Support the Egyptian Strikers-Lebanon

The Leftist Assembly for Change is holding a public meeting in Beirut to discuss a solidarity campaign with the May 4 general strike in Egypt:

we invite you for a public meeting on Wednesday 16 to discuss possible actions we can do in solidarity with the coming general strike in Egypt on May 4. it will be an occasion to express our solidarity with the working class in Egypt and to call for the release of the hundreds detained including the protesters at Mahalla and the Mahalla strike committee leaders, activists, teachers and journalists by the US backed Egyptian regime.

wednesday 16 of April
at: 7:00
zico house- Sanayeh- next to Future TV.

ندعوكم الى لقاء عام يوم الأربعاء 16 نيسان للتحضير لتجرك تضامني مع الأضراب العام المقبل في مصر يوم 4 أيار.من أجل التعبير عن تضامننا الكامل مع مطالب العمال في مصر ولرفضنا لحملة الإعتقالات الواسعة التي يشنها نظام مبارك الديكتاتوري.إن تضامننا هو تعبير عن إيماننا الراسخ بأحقية المطالب التي يرفعها الشعب المصري. وما هي إلا مطالبنا، فإن السلطة الحاكمة في لبنان وبمصر والعالم، لا تزال تصنع وتنحت قوانين وقرارات جديدة لتدمر المكتسبات العمالية ولتسحق حقوقهم ومطالبهم.

اليوم: الأربعاء 16 نيسان
الزمان: الساعة السابعة
المكان: زيكو هاوس-الصنايع-قرب تلفريون المستقب

Be there.

Links for Egypt

I’ll keep on updating this post.

I’ve been wanting to write about the strike in Egypt, but i think Egyptian bloggers and activists are doing an astounding work covering instantly what’s going on, so i thought linking to them would be an authentic support since i’m not there to have a say about all this, and i am overloaded with the infos that i am not sure if i have a certain reading to write it here, perhaps later on.

To follow up the instant update to the strike in Egypt, please visit these links:

Bloggers:

6 April

Tadamon Masr

3arabawy

Zanobia

Tollab Mukawama

Manal and Alaa

and Hisham Mubarak’s site.

Also this blog, Life Thinking, not sure if it is Egyptian though. update: it is Egyptian.

from Lebanon: Sursock and the Leftist Assembly for Change.

and Global Voices Online-Egypt, Amira and Eman have been doing a great job.

Facebookers

Egyptian Facebookers are doing a good job grouping Egyptians to support the Mahalla strikers, several groups have been created to support the strikers. and now there are already voices calling for the preparation to another strike on the 4th. of May.

Another event is calling to boycott the Egyptian newspapers from 11 to 18th. of April.

Twitters

Follow the updates on twitter as well to your cell-phone:

1-3arabawy.

2-James Buck.

3-7araka masriya.

4-Nora Younis.

Flickers

Egypt’s sons and daughters.

James Buck.

Youtubers

Abo7Spot

Kareem

IkhwanF

Freedomcostcom

Full Support for the El-Mahalla Textile Workers Strike

The Leftist Assembly For Change, issued a statement in solidarity with the strikers in Egypt, they are trying to gather as much solidarity as they can, if u are a member of an organization or a syndicate pls ask ur organization to sign it and send it back to : farahkobaissy@yahoo.fr
and Farah will make sure that it will be delivered to Mahalla workers and activists and journalists in Egypt.

the statement:


Full Support for the Ghazl El-Mahalla Workers STRIKE

Today we stand, hand in hand with the workers of Ghazl el-mahalla, and
with all of Egypt’s workers; we stand in solidarity with their struggle
against a state which have constantly worked on draining and impoverishing
the masses of workers and poor for the interest of the rich minority.

We stand against the company’s decisions, and we raise our voices with the
voices of Ghazl el-Mahalla’s workers, in their righteous fight for their
rights and demands for better life. And we consider all anti-strike
statements, threats and propaganda made by the Pro-Moubarak General
Federation of Trade Unions and the Labour Ministry as being another vile
attempt by the state to attack the workers’ movement in Ghazl el-Mahalla,
but the level of steadfastness and commitment shown by the workers can not
but give us and all the workers in the region and the world the will and
power and hope to act for change, today our support is essential, it is
needed to uncover the injustice and the ongoing discrimination and
exploitation that all of us suffer from every day.

We the undersigned, give full support to workers on strike in Ghazl
El-Mahalla and we believe that their demands are righteous and just, and
we urge workers around the world to rise against oppression and
exploitation, because today’s fight is the fight of everyone of us for a
better world, for a world free of poverty, exploitation and oppression.

In addition, we salute the initiative of the Kafr El-Dowar workers and the
Estate-Tax workers as well as university students, legal centres and
social and political movements who stood in solidarity with the strike.

Whether in Lebanon, Egypt, Syria or any other country, our fight is
common, our enemy is common, it is the state and it’s imperialist allies,
it is the rich minority who feed on our hunger and misery. Our ruling
elites, share the same tradition of harassment and assault against
workers, their laws are made to protect them from us, their voices come
hand in hand with police bats and arrests, such regimes gives no mercy,
and we shall not show them any as well. They have their weapons and
soldiers, we have our will, commitment, and we have nothing but a world to
win.

Leftit Assembly For Change
Lebanese Communist Party
Italy Party of the Communist Refoundation
Worker’s Party of Belgium

رابطة أساتذة التعليم الثانوي الرسمي في لبنان
نقابة عمال البناء في لبنان
الحزب الشيوعي السوري
الحزب الشيوعي الأردني
الحزب الشيوعي التشيكي
الحزب الشيوعي الروسي
حزب العمل التركي
المنبر الديموقراطي التقدمي البحريني
الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين
الجبهة الديموقراطية لتحرير فلسطين

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