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Kamal el-Fayoumi

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Kamal el-Fayoumi
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Kamal el-Fayoumi
Bornكمال الفيومي
🏳️ NationalityEgyptian
💼 Occupation
2008 Egyptian general strike
🏛️ Political partyWorkers Democratic Party

Kamal el-Fayoumi (Egyptian Arabic: كمال الفيومي‎, IPA: [kæˈmæːl elfæjˈjuːmi]) is an Egyptian socialist and workers' rights activist.[1]

Kamal El-Fayoumi has a long experience of a worker's life. He spent thirty years of his life working in textile industery and in 2008 he decided to unite the workers. [2]

He is a member of the Workers Democratic Party.[3] He is possibly[vague] best known for his role as one of the leaders of the Egyptian general strike in 2008,[4] when three strike leaders were arrested following anti-Mubarak regime riots. The three were later released from detention and given back their jobs, which was seen as a key victory for the El-Mahalla El-Kubra textile workers.[5] Socialist and blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy called el-Fayoumi a "working class hero".[4] El-Fayoumi also participated in the Egyptian revolution in 2011 as one of the leaders of workers who went on strike.[6] After Mubarak's departure as President, el-Fayoumi declared: "All of us, as workers, said that the revolution began on February 11 when Mubarak left. When the head of the old regime stepped down, it was just the start of the revolution."[3]

See also[edit]

  • Sameh Naguib
  • Kamal Khalil


  1. John Ehab (2010-09-21). "Hundreds of protesters stage anti-Mubarak rally in downtown Cairo". El-Masry El-Youm. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
  2. Kamal El-Fayoumi speaks about demands, challenges and fears of Egypt's workers
  3. 3.0 3.1 Simon Hanna (2010-05-02). "Egypt's Workers Keep the Revolution Alive". MRZine. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hossam el-Hamalawy (2009-12-18). "A working class hero". 3arabawy. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  5. "Egyptian strike leaders are released". Socialist Worker. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  6. Marwa Hussein (2008-02-16). "Egypt's Mahalla workers strike, bring demands to the military". Ahram Online. Retrieved 2011-05-24.

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