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Anne Alexander

The Strike Wave and the Crisis of the Egyptian State

[Egyptian teachers on a national demonstration outside parliament in Cairo on 10 September 2011. Photo Credit: Anne Alexander.]

The explosion of huge protests across Egypt in the final week before the first round of the parliamentary elections on 28th and 29th November, demanding the rapid transfer of power from the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), brought into the open millions of Egyptians’ growing anger with the military leaders who have governed the country since February. The uprising followed weeks of rising tensions between revolutionary activists and the military. The ...

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Anne Alexander

Anne Alexander is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. She writes regularly for International Socialism Journal on the Middle East and is working on a co-authored book on the Egyptian labour movement with Mostafa Bassiouny. She is a founder member of the MENA Solidarity Network which organises trade union solidarity with the workers' movement in the Middle East.