Forwarded from: swp.org.uk
08 February 2011
Forwarded Event Alert: UK – Egypt & the uprising in the Middle East
Tariq Ali, Judith Or
Friends Meeting House
Wednesday, 9 February 2011 – 7:00pm
Egypt is in turmoil and the revolt that began in Tunisia threatens to spread much wider.
But this time it is a country of over 80 million rather than 10 million, and Egypt is the linchpin of US policy in the Arab world.
The whole world is watching – the workers and oppressed in jubiliation, while the dictators and their friends in the West are trembling.
Come and hear analysis and eyewitness reports from the extraordinary movement unfurling across the region.
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