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Occupy Oakland Demo in Solidarity with Cairo
Date Tuesday November 22
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th & Broadway, Downtown Oakland
Event Type Protest
Last minute solidarity demo organized by members of Occupy Oakland in response to calls from Egyptian comrades for an international day of action to support the Egyptian people in their continued revolution. The past days have seen intense clashes in and around Tahrir square that have left dozens dead in confrontations with security forces of the current military government (SCAF – Supreme Council of the Armed Forces). The people of Egypt continue to struggle for freedom and once again we must stand with them as they have stood by Oakland.

Tuesday November 22
4:00 pm at Oscar Grant Plaza 14th & Broadway, Downtown Oakland

Letter to the Occupy Movement from comrades in Cairo

Previous Statement from Occupy Oakland in Solidarity with Egypt
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 22nd, 2011 8:07 AM

We are in the midst of a decisive battle in the face of a potentially terminal crackdown. Over the past 72 hours the army has launched a ceaseless assault on revolutionaries in Tahrir Square and squares across Egypt. Over 2000 of us have been injured. More than 30 of us have been murdered. Just in Cairo alone. In the last 48 hours.

But the revolutionaries keep coming. Hundreds of thousands are in Tahrir and in other squares across the country. We are facing down their gas, cudgels, shotguns and machine-gun fire. The army and police attack again and again, but we are holding the lines, holding them back. The dead and wounded are carried away on foot or motorbikes and others take their place.

The violence will escalate – for WE WILL NOT MOVE. The junta does not want to give up its power. We want the junta gone.

The future of the revolution hangs in the balance; those of us in the square are ready to die for freedom and social justice. The butchers attacking us are willing to kill us to stay in control.

This is not about elections or a constitution, neither of which will change the authoritarianism and violence coming down around us. Neither is this is about a so-called “transition” to democracy that has seen the consolidation of a military junta and the betrayal of the revolution by political forces. This is about a revolution, a complete revolution. The people demand the fall of the regime, and will stop at nothing short of that to achieve their freedom.

Foreign governments are paying lip-service to ‘human rights’ while they deal with the junta, shaking hands and legitimizing them with empty rhetoric. The US is still sending $1.2 billion in military aid to the Egyptian military. The army and police rely on tear gas, bullets and weapons from abroad. No doubt their stock has been replenished by US and other governments over the last nine months. Stock will run low again.

We ask you to take action:

· Occupy / shut-down Egyptian embassies worldwide. Now they represent the junta ; reclaim them for the Egyptian people.

· Shut down the arms dealers. Do not let them make it, ship it.

· Shut down the part of your government dealing with the Egyptian junta.

The revolution continues, because we have no other choice.

From Tahrir Square / 22 November / 09:00 am

Mosireen, Comrades from Cairo, Defend the Revolution


· A photograph of US-Made tear gas canisters, featuring the address of the manufacturer, Combined Tactical Systems, in Jamestown, Pennsylvania

· Video of Egyptian army soldiers dumping the bodies of the murdered into trash piles

Please email us defendtherevolution [at] with details, so we can share them here in Tahrir
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