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.
Continue reading Tunisia: From the 2011 Revolution to the Revolt of 2021 – New Stirrings in North Africa
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.”
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.
Continue reading Tunisia January 26: A Day of Rage
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.
Continue reading A Second Wind of the Tunisian Spring: 10 Years later
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.
Continue reading 2021 – Nightshift 
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.
Continue reading Tunisia: Riots continue for the 6th day
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.
Continue reading Militants Clash with Police in Tunisia