By Jean Shaoul, 9 November 2016
The IMF insists that Egypt implement reforms, including a flexible currency, cuts to subsidies, a new VAT and the privatisation of state-owned enterprises.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 October 2016
Egypt’s turn to Russia and China is a desperate attempt to stave off bankruptcy.
By Paul Mitchell, 23 September 2016
European governments and the European Union bear full responsibility for turning the Mediterranean into a watery grave.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 August 2016
The loan comes with draconian conditions, including subsidy cuts and new taxes, which will drastically worsen the impoverishment of the Egyptian working class.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2016
In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis and the political upheavals following Mubarak’s ouster in 2011, Egypt’s economy has gone into free fall.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 May 2016
The US and Europe are seizing on the incident to justify an escalation of their military operations.
By Thomas Gaist, 20 May 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton demanded an escalation of the war in Iraq and Syria in response to the destruction of the Cairo-bound jetliner.
By Johannes Stern, 21 April 2016
“In my opinion you have an impressive president,” said Social Democratic Chairman Sigmar Gabriel, speaking in Cairo of the Egyptian despot Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
By Marianne Arens, 20 April 2016
Italian student and journalist Giulio Regeni was tortured to death in Egypt in January in a bestial manner.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 February 2016
Saudi efforts to effect reconciliation between Egypt and Turkey come in the wake of last December’s agreement to restore diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey.
By Johannes Stern, 17 February 2016
Evidence is mounting that the Egyptian military used bestial methods to torture student and journalist Giulio Regeni to death.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2016
The basic problem of the Egyptian Revolution was to establish the political independence of the working class from all of the different bourgeois forces.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 November 2015
Russia launched a new wave of airstrikes, against targets in Syria immediately after the FSB findings were released, including its first cruise missile strikes from the Mediterranean
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2015
President Vladimir Putin made the decision after a recommendation from his intelligence chief, and based on information supplied by Britsh and American spy agencies.
By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2015
The UK is the largest foreign investor in Egypt, having poured $25 billion into the country since 2010.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015
US intelligence officials made public a “tentative conclusion” that Islamic State militants smuggled a bomb on board the Russian commercial jet that disintegrated over northern Sinai this weekend.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 November 2015
Claims that the plane was destroyed by ISIS remain unsubstantiated, while the Russian government and the airline differ over the possibility of a mechanical failure.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2015
Russian investigators have so far concluded that the plane broke apart in midair over the restive peninsula.
By Anthony Torres, 25 September 2015
After having canceled the Russian contract during the Ukrainian crisis, France is selling the two helicopter carriers to one of the world’s bloodiest dictatorships.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2015
At least eight Mexican nationals touring Egypt’s historic Western Desert were among those killed in the apparently accidental attack.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2015
Thousands of foreign troops, including large contingents from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, are readying an assault on the capital, Sanaa.
By Dylan Lubao, 8 September 2015
A strong supporter of Egypt’s authoritarian government, Canada has only made muted appeals for the release of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
By Alex Lantier, 31 August 2015
Afraid that it could ultimately share the fate of Mubarak, toppled by mass protests of the working class in 2011, the junta is trying to hold on to power through sheer terror.
By Johannes Stern, 18 August 2015
The measure further strengthens the repressive apparatus of one of the most bloody dictatorships in the world.
By Johannes Stern, 11 August 2015
The German elites are enamored with Egypt's dictatorship, which drowned the Egyptian revolution in blood and is creating attractive conditions for international finance capital.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 July 2015
The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people.
By Alex Lantier, 22 June 2015
The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2015
The death sentence for the Muslim Brotherhood leader is the latest judicial travesty organized by a military regime that is a key ally of the US and European imperialist powers.
By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2015
No other event could have better exposed the “human rights” pretenses of the German ruling class than the official reception of Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin.
By Johannes Stern, 3 June 2015
Al-Sisi’s visit is a warning to the working class: a ruling class eager to work closely with brutal military dictatorships is also prepared to adopt their methods at home.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2015
The executions and death sentence are emblematic of the vicious police-state character of the regime in Cairo, which is a key pillar of US and Western European imperialist interests.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2015
Confirming the judiciary’s complete subordination to Egypt’s military regime, Mursi was sentenced along with 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members.
By Alex Lantier, 14 April 2015
The trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders aim to promote an atmosphere of political terror in Egypt, aimed in the final analysis at the working class.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 April 2015
The arms transfers are being coordinated to meet the needs of the US-backed, Saudi and Egyptian-led war against Yemen
By Niles Williamson, 27 March 2015
The State Department announced US “intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, and advisory and logistical support” for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen.
By Alex Lantier, 14 March 2015
Finance capital is launching new projects because it assumes the Egyptian military dictatorship’s bloody repression will guarantee low wages and high profits.
