Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Egyptian Islamists Join Call for General Strike
"Egyptian Islamists Join Call for General Strike" (Reuters, 29 April 2008). With the Muslim Brotherhood actively participating, this strike is likely to be larger than the 6 April 2008 strike that tried to generalize the Mahalla textile workers' strike. The general strike is to take place on 4 May, the 80th birthday of Hosni Mubarak. 4 May also happens to be my birthday as well. If Muslim Brothers, socialists, liberals, and others can unite and make the strike really big, it will be a great international birthday gift for me.