Sunday, January 30, 2011

Revolution in Egypt- Solidarity from Aotearoa


YOUTUBE VIDEO from Billy Hania:



People of Auckland-New Zealand show Solidarity
and Support for the People's Revolution in Egypt 29 Jan 2011

Short Protest and speeches by Ahmed Moharram, Billy Hania - PHRC, and Mohamed Hassan, Ending with protest and the Song Biladi Biladi




People of Auckland-New Zealand show Solidarity
and Support for the People's Revolution in Egypt 29 Jan 2011

Short Protest and speeches by Kieth Locke of the Green Party, Joe Carolan of Socialist Aotearoa, Mike Treen of Unite Union, Hela Rahman of SJP, and John Minto of Global Peace and Justice.

Photos of Auckland Solidarity protests HERE

AUCKLAND:


The people of Egypt are not stopping, coming out day after day to demand change. We cannot stop either.

So Saturday Feb 5th at Aotea Square in Auckland we will gather a second time and show our support for the brave souls out on the Egyptian streets protesting relentlessly for their freedom.

Please pass this onto your friends and family. We want large numbers this time around.

Wear red or black, and bring along your flags (from any and all identities)

Invite your friends to the Facebook Page HERE

See you there!

Viva la Revolucion!

WELLINGTON:

Comrades in Wellington also organising a protest for Saturday
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167374143308440

Time
Sat 05 February · 12:00 - 15:00

LocationMidlands park, Lambton Quay, Wellington


Solidarity with the Egyptian people supporting their struggle for democracy.
We will start outside the vodafone building midlands park and make our way past parliament to the US embassy. Bring placards, signs and banners :)

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets calling for President Mubarak to step down after his 30 year autocratic rule.

...The protesters have been met with extreme violence as Mubarak orders the police and the military to quell the street protests. Some have been killed and many more injured. Still he refuses to listen to his people.

Mubarak has ordered a complete shutdown of the internet in Egypt in order to stop protesters communicating with each other and the outside world thus leaving them unprotected.
Vodafone are blaming the internet blackout on “problems” with their service, refusing to acknowledge their total and utter compliance and therefore support of a corrupt, violent and undemocratic regime.

The USA has issued statements in the unrest in Egypt but has stopped short of actually taking any action to improve the situation or state that Mubarak step down due to Mubarak being a close ally of the US administration.

Supported by Unite union and Socialist Aotearoa.





pictures of the Revolution here-
http://australiansforpalestine.com/37590

Egyptian Revolution LIVE CHAT here
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_197632883584519

2 comments:

maps said...

Good stuff Joe. I haven't been able to view the videos of the protest here (slow computer and all that), but I was wondering whether you'd raised the presence of twenty-odd New Zealand troops in Sinai as part of the Multinational Force and Observers as an issue.

The MFO was founded in 1981 to oversee the implementation of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty; it operates outside the jurisdiction of the UN, because some Arab members of that body opposed its establishment. The force, which numbers about 1,700, patrols the area quite close to the Gaza Strip and helps enforce the effective siege of Gaza. With large numbers of Egyptians opposed to the blockading of Gaza and to Mubarak's cosy relations with Israel, a case can surely be made against Kiwi invovlement with the MFO.

maps said...

Good stuff Joseph. I haven't been able to view the videos here (slow computer and all that), but I was wondering whether you'd raised the presence of twenty-odd New Zealand troops in Sinai as part of the Multinational Force and Observers as an issue.

The MFO was founded in 1981 to oversee the implementation of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty; it operates outside the jurisdiction of the UN, because Arab members of that body opposed its establishment. The force, which numbers about 1,700 patrols the area quite close to the Gaza Strip and helps enforce the effective siege of Gaza. With large numbers of Egyptians opposed to the blockading of Gaza and to Mubarak's cosy relations with Israel a case can surely be made against Kiwi invovlement with the MFO.