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  1. Egyptian Tax Collectors: Abdel Qader Nada

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    Tax Strike leader Abdel Qader, who was not politically active in the past, describes why he became involved in the fight to build a free union.

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    • Egyptian Tax Collectors: Mervat Qassem Hilal

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      Mervat describes her transition from housewife to tax collector to strike leader.

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      • Egyptian Tax Collectors: "They Tried to Threaten Me"

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        Tax Strike leader Mervat Qassem Hilal describes attempts to intimidate her and her family because of her involvement with the strike and the union.

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        • Egyptian Tax Collectors: Organizing a Free Union

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          Strike leader Abdel Qader Nada describes the process of transforming the strike committee into the organizing body of an new, independent union.

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          • Egyptian Tax Collectors: Determination

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            Tax strike leader Abdel Qader Nada recalls his colleagues' dedication to the strike in the face of their personal struggles.

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            • Egyptian Tax Collectors: Kamal Abu Eita كمال أبو عيطة

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              Strike leader Kamal Abu Eita, a former student activist, explains how he became a real estate tax collector. القيادي كمال أبو عيطة يتحدث عن كيفية إنضمامه للعمل بمصلحة الضرائب العقارية http://www.diigo.com/user/elhamalawy/taxcollectors

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              • Egyptian Tax Collectors: "We had strikers from 400 offices."

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                Strike leader Kamal Abu Eita explains how, in contrast to previous strikes in Egypt, the December 2007 tax collectors' sit-in drew workers from across the republic. http://www.diigo.com/user/elhamalawy/taxcollectors القيادي…

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                • Egyptian Tax Collectors: Religious Diversity on the Picket Line

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                  Real estate tax collectors' strike leader Kamal Abu Eita describes the unity of Muslim and Christian strikers. http://www.diigo.com/user/elhamalawy/taxcollectors القيادي كمال أبو عيطة يتحدث عن…

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                  • Egyptian Tax Collectors: "I don't know who was besieging whom."

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                    Strike leader Abdel Qader Nada on conditions during the real estate tax collectors' December 2007 sit-in in downtown Cairo. http://www.diigo.com/user/elhamalawy/taxcollectors القيادي عبد القادر…

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                    • Egyptian Tax Collectors: "Working conditions are very, very bad."

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                      Abdel Qader Nada, director of El-Warraq Real Estate Taxation Authority office, explains conditions that led tax collectors to strike. القيادي بالضرائب العقارية عبد القادر ندا يتحدث عن ظروف العمل…

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