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Hossam el-Hamalawy

Daily News Egypt - Workers take to the streets: the Egypt of 2007 - 0 views

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    In 2007 Egypt witnessed an unprecedented level of labor unrest as workers from textile factories to public transport to tax collectors went on strike, mainly over low wages and poor working conditions.
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Global Voices Online » Egypt: Waves of Workers' Egypt - 0 views

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    Social Media and Egypt's strike wave...
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egypt labor Egypt point to desperate conditions -- latimes.com - 0 views

  • Hundreds of labor strikes have been called since 2006, when textile workers and police clashed in the city of El Mahalla el Kubra.
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      Actually no clashes with the police took place during the 2006 Mahalla strike.
Tony Sullivan

International Socialism: The Egyptian workers' movement and the 25 January Revolution - 1 views

  • The mass strikes of September 2011 paralysed the government and the military council and opened up the road to the crisis of November. The independent unions and strike committees which led these strikes are part of what is now probably the biggest social movement in strikes (with the possible exception of the Muslim Brotherhood), and certainly the biggest organised movement with real roots in the everyday struggles of the poor
  • Will organised workers move into the leadership of the mass revolutionary movement? This article argues that two conditions for this happening have already been met: the workers’ movement has begun to gain enough mastery over its constituent parts to be able to use its social power in battle with the state, while the demands that are now being raised by this movement cannot be satisfied within the limits of neoliberal capitalism in the context of intensifying economic crisis at a local and global level.
  • While the numbers of participants were probably lower than February, the significance of September’s strikes lay in the qualitative shift towards coordinated national and sector-wide strikes.
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  • these were mass strikes articulating generalised social demands with a degree of common purpose which in itself constituted a formidable political challenge to the ruling military council.
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Freddy Deknatel: Blogging Egypt's Factory Egypt - Politics on The Huffington Post - 0 views

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    Blogs and workers strikes in strikes...
Mohammed Maree

Egypt and beyond: The strike wave in Egypt - 0 views

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    Article in Swedish by Per..
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Daily News Egypt - Rights group demands review of minimum wage in new report - 0 views

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    The EOHR suddenly remembered there are workers in Egypt. Mabrouk. The strike wave is dictating a change in the public political discourse for everyone: the govt, civil society, and even the radical left.
Hossam el-Hamalawy

نداء إلى عمال مصر الأحرار « شباب 6 ابريل - 0 views

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    The Facebook activists are calling on the "Free Workers of Egypt" to strike on 6 April.. Well, good luck to you.. It's not gonna happen.. You have to have activists on the ground to organize this, not in the cyberspace..
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Industry and trade minister bans staff from striking during work | Egypt Independent - 0 views

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    The employees told Al-Masry Al-Youm they were surprised by the decision, as other government employees succeed in achieving their demands through strikes :D
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egypt and beyond: Egypt's struggling women - 0 views

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    As a simple tribute on International Women's Day, here's a few pics from some of the social and political struggles that took part in Egypt during the last couple of years, where women often played central roles and sometimes proved to be more militant than the men
Hossam el-Hamalawy

آلاف الموظفين بالضرائب العقارية يعتصمون أمام مجلس الوزراء - 0 views

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    There's a mistake in this report and the coverage of the Real Estate tax officers strike. The report is saying the strike was resumed yesterday. Actually the strike was never suspended. But what was resumed yesterday is the open-ended sit-in
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Global Voices Online » Egypt General Strike 2008 - 0 views

  • Now Egyptian bloggers are working around the clock to tell the world about the workers' revolt that is shaking their country, as thousands rally for a better life. They are at the frontline of unrest, which has so far left five people dead, scores injured and an undetermined number of online activists, organisers, politicians and mere spectators behind bars. Their coverage comes in the form of blog posts, YouTube videos, Twitter feeds, Flickr shots, Facebook messages and all other online tools they can get their hands on. The battle continues.
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