Friday, February 11, 2011

Egyptian working class plays key role in the revolution...

The people of Egypt have brought down a 30 year dictatorial regime. They have set an example for the entire region and the world. It appears that a turning point in the Egyptian revolution was the rising of the Egyptian working class which begun in a big way last week with strikes across the country. I have heard reports that women workers were particularly important. The future of the country now depends on what role Egyptian workers and women will play in constructing a new society in Egypt. For more on Egyptian labor's role in the revolution, check out the following links...

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/6936/bread_and_butter_revolution_egypts_workers_mobilize_for_a_new_future/

http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2011/2/10/egyptian_uprising_surges_as_workers_join

http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/forces-behind-egyptian-revolution

http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidANA20110210T110723ZQZR13/Egypt%20textile%20workers%20stage%20strike

http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/independent-labor-protests-fuel-egypts-tahrir-uprising

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/6933/afl-cio_backs_egyptian_worker_protests_says_obama_policies_not_clearly/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U-Gjm0fMUg&feature=player_embedded

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