Tunisian revolution continues

This is a video about the Tunisian revolution.

From the USA: Robert Naiman, Truthout: “Last Friday, popular protests over unemployment and corruption forced Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to resign after 23 years in power. A Tunisian prosecutor has opened an investigation into the overseas assets of Ben Ali and his family, much of which are widely believed to be the fruit of corruption and some of which the Tunisian government may try to recover. France, Switzerland and Germany have all announced the freezing of assets linked to the Ben Ali clan; the European Union is considering doing so…. Shouldn’t the US also move to freeze any assets in the US linked to the Ben Ali clan and indicate its full support for Tunisian efforts to recover stolen assets?” Here.

Protests have continued in Tunisia on the first of three days of national mourning for those who died in the uprising: here.

Tunis — Police took to the streets, on Friday, in several Tunisian cities, demonstrating peacefully and voicing their solidarity with the popular marches staged against repression and persecution suffered by Tunisians under the old regime: here.

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  1. Civil servants to get pay rises

    JORDAN: Prime Minister Samir Rifai announced pay rises for civil servants and increased state subsidies on Thursday following street protests said to have spooked the government in the wake of the Tunisian president’s toppling.

    Pensions for former military and civilian personnel will also rise as part of the plan.

    Mr Rifai put the price tag of his initiative at $425 million (£267.5m) in 2011.

    The kingdom is weighed down by billions in foreign debt and is suffering from rapidly rising inflation and high unemployment and poverty.



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