By Alex Lantier, 9 March 2015
The junta’s aim is to prevent a renewed revolutionary upsurge of the working class by stepping up its police-state terror against all opposition to the military.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 February 2015
Mass protests could leave the US-backed Sisi dictatorship "helpless" unless they were crushed, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim warned subordinates last year.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 February 2015
The disaster in Libya and throughout the Middle East and North Africa arises from the criminal operations of the United States and the other imperialist powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 February 2015
Egypt’s military regime handed down mass death sentences against 529 alleged MB supporters in April 2014 and against another 683 in May 2014
On the fourth anniversary of 2011 uprising
By Thomas Gaist, 26 January 2015
At least 18 protestors were killed by security forces during mass demonstrations marking the anniversary of protests that led to the downfall of the Mubarak regime.
By Roger Jordan, 21 January 2015
Palestinians angered by Ottawa’s full-throated support for Israeli aggression pelted eggs and shoes at Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister when he visited the West Bank.
By Johannes Stern, 14 January 2015
The verdict paves the way for the release of the former dictator, four years after the mass revolutionary struggles that overthrew him.
By Johannes Stern, 3 January 2015
International finance capital looks to the Egyptian military with enthusiasm not only for what it is doing in Egypt, but for the model the financial markets favor for every country.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 December 2014
The US Congress this month approved a waiver of so-called human rights conditions on the provision of American military aid to the al-Sisi dictatorship.
By Mike Head, 4 December 2014
The third mass sentencing since April comes amidst mounting repression by the US-backed military junta.
By Kumaran Ira, 3 December 2014
The Socialist Party government warmly welcomed Egyptian military dictator al-Sisi.
By Alex Lantier, 1 December 2014
The acquittal of the deposed Egyptian dictator underscores the determination of the Egyptian bourgeoisie to drown the revolutionary struggles of the working class in blood.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 November 2014
The target of the ongoing repression by the Egyptian military junta is the working class and young people.
By Patrick Martin, 27 August 2014
Armed conflicts now extend across North Africa and the Middle East in a continuous band from Tripoli to Baghdad.
By Nick Barrickman, 13 August 2014
In terms of sheer numbers, the killings of protesters on August 14, 2013 at Rab’a Square in Cairo exceed the death toll in the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
By Johannes Stern, 7 July 2014
In a declaration of war on the working class, the US-backed military junta announced cuts to fuel and electricity subsidies on which millions of Egyptians depend.
By Paul Mitchell, 7 July 2014
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is to advise Egyptian president and military dictator, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
By Johannes Stern, 5 July 2014
The coup revealed the essential problem of the Egyptian revolution: the chasm between the elemental anger of the Egyptian population and the absence of political leadership.
By Johannes Stern, 23 June 2014
In a show of support for the blood-soaked military regime in Egypt, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Sunday.
By Johannes Stern, 28 May 2014
The low voter turnout reflects mass popular hostility to the US-backed military junta and its de facto leader and main presidential candidate, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2014
In conducting drumhead trials in which hundreds are sentenced to die, the Egyptian regime knows it is acting with Washington’s tacit approval.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 April 2014
Washington stands exposed as the direct accomplice in the Egyptian junta’s crimes, with President Obama all but soaping the hangman’s noose.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2014
US weaponry will soon be turned against the working people of Egypt.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 April 2014
Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, is due to sign a new anti-terrorism bill that effectively outlaws all political opposition.
By Johannes Stern, 28 March 2014
Sisi is a US-backed dictator prepared to use fascistic methods to suppress the working class at the behest of its imperialist patrons and international finance capital.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2014
Monday’s death sentence handed down by a kangaroo court in Egypt to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) marks a new stage in the military junta’s brutal efforts to terrorize and intimidate popular opposition.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 March 2014
The Egyptian military junta’s savage repression of the Muslim Brotherhood takes place in the context of growing social tensions and a wave of strikes.
By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2014
The biggest mass death sentence in recent history marks another escalation in the ruthless efforts of the US-backed military junta in Egypt to annihilate its political opponents.
By Johannes Stern, 25 February 2014
The military-backed government’s resignation is aimed at preparing coup leader Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s presidential bid and a confrontation with the working class.
By Johannes Stern, 22 February 2014
Tens of thousands of textile workers in Mahalla and other industrial centers are on strike for higher wages and better working conditions.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2014
On January 25, 2011, mass revolutionary struggles erupted in Egypt against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.
By Johannes Stern, 23 January 2014
Following the January 14-15 constitutional referendum, the US-backed Egyptian military junta is stepping up its suppression of all opposition to its rule.
By Alex Lantier, 16 January 2014
The referendum is intended to provide a pseudo-legal cover for the junta’s July 3, 2013 coup and the restoration of authoritarian military rule as it existed under Mubarak.
