Egyptian Marxist Reveals Long Term Activism Behind Revolution

On March 13th, 2011 – Egyptian journalist, blogger and Marxist activist, Gigi Ibrahim, addressed a Socialist Workers Party forum in London on the background of the Egyptian revolution.

We in the West were sold the idea that the revolution was spontaneous and largely initiated through internet activism.

Ibrahim dispels that myth from 1.47 to 2.20.

The Western media especially…and especially the American media, focused so much on calling it an internet revolution….it undermines completely the struggle…they’re calling it a spontaneous revolution…that just started on January the 25th, but the reality is, this revolution has been a long time coming. For years and years and decades… But especially since 2,000, with the second Palestinian intifada….”

Ibrahim goes on to outline the role her comrades played in the events of 2010 and 2011. Just like their counterparts are doing in Western Europe and the US right now!


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4 thoughts on “Egyptian Marxist Reveals Long Term Activism Behind Revolution

  1. Of course the revolution was long in the words.

    If you had opportunity to check the passports of known international Marxist/leftist activists in recent years, you’d likely find quite a few with Egyptian stamp marks.

  2. Just heard the first three minutes — will listen to the rest as soon as I can. But I don’t know if Gigi has really studied her history lessons. Why is she so happy to address others as “comrades”? Revolution, I suspect, can be a heady feeling, but has she really no idea what socialism and Communism breeds? It’s evil. Godless. Moral relativism is inherent in Marx. And there is the oligarchical and totalitarian — with a ruling elite helping to establish it (often to be replaced after the “transition”).

    But she certainly establishes what most of us realized — that this has been in the planning for a long time.

    And socialists & Communists have usurped and twisted the word “democracy” so much that I am beginning to grit my teeth when I hear that word coming from them.

    Trevor, your work is a beacon of light. We’re struggling to make ends meet, but your work is so vital — we will make another contribution as soon as we can.

    God Bless.

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