Revolution in Egypt

Millions of Egyptians celebrate as Hosni Mubarak is toppled

The downfall of the dictator Hosni Mubarak has changed history, not only in Egypt, but across the region and the world. The masses of Egyptian people proved they were stronger than the violence of Mubarak's police state--and they have given inspiration to a wave of revolt sweeping the Arab world. Now Egypt's revolution faces new questions about assuring its victories so far--and how to win further change. Here, SocialistWorker.org collects our top features about Egypt and the revolution in the Middle East.

Next Steps in the Revolution

The ultras and the revolution

The shock of the Port Said soccer massacre hasn't produced fear, but has brought a revolutionary impatience back to life.

Resistance to the crackdown

Egypt's military rulers have escalated a deadly crackdown against those standing up for democracy and justice--but the revolution has not been silenced.

The Egyptian army's iron fist

Egypt's military has carried out a horrific attack on demonstrators protesting the generals' continued hold on power.

The struggle to come in Egypt

After a week of the biggest demonstrations since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's military wants to use elections to justify its continued rule.

A revolution back in the streets

Four days of mass demonstrations have shaken Egypt's military rulers--and signal the renewal of the revolutionary movement.

The spring of the revolution

Egypt's process of social and human transformation that began with the uprising against Hosni Mubarak is continuing and taking up new questions.

The making of the revolution

SocialistWorker.org contributor Mostafa Omar reported from Egypt on the downfall of Mubarak and the new era that followed.

Scenes from a revolution

An eyewitness to the Egyptian revolution reports on the celebration of Hosni Mubarak's downfall--and looks ahead to the struggles to come.

Egypt's spreading strikes

Strikes and workers' actions are continuing across Egypt in defiance of attempts by the military rulers to stop the revolution from going further.

The struggle that lies ahead

Egypt's new rulers hope they can slow down and contain the demand for radical change, but workers and the poor are continuing to mobilize.

The revolution in perspective

The downfall of a dictator

The people of Egypt have changed the course of history in the Middle East and beyond by toppling the hated dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Achievements of the revolution

A process of change is taking place in Egypt that doesn't end with Hosni Mubarak, but it can't be underestimated how much has changed already.

A longing for democracy

A socialist expert on the Middle East looks at the backdrop to the unfolding Egyptian revolt--and the political forces involved.

Ousting more than Mubarak

The anti-democratic character of the Egyptian regime isn't accidental--it's the political form of capitalism in Egypt.

Egypt and the U.S. Empire

Trying to rein in the revolution

Barack Obama promises to promote peace and democracy in the Middle East, but U.S. policy is aimed at limiting and rolling back real change.

U.S. support for a dictator

With massive demonstrations expected on Friday, Egypt's dictator Hosni Mubarak still clings to power--thanks in large part to the U.S. government.

Imperial hypocrisies

What the course of the revolution in Egypt exposed is that the supposed U.S. commitment to values like democracy and freedom is highly selective.

International Socialist Review editor Ahmed Shawki's reports to SocialistWorker.org from Cairo are an amazing document of the ebb and flow of Egypt's uprising against Mubarak from day to day--the story of a revolution in the making.

Socialists in Egypt

Answering the state's attack

Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists respond to a propaganda campaign aimed at whipping up a hysteria against them.

Egypt's revolution continues

An Egyptian socialist discusses the next phase of the struggle after the elections and the mass protests that came before.

Making a revolution permanent

The struggle to end dictatorship in Egypt cannot be completed without a struggle against the causes of political repression and tyranny.

Socialists and Egypt's uprising

A member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt talks about what led to the revolution that toppled Mubarak--and what lies ahead for the struggle.

Message from Egypt's socialists

Egyptian socialists send solidarity greetings to socialists in the U.S.--and the message that another world is possible.

Egypt's labor movement

The cauldron of the revolt

In the sprawling factories of Mahalla el-Kubra, an industrial town a few hours north of Cairo, lies what many say is the heart of the Egyptian revolution.

Egypt's new labor movement

An Egyptian labor researcher and activist discusses the struggle to build a fighting labor movement independent of the government-controlled unions.

Revolt has been in the air

An Egyptian journalist and left-wing activist explains why the uprising against the Mubarak regime is far from a surprise.

Revolt in the Arab world

Shock waves from a revolution

The dizzying momentum of the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions is ricocheting around the Middle East--and upsetting a U.S.-led system of domination.

Winds of change for Palestine

Egypt's revolution opens the door for democracy and human liberation throughout the region--but especially for Palestine.

Tunisia and the global crisis

The voices of revolt are growing louder, echoing across Algeria, Jordan and beyond in a wave of popular protest linked to the world economic crisis.

The return of revolution

The uprisings against dictators in Egypt and Tunisia have put the word "revolution" on the lips of people around the world.