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Tunisia Protests

Why Tunisians Are Protesting Again 5 Years After The Revolution

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.24.2016 | World

When Ridha Yahyaoui found out last Saturday that he was out of the running for yet another job, the unemployed 28-year-old climbed a utility pole in t...

World Leaders Join Thousands Of Tunisians In March Against Extremists

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

By Tarek Amara and Mohamed Argoubi TUNIS, March 29 (Reuters) - World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians on Sunday to march ...

15 Years in Prison for a Poem! Welcome to Qatar

Elham Manea | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Elham Manea

He wrote a poem. Recited it in his apartment to a group of seven people. Unknown to him, the poem was recorded and uploaded on YouTube. That was in 2011. Now he sits in prison in Qatar, serving a prison sentence of 15 years!

Clashes Rock Tunisia After Essebi Claims Victory

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi has won Tunisia's first free presidential election, official results ...

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

From Tunis to Cairo, the Other Path

Kader A. Abderrahim | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Kader A. Abderrahim

Both countries are now weakened by violence. Another path is possible. Taking it requires the willingness of politicians, especially those who are governing, to open the dialogue and create a broad consensus. This is the only choice; the other leads to the abyss.

Post-revolt Arab Transitions: Driven by Distrust and Inexperience

James Dorsey | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Post-revolt Arab nations are experiencing tumultuous times. Underlying the volatility in Egypt and Tunisia as well as difficult transitions in Libya and Yemen is the increasing lack of confidence between Islamists and non-Islamist forces.

Muslim Protestors in the Middle East: What's Wrong with This Story?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We must go beyond the facile media explanations about intolerant Muslims and start to explore the complex political, economic, historical, and cultural circumstances that have contributed to these particular protests that are taking place in these particular geographies.

Two Killed As Tunisian Protests Attack U.S. Embassy

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 29 others were wounded on Friday when police fought hund...

From Arab Spring to Autumn Rage: The Dark Power of Social Media

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.14.2012 | World
Andrew Lam

In the global age, it is no longer just dictators or overzealous elected head of states with power of preemptive strikes can direct history to the edge of an abyss, but also fruit vendors and lousy filmmakers.

What Does the Informal Sector Mean for Global Economic Growth?

John Sullivan | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
John Sullivan

The informal sector -- those businesses and entrepreneurs who work outside of the formal market economy -- is huge and largely undocumented in most developing economies.

Following Tunisia's Art Fair Riots, Artists Speak Out About the Escalating Attacks on Free Speech

ARTINFO | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

What is more important to an incipient democracy: the freedom to practice your religion, or the freedom to criticize it? Over the past month, many ar...

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Ronan Farrow

To make good on its promise, this generation will have to continue to stand up and participate -- not just in the moment of protest, but in the building of sustainable institutions for years to come.

Welcome to the American Spring

Max Berger | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

This week, the American Spring began. It was a celebration of what's best in America -- civic community and self-expression. But last night I also saw the worst of America. I saw police do everything they could to suppress our right to express ourselves and gather freely.

Letter From Tunis: Time to Repair a System That Has Become Ridiculous

Jeremy Barnicle | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Jeremy Barnicle

Watching the 2012 campaign unfold from a distance, it is clear to me that the American political system has become ridiculous at a time when we really need it to work.

The West's Imprudent Investment in Islamist Movements

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is unacceptable for the world to stand idly by, watching what is happening to Arab women in the age of change, and welcoming the prevailing democracy that takes away women's fundamental and democratic rights.

You Say You Want A Revolution...

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

On Jan. 25, 2011, one year ago today, Egyptian protesters began the 18-day uprising that ended in the ejection of President Hosni Mubarak. The even...

Remember How Insane The World Was In 2011?

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit seller, set himself on fire toward the end of December 2010, he did so out of economic despair and outra...

Egypt's Elections: Owning the Revolution

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

For Egyptians, Tunisians, and anyone who has ever experienced life under a dictatorship, the sight of people lining up to vote is cause for jubilation and the most reassuring sign that the revolution is working.

From The Streets Of Tunisia To Wall Street

Hedi Jaouad | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Hedi Jaouad

This Sunday, Tunisians will go to the polls for the first transparent, multi-party elections in their 3,000-year history.

Video of Friday's Islamist Protests in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

From the West these demonstrations have been viewed solely through the lens of secularism versus Islam, free speech versus blasphemy; but in fact, the situation is more complex than that, and more political.

Islamist Protests in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

While Tunisia has avoided the instability that has threatened to push Egypt back into full-scale contestation, it is clear that tensions are rising and that those tensions are centering on the subject of Islam.

Tunisia's Ex-President Sentenced To 35 Years In Jail

Posted 08.20.2011 | World

TUNIS, June 20 (Reuters) - A Tunisian court on Monday sentenced ousted president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, in absentia, to 35 years in jai...

Freedom and Development: Something Worth Fighting For

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The protests that swept through the Middle East and North Africa over the past six months have shown us what people will do to have their voices heard...