30 Jan 2011
GEORGE GALLOWAY EGYPTIAN UPRISING MEETING IN LONDON
WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY 7PM
SOLIDARITY WITH THE EGYPTIAN UPRISING
CONWAY HALL, RED LION SQUARE, LONDON WC1R 4RL
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: George Galloway, Dina Makram - Ebeid, John Rees, Bernard Regan
Egypt has been a cornerstone of the US "war on terror" and America's strategy for dominating the Middle East. Not for nothing is Egypt second only to Israel in the amount of US aid it receives, including $1.3 billion a year for the security forces alone - the same forces who have killed dozens of protesters inthe last few days and injured hundreds more.
President Mubarak has made Egypt a US client state for decades. If his tyranny is overthrown the implications are momentous. As one commentator noted, "Every Egyptian knows today that the United States government is not a friend of Egypt, it is a friend and ally of the Mubarak regime — a regime that does not represent the Egyptian people. Democracy isnot the United State's gift to the world and it will not be acquired underAmerican tutelage. Real democrats don't bankroll dictatorships."
As well as expressing solidarity with the uprising for democracy in Egypt, Stop the War's public meeting on Wednesday 2 February will discuss the implications for the anti-war movement. For updates see Stop the War.