[Marxism] Egypt revolutionary groups issue two statements from Tahrir listing demands
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Egypt revolutionary groups issue two statements from Tahrir listing demands
Various groups participating in the sit-in at Tahrir Square issue separate statements expressing similar demandsSalma Shukrallah , Sunday 10 Jul 2011
Statements were issued by a coalition of different parties (statement 1) and by the "National Council, its constituent groups, as well as the Federation of Independent Trade Unions" (statement 2)
The demands presented the National Council and the Independent Trade Unions include:Ending the military trial of civilians and referring all those tried by military tribunals to civil courts.Revoking the anti-strike law, the new party law and the new parliamentary law as going against the revolution’s demands.Dedicating special courts to the trial of those responsible for the killing of the martyrs of the revolution, and for cases of economic and political corruption and for the trial of the Mubarak family and its regime.Giving martyrs’ families and the injured their full rights.Recovering all the nation’s stolen money inside and outside the country.Appointing a civil minister of interior.Restructuring the Ministry of Interior, firing and trying police officers involved in torture, and establishing full judicial supervision over the ministry.Dismantling Egypt’s General Workers Union for being a tool of the former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).Setting a new state budget that included a LE1200 minimum wage, a maximum wage that does not exceed 15 times the minimum wage, and linking wages with prices.Cleansing the Council of Ministers and all state institutions, including its media and banks, of corrupt former regime figures.Banning former NDP members from running for election for two consecutive parliamentary rounds.
While the second statement included several more demands, there appeared to be a general consensus on what the sit-in is calling for.
The trial of police officers responsible for the killing of the martyrs of the revolution, the trial of corrupt ex-regime figures and their expulsion from all governmental posts, the trial of the Mubaraks, ending military trials of civilians, drawing up a new state budget and revoking the anti-strike law seem to be agreed upon by all.Consensus over these demands is reflected in the slogans and banners raised in Tahrir Square." written by Salma Shukrallah
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