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Strikes and protests sweep Tunisia

By Jean Shaoul, August 17, 2012

On Tuesday, several thousand workers demonstrated in Sidi Bouzid.

Protests in Tunisia greet one-year anniversary of Ben Ali’s overthrow

By Alex Lantier, January 16, 2012

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ignominious flight from Tunisia to exile in Saudi Arabia.

Tunisia delays forming government amid a new wave of strikes

By Kumaran Ira, November 15, 2011

Rising strikes in Tunisia underscore continuing popular opposition to the political establishment, which has still not succeeded in assembling a government after the latest elections.

Islamists claim victory in Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly elections

By Kumaran Ira, Alex Lantier, October 28, 2011

Tunisia held elections Sunday to elect a 217-member Constituent Assembly, tasked with drafting a new constitution after mass protests toppled President Ben Ali this January.

From Tunisia to “Occupy Wall Street”: Who is the AFL-CIO’s Stuart Appelbaum?

By David Walsh, October 8, 2011

The New York Times October 5 noted the role of Stuart Appelbaum, of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, in relation to the Wall Street protests. Appelbaum has extensive ties to the US government and political establishment.

International finance presses for counter-revolution in Tunisia

By Olivier Laurent, May 5, 2011

The political reforms in Tunisia aim to remove people from power who are too politically associated with the dictator Ben Ali, whilst justifying the maintenance of the social conditions against which the Tunisian masses revolted.

Tunisia prime minister resigns amid mass demonstrations

By Patrick Martin, February 28, 2011

Mohammed Ghannouchi resigned less than 48 hours after 100,000 people marched through the capital demanding his ouster.

NPA meeting in Paris backs imperialist policy on Egypt, Tunisia

By Kumaran Ira, Alex Lantier, February 11, 2011

WSWS reporters attended a February 9 meeting of France’s New Anti-Capitalist Party in Paris, titled “Tunisia-Egypt, from revolt to revolution.”

Pakistan: Red Cross warns of Tunisia-style unrest in wake of floods

By Ali Ismail, February 9, 2011

Last year’s floods have exacerbated food insecurity in Pakistan to the point that the poverty-stricken country could soon see Tunisia-style unrest, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned.

SEP (UK) public meetings

Egypt, Tunisia and the perspective of permanent revolution

February 5, 2011

Upcoming public meetings in the UK will address the uprising in Egypt, which marks a new stage in the class struggle in the Middle East and internationally.

The anti-socialist politics of Tunisia’s official “opposition”

By Kumaran Ira, February 1, 2011

On January 28, the Ettajdid movement held a public debate in Paris on the recent uprising in Tunisia that forced out the dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

An errand-boy for French imperialism: NPA’s Olivier Besancenot visits Tunisia

By Alex Lantier, January 31, 2011

On January 25-26, New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) spokesman Olivier Besancenot made a perfunctory visit from France to Tunisia.