By Jean Shaoul, 28 July 2020
The eastern Mediterranean, including North Africa, has become the focus of ever widening conflicts, with all the imperialist and regional powers pursuing their own rapacious demands for control over the region’s wealth and resources.
By Alex Lantier, 24 June 2020
Even as COVID-19 threatens millions in Africa, the NATO powers risk escalating their nine-year carve-up of Libya into a major regional or even global conflict.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 June 2020
Though utilising the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse, only five of the 18 proposed amendments are clearly tied to public health developments.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 April 2020
Egypt did nothing to prepare for the onset of the virus, despite being identified in early February, along with Algeria and South Africa, as one of the African countries most at risk.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2020
Overthrown in 2011 by a mass revolt of the Egyptian people, he died with his criminal legacy secured by a military regime that is even more repressive than the one he headed.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 February 2020
A new “scramble for Africa” is being tied into a new “scramble” for the eastern Mediterranean, as Turkey, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon and the European powers compete over gas exploration, production licenses and pipelines.
By Alex Lantier, 3 January 2020
Less than a decade after the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, the resulting civil war in that country threatens to escalate into an all-out regional conflict involving the major powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 September 2019
Security forces placed Cairo on a police state lockdown after arresting some 2,000 people in the space of a week.
By Johannes Stern, 23 September 2019
The demonstrations in Egypt evoke memories of the revolutionary mass protests that brought down long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak in the winter of 2011.
By Alex Lantier, 17 June 2019
Morsi’s death was a cold-blooded act of state murder, for which the Egyptian military dictatorship, Washington and its European imperialist allies are politically responsible.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 May 2019
As el-Sisi’s courts churn out death penalties, including against children, Washington is pouring in military aid that is utilized in the commission of war crimes.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 April 2019
The consolidation of the bloody police-state dictatorship enjoys the support of both Washington and the major European powers.
By Niles Niemuth, 10 April 2019
Trump launched into a fascistic rant against asylum seekers and other immigrants on Tuesday while sitting side by side in the Oval Office with the butcher of Cairo.
Egypt hangs nine prisoners
By Patrick Martin, 22 February 2019
The bloodstained dictatorship of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has the support of both Washington and the European powers.
By Will Morrow and Alex Lantier, 30 January 2019
Macron’s visit to Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is a warning that his government intends to drastically step up repression of the “yellow vests” and broader popular opposition.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 January 2019
Reflecting US imperialism’s priorities in the region, Pompeo mentioned Iran 25 times in his speech, compared to a mere dozen references to “terrorism.”
By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2018
The blood on Sisi’s hands also drenches the palms of political leaders of all the major parties in the US, Europe and other imperialist powers.
By Johannes Stern, 23 July 2018
Five years after the July 2013 coup and massacre of more than 1,600 people on the streets of Cairo, Egypt’s Western-backed military junta is intensifying its counterrevolutionary terror.
By Francis Dubois, 14 July 2018
French corporations and governments are active accomplices in the bloody Egyptian military junta’s mass surveillance and repression of the Egyptian people.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2018
President el-Sisi has unleashed an extensive crackdown on all forms of dissent and political expression that far exceeds the worst excesses of Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown by the mass uprising in February 2011.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 March 2018
The rubber-stamp reelection of Egypt’s dictator General Sisi is symptomatic of a regime beset by insoluble economic, social and political contradictions.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2018
The al-Sisi regime has been mobilizing tens of thousands of heavily armed troops and security forces across the country to stifle any protest.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 February 2018
The election is set to take place amid mounting social and economic dissent among the impoverished working class.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 November 2017
The Egyptian government has declared that the attack in the northern Sinai is the deadliest in the country’s modern history.
By Jean Shaoul, 15 August 2017
A horrific train collision just south of Alexandria, Egypt’s second city, on the Mediterranean coast, left at least 41 people dead and 179 injured on Friday.
By Johannes Stern, 11 August 2017
Reports indicate that the regime is not willing to meet the demands of the workers and is preparing for a confrontation.
By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2017
Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced in a televised speech Sunday night the imposition of a three-month state of emergency.
By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2017
White House meetings with el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah revolve around increasing US pressure on these regimes to join the escalating wars in Iraq and Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 April 2017
Trump’s embrace of General el-Sisi expresses not only Washington’s criminal US policy in the Middle East, but also its deep affinity for the methods he has employed to crush the Egyptian revolution.
By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2017
How is it possible that six years after the Egyptian revolution, nothing appears to be left of it, and Mubarak, the ugly face of the old regime, is free once again to show himself in public?
