Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

April 29, 2008

Worker’s Revolt in Egypt!

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Worker’s Revolt in Egypt!
Eyewitness report by Mostafa Omar
Friday, May 2, 6:30pm
310 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University

Textile Workers in the city of Mahalla Egypt are leading a mass movement against terrible economic conditions and brutal repression by U.S. ally, President Hosni Mubarak. Hundreds of workers and activists have been jailed and at least two have been shot down in the streets.

Egypt is one of the highest recipients of U.S. foreign aid along with Israel and Colombia.

Come celebrate International Workers Day by hearing an eyewitness report-back from Egypt, learn about the hidden history of the struggles of the Egyptian working class, peasants and students, and find out what the main stream media won’t tell you about today’s inspiring struggle for union rights and democracy.

  • Time: Friday, May 2, 6:30pm
  • Place: 310 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University. 1 train to 116th & Broadway. Hamilton is on the southwest corner of 116th & Amsterdam.
  • Speaker: Mostafa Omar is an Egyptian socialist and activist, a contributor to The Struggle for Palestine, a participant in the Cairo Conference, and recently returned from Egypt during the Mahallah strikes.
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