Statement of the Egyptian Libertarian Socialist Movement

LSM (Egypt) logoGeneral al-Sisi, a former army chief (and now Egyptian leader – Organise! editors) must grapple with the country’s economic problems as with infighting in the circles of power. —- Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seems to be a victim of his own success. He who in July 2014, seemed to hold a “supernatural” power and popularity supported by a ferocious media machine devouring everything in its path, is now trapped in his post as the strongest man in Egypt. It is even ironic to see him drown in the same defects as those that toppled the President that he overthrew: An empty and populist discourse, measures to capture executive and legal authority in Egypt (while having put Adli Mansour as malleable puppet at the head of the state), etc. Likewise, the socio-economic problems on which he relied to bring down the government of the Muslim Brotherhood have not been solved: power cuts are back at the same rate as at the time of the Muslim Brotherhood, the geopolitical crisis from the construction of the Annahda (Renaissance) dam on the Nile by Ethiopia is nowhere near being solved, (which could have disastrous effects on Egyptian agriculture-Organise! editors) the prices of staple goods are rising, not to mention the crisis in the important area of the economy which is tourism.

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An Egyptian anarchist on the current uprising

an interview by Mark Mason
ASR (Anarcho-syndicalist Review),no. 60, 2013

egypt-uprisingOn July 3, 2013, President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt was  removed from office, having been pushed out by the largest popular  uprising in modern history. Tens of millions of Egyptians were in  the streets marching throughout the country. To explore the fac tors contributing to the overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically  elected president, I interviewed M. Saad, a long-time Egyptian  activist, for ASR.

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