Libertarian Socialist Movement
Our statement regarding 30th of June
Tamarod and the call for June 30
Since nearly two years ago, people went down to the streets with millions opposing the former toppled pres. Mubarak, in a scene that shocked the whole society since this movement was spontaneous, and anti-politics one. This enormous wave struck the aged, rotten political elite, the people felt for once they have the power to achieve something, rather than the reformist demands that kept repeating for ages by the elite and liberals, even the islamists .
When the people broke the endless circle of opposing the system from within the system, which was impossible to fix it since the main pillar of it was the corruption — like all systems around the world-, the corruption we are referring to is the only one the capitalists create, the one is based on exploiting the masses, impoverishing population for the sake of slaving them, controlling their life, those masses who went to shout three words -no more — “bread, freedom, social justice”, that was not for too long, till the SCAF show up with their “democratic” plan, which was aimed to end-up the people’s uprising, which begin with sarcastic play to end with another one, starting from the constitutional referendum, and end with Morsi the so called “revolutionary president”.
And since the first moment of SCAF ruling Egypt, they just work as hard as they can get, just for one aim, the aim of concluding the most radical youth to their “democracy project”, which is consist of sets of procedures that one must follow to demand the change, a civilized one, a sets start with youth political parties and ends with one on T.V screens, and so they did, but that comes with a price, to show full loyalty for the current system, to oppose it as they show you, to act as if you want to change it, but never, to doubt its existence.
But they were wrong, what was a successful plan, ends up badly in the parliamentary elections, the system they wanted to preserve and change it’s face, is no longer be trusted by the people, the masses have learned the lesson, at least this time, they understand that no one can be trusted except the streets, and their power, as organized, conscious masses.
So, by the mid and end of 2011 they occupied what they left before again, workers rose up demanding what was called by the state media “factional demands” in one of the biggest strike wave to hit the nation since decades , military administration was unable to liquidate this revolutionary spirit into a political action so that the system ensures that it keeps its rules but in an acceptable way than in the past, and the presidential elections came to witness less participation from the lower classes and the people in General.
And after that the gap between the “democratic process” and the masses of the people continue to expand. And the political elites, political Islam and liberal elites stood there unable to exchange the people demand to take down the regime which they wanted to take down two years ago hope a new alternative, the blood of the masses continue to bleed in the streets, to see after that the Constitution-making process which proves that the so called — democratic process — is the first step on the road to dictatorship.
In the political arena the political elites tried to find solutions to control the masses, between political speeches in coalitions and the money paid to finance youth campaigns which those old political elites huddled behind who are fearful of that the public would be able to organize themselves and find an alternative to get rid of those elites, who are part of the regime to put down revolutionary movements to ensure system stability. to show up a movement calling for so called –rebellion- under the name of “ Tamarod “ to bear in mind the demands of political elites “reforms” blared out in the opposed media as their demands restricted into “to take down the head of the system, which is morsi” who is not in fact the cause of the problem, the cause of the original problem is the old regime which the political elites are part of, it’s the system that did not fall on 28 January, and that everyone is keen not to take it down because of their own interests.
Tamarod campaign reflects the demands of the conflicting political elites who are working so hard to convince the public that they are working hard to improve their economic and social Conditions, but if we looked at the performance of these elites since the 28th of March two years ago, they called upon to prevent the masses from coming down to streets and to stop protesting, after the military administration came as the last card for the system to protect itself, We will find that those elites are the ones who called to go through the process of democracy hoping to get gains, but they failed to do so, and thus they rise up now after the success the Muslim Brotherhood in controlling the parts of the State and exclusion the rest of the political forces which led to congestion and conflicting between the liberal elites and the political Islam elites, and to restore the liberal elites power again, they supported Tamarod campaign in view of the demands for reform which are suitable for this parasitic class, they supported it by the media and also by their headquarters until Tamarod turned into reformist movement looking for roots within the society to liquefy the revolutionary spirit of the masses for political gains by elites under a comic called democracy.
The danger of Tamarod is that it is trying hard to convince the public that the problem is really not in the system that grow on exploitation but convince them that the problem is in the head of the system which is incorrect, since the difference between the head of the system before the revolution and after is
only nominal but the exploitative repressive policies remain the same and keep all the social and economic conditions as well, Tamarod is merely a political comedy will not vary from the other tries to politicize the revolution, the elites have no objection to current or previous policy of the system, but the only objection is that they want to become part of the system, want to become part of the power, they look at the revolution as a political gain, they do not see it as a popular movement that wants to destroy the current system so that the public could build an alternative, for more equality , justice and more revolutionary.
And now, after June 30, now stand on the result of this so called “revolution” that claimed that it’s a complement of 25 of January uprising — which in fact was on 28 January, but the revolution enemies refuse to admit it — we can stand on the results of 30 June where we can see now fully military coup and most noteworthy that it was not only a military coup but an attempt to produce a system that died in January 25.
