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 Tahrir Square on July 29 2011 during the Friday of unity.

Tahrir Square on July 29 2011 during the Friday of unity. Photo: Ahmed Abd El-Fatah / Wikimedia Commons / cropped original image / licensed under CC 2.0, linked at bottom of article

Ten years from the ousting of Mubarak by the Egyptian people, John Rees gives an eyewitness account of the revolution and the lessons to be learned

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John Rees

John Rees

John Rees is a writer, broadcaster and activist, and is one of the organisers of the People’s Assembly. His books include ‘The Algebra of Revolution’, ‘Imperialism and Resistance’, ‘Timelines, A Political History of the Modern World’, ‘The People Demand, A Short History of the Arab Revolutions’ (with Joseph Daher), ‘A People’s History of London’ (with Lindsey German) and The Leveller Revolution. He is co-founder of the Stop the War Coalition.

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