From the Editors
Bassem Abo Alabass
Thousands of people in the Upper Egypt governorate of Qena infuriated as ex-members of the now-defunct National Democratic Party of Hosni Mubarak suspiciously make it to the runoffs. Around ten thousand people blocked railways and the Aswan-Cairo highway in the Upper Egyptian City of Nagaa-Hammadi, Qena, late on Friday, to protest the results of the ongoing parliamentary elections in their constituency. Enraged demonstrations broke out after Abdel-Rehim Al-Ghoul, a former ...Keep Reading »
Six polling stations temporarily shut in Luxor governorate following gunfight; troops contain situation and voting resumes amid heavy security presence. A gunfight prompted the temporary closure of six polling stations in the Upper Egyptian town of Esna, located in the Luxor governorate, during the first day of parliamentary election runoffs on Monday. Members of the El-Holail and El-Taraki families exchanged gunfire in El-Zonika village in Esna due to an unknown ...Keep Reading »
Bassem Abo Alabass writes from Ahram Online.
Zionism ... has over its history shifted from expropriation of the native Palestinians ... to their exploitation as a cheap labor force ... to their exclusion and marginalization. Any class struggle in Israel, which ignored this oppressive relationship would be, inevitably, a false one.click | email | tweet