Revolution against counter-revolution in Tunisia

This video from Tunisia says about itself:

Tunisia-2011 castle of former president Ben Ali.

This is what the biggest thief of Tunisia hides in his castle.

He stole all this money with his wife and family from the Tunisian people.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Cops break up Tunis protests

Friday 06 May 2011

by Our Foreign Desk

Police broke up a demonstration in the Tunisian capital today on the second day of violent confrontations with protesters.

Witnesses said that police had attacked the protest, which was demanding the resignation of the government, with tear gas and batons.

Police had used tear gas to disperse a similar protest on Thursday.

Many activists were detained and an Associated Press photographer was beaten up by police officers.

The caretaker government which took power after former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was forced from office on January 14 has failed to live up to the expectations of many Tunisians, with joblessness still widespread and official corruption seen as endemic.

“We haven’t seen anything since the revolution. What’s more, the country is going backwards,” said unemployed protester Mohamed Naceur Soussi.

Demonstrator Sonia Briki said: “We are here to demand the departure of this government. We want them to step down so we can have a government at the service of the people.”

On Thursday ex-interior minister Farhat Rajhi posted a video on Facebook warning that the army might intervene if veterans of Mr Ben Ali’s former ruling party, the Constitutional Democratic Rally, fail to win elections planned for July 24.

The government said that it was “surprised by remarks of such seriousness when the country is going through a delicate moment.”

The uprising that overthrew Mr Ben Ali sparked a wave of protests across the Arab world which led to the collapse of the Egyptian regime, the current civil war in Libya and violence in Syria and Yemen, although Western allies such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have so far succeed in suppressing protests.

Demonstrators in Tunisia calling for a “new revolution” were brutally attacked by riot police after warnings of a possible military coup: here.

May Day in Tunis: here. And here.

May Day in Cairo: here.

Will Bahrain Carry Out Four Executions? Here.

UN human rights chief voices deep concern about Bahrain crackdown: here.

US Silent: Bahrain Authorities Putting Doctors and Nurses on Trial for Caring for the Wounded: here.

Testimonies: Allegations of Child Abuse in Bahrain: here.

This is a video of a protest in Egypt against privatization.

The young men and women of Tahrir Square, with their longing for freedom, have consigned bin Laden to history, months before his physical death. His philosophy has a future only if the Arab Awakening fails completely and leaves behind a profound sense of disappointment and despair: here.

Egypt’s Revolution Youth Coalition celebrates 100 days of revolution: here.

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