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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.

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 Hammami

January 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 Maier

January 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 Maier

January 14, 2016