This article discusses the methods of organization taken prior to the bread strike in 2008.
The general strike against low wages and rising prices was called by the country’s largest state-owned textile factory, Mahalla al-Kobra.
The article also discusses the reactions by the government after the strike warning was issued. (striking is illegal without permit in Egypt)
“The ministry’s agencies will take the necessary and immediate firm measures against any attempt to demonstrate, block traffic, or hinder public services – or inciting any of these acts.”
Articles like this are vital in fully understanding the political and economic atmosphere in Egypt prior to the current revolution. It is also vital to gaining insight into the desires of the Egyptian people.