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Hossam el-Hamalawy is a journalist and labour activist from Cairo.

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Revolution is a process, and it's far from over

27 February, 2019

Comment: Counter-revolution may have taken hold across much of the region, but the uprising in Sudan shows the revolutionary flame will never go out, writes Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Egypt's dirty war (part II): Surveillance for all

01 February, 2019

Comment: Sisi's brutal crackdown off and online uses the 'War on terror' to justify violence, and has instilled a climate of fear among the population, writes Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Egypt's dirty war (part I): Baptised in blood

01 February, 2019

Comment: Since 2013, Egypt's Sisi has conducted a 'war on dissent' through an extreme form of militarised policing, writes Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Jail deaths and kangaroo courts: another week in Egypt

27 February, 2015

Comment: Egyptian citizens leave police stations in body bags, while Mubarak regime figures leave court with their freedom. This is Egypt today, says Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Egypt’s 'golden age of unity'

06 February, 2015

In less than ten years, Egypt’s judges have gone from icons of democracy to the counterrevolution‘s aggressive hounds. It is, boasts Egypt’s new regime, a golden age of unity… between the judges, police and army.

Egypt's hidden history of dissent

25 January, 2015

The 25 January 2011 revolution is the product of a long process of dissent accumulation over decades in Egypt led by workers and students, argues Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Textile workers' strike stirs discontent in Sisi's Egypt

16 January, 2015

Mahalla is a hotbed of industrial unrest, but the latest strike comes at a time when a crackdown on dissent has weakened street protests.

Torture Inc.

11 December, 2014

The US Senate’s recent report into CIA practices has not exposed anything new. Nor should it be forgotten that these methods did not arise after 9/11, but over a century of colonial wars around the world.

In a time of hysteria, blame must go around

27 November, 2014

Egyptian authorities have reacted in predictably knee-jerk reaction to an Islamist call for a day of protests. But Islamist leaders cannot escape blame for Egypt’s parlous situation.

Egypt's tide will turn, and we must be ready

25 November, 2014

Sisi's regime has strangled protest and dissent, but revolutionaries must consolidate what they have left to prepare for an inevitable change in the tide.

Why Sisi fears Gaza

13 November, 2014

Anti-Gazan hysteria in Egypt's media is rooted in regime fear that Palestinian example proves contagious. The counter-revolution and anti-Palestinian sentiment go hand-in-hand.

Hossam el-Hamalawy
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Hossam el-Hamalawy is a journalist and labour activist from Cairo.

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