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.
By Johannes Stern, 30 July 2013
The July 3 military coup in Egypt has starkly revealed the principal problem facing the working class internationally: the crisis of revolutionary leadership.
By Alex Lantier, 27 July 2013
Egyptian security forces attacked pro-Mursi rallies early Saturday morning, firing live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas.
By Johannes Stern, 26 July 2013
Like Mubarak before him, al-Sisi is referring to an alleged threat of “terrorism” to provide cover for a crackdown and establish a military dictatorship.
By Johannes Stern, 26 July 2013
As the military regime in Egypt intensifies its crackdown on all opposition, and as the former elements of the Mubarak dictatorship are integrated into positions of power, the counter-revolutionary role of the “left” supporters of the coup is ever more clearly exposed.
By Johannes Stern, 22 July 2013
The integration of “independent” trade unions into Egypt’s military regime exposes the anti-democratic role of groups like the Revolutionary Socialists, which have promoted them.
By Chris Marsden, 17 July 2013
Violent repression of members of the Muslim Brotherhood is continuing in Egypt in wake of last week’s coup by the military.
By Chris Marsden, 16 July 2013
Two US Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East have been moved closer to Egypt's coast in recent days, amidst fears of civil war.
By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2013
The pseudo-left stands condemned by its own words and actions as political agents of imperialism.
By Barry Grey, 13 July 2013
On Friday, the Egyptian army maintained a large and highly visible presence, fearing the potential for a violent clash between pro- and anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators and the outbreak of civil war.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2013
The Obama administration’s shipping of F-16 warplanes to Egypt is a clear signal of support to last week’s military coup.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2013
In a July 5 interview, ISO leader Ahmed Shawki declared his support for the military government that took power in Egypt on July 3.
By Alex Lantier, 10 July 2013
The Egyptian military junta’s move to establish a dictatorship imposing austerity measures makes clear the counter-revolutionary character of last Wednesday’s coup.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 9 July 2013
Yesterday’s massacre of pro-Islamist protesters in Cairo shatters all claims that the army is carrying out a new revolution in Egypt.
By Alex Lantier, 8 July 2013
Mass protests continue across Egypt in the wake of Wednesday’s US-backed military coup against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2013
An army crackdown on protests by supporters of President Mohamed Mursi, who was ousted Wednesday in a US-backed coup, threatens to plunge Egypt into civil war.
By David North and Alex Lantier, 5 July 2013
Political lessons must be drawn from this week’s convulsive events in Egypt.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 4 July 2013
The ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, following four days of nationwide mass protests, has placed power in the hands of a military junta.
By Johannes Stern, 3 July 2013
Defying millions of protesters demanding his ouster, Mursi pledged to remain in office as Egypt’s president.
By Johannes Stern, 2 July 2013
Masses of Egyptian workers and youth are once again taking to the streets, this time demanding the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
By Johannes Stern, 1 July 2013
Millions of workers and youth poured into the country’s streets to demand the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi.
By Johannes Stern, 28 June 2013
After a speech by Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, the Egyptian army has taken up positions throughout the country, moving tanks and soldiers to strategic locations.
By Johannes Stern, 11 June 2013
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has ruled that the upper legislative house and the Constituent Assembly lack any legal foundation.
By Johannes Stern, 15 April 2013
A leaked report seen by the Guardian implicates the Egyptian military in detaining, torturing and killing scores of protesters during the first 18 days of the revolution.
By Johannes Stern, 12 April 2013
The unpopular government of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is seeking to channel rising popular discontent into reactionary, sectarian conflicts.
By Thomas Gaist and Alex Lantier, 27 March 2013
In advance of a possible bread strike, as workers struggles spread throughout Egypt, Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is in talks with the army to impose martial law.