Happy 1 May

I was woken up this morning by a madrigal group singing the month of May in outside my window. Only in bloody Cambridge.

The momentum towards tomorrow’s 2 May demonstration in Cairo continues to build, with activists preparing for arrests and violence. Here is a nice explanation of what it’s all about. The Administrative Court in Egypt ruled in March that a new minimum wage must be set to reflect the higher cost of living – the current minimum wage in Egypt is LE35 a month which works out at £5. This ruling has not yet been enforced. The campaign is for a decent, living monthly wage. Here’s Amnesty International in solidarity. Insha’allah the 1 May spirit will be with them on the 2nd.

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