Hundreds rally in protest at Sisi visit

Hundreds joined lively protests last week against the visit of Egyptian president Abdelfattah al-Sisi to the UK. Cameron’s red carpet welcome for Egypt’s military dictator sparked two days of demonstrations on 4 and 5 November, uniting trade unionists, arms trade campaigners, students and Egyptian activists in opposition to the visit. Student activists kicked off the…

Argentinian activists launch drive for solidarity with #Egyprisoners

Activists from Tendencia Piquetera Revolucionaria (TPR) in Argentina launched a drive for solidarity with #Egyprisoners last week. On Tuesday June 23, Lucas Malaspina and Christian Armenteros, leaders of the TPR handed in copies of the Egypt Solidarity Initiative statement in solidarity with political prisoners and against death sentences to the Egyptian Embassy in Buenos Aires.…

Korean trade union confederation and media workers’ union join protest for #Egyprisoners

Jong Kim reports from Seoul On 19 June, 18 organisations that represent the Korean movement, including the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), National Union of Mediaworkers and Workers’ Solidarity, organized a protest near Egyptian embassy in Seoul. About 20 people demonstrated against El-Sisi regime’s repression on political prisoners. We had speeches and shouted Korean…

Korean activists call solidarity protest for #Egyprisoners

Activists in Korea are mobilising for a protest at the Egyptian embassy this Friday as part of a series of international solidarity actions for political prisoners and against repression, disappearances and executions. We spoke to Jong Kim, one of the protest organisers, about the goals of the demonstration. Who is organising the demonstration? At the…

Solidarity actions planned in UK, Canada and USA on 20-21 June

Activists in London, Ottowa, Montreal and New York are planning protests on 20-21 June as part of international days of action in solidarity with political prisoners in Egypt. Here’s what you can do to get involved on the day and afterwards to build the campaign. Stop repression of protests – Free political prisoners – No…