For eighteen days so many of us were glued to the TV screens as a revolt unfolded that shook the Arab world , and beyond. When Mubarak finally resigned the T-shirt company Philosophy Football was inspired to produce a fundraising solidarity T-shirt by an article Tariq Ali wrote in the Guardian.
The article quotes one of the great Arab poets of the modern era, Nizar Qabbani. Writing in the aftermath of the 1967 six-day war and the coming to power in Egypt of the US-backed dictators, first Sadat, then Mubarak, the poem’s prophecy was finally fulfilled in 2011: ” You are the Generation that will overcome defeat.”
Philosophy Football’s T- shirt is produced in association with the publishers Verso. It will raise funds to bring over speakers from Egypt for a nationwide Stop the War tour to promote solidarity with their revolt. Your generosity is rewarded with the offer of The Verso Book of Dissent at half-price, usual price £12.99, when bought with the shirt.
Available from www.philosophyfootball.com.
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