Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

[adapted from a post at Poumista] Two interesting items: The colour brown: de-colonising anarchism and challenging white hegemony by Budour Hassa in Random Shelling. Extract: The appearance of the Egyptian Black Bloc in Cairo’s streets in January 2013 triggered gullible excitement in Western anarchist circles. Little thought was given to the Egyptian Black Bloc’s political vision – or lack […]

The revolutionary graffiti is being cleansed from Tahrir Square. Here are some glimpses of what’s there, from Homsi Anarchist: Homsi Anarchist ‏@HomsiAnarchist A.C.A.B #Tahrir #Graffiti 19 SepHomsi Anarchist ‏@HomsiAnarchist #Tahrir #Graffiti   19 SepHomsi Anarchist ‏@HomsiAnarchist “Pigs” #Tahrir #Graffiti 19 SepHomsi Anarchist ‏@HomsiAnarchist @ingili3 hahhaa the term goes way back according to here … 19 SepHomsi Anarchist ‏@HomsiAnarchist “Resist the oppressor” #Tahrir #Graffiti 19 SepHomsi Anarchist ‏@HomsiAnarchist To the State: […]

Two posts from It’s Complicated

Read these two posts by Louis Proyect: “Qaddafi and the Left” and “Qaddafi and the Monthly Review” (re-posted at Kasama). The complexities of imperialism and anti-imperialism: Andrew Coates reviews Mark Curtis on the British state and Islamism; Shiraz Socialist on Gadafi’s “anti-imperialist” friends. Also: Carl Packman: Gaddafi’s socialist supporters His authoritarian dictatorship of the last forty years should spell out […]

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First, for my one regular reader, Who Cares?, some coverage of the revolution in Egypt, extracted from BobFromBrockley: Islamism: Alan A reports on the secular, liberal nature of the movement for freedom in Egypt so far, with a cautiously optimistic assessment of the chances of the Muslim Brotherhood gaining the upper hand from the chaos. He […]



An introduction to council communism. // Wonderful photographs of workers rising up in Egypt last April. // Ronald Radosh and Caitlin Flanagan on the outrageous parolling of baby-killer and fascist insect Sara Jane Olson aka Kathleen Soliah. See also Radosh on Mark Rudd. // The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Israel. Rosa – red, green and […]