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TUNISIA: The People Want the Fall of the Regime – Disobedience Movement

24.08.2013 by Anonymous

1. A BRIEF SUMMARY OF TUNISIA’S RECENT POLITICAL HISTORY:

The Constitutional Democratic Rally was the ruling party in Tunisia dating from the country’s independence from France in 1956, all the way until the insurrection in January 2011, when it was overthrown and dissolved. Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000) was Tunisia’s first President, in power from 1956 until 1987, when he was then overthrown in a bloodless coup by former general Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-). The party had various names during this time–Neo Destour from 1934-1964; Socialist Destourian Party from 1964-1988; and Constitutional Democratic Rally from 1988-2011–but since 1956 Tunisia was controlled by two men, Bourguiba and Ben Ali. Read the rest of this entry

TUNISIA: Anarchists Against Counter-Revolution in Tunisia

 

Protests in Tunisia

Protests in Tunisia

by Robert Graham

Protests have spread across Tunisiaafter the assassination of a leftist opposition leader, Chokri Belaid. The new Islamist government is also cracking down on the Tunisian anarchist movement, following the example of their brethren in Egypt. Recently, I have been posting selections from Kropotkin’s Words of a Rebel on the counter-revolutionary nature of representative and “revolutionary” governments. Here, I reproduce a declaration of Tunisian anarchists calling for libertarian socialism in Tunisia. Read the rest of this entry