On Thursday, Egyptian activists released a statement directed at the Occupy movement – which started in New York’s Financial District in September and has since spread to hundreds of cities worldwide – saying they are also fighting against a “1 percent elite” bent on stifling democracy and social justice…

The communiqué calls for an international “day of action” next Saturday: “Nine months into our new military repression, we are still fighting for our revolution… Our strength is in our shared struggle. If they stifle our resistance, the 1% will win – in Cairo, New York, London, Rome – everywhere. But while the revolution lives, our imaginations knows no bounds. We can still create a world worth living.”

Occupy Wall Street representative Sandy Nurse told the Guardian: “The Egyptian people have changed the face of the regime and the revolution is momentous, but unfortunately it is far from over. Changing the face of the regime, getting rid of Mubarak, is like changing the curtains: The military is in control of the country and has been for a long time.