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Υπό το φως του επαναστατικού ξυπνήματος της βορείου αφρικής και των χωρών της μέσης ανατολής και του διογκούμενου κύματος διεκδικήσεων στην ευρώπη, είναι απαραίτητο να μην κινούνται αυτά τα κινήματα απλώς παράλληλα αλλά και να μπορούν να αλληλοϋποστηρίζονται.

Δυστυχώς η εικόνα των μίντια για τις ισλαμικές χώρες στην ευρώπη και ο ευρωπαϊκός υλισμός σε μουσουλμανικές περιοχές δεν επηρεάζουν μόνο την στερεότυπη εικόνα της πλειοψηφίας της κοινωνίας αλλά και τους αντιαυταρχικούς κύκλους.

Γιαυτό και είναι απαραίτητο για τα κινήματα να γνωριστούν, να βρούνε σημεία επαφής, να καταλάβουν και να σεβαστούν τις ιδιαίτερες τοπικές συνθήκες. Είναι σημαντικό γιατί τελικά αυτά τα δύο κινήματα αντιμετωπίζουν παρόμοιες προκλήσεις: την εφαρμογή της ελεύθερης οικονομίας και την απειλή της άκρας δεξιάς χριστιανικής ή ισλαμικής.

Ακόμη έχουν παρόμοιους στόχους: την πάλη για μια ελεύθερη και αυτοδιευθυνόμενη κοινωνία, βασισμένη στην ανεκτικότητα, την ισότητα και την ανοιχτότητα, μια κοινωνία στην οποία το κοινωνικό ενδιαφέρον τοποθετείται πάνω από το εμπορικό.

Είναι αυτοί οι κοινοί στόχοι που προκαλούν το φόβο στους εξουσιαστές κ’ αυτός είναι ο λόγος που τεχνητά προκαλούν την σύγκρουση πολιτισμών.

Εξαρτάται από εμάς το αν σε αυτή τη στροφή του κοινωνικού ξεσηκωμού, αυτή η σύγκρουση θα γίνει πραγματική ή αν θα ξεκινήσουμε έναν αγώνα για μια κοινή κοινωνία.

Μέσω αυτού του δικτύου θέλουμε να δημιουργήσουμε μια πλατφόρμα για συζητήσεις, για να παρουσιάζουμε τα ζητήματα του αγώνα με τις τοπικές συνθήκες και τις διαφορές τους. Για να παρουσιάζουμε και να εξηγούμε δράσεις που αναλαμβάνουμε καθώς και να διοργανώνουμε κοινές δραστηριότητες στο μέλλον.

Υπάρχει ένας κόσμος κ’ ένας αγώνας.

Μη σας κοροϊδεύουν: Η θρησκευτική δικτατορία αντικαταστάθηκε από στρατιωτική δικτατορία

αναδημοσίευση από menasolidarity (η έμφαση σε κάποια σημεία δική μας)


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Al-Sisi’s “Permission” is a Deadly Poison

My comrades, the workers of Egypt are struggling for their rights and for a better Egypt. Egypt’s workers dream of freedom and social justice, they dream of work at a time when thieves who are called businessmen close down factories to pocket billions. Egypt’s workers dream of fair wages under the rule of a governments that are only interested in promoting investment at the expense of workers and their rights, and even their lives. Egypt’s workers dream of a better life for their children. They dream of medicine when they are sick, but they do not find it. They dream of four walls in which they can take shelter.

Since before the 25th of January and you have been demanding your rights, and your strikes and demonstrations for the same unanswered demands continued after Mubarak’s overthrow. Both the Muslim Brotherhood and the military have negotiated left, right and centre, not once having in mind your demands and rights. All they have in mind is how to put out the sparks you have lit with your struggle in times of darkness, even these sparks all burned in isolation from each other.

Did not the military forcibly end your strikes in Suez, Cairo, Fayyoum, and all over Egypt ? Did not the military arrest many of you and subject you to military trials just for practising your right to organize, strike, and protest peacefully? Have they not adamantly worked to criminalize this right through legislation banning all Egyptians from organizing peaceful protests, strikes, and sit-ins?

Then came Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood, who followed in Mubarak’s footsteps with dismissals, arrests, and smashing strikes by force. It was Mursi who sent police dogs against workers at Titan Cement in Alexandria, acting through the Minister of the Interior and his men. The same police and army officers who are right now being carried shoulder-high are killers, the killers of honest, young Egyptians. They are the authorities’ weapon against us all – and always will remain so unless these institutions are cleansed.

The leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood are planning crimes against Egyptian people on a daily basis, which have caused the killing of innocent people, while the army and the police are facing these with brutal violence and murder. But let each of us remember, when do the army and police intervene? They intervene long after clashes have begun and are almost coming to an end, after blood has been spilled. Ask yourselves, why don’t they prevent these crimes committed by the Muslim Brotherhood against the Egyptian people before they start? Ask yourselves, in whose interest is this continuation of fighting and blood-letting? It is in the interest of both the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood and the military together. Just as the poor are cannon-fodder for wars between states, Egypt’s poor, workers and peasants, are fuel for internal war and conflict. Has not the doorman’s innocent son been killed in Mokattam, and in Giza as well?

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Αίγυπτος: αναζητώντας την “τρίτη πλατεία”…

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The activist filmmaker Aalam Wassef, who made subversive Web videos during the Mubarak era under the pseudonym Ahmad Sherif, released a bleakly comic music video that showed him sitting out Friday’s demonstrations at home, doing his laundry in front of a banner with a single word on it: “Resist.”

A small number of activists did take to the streets, however, displayingbanners in Sphinx Square with red lines through the faces of both General Sisi and Mr. Morsi.

As the Egyptian-British blogger Sarah Carr reported for Mada Masr, an English-language news site, the dozens of protesters in Sphinx Square “refer to their movement as ‘The Third Square.’ ”

In a leaflet distributed in the protest they describe themselves as “a group of Egyptians who protested on January 25 against the corruption of the Mubarak state … protested against [the former head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein] Tantawi’s men, who gave the army a bad name during the transitional period, and protested against Morsi and religious fascism in order to call for early elections.”

The leaflet says that they are protesting today against the army playing a role in politics and against “the defense minister calling for an authorization to kill Egyptians on the pretext of fighting terrorism when fighting terrorism does not require a mandate because that is the duty of the Armed Forces.”