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Stalinism and the Egyptian anti colonial struggle

6:15am Fri 07 Apr
melbourne

About this session

The succesful popular revolt against British rule in Egypt inspired many subsequent anti colonial movements. While working class people played a significant role in the movement the post colonial regime didn't represent the aspirations of workers. This talk will explore the politics of the Communist Party of Egypt, their attitude to Nasser and what this meant for Egyptian workers.

Recommended Reading

Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam and the Egyptian Working Classby Joel Beinin and Zachary Lockmanin Princeton University Press
The Rise and Experience of Egyptian Communism 1919- 1952, Studies in Comparative Communism
No. 1 (Spring 1985)by pp. 49-66 (18 pages)"in Selma Botman
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