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Tunisia: From the 2011 Revolution to the Revolt of 2021 – New Stirrings in North Africa

On December 17, 2010, a young Tunisian named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest his treatment at the hands of police, setting in motion the wave of uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. Today, Tunisia is experiencing its largest grassroots revolt since those days, with thousands in the streets confronting the police week after week. In the following report, our Tunisian comrades explain the context of this new revolt, exploring what has changed and what remains the same. What we see in Tunisia is a foretaste of the next round of revolutionary movements in the region.

The above photograph shows participants in the Tunisian anti-fascist group Wrong Generation carrying a banner proclaiming their slogan, “There is anger under the ground.”

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Tunisia January 26: A Day of Rage

Tunisia. Tunis. January 26. 2021. Confidence vote for the government reshuffle, parliament besieged by young people from popular neighborhoods and opposition movements, repression and arrests.

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A Second Wind of the Tunisian Spring: 10 Years later

Tunisia. Habib Bourguiba Avenue, Tunis – a street that once bustled with hopeful revolutionaries chanting slogans of freedom and liberty in front of the Ministry of Interior – is now a bleak and empty bastion of the same ministry that has reverted back to the ways of the old Regime. The street is filled with police barricades, armored vehicles and lots of policemen in uniform and undercover. This show of force sends a clear message, the regime is here to stay.

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2021 – Nightshift [1]

Sebastian Lotzer wrote three novels that were published by Bahoe Books. Unfortunately his books were not translated (yet?) in English. Sebatian also writes regularly for Sunzi Bingfa. Here is a piece from the latest edition (#14, January 25, 2021) of Sunzi Bingfa.

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Tunisia: Riots continue for the 6th day

Tunisia. January 18. 2021. 600 arrests throughout the country, demonstrations against government and demanding the release of the arrested attacked by police in the capital and in the city of Sousse.

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The return of the Arab Spring? – Riots in Tunisia, January 2021 – “The whole system must go”

The following collection of reports about the revolt in Tunisia was submitted by Dialectical Delinquents.

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Militants Clash with Police in Tunisia

Clashes between militant youth and police spread throughout Tunisia. These clashes took place on the tenth anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the regime of Ben Ali, who was forced into exile.

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