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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.

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.

From Tahrir to Times Square

18 October 2011
What a year of miracles 2011 is turning out to be. It began with revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, but has now produced a global day of protest against capitalism. An estimated one million people demonstrated worldwide on 15 October.

Zimbabwe socialists' trial delayed

20 September 2011
The trial of six activists arrested in Zimbabwe for showing news footage of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt began last Thursday.

Timeline of the Libyan uprising: from Tunisia to Tripoli

23 August 2011
16 January Colonel Gaddafi is terrified by the fall of Abidine Ben Ali in neighbouring Tunisia. He makes a long statement condemning Tunisian revolutionaries. 15 February Libya joins the wider revolutionary wave spreading across the Middle East and North Africa as protests begin in Benghazi, in the east. They are met with a brutal backlash from Gaddafi’s regime. 17 February Libya’s first "day of rage", with demonstrations across four cities. Troops kill an estimated 230 people. 18 February Armed resistance begins and Gaddafi’s forces are quickly thrown on the defensive. In t

Our Dreams Are Our Weapons

28 June 2011
This CD brings us songs from this spring’s uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.

Arab uprisings round-up

31 May 2011
The wave of uprisings inspired by the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions is continuing across the Arab world.

Tunisia: celebrating the future

03 May 2011
Around 2,000 people joined the first public May Day celebrations in Tunis for 50 years.

Revolutionary wave is still rising across Middle East and Africa

19 April 2011
The media want us to believe that the revolutionary wave is over—that Tunisia and Egypt were the end of it, not the start.

Zimbabweans fight on

19 April 2011
Six Zimbawean activists are continuing to campaign against treason charges following their arrest at a meeting where they showed a video about the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.

From Tunisia to today: the revolutions continue

22 March 2011
A single act of resistance in Tunisia last December sparked a revolt that has brought down two dictators and continues to sweep across the Middle East and North Africa.

Tunisia's old leaders manoeuvre as revolution deepens

12 March 2011
The great wave of revolution across the Middle East and North Africa is growing.

Zimbabwe: most arrested socialists freed - but the rest need support

12 March 2011
A court in Zimbabwe has freed 39 of 45 activists who were arrested after they met and watched a video about the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.

Revolution: an idea whose time has come

22 February 2011
The great storm of revolt that began in a small town in Tunisia now sweeps from Morroco across thousands of miles of North Africa and the Middle East through to Iran, as this map shows.

Britain sells death

22 February 2011
Bahrain: assault rifles, tear gas, ammunition, aircraft partsEgypt: bombs, missiles, body armourLibya: ammunition, tear gas, crowd control equipmentYemen: body armour, ammunitionAlgeria: combat helicoptersTunisia: gun parts Kuwait: military software, anti-riot shieldsMorocco: bomb partsSyria: ammunitionLebanon: body armour, shotgunsJordan: armoured vehicles, gun parts, gas mask filtersUnited

Former Tunisian dictator Ben Ali's cash stash uncovered

22 February 2011
Tunisia’s ousted dictator Ben Ali had stashed cash worth £100 million—behind a bookcase in one of his palaces.

Revolt keeps spreading throughout the region

22 February 2011
Following the overthrow of Ben Ali in Tunisia, and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, all regimes in the Middle East—whether considered "friendly" or "hostile" by the West—have been challenged by the spreading revolutionary movement.

Middle East round-up: ‘The gates to our freedom have been opened’

15 February 2011
Since Tunisia’s revolution began in December, people across North Africa and the Middle East have risen up against their regimes. They are inspired by Tunisia and Egypt, where two dictators were toppled in the last few weeks.

Spreading revolt

11 February 2011
TUNISIA: Ben Ali ruled Tunisia from 1987 until brought down by a mass uprising on 14 JanuaryEGYPT: Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years. He was toppled on 11 February.JORDAN: King Abdullah has ruled since 1999. The regime is a staunch ally of the US. Protests swept Jordan after the Tunisian revolution, and as a result the King swore in a new government. But it is headed by former general Marouf Bakhit—a puppet of the regime.YEMEN: President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled since 1978.

Tunisian activist: 'This will renew our confidence'

11 February 2011
Mohammed, a Tunisian socialist living in Britain, spoke to Socialist Worker minutes after Mubarak announced he was standing down:

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