By Johannes Stern, 6 January 2014
Approaching the third anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution on January 25, the military junta in Egypt is intensifying its violent crackdown to suppress opposition to its rule.
By Johannes Stern, 28 December 2013
The military junta is seizing upon a terror bombing on Tuesday to widen its crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and all opposition to its dictatorial regime.
By Johannes Stern, 19 December 2013
What is cynically presented as an exercise in national unity and democracy is an attempt by a bloodstained junta and its supporters to legitimize its July 3 coup.
By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2013
On Sunday, military-backed Egyptian President Adly Mansour signed a new anti-protest law essentially banning all protests and sit-ins.
By Johannes Stern, 19 November 2013
Last week’s visit of a high-level Russian delegation to Cairo highlights increasing tensions between Egypt and Washington and the deepening crisis of US imperialism in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 November 2013
As Muslim Brotherhood supporters protested outside the court, Mursi denounced the trial as the illegitimate product of a military coup.
By Alex Lantier, 14 October 2013
Workers at the state-run Mahalla Weaving and Textile Company mounted a three-day strike to force Egypt’s military junta to pay a promised profit-sharing bonus.
By Dylan Lubao, 9 October 2013
After detaining them for two months, Egypt's military regime still refuses to let filmmaker John Greyson and surgeon Tarek Loubani leave Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 7 October 2013
The ongoing bloody crackdown in Egypt highlights the deepening crisis of the US-backed military junta.
By Johannes Stern, 28 September 2013
On Friday, thousands protested against military rule in Egypt after the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters outlawed the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood earlier this week.
By Johannes Stern, 20 September 2013
Egyptian police and military forces raided the Giza suburb of Kerdasa on Thursday arresting dozens of alleged Islamist militants.
By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2013
The Egyptian army seized on the unresolved Interior Ministry bombing to crack down on protests and political parties.
By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2013
The recent events in Egypt represent a defeat for the masses, but this does not mean the end of the revolution, it is rather the end of its initial stages.
By Johannes Stern, 4 September 2013
Two months after the July 3 military coup the US-backed Egyptian junta is continuing its crackdown against any opposition to its regime.
By Alex Lantier, 24 August 2013
In a climate of fear, turnout for the pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests was low, with hundreds or thousands attending.
By Alex Lantier and David North, 23 August 2013
The US-backed Egyptian military junta’s release of Mubarak symbolizes the advance of counterrevolution in Egypt since the July 3 coup.
By Alex Lantier, 22 August 2013
A Cairo criminal court ordered Egypt’s long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak freed from prison on bail yesterday.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 August 2013
The Egyptian military is continuing its crackdown, arresting Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie.
By Alex Lantier, 20 August 2013
The junta’s rehabilitation of the hated dictator Mubarak shows that its July 3 coup, backed by the pseudo-left, was a counterrevolutionary conspiracy against the people.
By Chris Marsden, 20 August 2013
The Revolutionary Socialists have played a vital part in a political conspiracy against the Egyptian working class.
By Johannes Stern, 19 August 2013
Over the weekend, the military junta in Egypt continued its violent crackdown against opposition to its dictatorial regime.
By Alex Lantier, 17 August 2013
Mass protests across Egypt defied a curfew and crackdown by Egypt’s US-backed military junta yesterday, two days after the junta killed over 600 and wounded more than 4,000.
By Alex Lantier, 16 August 2013
Fighting surged yesterday across Egypt after the country’s military junta tried to drown protests in blood in Wednesday’s massacre.
By Johannes Stern, 16 August 2013
Wednesday’s massacre of hundreds of protesters by the US-backed Egyptian military junta shatters Washington’s hypocritical claims that its Middle East policy is based on democracy and human rights.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 August 2013
German politicians and the media have reacted to the massacre carried out by the Egyptian army with either subdued criticism or outright support.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 15 August 2013
Yesterday’s repression testifies to the ruthlessness of efforts by the Egyptian ruling class and its imperialist backers to drown the Egyptian revolution in blood.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 13 August 2013
Tensions remained high in Egypt as the junta continued to threaten a crackdown on supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
By Patrick Martin, 12 August 2013
Israeli and Egyptian military forces struck targets in the Sinai Peninsula over the weekend in what appears to be a coordinated campaign against Islamist forces.
By Johannes Stern, 9 August 2013
While Washington supported the military coup against Mursi, it fears that the crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood could further destabilize Egypt and the entire region.
By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2013
The US secretary of state said the military coup of July 3 constituted “restoring democracy.”
By Alex Lantier, 1 August 2013
The imperialist powers and sections of the Egyptian ruling elite are concerned that continued bloodshed will discredit the regime and encourage renewed working class struggles.