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International round-up: Democracy under threat in Tunisia after coup

International round-up: Democracy under threat in Tunisia after coup President Kais Saied is manoeuvring for total power after his takeover last month, explains Nick Clark

What’s behind the turmoil in Tunisia?

What’s behind the turmoil in Tunisia? Ten years since the revolution Tunisia is facing a coup. Nick Clark explains how corruption, Covid and parliamentary betrayals have fed support for a new government

Tunisia protests trigger a crisis

Tunisia protests trigger a crisis Tunisia’s president sacked the country’s ­government after ­protests over poverty, unemployment and a spike in Covid-19 cases.

International round-up—France, Switzerland, Tunisia and Myanmar

International round-up—France, Switzerland, Tunisia and Myanmar Thousands of people joined marches in the run-up to International Women’s Day across France last weekend.

International round up: Students in Turkey ‘won’t back down’

International round up: Students in Turkey ‘won’t back down’ Student protests have swept across Turkey, beginning at Istanbul’s Bogazici university. They could develop into the biggest revolt by young people since the Gezi Park protests of 2013.

The state ‘should fear hungry people’ in Tunisia

The state ‘should fear hungry people’ in Tunisia Thousands of people in Tunisia have defied a state crackdown to protest against unemployment and poverty.

‘The crisis for the revolution in Tunisia is also a crisis for the regime’

14 December 2020
Tunisian socialist Jaouhar Bani says revolution has left a regime in constant crisis—and increased outbursts of resistance

Tunisia in revolt—ten years on

13 December 2020
Ten years have passed since the start of the Tunisian revolution. Nick Clark explains how it toppled a dictator, encouraged more fightbacks, and shook the world

Public sector strike for higher pay rocks Tunisian government

27 November 2018
Some 650,000 public sector workers struck in Tunisia as part of their campaign for higher wages

Anti-austerity protests erupt in Tunisia

12 January 2018
Widespread demonstrations have erupted in Tunisia over mass unemployment, poverty and social inequality. They are also questioning the government.

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles

08 August 2017
A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

Unemployed uprising on the streets of Tunisia

26 January 2016
Five years since revolution brought down the Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, mass protests have returned writes Jaouhar Tounsi

‘Hope has not died in Egypt’

05 January 2016
Five years ago this month protests in Tunisia triggered revolutions, crucially in Egypt. Sameh Naguib spoke to Judith Orr about the events—and the lessons for socialists

Isis terrorism created by repression and Iraq war

30 June 2015
Shocking attacks carried out in the name of Islamist organisation Isis on Friday of last week killed 38 tourists in Tunisia and 27 Shia Muslims in Kuwait.

Rulers' unity to stop dissent in Tunisia

31 March 2015
Ten thousand marched in Tunis last Saturday in protest at an attack that killed 23 people—mainly tourists—at the Bardo museum on 18 March.

Tunisian government plans mass crackdown

24 March 2015
The Tunisian government called for “national unity” between workers and bosses after a terror attack killed 23 people and injured tens more on Wednesday of last week.

Ex Tunisian prime minister beats Islamist Ennahda party

28 October 2014
The Nidaa Tunis party beat the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, winning more than 80 out of 217 seats in Tunisia’s parliamentary elections last Sunday.

The Arab revolutions mix despair and hope

24 June 2014
Only in the most mechanical understanding of history do relations of oppression and exploitation automatically translate into revolution. 

Anger returns to the streets of Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring

27 August 2013
Protests in Tunis confront the government over its inability to challenge neoliberalism, writes Jaouhar Bani

Assassination of activist provokes new protests in Tunisia

30 July 2013
Jaouhar Bani and Anne Alexander look at what lies behind the new wave of revolt sweeping Tunisia

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