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Global day of action for Egypt – Saturday 12 February

from http://www.indymedia.org.uk

Stand in solidarity with the people of Egypt and the wider Middle East and North Africa in their demands for an end to repression, for their freedom, their basic human rights, and immediate democratic reform.

And stand in defiance against all those who try to suppress the growing movement of people standing up for their rights, and for decent work, facing down injustice and offering hope for a better world.

Egyptian Workers have long been repressed under three decades of President Hosni Mubarak’s autocratic rule, suffering from worsening unemployment, particularly among the youth, and the denial of their basic rights at work,

But with the uprising, they are throwing off the yoke of the state-controlled trade union movement, by recently declaring a new and independent national trade union centre.

Stand in solidarity with this new union movement in its calls for democracy, and social and economic justice for the Egyptian people.

Join the global day of action spearheaded by Amnesty International and the International Trade Union Confederation, this Saturday, 12 February 2011 in Trafalgar Square from 12 noon to 2pm.

After the protest it is likely that protests will take place against Vodafone stores in the area because of its role in assisting the regime – first by cutting off Internet access and then allowing pro-Mubarak SMS messages to be sent to everyone on its network.

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