Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Egypt protesters give two lists of demands

1. The public trial of all officers involved in the killing of the martyrs of the Egyptian Revolution.
2. Quick and public trial of the Mubarak family and the symbols of corruption of the former regime.
3. Annulment of all rulings by military courts against civilians and referring them civil courts and bringing a complete end military trials of civilians.
4. Revoking the anti-strikes and anti-demonstrations law.
5. Limiting the authorities of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and increasing the authorities of the government in applying its policies, including its right to reshuffle ministers and governors.
6. Repealing the new state budget and drawing up a new budget favouring the poor, and following a public debate.

1. Ending the military trial of civilians and referring all those tried by military tribunals to civil courts.
2. Revoking the anti-strike law, the new party law and the new parliamentary law as going against the revolution’s demands.
3. Dedicating special courts to the trial of those responsible for the killing of the martyrs of the revolution, and for cases of economic and political corruption and for the trial of the Mubarak family and its regime.
4. Giving martyrs’ families and the injured their full rights.
5. Recovering all the nation’s stolen money inside and outside the country.
6. Appointing a civil minister of interior.
7. Restructuring the Ministry of Interior, firing and trying police officers involved in torture, and establishing full judicial supervision over the ministry.
8. Dismantling Egypt’s General Workers Union for being a tool of the former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).
9. Setting a new state budget that included a LE1200 minimum wage, a maximum wage that does not exceed 15 times the minimum wage, and linking wages with prices.
10. Cleansing the Council of Ministers and all state institutions, including its media and banks, of corrupt former regime figures.
11. Banning former NDP members from running for election for two consecutive parliamentary rounds.