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Will Democracy Movement Challenge Military After Mubarak | The Real News

“… The key point is that Mubarak was just the tip of an iceberg, the key base of which was the army, and the army is still in command,” Gilbert Achcar, professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. His many books include The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives.

“People have been focused on the political institutions, and that’s normal, but one key problem in Egypt is the lack of an autonomous organization of the working class because of decades of dictatorship and state-controlled unionism … A real democracy needs a civil society where the working class is organized and able to exert pressure and fight for their demands.”

Watch the whole interview with Achcar: Will Democracy Movement Challenge Military After Mubarak | The Real News.

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