THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY, 7pm
Egypt in revolt: WHAT NEXT FOR THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS?
SOAS, Brunei Gallery (off Russell Square)
- Adam Hanieh, SOAS lecturer, Palestinian-Australian who has lived in Ramallah.
- John Rees, Counterfire, just returned from Egypt will give a first hand report.
- Roland Rance, Socialist Resistance, anti-Zionist socialist Jew
- Farid Bakht, Green Left
- and Tunisian democracy activist
The Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has been toppled from power just weeks after Tunisia’s Ben Ali was given the boot. These extraordinary events in the Middle East will have huge repercussions for the region and the whole world.
The Egyptian revolution is already impacting in Palestine. In a clear consequence of Friday’s removal of Mubarak Abbas, the Palestine Authority has announced there will be September PA elections. Only a week ago Palestinian mobilisations in solidarity with the Egyptian masses were being violently repressed by the PA on the west bank.Demonstrations have also taken place in Algeria and Yemen.
Come to this meeting to hear a first hand report from Egypt, and discuss what is the nature of the revolutions in Egypt and the Middle East, where they are going and how it they impact on imperialism.