Egypt has the opportunity to pioneer a new path in the Islamic struggle, the struggle for justice, the struggle for accountable and responsive government. The whole world needs this new model of confrontation against the global power structure.
We need to understand that multinationals are not merely funding the coup, they are employing it.
The State today is subordinate to private global corporate power, and that is the case even in countries that appear to have democratic systems. Therefore, the goal shouldn’t be simply to get rid of the coup, but rather to create mechanisms to democratize corporate power. And this is entirely feasible.
This will require a two pronged strategy of disruption to their operations on one hand, and issuing socioeconomic demands on the other. The organized political parties need to also focus on developing practical alternatives to the neoliberal program.
Business has transparent priorities and is reliably responsive to whatever impacts profit and efficency. In fact, if pursuing a policy leads to a loss in share values, the company is legally obligated to abandon that policy. We have a much greater chance of influencing business than of influencing any government which business controls.