Friday, 25 February 2011

SOAS event with Ahdaf Soueif & Glbert Achcar

SOAS Palestine Society


The Egyptian Students Association at the University of London


Marching towards Tahrir: Revolutionary momentum from Sidi Bouzid to Benghazi

Conversation and analysis with Ahdaf Soueif and Gilbert Achcar

Chaired by

Nadje Al-Ali

Professor of Gender Studies

Chair, Centre For Gender Studies (SOAS)

Ahdaf Soueif is an Egyptian short story writer, novelist and political and cultural commentator. Her novels include: ‘The Map of Love’ and ‘In the Eye of the Sun’. Ahdaf was present in Cairo during the Jan 25 Revolution.

Gilbert Achar is a Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS. His research interests and publication topics include: politics and development economics of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, empire theory and the unfolding of US hegemony globally and in the “broader Middle East”, social change and social theory.

Monday the 28th of February 2010 at 6pm

Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

Solidarity with the Arab People: demonstrate, London

Demonstrate Friday 25 February : Assemble 3.30pm
Bahrain Embassy, 30 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB
March via the Libyan Embassy to Downing Street

Supported by: Libya Watch for Human Rights • British Libyan Solidarity Campaign • Yemeni Human Rights Watch • Egypt Liberation Initiative • Bahraini Freedom Movement • Stop the War Coalition • Palestine Solidarity Campaign • British Muslim Initiative

International Women's Day: Women of the Revolution

On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day we celebrate the bravery of women activists and discuss what's next for their human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
Venue: Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
Date:Tue 08 Mar 2011

More info:

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

LSE students occupy in solidarity with Libyan uprising

22 February
Students at LSE have occupied the Senior Common Room in protest at LSE's continued links with the Gaddafi regime. They are demanding that LSE condemns the brutal crackdown on protests, returns money donated by the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation. Saif-al-Islam, Colonel Gaddafi's son, is an alumnus of LSE. 

Rush messages of support to

Cambridge teach-in: From Tunisia to Egypt and beyond

Speakers: Maha Abdel-Rahman (Development Studies), Anne Alexander (CRASSH), Glen Rangwala (POLIS), Dina Makram-Ebeid (LSE) and others tbc. Film, slideshow and music from the Egyptian revolution

Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge 2-4pm, Wednesday 23 February

This event will create an open space to discuss the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and the growing number of protests in other countries across the Middle East. You can hear firsthand accounts of the uprising in Cairo and join the debate about what the overthrow of Ben Ali and Mubarak means for the region and the wider world. We will also discuss organising in solidarity with those fighting for democracy and social justice in the Middle East.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

UEA Norwich flashmob for the MidEast

Assemble at the centre of the square at UEA, on Weds. 23rd at 1.30pm, for a brief flashmob in solidarity with the people of the Middle East who are rising up.
Bring your mobile phone, obviously! ;-) :-)

Organised by C'llr. Dr. Rupert Read, rupertread AT

Events in Aberdeen

1) February 15: "Egypt's Revolution", Hosted by the Arab House Society, King's College, Room KCF22, 6pm

2) February 22nd: "Palestine, with reflections from the Arab Uprisings", Debating Society, Taylor Building, Room C11, 7pm

3) March 2nd: "Democracy, Development and the causes of the Arab Revolutions", Hosted by the Politics and International Relations Society as part of International Development Week, Taylor Building, Room A21, 6pm

4) March 22nd: "Resisting Berlusconi's Italy: Lessons from the Arab Uprisings", Hosted by the Italian Society, Taylor Building, Room C11, 5pm

Rally in solidarity with the Libyan uprising in Manchester

Outside the BBC on Oxford Rd
12-2pm Sunday 20th Feb
5-7pm every day next week from Mon 20th Feb

Solidarity appeal from the independent Egyptian Property Tax Collectors'

'We brought the workers onto the streets and the regime cracked'

When I spoke in London two years ago, I said 'in Egypt the workers'
movement is opening the door of freedom.' Now we have seen that come
Mubarak going has opened the door to trade union freedom here. And we
support freedom around the world.

For so many years we were doing it on our own, fighting against a police

state, and all the official trade unions were tools of the government.
we'll have free trade unions, free opinion and free political parties.
we went out to the workers, that was the turning point in this
We went to the factories and offices and told people the truth. We
the workers onto the streets and the regime cracked.

We want to thank you for your solidarity. We learnt from your struggles.
still need your support. We're not talking about money, but about
solidarity. Above all we want to learn together, to exchange ideas to
our common struggle.

Tarek Mustafa, National Treasurer, RETAU
Cairo 11 February 2011

Rush messages of support to:

Teach-in, From Tunisia to Tahrir

This event is organised as part of national solidarity with the Egyptian revolution on UK campuses

The Egyptian Revolution .. and Beyond

An event hosted by the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW)

The University of Manchester

Thursday 24 February 2011

1.00 – 5.30pm

Simon Building (Simon 2.39)


Session 1: 1-2pm

"Personal Accounts and the Role of the Youth Movement in the Egyptian Revolution" - Speakers: Hoda Elsadda, Katan Alder, Tom Brook

Session 2: 2-3pm 

"Links between the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and What's Next" - Speaker: John Rees

3-3.30: Tea & Coffee Break

Session 3: 3.30-4.30pm

"The Influence of the Labour Movement in the Egyptian Revolution" - Speaker: Dalia Mostafa 

Session 4: 4.30-5.30pm

"Can the Revolution Spread Across the Middle East?" Speaker: TBC

Egypt's Revolution and Beyond

As part of 'Solidarity with the Egyptian Revolution on UK Campuses'

Roundtable discussion, 21 Feb 2011, 6pm, at Warwick University, main campus, Room MS.04

Nicola Pratt, Associate Professor of the International Politics of the Middle East: Background to the revolution and its implications for the Middle East region

Hazem Azmy, Theatre and Performance Studies: Theatre and Identity in Egypt since 9/11 and personal reflections on the Egyptian revolution

Salma Belaala, Marie Curie Fellow, CRER: Will Algeria and Libya follow Egypt?

Jan Aart Scholte, Professor of Politics and International Studies: International dimensions of Egypt's Transformation

All welcome.