Phil Marshall

Egypt: Enough is Enough

Issue section: 
Issue: 
Author: 

'Kifaya' (enough) is the name chosen by the democracy movement in Egypt. It has already struck a chord with millions who have endured almost 25 years of suffocating repression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

Kifaya means enough of the police state, of rigged elections, mass arrests and torture. But it has more radical implications: an end to privatisation, job cuts and land grabs; to the regime's embrace of neo-liberalism; and to its ties with the US and the IMF. As demonstrators in Cairo made clear last month, 'Enough of Mubarak, enough of Bush, enough of Blair.'

Revolt on the Nile

Issue section: 
Issue: 
Author: 

Anger against Mubarak's regime is growing.

An Egyptian socialist recalls his exchange with an officer of the mukhabarat (secret police) as riot squads attacked a huge anti-war protest in Cairo in March: '"We have to stop you," shouted the officer. "If we don't stop you now, you won't stop at all".'

Resisting Repression

Issue section: 
Issue: 
Author: 

Thanks to the many readers of 'Socialist Review' who supported the campaign to free anti-war activists in Egypt (Letters, March SR).

On 7 March, after several weeks of imprisonment and torture, 14 activists were released and have been able to return to their work in the anti-war movement.

Kernal Khalil is one of the leaders of the movement and a founder of the Socialist Centre in Cairo. He says, 'I believe it was the solidarity movement locally and internationally that won our release. When in prison I saw statements of solidarity and hear news of your activities and it made all the difference.

Subscribe to RSS - Phil Marshall