This latest video from the Mosireen collective compares the protests of 30 June 2013 with those of January 2011 in Egypt, and asks: were the events of 30 June a revolutionary wave or a military coup? It begins by discussing the way in which former president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood formed an alliance with the Egyptian military in order to gain power. The Brotherhood were keen to be in control of government, while the military were happy to be relieved of this responsibility, while keeping their economic privileges intact.
The video discusses the reasons for the failings of the Morsi administration at length. It tells this story through the words of Leila Marzuq, mother of Khalid Said, the revered martyr of police abuse under ousted president Hosni Mubarak in 2010. The video features footage of the funerals of several young Egyptians in the opposition to Morsi who lost their lives at the hands of police or Brotherhood militia violence.
The video is also strongly critical of the Egyptian military, declaring: "just as the army exploited 11 February (the day of Mubarak stepped down), they are trying to exploit 30 June." It asserts that the military has convinced many demonstrators that credit for Morsi`s ouster was down to its own intervention, and not their mass mobilization. It warns against the growing popularity of the army among the population, and concludes that the new challenge - confronting the military - now awaits.
According to Mosireen, Egyptians should draw strength in this battle from the revolutionary struggles ongoing in Brazil, Turkey, Greece, Chile, and Spain. In all these places, people are confronting their states' repression, and turning to the street instead of the ballot box to express their demands.