WHY EGYPT MATTERS:IMPORTANT REPORT BACK FROM EGYPT
U.S. Lawyers and Activists Return from National Lawyers Guild Fact-Finding Mission to Egypt
Join us for: An updated analysis on one of the most important people’s movements of our time.
Followed by: A Strategy Session: Building a Global Solidarity Movement
Speakers: Hoda Mitwally, Coalition to Defend the Egyptian Revolution
NLG Delegation members Suzanne Adely, Lamis Deek and Michael Letwin
Ali Issa, War Resisters League, Occupy Wall Street – Global Justice
Tuesday July 10th, 7:00pm, 33 West 14th St., Manhattan
¬†¬†¬†¬† U.S. activists, lawyers, and scholars recently took part in a fact-finding mission to Egypt aimed at studying Egypt’s ongoing revolution, investigating the role and responsibility of the U.S. government and corporations in human rights abuses against the Egyptian people, and documenting the ways in which more than thirty years of U.S. military and economic intervention has violated Egypt’s popular sovereignty and locked the country in a web of international debt. Please join us for an important report back and strategy session discussing future solidarity work.
¬†¬†¬†¬† Recent decrees reinforcing the power of the military regime, escalations in violence against protesters, increased arbitrary detentions, military trials, and further restrictions on worker’s rights to organize, all indicate that the Egyptian revolution is under threat. The U.S. government and corporations have played and continue to play a pivotal role in maintaining a repressive regime in Egypt.
Now more than ever, it is vital that we in the United States hold the U.S. government alongside corporations accountable for their complicity in the crimes committed by Egypt’s repressive regime.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In every way, Egypt’s fight is our fight. Egyptians are the 99%, fighting for social, political and economic justice. The same 1% that arms the Egyptian dictatorship commits systematic violence in this country against the Occupy movement; antiwar and solidarity activists; and Arabs, Muslims, and other communities of color.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† We ask you to join us in mobilizing to defend our Egyptian brothers and sisters as we build towards a long-term, international campaign to defend their revolution and the global revolution for dignity, freedom and social justice.
Sponsored by: Coalition to Defend the Egyptian Revolution — NYC,¬†National Lawyers Guild-International Committee
Endorsed by: OWS Global Justice Working Group, Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression, Desis Rising Up and Moving, Labor for Palestine, NYC Labor Against the War, United National Antiwar Coalition-NYC, International Socialist Organization, International Action Center, Socialist Action, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
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