Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Monday, June 23, 2008

Egypt's strike wave hits London

'We want the dawn': Photographs from Egypt's strike wave
1 - 11 July 2008, Students' Union, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, London WC1

"You want the dawn? The battlefield's right here The hero is a hero.And the coward is a coward."
Women textile workers' strike leaflet,April 2008, quoting Egypt's great vernacular poet, Ahmad Fu'ad Negm

Opening event: 6.30pm 1 July
Film showing: 'On the streets' by Nora Younis about the Property Tax Collectors' strike
Speakers: Hossam el-Hamalawy and Farah Kobaissy
All welcome - free entry

/ RSVP to Dr Anne Alexander,
Department of Politics,
SOAS / aa107@soas.ac.uk

Since December 2006 workers' strikes have swept Egypt, as textile workers, tax collectors, tobacco packers and many thousands of others have mobilised for bread and workers' rights. Photographers Hossamel-Hamalawy, Nasser Nouri, Mostafa Bassiouny, and Farah Kobaissy document Egypt's greatest wave of industrial protest since the 1940s. The exhibition is funded by the Economic and Social Research Councilunder the ESRC Non-Governmental Public Action Programme(http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/NGPA/) The organisers would alsolike to thank SOAS Students' Union for hosting the event, and SOAS UNISON and UCU for their support.

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At 10:58 pm, Blogger Frank Partisan said...

The recent events in Egypt, provide something organizers throughout the Middle East, could use as an example of struggle model, that offers something.


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