E59-60: The Bread Intifada

Double podcast episode on the 1977 Bread Intifada, in which hundreds of thousands of working-class Egyptians rose up against the government’s termination of food subsidies. We speak to Egyptian journalist and revolutionary socialist, Hossam el-Hamalawy, about the uprising, the decade of worker-student militancy leading up to it, and its relevance today.

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Help us fund a free people’s history web app

Since 2014, Working Class History has been building a fact-checked archive of stories about events in people’s history, which now contains nearly 4000 stories. We have also been mapping exact physical locations of events, and collating sources. We need your help to be able to turn this currently-private archive into a powerful, interactive, accessible and easy-to-use website available to all.

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