Tunisian revolution continues

This is a video about the fall of the Tunisian Ben Ali dictatorship.

Statement of the National Administrative Commission of the General Union of Tunisian Workers (UGTT): here.

Tunis — The sit-in outside the Government Palace in Kasbah continued on Sunday afternoon. Several residents of the capital joined the “Freedom Caravan” that included initially nearly one thousand demonstrators, men and women from villages and towns of the Governorate of Sidi Bouzid from which the popular protest started after the self-immolation of the late Mohamed Bouazizi: here.

Events over the weekend have shown the strength of the revolutionary movement in Tunisia and revealed the weakness of the national unity government. The organisation of a “Liberation Caravan” marching to the capital has the potential, if combined with a mass movement of demonstrations and strikes, to bring down the government: here.

Tunisian police fired tear gas at protesters on the streets of the capital, Tunis, on Monday morning, as people threw stones outside the prime minister’s office. The clashes come exactly one week after a new Tunisian government was formed, following resident Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s flight to Saudi Arabia: here.

Tunis — Heads of the three National Commissions in charge of Political Reform, Fact-Finding Commission on abuses and on cases of embezzlement and corruption, held a news conference, Saturday in Tunis, to present the objectives and the prerogatives of the three National Commissions: here.

The Tunisian Association for Managers of Archives called on Friday to protect document[s] that can serve as “evidence of corruption within State’s institutions”: here.

A peaceful demonstration was staged on Thursday in front of Tunis Law Courts in Bab Bnet by a large number of judges and lawyers chanting slogans that call for the independence of judges, the freeing of all political prisoners and keeping corrupted judges in the background: here.

Teachers across Tunisia kicked off an indefinite strike today to demand that members of the ousted president’s former RCD party stay out of the interim government: here.

Tunisian Americans celebrating the fall of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali say they are doing what they can — and planning to do more — to bolster the emerging democracy in their homeland: here.

Yemen: Police shot dead an anti-government protester and arrested 18 opposition activists on Sunday during demonstrations calling for the resignation of long-standing President Ali Abdullah Saleh: here.

The government of Albania, Europe’s poorest nation, which is now teetering on the edge of anarchy, has been drug-smuggling, gun-running, sanctions-busting and money-laundering. Yet it is still enjoying the support of Western democracies, including Britain: here.

A wave of protests apparently inspired by Tunisia’s ‘Jasmine’ revolution, which has already spread to Algeria and Yemen, has now hit EU hopeful and NATO member Albania: here.

Albanian ministers have voted to launch an investigation into anti-government unrest that hit the country last week. Opposition leaders have responded by calling for more rallies over the next week: here.

3 thoughts on “Tunisian revolution continues

  1. Veteran activists jailed for 7 years

    SYRIA: A court in Damascus sentenced a veteran labour rights activist to seven-and-a-half years in jail on Sunday for belonging to “a secret organisation.”

    Abbas Abbas, who had already been jailed for 17 years under the rule of late president Hafez al-Assad for belonging to the banned Communist Labour Party (CLP), was arrested with three of his comrades in May 2009.

    The remaining three received a four-year sentence each. Two of them had also spent years as political prisoners affiliated to the CLP, which was decimated by the ruling Baath Arab Socialist Party in a wave of repression in the 1980s.



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