Waste Imperialism and the Trash Crisis in Tunisia
Sfax, Tunisia is drowning in garbage. This is a clear example of the inequities and destructiveness of waste management under capitalism.
Emma LeeNovember 17, 2021
Tunisia’s First Female Prime Minister, Najla Bouden, Represents More of the Same
The Tunisian president appointed the country’s first woman prime minister. It’s an obvious distraction from his authoritarian power grab.
Emma LeeOctober 5, 2021
Tunisia: Thousands Protest President Saied’s Power Grab
Protests in Tunis last Saturday mark the first major demonstration in Tunisia since President Kais Saied seized power and dismissed parliament in July.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaSeptember 22, 2021
Coup in Tunisia: Not What the Arab Spring Revolutionaries Had in Mind
In response to widespread protests of economic instability and a poorly handled pandemic response, Tunisian President Kais Saied consolidated power on Sunday by suspending parliament and dismissing the prime minister.
Emma LeeJuly 29, 2021
Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence
Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaJune 16, 2021
Austerity Measures in Tunisia Result in Nationwide Strike of Public Sector Workers
On Thursday, January 17th the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union, the UGTT, led a 24-hour strike of public sector workers to coincide with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising known as "The Jasmine Revolution".
Jamila HammamiJanuary 31, 2019
The End of a Dream: From Arab Spring to Bloody Fall (Part 2)
On the 17th of December, 2010, in the village of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act was the starting point of a wave of upheavals in the Arab world. Five years later, the region is sinking into chaos and violence. Is the dream of freedom and justice finally over?
Marius MaierJanuary 18, 2016
The End of a Dream: From Arab Spring to Bloody Fall (Part I)
On the 17 of December 2010, in the village of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act was the starting point of a wave of upheavals in the Arab world. Five years later, the region is sinking into chaos and violence. Is the dream of freedom and justice finally burst? This is a two-part retrospective on the Arab Spring –five years later.
Marius MaierJanuary 14, 2016