We have to give clear guideline in our analysis based on the objective situation and our understanding of the experiences of the international class struggle. In a very good analytical article about the situation of Egypt, published here yesterday, once again the central slogan for masses considering the objective situation is missing.
The unprecedented events in Egypt during the past few days have caught US imperialism unprepared. Having poured $1.3bn a year into propping up the Mubarak regime US imperialism has finally realised that the time has come to find an alternative for continuing its long-term interests of exploiting and oppressing the Egyptian masses and preserving the rule of reactionary regimes in the region.
The self-immolation of a young vegetable vendor was the spark that ignited a popular revolt against Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s vicious dictatorship. While the vicious dictator who ruled Tunisia for 23 years has now fled, his regime has survived almost intact.