Journalists and activists join protest for Al Jazeera staff

About 30 people showed up to the #FreeAJStaff protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London yesterday on the one year anniversary of the arrest and incarceration in Cairo of Al-Jazeera English journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed. International media figures, National Union of Journalist members, and human rights workers were there calling for…

Egypt solidarity activists link up with Palestine protests

Activists building international solidarity with political detainees in Egypt joined protests against the Israeli attack on Gaza in London and Vienna with leaflets, petitions and banners stressing the need to connect the struggle for liberation in both countries. An incredible 30,000 anti-war protesters took to the streets on Sunday in Vienna in the face of…

Founding statement

‘Where is democracy?’ Egyptians have struggled courageously for their freedoms – now they ask if gains of the 2011 revolution are to be dismissed with a new wave of repression. Egypt Solidarity calls urgently for support of those under assault from a regime hostile to human rights and social justice. Army leader Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has…