Monday, February 14, 2011

From Tahrir Square to the Factories - the centre of struggle in Egypt changes

Wael Ghonim addresses crowds in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

picture Wael Ghonim at Tahrir Square

'In the current situation, it is often the small businessmen and middle class professionals (like the Google marketing head Wael Ghonim, currently in a meeting with the higher council of the armed forces) who are in a hurry to call an end to hostilities. 

They want to get back to earning money. The accent is shifting far more clearly to the organised working class. Perhaps more serious than today's arrests, then, is the attempted banning of labour activism. This is where a new front of struggle is going to be opened up". 

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