On January 25, 2011, in the context of the "Arab Spring", the first of a series of waves of unrest broke out in Cairo. In the course of this unrest, the dictatorial president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was deposed und replaced by a military regime. The latter then ceded power to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and the President Mohammed Mursi after they won elections. They, too, were unable to hold on to power for very long: a second wave of unrest led the military to oust him as well. Last Sunday was the fourth anniversary of the beginning of this chain of events with Egypt once again ruled by generals.
In the Spring of 2011 several Friends of the Classless society conducted an interview with Jano Charbel, an Egyptian anarcho-syndicalist who spoke about class composition, Islamists, unions, gender relations and feminism and the prospects of the struggle in Egypt.
Then, in November the Friends of the Classless Society published their own analysis of the events surrounding the "Arab Spring" titled "The Arab Spring in the Autumn of capital". In 2012, a postscript describing what had happened in the meantime was added to this text.
On the occasion of this anniversary, we now publish another interview. This discussion with Philip Rizk, a filmmaker and writer from Cairo, took place in the Fall of last year. In it, he discusses recent developments.