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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:11 PM
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Egyptian Workers Unions Send Video Message of Solidarity to Wisconsin Workers!
February 20th, 2011

'We Stand With You as You Stood With Us':
Statement to Workers of Wisconsin by Kamal Abbas of Egypt's Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services


About Kamal Abbas and the Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services:

Kamal Abbas is General Coordinator of the CTUWS, an umbrella advocacy organization for independent unions in Egypt. The CTUWS, which was awarded the 1999 French Republic's Human Rights Prize, suffered repeated harassment and attack by the Mubarak regime, and played a leading role in its overthrow. Abbas, who witnessed friends killed by the regime during the 1989 Helwan steel strike and was himself arrested and threatened numerous times, has received extensive international recognition for his union and civil society leadership.

English translation follows, below:


KAMAL ABBAS: I am speaking to you from a place very close to Tahrir Square in Cairo, "Liberation Square", which was the heart of the Revolution in Egypt. This is the place were many of our youth paid with their lives and blood in the struggle for our just rights.

From this place, I want you to know that we stand with you as you stood with us.

I want you to know that no power can challenge the will of the people when they believe in their rights. When they raise their voices loud and clear and struggle against exploitation.

No one believed that our revolution could succeed against the strongest dictatorship in the region. But in 18 days the revolution achieved the victory of the people. When the working class of Egypt joined the revolution on 9 and 10 February, the dictatorship was doomed and the victory of the people became inevitable.

We want you to know that we stand on your side. Stand firm and don't waiver. Don't give up on your rights. Victory always belongs to the people who stand firm and demand their just rights.

We and all the people of the world stand on your side and give you our full support.

As our just struggle for freedom, democracy and justice succeeded, your struggle will succeed. Victory belongs to you when you stand firm and remain steadfast in demanding your just rights.

We support you. we support the struggle of the peoples of Libya, Bahrain and Algeria, who are fighting for their just rights and falling martyrs in the face of the autocratic regimes. The peoples are determined to succeed no matter the sacrifices and they will be victorious.

Today is the day of the American workers. We salute you American workers! You will be victorious. Victory belongs to all the people of the world, who are fighting against exploitation, and for their just rights.

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The above is a public statement of support and therefore is not copyrighted material. BBI

Watch the video statement at:

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/must-read/statement-k...




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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:13 PM
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1. Glenn Beck is right! Union workers are members of the Islamic Brotherhood seeking to impose Sharia;
:sarcasm:
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:28 PM
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4. i tried using that picture for my avatar but the one i found was too big.
it doesn't matter what anyone does or says..... somehow it will be proof to the loons who listen to what the nutjob says that somehow we are trying to take something away from them.
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:33 PM
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5. I sent a PM
You should be able to copy/paste the image URL into your sig line :)
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:50 PM
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6. thank you so much!!
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:15 PM
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2. We need to take this country back
from elitists, from Wall Street, from mercenaries that control our government to the benefit of other nations.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:17 PM
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3. 'We Stand With You as You Stood With Us':
omg, thats so beautiful. :cry:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:50 PM
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7. yes
something in my eye AGAIN

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:54 PM
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10. Ha! I was just thinking the same thing! Those Egyptians are
sending us WAVES of emotion! :grouphug: I don't think I've had an entire dry-eyed day since they took to the streets.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:51 PM
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8. Wow. Another moving, inspirational message from those glorious
people of Egypt. We all owe them our deepest gratitude. They showed us it CAN be done, and they showed us how to do it.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:53 PM
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9. recommend
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Orlandodem Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:55 PM
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11. Workers of the World, UNITE!!!!
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 09:08 PM
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13. A little international labor solidarity. It's just the beginning.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 09:58 AM
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17. Yes. n/t
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 06:57 PM
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12. awesome! (nt)
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 09:14 PM
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14. Beautiful!
Thank you, Egyptian labor :loveya: and BBI!
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 09:46 AM
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15. .
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 09:53 AM
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16. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Better Believe It.
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