By Niles Niemuth, 8 March 2017
Egyptian cities were hit by protests just days after former dictator Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 revolution, was acquitted of murdering protestors and cleared for release.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 November 2016
The IMF insists that Egypt implement reforms, including a flexible currency, cuts to subsidies, a new VAT and the privatisation of state-owned enterprises.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 October 2016
Egypt’s turn to Russia and China is a desperate attempt to stave off bankruptcy.
By Paul Mitchell, 23 September 2016
European governments and the European Union bear full responsibility for turning the Mediterranean into a watery grave.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 August 2016
The loan comes with draconian conditions, including subsidy cuts and new taxes, which will drastically worsen the impoverishment of the Egyptian working class.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2016
In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis and the political upheavals following Mubarak’s ouster in 2011, Egypt’s economy has gone into free fall.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 May 2016
The US and Europe are seizing on the incident to justify an escalation of their military operations.
By Thomas Gaist, 20 May 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton demanded an escalation of the war in Iraq and Syria in response to the destruction of the Cairo-bound jetliner.
By Johannes Stern, 21 April 2016
“In my opinion you have an impressive president,” said Social Democratic Chairman Sigmar Gabriel, speaking in Cairo of the Egyptian despot Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
By Marianne Arens, 20 April 2016
Italian student and journalist Giulio Regeni was tortured to death in Egypt in January in a bestial manner.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 February 2016
Saudi efforts to effect reconciliation between Egypt and Turkey come in the wake of last December’s agreement to restore diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey.
By Johannes Stern, 17 February 2016
Evidence is mounting that the Egyptian military used bestial methods to torture student and journalist Giulio Regeni to death.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2016
The basic problem of the Egyptian Revolution was to establish the political independence of the working class from all of the different bourgeois forces.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 November 2015
Russia launched a new wave of airstrikes, against targets in Syria immediately after the FSB findings were released, including its first cruise missile strikes from the Mediterranean
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2015
President Vladimir Putin made the decision after a recommendation from his intelligence chief, and based on information supplied by Britsh and American spy agencies.
By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2015
The UK is the largest foreign investor in Egypt, having poured $25 billion into the country since 2010.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015
US intelligence officials made public a “tentative conclusion” that Islamic State militants smuggled a bomb on board the Russian commercial jet that disintegrated over northern Sinai this weekend.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 November 2015
Claims that the plane was destroyed by ISIS remain unsubstantiated, while the Russian government and the airline differ over the possibility of a mechanical failure.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2015
Russian investigators have so far concluded that the plane broke apart in midair over the restive peninsula.
By Anthony Torres, 25 September 2015
After having canceled the Russian contract during the Ukrainian crisis, France is selling the two helicopter carriers to one of the world’s bloodiest dictatorships.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2015
At least eight Mexican nationals touring Egypt’s historic Western Desert were among those killed in the apparently accidental attack.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2015
Thousands of foreign troops, including large contingents from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, are readying an assault on the capital, Sanaa.
By Dylan Lubao, 8 September 2015
A strong supporter of Egypt’s authoritarian government, Canada has only made muted appeals for the release of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
By Alex Lantier, 31 August 2015
Afraid that it could ultimately share the fate of Mubarak, toppled by mass protests of the working class in 2011, the junta is trying to hold on to power through sheer terror.
By Johannes Stern, 18 August 2015
The measure further strengthens the repressive apparatus of one of the most bloody dictatorships in the world.
By Johannes Stern, 11 August 2015
The German elites are enamored with Egypt's dictatorship, which drowned the Egyptian revolution in blood and is creating attractive conditions for international finance capital.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 July 2015
The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people.
By Alex Lantier, 22 June 2015
The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2015
The death sentence for the Muslim Brotherhood leader is the latest judicial travesty organized by a military regime that is a key ally of the US and European imperialist powers.
By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2015
No other event could have better exposed the “human rights” pretenses of the German ruling class than the official reception of Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin.
By Johannes Stern, 3 June 2015
Al-Sisi’s visit is a warning to the working class: a ruling class eager to work closely with brutal military dictatorships is also prepared to adopt their methods at home.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2015
The executions and death sentence are emblematic of the vicious police-state character of the regime in Cairo, which is a key pillar of US and Western European imperialist interests.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2015
Confirming the judiciary’s complete subordination to Egypt’s military regime, Mursi was sentenced along with 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members.
By Alex Lantier, 14 April 2015
The trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders aim to promote an atmosphere of political terror in Egypt, aimed in the final analysis at the working class.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 April 2015
The arms transfers are being coordinated to meet the needs of the US-backed, Saudi and Egyptian-led war against Yemen
By Niles Williamson, 27 March 2015
The State Department announced US “intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, and advisory and logistical support” for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen.
By Alex Lantier, 14 March 2015
Finance capital is launching new projects because it assumes the Egyptian military dictatorship’s bloody repression will guarantee low wages and high profits.
