Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: Workers and the Egyptian Revolution by Anne Alexander and Mostafa Bassiouny
Accounts of the Arab Spring often focus on the role of youth coalitions, the use of social media, and the tactics of the Tahrir Square occupation. This authoritative and original book argues that collective action by organized workers played a fundamental role in the Egyptian revolution, which erupted after years of strikes and social protests.
Drawing on the authors' decade-long experience of reporting on and researching the Egyptian labor movement, the book provides the first in-depth account of the emergence of independent trade unions and workers' militancy during Mubarak's last years in power, and and their destabilizing impact on the post-revolutionary regimes.
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