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Egypt: Neither the religious-fascist pest, nor military anger!

category north africa | miscellaneous | press release author Monday July 08, 2013 21:11author by Relations Internationales de la CGA - Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes Report this post to the editors

For more than 2 years, the counter-revolution in Egypt has been in the form of power sharing between 2 sectors of the state and the bourgeoisie. On the one side, the Muslim Brotherhood, which represents the spare wheel of the mercantile bourgeoisie and Western states to prevent any social revolution, were running civil affairs. [Français]
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Egypt: Neither the religious-fascist pest, nor military anger!


For more than 2 years, the counter-revolution in Egypt has been in the form of power sharing between 2 sectors of the state and the bourgeoisie. On the one side, the Muslim Brotherhood, which represents the spare wheel of the mercantile bourgeoisie and Western states to prevent any social revolution, were running civil affairs. On the other side, the army, representing the backbone of the Egyptian state, has held a key position in the Egyptian economy, through monopolies, but also in the political power structure.

This objective alliance was built at the expense of the Egyptian working class and popular classes, but also at the expense of women, religious minorities, as well as all of those who desired freedom and social equality. This alliance relied on bloody repression, made up of assassinations, arrests of union and working-class activists, the use of rape as a weapon of political terror, the banning of workers' strikes.

However, the struggle for power between these 2 parts of the ruling classes has never stopped. The Muslim Brotherhood thus removed general Tantaoui from the Supreme Concil of the Armed Force (SCAF) last November, without however questioning the military power, and using it against popular revolt.

Nonetheless, the revolt against religious fascism, against the power of the army, and an increasingly dramatic social situation for the working class, escalated steadily. In that context, the Muslim Brotherhood stopped being seen as a credible spare wheel against popular anger by a fraction of the bourgeoisie and the Western states.

On the 2nd July, the Egyptian army therefore forcibly took the power, putting an end to its objective alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood. It thus instrumentalised the popular revolt for its own interests, which are alien to the interests of the popular classes, of women and religious minorities. But it cannot obscure its past abuses, as well as its economic position of power.

The situation clearly shows the need for the popular classes to organise in an autonomous way, to avoid the instrumentalisation of their struggles and sacrifices. As our Egyptian comrades stated :
«What's happening now is nothing more than a game of musical chairs between two parties fighting for (state) power ; these two parties seek to instrumentalise the revolutionary movement in order to make political profit out of it, the revolutionary movement is played by rival forces who are fighting for (state) power.

The masses can assure their power only if they organise by themselves, and unite against the competing forces that deprive them of their right to practice democracy, being free to take any decisions that affect their life. The enemies of the revolution are the (state) power and everyone who struggles to take it, the Brotherhood, the clergy, the businessmen, the military!

Libertarian Socialist Movement, June 25th, 2013»


Solidarity with the Egyptian popular movement, solidarity with the Egyptian Libertarian Socialist Movement !
Neither secular dictatorship, nor religious dictatorship: Popular self-organisation!


International Relations Secretariat - Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes (France)

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