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Tunisia: Explosion of protests against government financial measures

Tunisia: Explosion of protests against government financial measures

The explosion of protests that broke out this week against the new Finances Law (budget law) 2018, a battery of measures against the working and middle classes, has again put into perspectives the liberal commentators’ fairy tale about Tunisia’s “successful democratic transition”. In reality, the country remains an open battleground between the forces of revolution […]

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Five Years on from the Arab Spring

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutionary wave brought dictators in Tunisia and Egypt crashing down. It swept through the Middle East, inspiring workers and youth the world over. It has since ebbed, however, leaving the region wracked with war and sectarian conflict. Five years ago, the ruling families, business tycoons, kings, sheikhs and dictators of the Middle […]

Tunisia: Three years on since the fall of Ben Ali

Tunisia: Three years on since the fall of Ben Ali

New ‘technocratic’ government no response to workers’ demands Three years ago, on the 14 January 2011, a new chapter opened in world politics. The overthrow of longtime dictator Ben Ali in Tunisia by a sweeping revolutionary movement marked the trigger and inspiration for mass movements across the world, and for a complete transformation of the […]

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Tunisia: “Mass struggle constrained by Popular Front and UGTT leaderships”

Tunisia: “Mass struggle constrained by Popular Front and UGTT leaderships”

The talks held between the government and the opposition parties, called the ‘initiative for a national dialogue’, were suspended on Monday 4 November. In short, this ‘initiative for a national dialogue’ is nothing but an attempt by the ruling classes to negotiate an arrangement ‘from the top’ to try to provide a solution to the […]

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Tunisia: Down with Ennahda, down with the ‘Troika’!
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Tunisia: Down with Ennahda, down with the ‘Troika’!

Two and a half years after the fall of Ben Ali, the situation has gone from bad to worse for the Tunisian population, and anger is brewing as never before across the whole country. The famous slogan of the revolution – “bread, freedom, national dignity” – has probably never been so much in contrast with […]

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