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The Brotherhood was overthrown to deepen the revolution, not to support the regime

Thursday 25th July 2013

Not in our name! The Brotherhood was overthrown to deepen the revolution, not to support the regime.
 

http://revsoc.me/statement/sqt-lkhwn-ltmyq-lthwr-l-ltdym-lnzm-ln-nfwwd
 

25 July 2013

Whatever crimes the Brotherhood has committed against the people and against the Copts in defence of its power in the name of religion, we do not give Al-Sisi our authority. We will not go into the streets on Friday offering a blank cheque to commit massacres. If Al-Sisi has the legal means to do what he wants, why is he calling people into the streets? What he wants is a popular referendum on assuming the role of Caesar and the law will not deter him.

Yes, the Brotherhood caused the masses to suffer during the period of their rule, and today we see the return of terrorist acts in Sinai, Al-Arish, and attacks against the people living in Maniyal and al-Nahda. Yet the Army does not need “permission” to deal with terrorist ...

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Freedom is in the hands of the people, and not of the military

Tuesday 9th July 2013

Declaration from the Revolutionary Socialists, Egypt
9 July 2013
http://revsoc.me/statement/lhry-byd-lns-msh-blskr-wlhrs‪

Freedom is in the hands of the people, and not of the military and the guards
 

Greetings to the millions of Egyptians who overthrew Morsi with their heroic mobilisation, and stood firm their protests and defended themselves for the past two weeks. This confirms that the January revolution remains vigorous and capable of imposing its will on its enemies.

Once again the army has intervened, massacring dozens and injuring hundreds of Islamists as it broke up the sit-in outside the Republican Guards headquarters. Today the army is using terrible violence to repress the Islamists. Despite the crimes of the Brotherhood, at the incitement of their leaders, we cannot delight in this massacre. In the past the military has committed the same treachery against the revolutionaries who were fighting to complete the revolution in face of opposition from Tantawi, Anan, their Military Council and the Brotherhood ...

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