motion
Posted on 02/10/2011 2:17:44 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
On the one side are the poor, the unemployed, workers, students, and farmers and peasants from rural areas.
On the other are the rich and privileged elite, their supporters among small business owners, and the forces of the state.
The events in Egypt are still being played out....
The revolutionary Karl Marx said, The history of all existing societies is the history of class struggle.
What he meant was that because of the inherent clash of interests between the ruling class and the mass of ordinary people there will always be conflict. This can be a riot over food prices or a strike, or it can be a fight for a free press or political representation.
The Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions broke out over the impact of the economic crisisbut they quickly became a fight for something broader, for freedom.
How this struggle will develop is the question many are asking. There is so much at stake....
Egypt shows that revolutions are not necessarily the result of a slow building up of struggle and strikes until millions are involved.
They often explode as mass popular spontaneous movements.
A feature of the first days of such revolutions is their unity of purpose and demands that bring all opposition together.
In the Russian Revolution of 1917 it was Bread, peace and land. In Cairo, the word Go! is on everyones lips. ....
The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky developed the theory of permanent revolution. He argued that not every society needs to go through the same stages to achieve socialism. ....Just because a revolution erupts onto the streets with demands about democracy it doesnt have to stop when new elections are granted.
(Excerpt) Read more at socialistworker.co.uk ...
From the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party, 2/10/2011...
Israel and Its “Special Role” in Relation to U.S. Imperialism
I have heard that some people don’t like my statement: “After the Holocaust, the worst thing that has happened to Jewish people is the state of Israel.” But this does capture something very important, and there is something very important to understand about the “special role” of Israelnot only in relation to U.S. imperialism in general, but also particularly in relation to the neo-con/Bush regime strategy.
HOSNI MUBARAK: A profile of an American-Backed Tyrant
by Larry Everest
Today, millions of Egyptians are rising with rage and courage against the hated rule of President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power since 1981.
Omar Suleiman: What does torture have to do with the man the U.S. is promoting in Egypt?
The New York Times on February 5 reported that “The United States and leading European nations on Saturday threw their weight behind Egypt’s vice president, Omar Suleiman, backing his attempt to defuse a popular uprising without immediately removing President Hosni Mubarak from power.”
Rendition: America’s Torturers for Hire in Egypt
Revolution Correspondent Alan Goodman Discusses the Uprising in Egypt with Radio Host Michael Slate
Michael Slate: We’re going to be talking about what’s going on in Egypt. The world is rockin’ and it’s centered in Egypt right now with the youth at the forefront. And it’s shaking up the whole reactionary world order, giving people a lot of air to breathe. Alan, welcome to the show.
Alan Goodman: Thank you, Michael. And it’s especially exciting to be able to talk about something good going on.
A massive and courageous uprising has erupted throughout Egyptthe most populous Arab countrywith the youth at the forefront. What direction this will ultimately go, and how far, is to be determined. But this uprising already has beenand even more could bean important element in shaking up the whole reactionary world ordergiving oxygen to all those who hunger for liberation or are even dissatisfied with the way things are.
* From A World To Win News Service
“We want our Egypt, not Mubarak”
* From a Reader:
Report from Chicago Demo in Support of Egypt Uprising
From the communist Workers World Party (founder of ANSWER)
EGYPTIANS STAY STRONG
Hosni Mubaraks military-police regime and its creators in Washington are waging a war of attrition to wear down the newly emerging Egyptian revolution. But the people show no signs of backing down. More than a million anti-government demonstrators today once again filled Liberation Square...
From Communist Party USA (petition links to MoveOn.org):
“Declare your solidarity with Egyptian people and their demands for democracy and economic rights.”
Are we allowed to invoke the “Hate Speech” option here?
What a bunch of effing losers.
Did you post this crap just to aggravate me?
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Individual chapters are included on the Patriot Act (I was persuaded that it is a GOOD thing); the democratic flip-flop on Iraq once G.W. Bush implemented what they agreed with Clinton needed to be done; the driving components of the current anti-war movement; as well as chapters on individual personalities who are major spokespeople of the Left. Horowitz covers a lot of ground, and he covers it concisely and clearly. Unholy Alliance is richly informative without ever being boring or plodding.
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Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left -by David Horowitz
Not all dissent is equal, and Americans whose actions are calculated to give aide and comfort to the butchers who murdered 3,000 innocent people on September 11, 2001 are not patriotic at all... they are, in fact, quite the opposite.
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