For all these reasons we are not assured of the competency of the Military Council, its ability to run the country in this transitional phase, or its effective management of future challenges our country will face over the next decades.
The Party of the Popular Socialist Alliance
On 25 January 2011, the Egyptian youth began a noble revolution that formed a turning point in our history and, indeed, in the history of the world. Over the course of several days, the youth’s spark expanded and transformed into an overwhelming popular revolution in which millions of the Egyptian people’s sons and daughters participated alongside its proletarian masses, granting it a massive momentum and the energy of a struggle that grew even stronger thanks to the youths at its forefront.
Like Mubarak’s government, most resources for the budget come from the people’s pocket, the Suez Canal, petrol, the taxes which the public sector or employees pay, and the sales tax that the citizen pays while there’s a little bit of participation from the private sector.
The Party of the Popular Socialist Alliance, Press Release Concerning the Current Events, 29 June 2011
The Party of the Popular Socialist Alliance condemns the assault carried out by the Central Security Forces and members of the secret police on a peaceful gathering in front of the Balloon Theater and then the Ministry of Interior yesterday. The martyrs’ families and their supporters organized this gathering in order to protest the relaxed nature of and delay in the trials of those who killed revolutionaries. The use of tear-gas, rubber bullets, and shotgun shells to strike the protesters marks a return to the repressive styles of the police prior to January 28th and led to the injury of a large number of the protestors – including some members of our party. Furthermore, it forced the protestors to respond in kind to that brutal display of force.
The Party of the Popular Socialist Alliance is closely following the various negative and dangerous signs that call to mind some of the practices of the Mubarak regime: opening live fire on those demonstrating in memory of the forcible occupation of Palestine in front of the embassy of the Zionist enemy… unknown parties opening fire and throwing Molotov Cocktails in Maspiro, attacking those protesting against the criminal acts carried out against the churches of Egypt…