By Anna-Maria Steiner and Wilhelm Langthaler
Mohamed Wakid
Mohamed Wakid is a leading activist of Egypt's Tahrir left. He is member of the “Revolutionary Socialists” and leader of the “National Front” [Pan-arabist] trying to politically unify the revolutionary forces. He is co-editor of [“Dialectics” in Arabic], a pan-Arab website in English and Arabic that is trying to grasp the developments of Arab society and promoting dialogue with the international movement against the global oligarchy.
by Abdel-Halim Qandil* (عبد الحليم قنديل)
Abdel-Halim Qandil
Calling for a foreign intervention serves the Assad regime, betrays the revolutionary cause, and threatens Syria with disintegration. What is required is not to destroy Syria, but to destroy the regime and let Syria rise from the ashes, according to the wish of her people, who long for a democratic Arabic homeland.
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Actually so far never before Egyptians have been allowed to contest free and fair elections. After the toppling of Mubarak it is only too understandable that the population is keen to enjoy its newly acquired rights. But why, then, millions are taking to the streets and rallying at the famous Tahrir right before these elections?
Muna, a Tahrir activist
I am since 4 days in the middle of shooting and nerve gas, here in Bab El Louq square, 5 minutes behind Tahrir square, close to the Ministry of Interior. Right out of my window, I can see the fire of the guns and the gas cartouches and the motor cycles that take the injured out of the battle bringing them to the field hospitals, one after the other... hour by hour, day and night...
Anti-imperialist Camp
Currently we are witnesses of the brutal repression against the Tahrir square democracy movement. So far several dozen activists have been killed and thousands wounded. Why the ruling military council lashes out so heavy-handedly right before the start of the parliamentary elections?
Mohammed Aburous // Translated from German by Qais Abdallah
The Tahrir Square of Cairo is again permanently occupied by the protesters. After the return of the hated Central Security police and its violent dealing with the demonstrators, the latter want to keep on the streets until the demands of the people’s uprising are fulfilled. This time some prominent political forces distanced themselves from the action. Still the revolutionaries are again at Tahrir Square.
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Preparing for May First on Tahrir Square
Around May First a delegation of the Anti-imperialist Camp visited representatives of the political forces that make up the democratic movement which toppled Mubarak. Our intention was to understand the dynamics of the events, to express our solidarity and to forge ties of co-operation.
Anti-imperialist Camp
The Egyptian army is trying to prevent the Gaza march, which had been planned by Egyptian grassroot organisations. The activistis were not allowed to cross the Suez channel. One day before is start the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior had called to cancel this action. As under Mubarak, the Ministry based its call on reasons of national security.
Anti-imperialist Camp
The Egyptian “Co-ordinating committee to support the Palestinian Intifada”, a broad coalition emerging from the democratic movement, has called for a march into Gaza for May 15. The mobilisation is challenging the military regime’s announcement to open the Rafah crossing at least for passenger traffic. But so far some ten days have passed without any significant change in the border regime.
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Sayed Rian is a mechanical engineer and militant of the anti-Zionist organisation within the territory occupied in 1948 which today forms Israel. We met him in Cairo to where he travelled like us to explore the Egyptian popular movement which brought down Mubarak.


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