Thousands of textile workers strike in Mahalla

Thousands of workers at the state-owned Misr Spinning complex in the Egyptian town of Mahalla began a strike on Sunday 6 August in protest at the delayed payment of bonuses, worth ten percent of their annual salaries. Pictures on social media and independent news websites show workers occupying parts of the factory. Attempts by the…

Kamal Khalil arrested by Egyptian authorities

Veteran socialist activist Kamal Khalil was arrested this morning from his home, according to a Facebook post from his wife, who shared a picture of their home after security forces had searched it. Kamal is one of many Egyptian activists detained in recent weeks as part of an on-going  crackdown which aims to silence critical…