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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:

Tunisian revolt re-ignites

08 February 2011
Fighting between the revolutionary movement and the state erupted again in Tunisia last weekend. Police attacked protesters, killing at least three.

The seven days that shook a dictatorship

01 February 2011
The people of Egypt, inspired by the Tunisian uprising, have taken to the streets determined to oust the dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Revolt spreads across the Middle East

01 February 2011
The battle for the future of the Tunisian revolution is continuing.

Statement on the Tunisian revolution

27 January 2011
The importance of the victory of the Tunisian masses is not limited to the successful overthrow of Ben-Ali, ending 23 years of dictatorship. The Tunisian Revolution refutes the arguments that had been disseminated by many right-wing intellectuals over the past few decades that the Arab masses are incapable of achieving revolutionary change, and that the times of revolution are over.

Can non-violent action bring about change?

25 January 2011
Can we beat the state with non-violent methods? This is the question that emerges in many mass movements and has come up most recently during the student protests and the Tunisian revolt.

Kick out Clegg & Cameron - Tunisia shows the way

25 January 2011
Students have led the fightback against the Tory coalition. Thousands of young people have poured onto the streets to battle student fees and cuts.

Tunisian trade unionist: ‘Our revolt inspires hope across the Arab states’

25 January 2011
Waves of anger generated by the Tunisian revolution continue to crash against the country’s battered ruling class.

‘People are discussing politics and poetry’

25 January 2011
Tunisian socialist Mohammed told Socialist Worker that his mother Sadiha and his aunt Khwala went to greet the "Liberation Caravan".

Tunisia: patterns of revolt

25 January 2011
The Tunisian revolution has dramatically interrupted what passes for normality in the Arab world. Despite huge economic inequality, the hated domination of US imperialism, and the occasional assassination, the region suffers from astonishing political stagnation.

Dictators everywhere are living in fear of Tunisian example

25 January 2011
The Tunisian revolution has given confidence to people everywhere to resist:

Eyewitness to the fall of Tunisian dictator Ben Ali to speak at London meeting

20 January 2011
A socialist from Tunisia who was present during the uprising which toppled dictator Ben Ali will speak. Professor Phil Marfleet, who has recently returned from Egypt, will talk about the situation across the Middle East.

Tunisia: workers can transform the world

18 January 2011
Revolutions often appear to come from nowhere. People living under a brutal regime who for generations have got on with their everyday lives—making a living, studying—suddenly revolt.

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