Protest actions have been called around Australia and the world to show support for the Egyptian Revolution. Actions occurred on the weekend of 29th-30th of January in Melbourne - reports 1, 2, Youtube video ; Sydney report, Youtube video. Actions also occurred in many cities around the world. Protests have again happened around Australia on the 4th February in Brisbane and Melbourne and on the 5th in Sydney
It would be great if anyone who attends any of the upcoming events could post an account to Australian Indymedia after the event.
Image in article by Nicholas Brennan
Upcoming Solidarity Actions
Friday, February 11 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm
top of Queen St mall (outside Casino)
Rally: Saturday February 12, 11am
The following call to action was published by the Group Direct Action via Facebook
Why you should join the protests:
The people of Egypt are fighting for a new society. They are saying no more to dictatorship; no more to poverty. They are standing strong in the face of repression. In the past week over 150 peaceful protesters have been killed by the police and over 4000 injured. Yet the people continue to stand defiant. When Mubarak sent in fighter jets to scare people by flying low over the main centre of protest in Cairo, the tens of thousands of people in Liberation Square did not even flinch.
The people of Egypt will not go back to the days of fear. They will stand and fight until they win their demand: an end to the Mubarak regime. The Mubarak regime has been a crucial ally for the US and apartheid Israel. It has been the second greatest recipient of US military aid - to the tune of $1.5 billion a year (second only to Israel).
The victory of the Egyptian people will be a victory against US imperialism - a victory against wars and occupations; a victory against the brutal repression of the Palestinian people; a victory against the poverty inflicted upon the majority of the world’s population; a victory against the unending quest for profits that is destroying the very planet we live on.
The people of Egypt are fighting for us. Their struggle is our struggle and their victory will affect us all. We must do our part to help bring that victory closer.
The solidarity being shown around the world reminds the people on the streets of Egypt that they are not alone - that the people of the world are with them. Our protests will pressure the Australian government to withdraw their support for the dictatorship and allow the people of Egypt to decide their own future.
Join the protest. Share the information. Tell your friends why this struggle matters. Don’t think for a moment that what you do doesn’t matter - it is millions of acts of solidarity and political action that are making up the people’s movements that are now toppling dictatorships that once seemed untouchable. People’s power works and your solidarity matters very much.