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Tunisians march against economic woes, police repression

The protests this year began on the 10th anniversary of the resignation of long-time president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali during the Arab Spring protests. The protests were heavily repressed by the police leading to more anger on the streets

Tunisia protests The people want the fall of the regime: What lies behind the protests in Tunisia?

In the 10 years since the Arab Spring, while democracy has functioned in Tunisia at a procedural level, it has not met the aspirations of the people, especially the youth

Tunisians protest over growing economic crisis and oppressive state actions

The protesters were opposing increasing police brutality and the announcement of fresh lockdown measures on Thursday. Protests took place in at least 10 cities across the country

Amid repression and setbacks, people’s movements in north Africa continue struggles

North Africa in 2020 was both a site of armed conflict and repression, and yet, also an example of the determined resistance of the people to the forces of repression

The revolutionaries, when they rise, care for nothing but love

In his weekly newsletter for the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, Vijay Prashad discusses the 10 year anniversary of the beginning of the “Arab Spring”

 Tunisian blogger sentenced Court in Tunisia sentences blogger to two years in prison over social media posts

Blogger Wajdi Mahouechi was reportedly arrested after he criticized the public prosecutor in Tunisia. On November 12,  the Tunis First Instance Court convicted him of all charges and sentenced him to two years in prison along with a fine of 1,000 Tunisian Dinars (USD 300)

Protests in southern Tunisia Protests against economic mismanagement engulf southern Tunisia

Protesters have demanded that the Tunisian president, Kais Saied, visit the southern region and address the hardships faced by the local population, as well as respond to the police killing of a youth in the town of Remada on July 7 

A Tunisian Girl Tunisian blogger-activist who documented Ben Ali’s abuses and the 2011 revolution dies at 36

Lina Ben Mhenni started a blog called ‘A Tunisian Girl’ to report on the day-to-day events in Tunisia leading up to the 2011 Jasmine revolution and the ouster of Ben Ali

Tunisian elections As Tunisia goes to polls, the Popular Front presents an alternative

Seven million Tunisians vote in the second elections since the revolution of 2011. The elections take place amid the failure of major parties to confront the economic crisis facing the country

What is at stake in Tunisia’s presidential elections?

Tunisia is all set to have its second presidential elections since the 2011 revolution on September 15. We take a look at the key issues, the major political forces and the vision of the left

Protests break out in Tunisia after the death of 15 agricultural workers in accident

All major opposition parties, including the Workers Party, and trade unions, including the UGTT, have condemned the government’s failure to regulate the work and transport conditions of the agricultural laborers

Tunisian civil servants take to the streets against austerity regime

The strike call was made after negotiations between the government and the Tunisian General Labour Union over wage hikes failed. The country has been rocked by protests following the government implementing IMF-ordered austerity measures

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