The attacks against the masses who gathered on the squares in Egypt in defiance of the military coup have turned into a massacre. Hundreds of people who took to the squares against the fascist military coup are killed, thousands are injured during the attack. And while these brutal attacks continue with all its barbarism, state of emergency was declared in many cities in Egypt.
As the deepening contradictions in Egypt are not being resolved, they have put the country in a more complex situation. As is known, the people of Egypt now more impoverishing and suffering from more repression have toppled the Hosni Mubarak regime with the rebellion started two years ago. However the spontaneous peoples uprising lacked revolutionary leadership and the Egyptian army attempting to control the uprising, supervised the elections and the Muhammed Mursi administration came to power. As it is its nature, also this administration in its core continued the rule of the previous administration. Upon this the masses have risen again.
Following this uprising the army was once more activated to prevent the growing popular opposition to flow into a revolutionary stream. With this aim, the coup on behalf of the Supreme Military Council was committed and the leadership was seized. Muhammed Mursi was arrested on 3rd July. As a result the narrow minded organization Muslim Brotherhood have lead the masses within their influence spheres to demonstrations. The backward segments in the government will use doctrines based on religion and nationalism on the poor layers of the people for their own gain. In fact, this is what the Muslim Brotherhood Movement (Muslim Brotherhood) is doing.
This coup in Egypt is not independent from the imperialists. In fact, the coup by the Supreme Military Council was made with the directives of the US. The current situation is clearly reflecting this. Following this the US imperialist has not been able to conceal the support they have given the coup in Egypt. Therefore the intervention was not even called a coup, and a declaration that they will continue with the annual financial aid was issued. Although the EU and US imperialists have “condemned” the junta’s attacks, massacring hundreds of people, this was merely to justify themselves. Despite these condemnations the role they played in this massacre cannot be camouflaged. On the contrary, they have played a determining role in the coup and the massacre of the masses.
The Egyptian army committed a coup to protect the existing order, to suppress the popular opposition and to restore its damaged position. The opposing part of the population was brutally attacked and a savage massacre was carried out. During these attacks hundreds were killed and thousands were injured.
As ATIK we condemn this brutal massacre, extend our condolences to the families of those deceased and wish those injured a speedy recovery. We call upon the democratic public not to remain silent against this massacre and to take a stand against this crime against humanity.
WE CONDEMN THE MASSACRE AGAINST THE PEOPLE IN EGYPT!
DOWN WITH THE FASCIST MILITARY COUP!
DOWN WITH IMPERIALISM AND REACTION OF ALL KINDS!