Down with the Military Dictatorship! For Permanent Revolution! For a Workers and Farmers Government!

Communist Workers Group (CWG-USA)

In Egypt today the revolution faces the armed counter-revolution. There is no way out via any attempt to implement bourgeois democracy. The class enemy now uses the call for a new Constituent Assembly to divide and rule the masses. When the most basic democratic rights of freedom of expression in public and the right to strike are suppressed by force they can only be defended on the streets and in the workplaces as armed occupations and resistance. That is why we reject any further appeals to bourgeois democracy that are not immediately transformed into an armed workers democracy!  The right to assembly, to strike, to speech, of the press, of land to the tillers, of food, jobs, health and education to the workers: these can only be won by a socialist revolution!  To defeat the military dictatorship the masses must be united, armed, mobilised and insurgent.  We are for soviets…

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Al Jazeera Journalists Arrested in Cairo

North Africa Messenger

Egypt’s interim government has called the local affiliate of Al Jazeera a national threat Thursday, after arresting four journalists from Al Jazeera’s English service, the most recent move in an apparent attempt to stifle the media and differing points of view.

Three government officials have issued statements saying that the Al Jazeera Mubashir Misr affiliate is operating illegally in Egypt and that the broadcasts are used to spread “rumors and claims which are harmful to Egyptian national security and threaten the country’s unity”. Unnamed government agencies have been ordered to close the Al Jazeera affiliate network. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Misr 25 television station and four other Islamic networks who were identified as being sympathetic to deposed President Morsi have already been shut down.

Al Jazeera Mubashir Misr did extensive coverage of the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests after elected President Mohammed Morsi was removed from power by the military on July 3,2013…

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Egyptian authorities detain suspected ‘spy’ swan

Global News

CAIRO, Egypt – In a case that ruffled feathers in Egypt, authorities have detained a migratory bird that a citizen suspected of being a spy.

A man in Egypt’s Qena governorate, some 450 kilometres (280 miles) southeast of Cairo, found the suspicious bird among four others near his home and brought them to a police station Friday, said Mohammed Kamal, the head of the security in the region.

There, officers and the man puzzled over the electronic device attached to the suspected winged infiltrator. On Saturday, a veterinary committee called by concerned government officials determined the device was neither a bomb nor a spying device.

Instead, they discovered it was a wildlife tracker used by French scientists to follow the movement of migrating birds, said Ayman Abdallah, the head of Qena veterinary services. Abdallah said the device stopped working when the bird crossed the French border, absolving it of being…

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The Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing the MSM Refuses to Cover in Egypt

The Universal Spectator

The people in Egypt, both Muslims and Christians, are growingly angry at the Western media and the Obama administration turning a blind eye to the death and destruction the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are inflicting on the country, particularly its Christian population. In a recent poll over 69% do NOT want the Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian government. The Egyptian security, police, and military are doing all they can to keep as much law and order as possible. But they are the bad guys…

Newly-surfaced video from Egypt shows a Muslim mob storming a Coptic church, setting cars on fire and then toppling a cross atop the steeple, in a shocking attack that Christians say has been played out dozens of times since the ouster of Mohammad Morsi.

The video, obtained by MidEast Christian News, was shot Aug. 14 from a nearby building overlooking the diocese in the southern…

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Islamists vow further protests numbers less than hoped for

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Islamists vow further protests amid crackdown

Daily News Egypt  /   August 29, 2013

Thursday’s call for further protests was immediately followed by an interior ministry warning that live ammunition will be used on protesters who attack public institutions

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in Maadi on the outskirts of Cairo, August 23, 2013 (AFP/File, Gianluigi Guercia)

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in Maadi on the outskirts of Cairo, August 23, 2013 (AFP/File, Gianluigi Guercia)

AFP – Supporters of Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi vowed more rallies and called for marches on Friday despite a harsh police crackdown on their movement.

Thursday’s call for further protests, as police continue rounding up Islamists, was immediately followed by an interior ministry warning that live ammunition will be used on protesters who attack public institutions.

“We welcome any calls for calm, but we will continue protesting in a peaceful manner,” Salah Gomaa, a member of the Anti-Coup Alliance led by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, told a…

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DOUBLE AGENT? – SWAN HELD FOR QUESTIONING

Shadows In The Night and Fog

In the hysteria of war, all are suspects.

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CAIRO — Authorities have detained a swan on suspicion of being a spy.

The suspected winged infiltrator was taken to a police station on Friday in the Qena governorate, 280 miles southeast Cairo.  The swan remained mute during the interrogation the bird made no apparent efforts to refute the acquisition.  He did seem to have his feathers ruffled when authorities examined the electronic device he was wearing.

The head of security in Qena, Mohammed Kamal said the device, like the swan, was scrutinized and was determined to be benign.  The swan would not confirm the subsequent conclusion that it was in fact a wildlife-tracking device.  The swan was subsequently released and has not been heard of since.

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In a possibly unrelated incident the World Swan Tracking Station said a member of their elite team was “off’-grid” for several hours on Friday leading…

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Article 19 of …

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”.

On July 3rd, 2013 the Egyptian Minster of Defense outset Egypt’s first elected president, dissolved Egypt’s elected Upper House of Parliament and suspended the constitution which was written by an elected committee and was accepted by 63% of Egyptian voters in 2012.
As all this was being declared, people listening to it on state television, some 17 non-state TV channels have been closed. Following that, several measures were taken against journalists in those channels as well as Al-Jazeera Misr Channel to silence the anti coup voice.
Later, a number of journalists, including Sky News cameraman Nick Dean and Freedom and Justice newspaper Ahmed Assem were killed and others arrested by Egyptian police and military forces while covering the bloody events of attacking anti coup protesters in various parts of Egypt.

As a way to break through this cap on the freedom of information in Egypt, as well as providing a channel for the suppressed voice of the opposition to the coup, this blog has been established to publish news and discussions of the coup and the anti coup movement in Egypt and abroad.

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#a19