By Alex Lantier, 9 March 2015
The junta’s aim is to prevent a renewed revolutionary upsurge of the working class by stepping up its police-state terror against all opposition to the military.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 February 2015
Mass protests could leave the US-backed Sisi dictatorship "helpless" unless they were crushed, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim warned subordinates last year.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 February 2015
The disaster in Libya and throughout the Middle East and North Africa arises from the criminal operations of the United States and the other imperialist powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 February 2015
Egypt’s military regime handed down mass death sentences against 529 alleged MB supporters in April 2014 and against another 683 in May 2014
On the fourth anniversary of 2011 uprising
By Thomas Gaist, 26 January 2015
At least 18 protestors were killed by security forces during mass demonstrations marking the anniversary of protests that led to the downfall of the Mubarak regime.
By Roger Jordan, 21 January 2015
Palestinians angered by Ottawa’s full-throated support for Israeli aggression pelted eggs and shoes at Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister when he visited the West Bank.
By Johannes Stern, 14 January 2015
The verdict paves the way for the release of the former dictator, four years after the mass revolutionary struggles that overthrew him.
By Johannes Stern, 3 January 2015
International finance capital looks to the Egyptian military with enthusiasm not only for what it is doing in Egypt, but for the model the financial markets favor for every country.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 December 2014
The US Congress this month approved a waiver of so-called human rights conditions on the provision of American military aid to the al-Sisi dictatorship.
By Mike Head, 4 December 2014
The third mass sentencing since April comes amidst mounting repression by the US-backed military junta.
By Kumaran Ira, 3 December 2014
The Socialist Party government warmly welcomed Egyptian military dictator al-Sisi.
By Alex Lantier, 1 December 2014
The acquittal of the deposed Egyptian dictator underscores the determination of the Egyptian bourgeoisie to drown the revolutionary struggles of the working class in blood.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 November 2014
The target of the ongoing repression by the Egyptian military junta is the working class and young people.
By Patrick Martin, 27 August 2014
Armed conflicts now extend across North Africa and the Middle East in a continuous band from Tripoli to Baghdad.
By Nick Barrickman, 13 August 2014
In terms of sheer numbers, the killings of protesters on August 14, 2013 at Rab’a Square in Cairo exceed the death toll in the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
By Johannes Stern, 7 July 2014
In a declaration of war on the working class, the US-backed military junta announced cuts to fuel and electricity subsidies on which millions of Egyptians depend.
By Paul Mitchell, 7 July 2014
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is to advise Egyptian president and military dictator, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
By Johannes Stern, 5 July 2014
The coup revealed the essential problem of the Egyptian revolution: the chasm between the elemental anger of the Egyptian population and the absence of political leadership.
By Johannes Stern, 23 June 2014
In a show of support for the blood-soaked military regime in Egypt, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Sunday.
By Johannes Stern, 28 May 2014
The low voter turnout reflects mass popular hostility to the US-backed military junta and its de facto leader and main presidential candidate, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2014
In conducting drumhead trials in which hundreds are sentenced to die, the Egyptian regime knows it is acting with Washington’s tacit approval.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 April 2014
Washington stands exposed as the direct accomplice in the Egyptian junta’s crimes, with President Obama all but soaping the hangman’s noose.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2014
US weaponry will soon be turned against the working people of Egypt.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 April 2014
Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, is due to sign a new anti-terrorism bill that effectively outlaws all political opposition.
By Johannes Stern, 28 March 2014
Sisi is a US-backed dictator prepared to use fascistic methods to suppress the working class at the behest of its imperialist patrons and international finance capital.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2014
Monday’s death sentence handed down by a kangaroo court in Egypt to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) marks a new stage in the military junta’s brutal efforts to terrorize and intimidate popular opposition.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 March 2014
The Egyptian military junta’s savage repression of the Muslim Brotherhood takes place in the context of growing social tensions and a wave of strikes.
By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2014
The biggest mass death sentence in recent history marks another escalation in the ruthless efforts of the US-backed military junta in Egypt to annihilate its political opponents.
By Johannes Stern, 25 February 2014
The military-backed government’s resignation is aimed at preparing coup leader Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s presidential bid and a confrontation with the working class.
By Johannes Stern, 22 February 2014
Tens of thousands of textile workers in Mahalla and other industrial centers are on strike for higher wages and better working conditions.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2014
On January 25, 2011, mass revolutionary struggles erupted in Egypt against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.
By Johannes Stern, 23 January 2014
Following the January 14-15 constitutional referendum, the US-backed Egyptian military junta is stepping up its suppression of all opposition to its rule.
By Alex Lantier, 16 January 2014
The referendum is intended to provide a pseudo-legal cover for the junta’s July 3, 2013 coup and the restoration of authoritarian military rule as it existed under Mubarak.