Campaign forces University of Liverpool to scrap plans for Egypt campus

A campaign by UCU members at the University of Liverpool and University of Cambridge, which was backed by hundreds of academics from across the UK and Egypt Solidarity Initiative, has won a significant victory. According to leaked documents published on the Academic Freedom Watch website, the University of Liverpool was worried about the potential for…

Event: Egypt and human rights today – 18 October

Public meeting – Egypt and human rights Hosted by the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers 6.30pm, Thursday 18 October University of Law, 14 Store Street, London,WC1E 7DE https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/597575750639614/ Dr Taher Mukhtar, activist in the Egyptian Doctors’ Union and former political prisoner Anne Alexander, Egypt Solidarity Initiative and co-editor, Middle East Solidarity magazine Anyone who speaks…

Haitham Mohamedain freed pending further investigations

Labour lawyer and activist Haitham Mohamedain has been freed from jail in Egypt, after a judge ruled that he should no longer be held in pre-trial detention. Alongside several co-defendants he was facing charges related to alleged membership of a terrorist organisation, and incitement to protest over the rise of fares on the Cairo Metro.…

Analysis: How Sisi’s real-estate salesmen are luring UK universities to Egypt

In this analysis article from Middle East Solidarity magazine, issue 9, Anne Alexander investigates how Egypt’s military dictatorship is hoping to entice UK universities to invest in its grandiose building projects. Meanwhile academics are challenging university managers’ bid to cosy up to a regime which systematically represses human rights and academic freedoms, reports Leon Rocha…

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 9 – out now

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 9 available from October 2018 Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to buy from Bookmarks bookshop for £3 or can be downloaded as a pdf [MESM_9_FINAL_lowres]. Contact Bookmarks if you would like to make a bulk order for your trade union branch (discounts available). Cover story Resisting the Kingdom of…

Middle East Solidarity magazine – issue 8 available now

Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to buy from Bookmarks bookshop for £3 or can be downloaded as a pdf [MESM 8 FINAL_lowres]. Contact Bookmarks if you would like to make a bulk order for your trade union branch (discounts available). Cover story Jerusalem: whose capital? Miriam Scharf debunks claims of 3,000 years of “Jewish…