And we are now witnessing the return of the police state in the protection of the military coup, which opened its arms to all members of society — not only as promoted against Islamists — and seeing muzzle to the mouths of the opponents of the current regime with the help of the army and the police forces, and also arresting citizens who been accused of insulting “Sisi”, and the military junta permit the police to arrest citizens wherever they may be, seizing their right to mobility to be able to perform it’s excessive repressive authority, And that wasn’t enough to them, there were also unarmed citizens being shot because of breaking the curfew to impose the new law that the ones who break our laws will be a victim of violence and State terrorism.
And even after sisi tried to covering the coup by a liberal civil coverage whether by appointment of President adley Mansour, a former President of the Constitutional Court, the head of his Cabinet of Liberals Hazem El-Beblawi, which is in fact one of the supporters of the inheritance and also Minister of transport who stained his hands with the blood of Egyptians in particular railway disasters in 2001 and Kamal aboueita — yellow union — who heads the Union of independent labor unions that been established with the assistance of the State and its goal was to penetrate the The labor movement and maintain it and Adel Labib , generals , the Minister of finance and other businessmen who grow up in the years of mubarak , And now sisi is trying to appease foreign powers that this coup is in their favor, and now sisi has lost the ability to hide the coup when he came out to ask the people to complete the — revolution — of June 30 and to give him a mandate to bloodshed and to use power against all and especially that he felt at that moment that the capsizing has no popularity anymore so he wanted to create a case of Terrorism to win people’s support to State terrorism, and of course with the help of Tamarod movement which called to support the army and after what Tamarod did that it mobilized the — revolution — of the old regime, now they are mobilizing for the military after its role in control and maintain the people rage against the system to limit it and to direct it only to the head of the system — morsi — not the whole regime and to direct the people rage in favor of a particular stream and now the results of the mass movement into the streets are gained by liberals and the military.
And after the features of Liberal Government have been formed, which returned to the same old way of thinking before January 2011 and the back of security services to work after they stopped — for a while — and return to nature relations with the businessmen of the old regime who also worked on reconciliation with Morsi regime after vigorous attempts succeeded and failed, but after the return of the old regime completely with a new format and same persons, there is no need now for reconciliation, they are the ones who are in charge.
The muslim brotherhood’s way of dealing with the people did not differ from the predecessors Systems, and this is what we expected as long as the power is a tool for the Suppression of the masses and not to preserve their rights, where the basic guarantee for the arrival of the brothers to take the authority is to continue to service the capitalists, and eliminate the revolution in many ways oppressive authoritarianism that ranged from imprisonment of workers and students to the collective abduction or killing under the protection of the collective military and police, And this is what the brotherhood worked on during a full year of their rule and earlier after the 28th of January, but the conflict on power between elites that grown under Mubarak ruling, and conservative Muslim elites, with taking in mind that their economic ideas –capitalism- is the common factor between those elites, the brotherhood has been ousted from power. The road paved to those Mubarak’s elites to take the power again. And don’t forget the brotherhood and their ascent to power was under the supervision of the military Council that felt it’s necessary that the brotherhood take the power to be able to control the crowds of people who occupied the streets and fields, and now the old political elites are in a collaboration with strong liberal and national elites to mobilize supporters of the bourgeois class and the middle class now the presence of the brotherhood in the image is marginal, and so the Muslim Brotherhood was their sacrifice in the midst of a power conflict in that ridiculous game called Revolution of June 30.
But we see it as it is now clear that the regime wants to keep the Islamists in its opponents, to dissolve the lines between the claimers of social and economic rights and the ones who just want a chair inside the system, and becoming the opposition within the framework of the State and the existing system. And now after a wave of counter-revolution that managed to return to power, we must note that the Muslim Brotherhood also did not give the people any of the their demands not the social, the economic and political demands, like the deposed regime of Mubarak, and proved that the army is a key element in the equation of Egyptian politics that in it move all parties that ensure all time not the demands of the society rather than to achieve economic stability, especially that the army owns more than 30 percent of the Egyptian economy and without stability it’s not possible for the Businessmen with military ranks to gain their huge profits in peace, and proved that the army always intervenes when they feel danger to the stability of the State which is linked directly to the political and economic gains that allow it to control the State under the authority of any faction, because that faction will ascend to power only with the supervision of the military.
The revolution will not become in one day a movement for politicians from various parties to ensure for themselves a part of authority or power, that the revolution is ongoing mobility will not extinguish until the demands of the masses achieved, the revolution is the enemy of every politician, and is the enemy of every military, every businessman, every cleric, the revolution is not and will not be controlled by anyone, so tamarod like any other various campaigns that used to liquefy the revolutionary spirit, will become at the end a ridicules joke for the masses who are calling for taking down the regime, , yes the Muslim Brotherhood are enemies of revolution but the enemies of the revolution also are those who trying hard to extinguish and put limits to it, the revolution is the enemy of every system, the revolution is the enemy of every politician, an enemy of every authority, even if the bourgeois succeeded to take down the Muslim Brotherhood and to come up with a new President. The revolution will stand against him; the revolution is against the regime and not against individuals or persons.