Picture: Hossam el-Hamalawy

Book launch event: ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’

Join author Jack Shenker and guest speakers Maha Abdelrahman (University of Cambridge) and Sameh Naguib (SOAS), to mark the release of The Egyptians: A Radical Story and discuss revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt, five years on from when the anti-Mubarak uprising began. Hosted by Egypt Solidarity Initiative and SOAS Unison Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 7pm Djam…

Showing of ‘The Square’ sparks solidarity in York

On 25 March 2015, and as part of York Human Rights Film Festival, organized by Center for Applied Human Rights and York Human Rights City Network, a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary The Square was held, followed by discussion with Egyptian human rights activist Sherif Azer. The event was followed by solidarity group photos…

Timetable now online for Arab Revolutions conference

The provisional programme for our conference, ‘The Arab Uprisings Four Years On – Revolution, Repression and Resistance’ is now available online. Read more about the event, download a copy of the timetable, and book online here. Speakers confirmed for the event include: Owen Jones | Sarah Waldron | Ali Abdulemam | Maryam al-Khawaja | Gilbert Achcar…

Trade unionists, journalists and academics condemn confiscation of Egyptian activists’ assets

Film-maker Ken Loach, Irish civil rights activist and journalist Eamonn McCann, the Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes and leading academics from Oxford, Cambridge, London and other UK universities yesterday signed a statement condemning the latest moves by Egypt’s military regime to clamp down on opposition activists. Published in The Guardian’s print edition this…