Monthly Archives: September 2011

The revolutionary journey of militant Egyptian union organiser Kamal Mohammad El-Fayoumi – In his own words.

The following is a full transcript of an interview Montasser Bayoud and I had earlier this year with militant Egyptian labour organiser, Kamal El-Fayoumi of the Misr Spinning and weaving company. The activism of these workers, combined with the fact … Continue reading

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Libya Pics

These photos were all taken in late June in Benghazi, Ajdabiya and Tobruk – pardon the delayed upload (my computer was out of action.)   A rebel fighter with his BFG (Big Fucking Gun- military buffs please inform me) on … Continue reading

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Believe the hype: Cairo is bigger than Berlin

Have just had the following published over at The Drum: It’s quickly become fashionable to poor scorn on the high hopes inspired by the uprisings in the Arab world this year. Commentators, citing the fact that the regions problems have … Continue reading

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Egyptian Hunger Striker Faces Death

My latest for New Matilda: Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was imprisoned for ‘insulting the military’ in Egypt. He’s now in the third week of a hunger strike. Austin Mackell spoke to his family in Cairo about why he’s there “In … Continue reading

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More Citizen Radio

Always good times talking to Allison.  We talk about last Friday’s protest (including the embassy), the hunger strike of Maikel Nabil (an imprisoned Egyptian blogger) and military trials in general (which are fucked).    

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Egypt’s three revolutionary fronts

Had a column come out in the latest edition of New Humanist. More than six months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, politics in Egypt is dominated by three main contests, playing out in distinct if not isolated arenas, against … Continue reading

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