Egypt presidential elections and the continuation of the military coup d’état!

As I am writing these lines, the second round of the presidential elections between the candidate Shafiq, considered by all as the representative of the old regime and the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, and the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhoods Morsi is happening and elections polls are opened throughout Egypt. At 2.30 pm on … Continue reading

السعودية: مظاهرات في قلب الثورة المضادة   اذار 18, 2012 -نشر في شهدت السعودية عدة تظاهرات مهمة في مناطق مختلفة من البلاد خلال الأسابيع القليلة الماضية. المظاهرات والتحركات الشعبية، التي بدأت منذ سنة هناك، لم تحظ بالتغطية الإعلامية اللازمة سواء من الإعلام الإقليمي والدولي، والقمع لم تدنه الحكومات الغربية. آلاف من الطالبات في الجامعات السعودية قاطعن الصفوف للاحتجاج ضد الخدمات … Continue reading

حماس وفتح أو الصراع من أجل السلطة

                                                                                                             2012 … Continue reading

Tunisia and Al Nahda movement

This is the second article of a series on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) movement in the Middle East and North Africa region ( Please check the first article to understand the context in which this paper is written. Again I would like to precise before starting this article that this analysis is focusing on a … Continue reading

Hamas and Fatah’s agreement: struggling for Palestine?

Fatah and Hamas may have agreed to form a new unity government, but their overriding interest is still to maintain their own power, not to defend the Palestinian people. In February this year, Fatah and Hamas signed an agreement in Doha, Qatar, to form a new unity government composed of ‘independent personalities’ and led by … Continue reading

The Muslim Brotherhoods: force of change and enemy of the imperialist west?

One year after the beginning of the revolutions, which are still ongoing, in the Middle East and North Africa, the victory of the elections by Islamists in Tunisia and Egypt, as well as in Morocco, have cooled a number of observers and supporters of the revolutionary processes in the region. They now speak of the … Continue reading

Les Frères Musulmans, ennemis des intérêts de l’Occident impérialiste?

La victoire des Frères Musulmans (FM) en Tunisie (Al Nahda) et en Egypte (Parti de la justice et de la liberté), aux premières élections législatives libres un an après le début des processus révolutionnaires au Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord, ont refroidi un certain nombre d’observateurs, d’observatrices et de partisan·e·s de ces révolutions. On en vient … Continue reading

Egypt: SCAF face defeat; the Brotherhood face a crisis

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has to be overthrown and the Muslim Brotherhoods are no longer welcome in Tahrir. The streets of Cairo are full of protesters two days after the first anniversary of the beginning of the revolution of the 25th of January. Demonstrators organized marches from different areas of Cairo all converging … Continue reading

Egypt: parliament and revolution

Joseph Daher and John Rees report from Cairo as the new Egyptian parliament is sworn in.  Article also available on Counterfire ( The newly elected Egyptian parliament met for the first time yesterday. What does it mean for the revolutionary process in Egypt? The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has ruled Egypt since … Continue reading

La lutte continue!

Article publié dans le journal SolidaritéS 13 janvier 2012 (Genève, Les mouvements populaires au Moyen Orient et en Afrique du Nord continuent à se mobiliser pour faire avancer le processus révolutionnaire face aux tentatives des régimes en place de se maintenir par la répression et/ou des réformes superficielles, avec l’aide des impérialistes et de leurs … Continue reading