On Thursday, a reported 750,000 public sector workers went on a nationwide strike in Tunisia, called by the UGTT (General Union of Tunisian Workers, the main trade union organisation) against the pay freeze and other […]
The explosion of protests that broke out this week against the new Finances Law (budget law) 2018, a battery of measures against the working and middle classes, has again put into perspectives the liberal commentators’ fairy tale about Tunisia’s “successful democratic transition”. In reality, the country remains an open battleground between the forces of revolution and counter-revolution.
New revolts brewing.
“How do you expect me to make a living?” was the reported cry of then 27 year-old Mohamed Bouazizi when he soaked himself with gasoline, before pouring himself on fire on December 17, 2010 – triggering a snowballing movement of mass revolt against the corrupt dictatorship of President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, who was overthrown less than a month later, on January 14, 2011.
Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied […]
Life and death struggle with the process of counter-revolution. […]
Tunisia: “The new government will not prevent a year of important struggles, of mass strikes, riots and popular explosions”
Interview with Dali Malik, CWI supporter in Tunis […]
Pro-capitalist parties teaming up for more of the same – urgent need to rebuild a political voice for the working class and youth […]