Announcement on the campaign in Solidarity with the Worker’s Movement in Egypt
As a result of the revolution, which dealt a series
of blows and eventually overthrew the Mubarak regime, Egyptian society has
become a setting for a remarkable class struggle. The conclusion to the
revolution against hunger, poverty and political and social oppression is
imminent. The Military Council and bourgeois forces are once again attempting
to consolidate the bourgeois political power. In hopes of sending the deprived
and working class back to their homes empty handed.
The working class in Egypt has, for the past
several months; continually engaged in a class wide struggle, endeavoring to
defend their rights and keep the revolution alive. As a result of this
struggle, the working class has become more aware of its own class interests
and taken many steps in uniting its ranks.
The stubborn Military Council and new bourgeois
government have been in opposition of the protests and demands of the working
class. Recent efforts to gag the workers have enraged the working class and
driven them to resort to more effective struggle methods.
There are now attempts by the leaders and activists
of the working class to organize a national wide strike in Egypt, demanding the
basic rights of their class be met. Several sectors and institutions have
organized the strike for 10th September 2011. However, the Military
council and government, in a joint official statement, have responded with the
threat of more arrests and oppression.
Amid this class warfare, we, as defenders of the
rights of workers announce a campaign to gain international labour support for
the working class in Egypt. The goal of this campaign is not only to mobilize
international support for the workers movement and their demands, but also to
exert pressure on, both, the Military council and Egyptian government in
meeting these demands. Our aim is to organize an international response for any
oppressive attacks that may be carried out by either of these groups.
We call on the world labour movement, all labour
organization, all socialist organization, defenders of freedom, justice and
human rights to stand up and raise their voices in support of the worker’s
movement in Egypt and in protest of the campaigns of the Military council and
Egyptian government. We call on them to declare their solidarity with the
labour movement and their condemnation of the bourgeois oppressive campaigns.
We call on them to play a role in advancing the protests and helping the
workers achieve their demands.
The campaign, in solidarity with the worker’s
movement in Egypt, strives to expose the oppressive policies of the bourgeoisie
to an international audience. It strives to organize a practical movement to
support the workers in Egypt and exert direct pressure on the bourgeois rule.
It strives to be an international support for the worker’s movement and the
general strike in Egypt.
Rebwar Ahmad, Fateh Sheikh,
Faris Mahmood and Shamal Ali
8th September 2011