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Letter to Egyptian Revolutionaries

category international | anti-capitalism | other press author Monday August 19, 2013 23:04author by Turing Report this post to the editors

This article by the Revolutionary Socialists of Egypt is directed to their supporters, explaining in detail the principled stance they have taken. No to the Military Junta and No to Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Full text at link.

Terrible massacres and violent repression, a huge escalation in attacks on Egyptian Christians and churches, the consolidation of the repressive military state continues apace. These are the momentous political developments we have experienced during the last few weeks.

They pose enormous challenges to the revolution, but they also contain opportunities toprepare for the coming waves of the revolution, which the Revolutionary Socialists can use effectively to build the movement, provided that we develop tactics capable of dealing with changing circumstances.

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After millions took to the streets to topple Mohamed Morsiand Al-Sisi made his declaration removing him from the presidency, there has been widespread debate about how to characterise these events. Was this a revolution of the masses, or a military coup aimed at removing the president in order to establish a military dictatorship? The answer to the question “revolution or coup?” lies in its importance to the development of a strategy for the months, and perhaps the years to come of the Egyptian revolution.

Whoever dismisses the intervention of the gigantic mass movement which launched the new wave of the Egyptian revolution is fleeing from dealing with its inherent contradictions, and thus from both the new challenges in front of the Egyptian revolution, and the opportunities that the future holds. Unsurprisingly, the revolutionaries who dismiss the value of the intervention of the masses – or at least consider the masses to be simply the object of a counter-revolutionary game – are suffering today from deep frustration as a result of what they call the retreat or end of the Egyptian revolution, and their denial of the available opportunities. ...

Related Link: http://www.swp.ie/content/letter-egyptian-revolutionaries

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   VICE Speaks with Gigi Ibrahim About Egypt's Violence     Turing    Tue Aug 20, 2013 13:28 
   And now, a message from our (Saudi) sponsors     Crazy Cat    Thu Aug 22, 2013 13:03 
   Coup or revolution?     Joe Mc    Thu Aug 22, 2013 14:32 
   Egypt: Coup or Revolution. It was counter coup     T    Thu Aug 22, 2013 23:35 
   wsws is a cover for Muslim Brothers!!!     Felix Quigley    Fri Aug 23, 2013 09:53 
   Link.     Turing    Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:25 


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