Egyptian Campaigners in London 

by Laurie Kazan-Allen



By pure serendipity, Kamal Abbas and Nafisa Elsabagh from the Centre for Trade Union Workers Services (CTUWS)1 in Cairo, Egypt were in London in the run-up to the European Social Forum (ESF). As both Kamal and Nafisa had been actively involved in the international campaign to support striking workers from the Aura-Egypt Asbestos Factory over recent months, the organisers of the ESF seminar: Asbestos: Global Action Needed2 seized on the opportunity of obtaining their participation at the meeting to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2004 in central London.

On October 13, 2004, a meeting was held at the London Hazards Centre (LHC) at which Nafisa, Kamal, Mick Holder (LHC) and Laurie Kazan-Allen (International Ban Asbestos Secretariat) discussed the plans for October 16 and explored options for future collaboration on a wide range of issues.

 Kamal Abbas, Nafisa Elsabagh, Mick Holder, and Laurie Kazan-Allen

October 14, 2004


1 In 1999, the CTUWS was awarded the French Republic's Human Rights Award.

2 For more information on this event, please see: Asbestos Seminar at ESF.



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