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November 20, 2011

2011.11.20: 11.20 OWS Report: Calling Occupy: Stand With Egypt

Filed under: International Human Rights — nyclaw01 @ 10:30 am
From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:51 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 11.20 OWS Report: Calling Occupy: Stand With Egypt

NYC Labor Against the War
11.20 Occupy Wall Street Report:

Calling Occupy: Stand With Egypt

Tahrir, Davis, Made in USA

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‘Our brothers and sisters in Egypt inspired us all with their courage over the past ten months. Without them, would we have seen the Occupy movement? How would our own struggles against austerity and cuts look without the model of the Egyptian revolution, and the knowledge that ordinary people can change the world?’
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http://menasolidaritynetwork.com/2011/11/20/egypt-appeal-for-international-solidarity-mobilisation/

November 20, 2011

A call for international solidarity with protests in Egypt

Hundreds of thousands of protesters are braving tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannon and live ammunition in demonstrations against the ruling military council in Egypt. By late on 20 November there were an estimated 100,000 in Tahrir Square according to eyewitness accounts and thousands protesting in every major city in Egypt. Their demands are clear: the downfall of Marshal Tantawi and Mubarak’s generals. As of Sunday 5 people at least had been killed and around 1000 injured.

The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions issued a call on Saturday 19 November to its 1.4 million members in affiliated unions to join the protests in Tahrir.

Our brothers and sisters in Egypt inspired us all with their courage over the past ten months. Without them, would we have seen the Occupy movement? How would our own struggles against austerity and cuts look without the model of the Egyptian revolution, and the knowledge that ordinary people can change the world?

If you are organising a protest or a picket, particularly if you can mobilise support from the trade union movement in solidarity with the call from the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions, please let us know. We will list as many protests as we can on this page. Either leave a comment on this page or email menasolidarity@gmail.com. Send us pictures and we will publish them too.

Demonstrations organised worldwide in support of protests in Egypt against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Monday 21 November
Ireland, Egyptian Embassy in Dublin, 12 Clyde Road, Dublin 4, 5pm

UK, Egyptian Embassy in London, 26 South Street, W1K 1DW 5-7pm
Called by Egyptian activists in London, same time everyday this week:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132162413560088&notif_t=event_invite

Tuesday 22 November
UK, Egyptian Embassy in London, 26 South Street, W1K 1DW 5-7pm
Mobilisation for Trade Unionists and Students – bring your banners!

Wednesday 23 November
UK, Egyptian Embassy in London, 26 South Street, W1K 1DW 5-7pm

Thursday 24 November
UK, Egyptian Embassy in London, 26 South Street, W1K 1DW 5-7pm

Friday 25 November
UK, Egyptian Embassy in London, 26 South Street, W1K 1DW 5-7pm

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