Solidarity message from Egyptian socialists

March 2, 2011

The Revolutionary Socialists of Egypt faced years of repression under Hosni Mubarak's dictatorship, but were able to continue organizing for democracy and labor rights. They played an role in organizing the first demonstrations on January 25 that sparked the uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak. Here, the organization sends a message of solidarity to socialists organizing in the U.S.

Dear Comrades,

Thank you for holding meetings and rallies to support the popular revolution in Egypt. Thank you also for holding rallies to support our brothers and sisters in revolt around the Arab world.

Our revolution has just started. We got rid of the head of the snake Mubarak, but the road is long in the fight for social justice and a society run by working people. But already, the workers of Egypt have started this great struggle.

We aim to play our role in strengthening every workers' strike and protest. We hope to help initiate a Workers Party to represent our class politically in this revolutionary time.

We gain inspiration from your struggles and the struggles of workers in Wisconsin. We wish you success and victory there.

Comrades, we want you to know that we are not only fighting for the deepening and victory of revolution in Egypt. We have no doubt that our revolution's future is inextricably tied to the struggles of all Arab workers.

Comrades, for over 10 years, millions around the world hoped a to see the implementation of the slogan "Another world is possible." We humbly say that the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions have finally taken the first major steps in that direction. The people in Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Bahrain are writing the second chapter in this new book.

Masses of protesters filling Cairo's Tahrir Square
Masses of protesters filling Cairo's Tahrir Square (Hossam el-Hamalawy)

But we also understand that our revolution will live or die by its ability to build international struggle and solidarity against Zionism and imperialism. And therefore, comrades, we urge you to remain steadfast and build your struggles in the United States--and very crucially build a revolutionary socialist alternative.

We learned here as Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt over the years of struggles and repression that the road is long and hard. But the events of the last few weeks confirmed to us what we always believed in: the revolutionary potentials of workers and the oppressed masses is a fact of life under capitalism. We never lost sight of that in our big and many small struggles.

Comrades, we never lost sight of the revolutionary potential of workers, from Madison to Tunis to Cairo to Basra. We never wavered in our efforts to build much needed revolutionary organizations. Yes, another world is possible. Revolution makes it possible!

Greetings and solidarity,
Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt

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