It has finally sunk in that the Egyptian military are not on the side of the people. Egyptians are up against a military apparatus that is maintaining the status quo “system.” In other words, we are confronting a global neo-liberal regime whereby the Egyptian government would follow the instructions of the powerful: protect Israel, obey IMF and World Bank economic policies, maintain the Egyptian working class as a sweat shop to allow for the comfort of our richer neighbors here and elsewhere. This battle is far from over.
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“During the early hours of the 9th April, the Egyptian military used violence (including gunfire) against protestors to disperse them. Footage taken between 2:30 am – 3:30 am.” Video by Sawrasilmeya
Video by Al-Masry Al-Youm
Philip Rizk is a German-Egyptian filmmaker. Read Rizk’s blog Tabula Gaza at <tabulagaza.blogspot.com>. The text in the top half of this page was published in his blog on 9 April 2011 under a Creative Commons license. Follow Rizk at <twitter.com/tabulagaza>. Cf. Hossam el-Hamalawy, “Solidarity Needed with Tahrir Detainees” (9 April 2011).
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