The power of the Egyptian people has been felt around the world. In only 18 days they have forced the brutal and hated president, Hosni Mubarak, to resign. The dormant masses awoke, rose to their feet, and brought the strongest dictatorship in the Middle East to its knees, transforming Egypt into a beacon of hope for ordinary people everywhere.
They have heroically stood up to 30 years of oppression, 30 years of exploitation, torture, censorship and injustice. All of their fear and hopelessness, frustration and quite desperation simply washed away. It is a tremendous victory not only for the Egyptian workers and poor masses, but for all the exploited and oppressed peoples across the globe.
The Egyptian people's voice is clear. They want a free and democratic society where basic human needs and rights are guaranteed. The revolution should bring shame to all those who demonized the Arab people as incapable of democratic aspirations. The democratic revolution has begun and we must give our full support to ensure that their gains can be consolidated and advanced.
The Egyptian people are an inspiration to all of us who want to see a world free of exploitation, discrimination, poverty, oppression and war. They have shown it is possible. They give us new hope to begin the struggle to overthrow the whole rotten system of global capitalism. It is a bold first step. But this is only the beginning.
Now it is time for all of us in the U.S. to get organized too. We in Socialist Alternative would like to enthusiastically invite our friends and supporters to join our movement today. Socialist Alternative politically supports the Committee for a Worker's International (CWI), an international organization which has groups in nearly 40 countries around the world actively building the struggles of workers and youth while advocating for mass action and a fundamental transformation of society.
You can also make a tremendous contribution by giving a donation today. The best form of solidarity with revolutionary movements in the Middle East is to build movements for fundamental change here in the “belly of the beast”. If ever there was a time to get active and fight for a better future that time is now! So join us, join Socialist Alternative and the movement for a socialist world.
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