"The success of the strike moves in Egypt and Lebanon would not have been possible without an event unimaginable until two years ago : Hizbollah's victory in the war against Israel. From the very moment that the Arab peoples, from Morocco to Iraq, realised that a political-military movement's daring and determination could breach imperialist strategy, fear began to run up the backbones of the area's regimes, making their nervousness ever more obvious to their peoples."
Egypt's and Lebanon's workers strike seen by Alberto Cruz. The strike in Egypt might have been a success, albeit qualified. In Lebanon, the strike was quickly dissolved in the war over the governmental decrees delegitimizing Hizbullah's communication and surveillance network. But the regimes are nervous, that's for sure.