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Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egyptians celeberate Mursi presidential win with sweets, dancing - Politics - Egypt - A... - 0 views

    Working-class districts in Cairo celebrate Brotherhood candidate's presidential victory with fireworks, marches, dancing and sweets amid hopes of a brighter future
Tony Sullivan

Behind the Brotherhood's losses in historic Doctors' Syndicate elections - Politics - E... - 1 views

  • The Indepenence List also won total, or near total, control of provincial syndicate boards in Ismailiya, Suez and Aswan – governorates where the Brotherhood could claim widespread support for its brand of politics.
  • in the last years of Mubarak, a younger generation of doctors started to organise in rank and file militant groups such as Doctors Without Rights (DWR) outside of the Syndicate’s internal body, against both Mubarak’s regime and the Brotherhood’s conservative union policies. In the aftermath of the January 25 revolution, these radical doctors, many of whom actually took part in the uprising against the dictator and were emboldened by their success in ousting him, embarked on organising their co-workers for campaigns to take workplace actions and strikes to improve their conditions.
  • This contrast between the new attitude of emboldened members and a static leadership was illustrated during the unprecedented national doctors’ strike last May. When doctors in public hospitals took industrial action against the government to demand minimum salaries and increased spending on healthcare from 4 per cent to 15 per cent of the budget, both the president of the Syndicate, Hamdy El-Sayed, and the Brotherhood-controlled national syndicate board denounced the strikers. Dr Mona Mina, a member of DWR who won a seat on the new national syndicate board in last Friday’s election and was one of the organisers of that historic strike, told Ahram Online that doctors found it hard to win that battle because of the Syndicate’s hostile position
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  • Although the Brotherhood backed Abdel Dayem for the position of Syndicate president, the Islamist group will not be able to count on him as an erstwhile ally. In fact, a large number of those who supported Independence and Tahrir candidates also voted for Khairy Abdel Dayem to head the Syndicate. Indeed, Dr Mona Mina herself supported Abdel Dayem for syndicate president. A closer look at Abdel Dayem’s campaign literature and interviews to media actually showed that he pushed economic demands and healthcare reform proposals almost identical to those raised by the Independence and Tahrir lists.
  • Dr Mona Mina, now one of six Independence members of the national syndicate board
  • In the national syndicate board elections, the Independence List won six out of 24 seats, and broke the Brotherhood’s monopoly over power there
Hossam el-Hamalawy

لا انتخابات تحت حكم العسكر وتحت سيف محاكمهم | مركز الدراسات الاشتراكية - مصر - 0 views

    Fuck the November elections
Hossam el-Hamalawy

الدستور والانتخابات أم الشعب أولا؟ | مركز الدراسات الاشتراكية - مصر - 1 views

  • موقفنا من الدستور والانتخابات نلخصه في استكمال ثورتنا أولا..
    Brilliant article by Aida...
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Eye on elections: ETUF makes bid to rally workers behind president, regime | Al-Masry A... - 1 views

    A report by Jano Charbel.
Mashahed مشاهد

الحركة الشعبية الديمقراطية للتغيير-حشد: لا .. تنتخبوا حسين مجاور - 0 views

    "حسين مجاور رجل الأعمال الذي يمتلك العديد من المشروعات كما إنه عضو مجلس إدارة بشركة اسمنت إيطالي قدم ومازال العديد من الخدمات لنظام الحكم فقد وافق على كل التشريعات التي مهدت لأكبر عملية نهب لموارد البلاد وصفت العديد من الشركات وشردت مئات الآلاف من العمال تحت مسمى الخصخصة، كما إنه لم يستح إن يعلن باسم ملايين العمال تأييده لترشيح حسني مبارك لدورة رئاسية جديدة، وهاجم بشدة كل من تجرأ وفكر في ترشيح نفسه أمام مبارك ..باختصار : الحق مجاور الاتحاد العام بالسلطة، واعتبر أعضاؤه مؤيدين لمرشحي الحكم سواء كان جمال الابن أو مبارك الأب، ليفقد الحركة العمالية أي استقلالية لها. والحركة الشعبية الديمقراطية للتغيير (حشد) تعلن عن بدء حملة بالتعاون مع القوى السياسية وحركات التغيير من أجل إسقاط حسين مجاور في الانتخابات المقبلة في دائرة المعادي ..دعونا نرد لرجل الأعمال قليل مما فعله مع عمال مصر وكادحيها على مدى السنوات الماضية. فيا عمال وفقراء دائرة المعادي حسين مجاور رمز للسلطة وسياساتها المعادية لجموع الفقراء..فلا تنتخبوه."
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