Dual Revolutions: A Discussion on Egypt's Labor Movements and Their Influence on the Continuing Revolution

  • 1501 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

With Hossam el-Hamalawy, Timothy Mitchell, Gigi Ibrahim, and Nada Matta. 

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The conventional version of Egypt's revolution promoted by the mainstream media goes as follows: the Egyptian people won a Facebook revolution that lasted just eighteen days. According to the US press, opposition leaders like expatriate Mohamed Elbaradei, members of the youth movement and "bloggers," like Google executive Wael Ghonim, have been the leaders of this movement. Finally, the revolution is effectively over and Egypt is smoothly transitioning to democracy. 

This panel will analyze the present situation of the labor movements in Egypt and how they will affect the outcome of the revolution, while placing them into the historical context of Egypt.