Sunday, 13 February 2011

The significance of the Egyptian revolution

An excellent new article by John Rees, who is currently in Cairo, begins:

'The self-activity of working people is at the heart of every revolution. The greater the self-activity, the greater the revolution. The greater the self-activity in one phase of the revolution, the greater its resources to deal with the challenges of the next phase.

So let’s not hurry on too quickly, as some left commentators do, to the ‘inevitability’ of this or that ‘bourgeois settlement’, ‘betrayal of the revolution’ and so on. Let’s stay awhile with the revolution’s immediate past and present and assess this critical resource...'

Also see 'Inside the Egyptian Revolution'


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