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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

Judges on strike across Tunisia

23 April 2013
Judges in Tunisia struck last week against a threat to the independence of the judiciary. There was a split in their professional association. 

World Social Forum: Tunisia takes the spirit of revolution to the world

05 April 2013
In Tunisia you cannot escape the revolution. On arrival at my hotel in Tunis the bell boy took the opportunity to update me on “el thawra” (the revolution) as we travelled in the lift. “There is progress,” he said “but it is going to take time.”

Tunis against assassination

21 March 2013
Tunisia saw huge protests on Saturday of last week to mark 40 days since the assassination of opposition politician Chokri Belaid in February.

Tunisia: two years on

11 December 2012
The Tunisian revolution began two years ago this month—and set in motion a wave of revolt across North Africa and the Middle East.

Tunisian workers protest in new battle to stop privatisation

31 July 2012
Workers in Tunisia have been protesting, and in some places striking, against the privatisation of factories that were nationalised during the revolution.

Daily strikes in Tunisia show rulers are losing support

19 June 2012
Things never stand still in Tunisia. In the past weeks exiled dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced, in his absence, to ten years imprisonment for unlawful killing. He is hiding from justice in Saudi Arabia.

Trade union protesters fill streets of Tunis

28 February 2012
Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Tunisia’s capital Tunis on Saturday to protest against the government.

Tunisia's revolution, one year on

03 January 2012
Looking back, I see that the movement that came to overthrow Zine El Abidine Ben Ali started in 2008. There was a very big intifada—an uprising in the mining basin in the south of the country.

Trade unions play a key role in Tunisia

03 January 2012
The general union in Tunisia, the UGTT, has been the only counter-power to the regime. But under Ben Ali it became very tame and the leadership very corrupt.

Huge turnout in Tunisian elections

25 October 2011
The first genuine elections in over 40 years were held in Tunisia this week. The electoral authorities say that some 90 percent of registered voters cast their vote.

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