On Tunisia

Date Written:  2011-08-02
Publisher:  Insurgent Notes, USA
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12705

When proletarians are willing to defy the forces of repression with bare hands and not retreat from the bullets of the police, they bring to oppositional ferment a determination that can shake state power, despite the more than 100 deaths reported. This is exactly what happened in Sidi Bouzid during the final days of December 2010 and in the first half of January 2011. Thus, in three stages, the movement which began in the south spread to all regions of Tunisia, to finally conclude in Tunis beginning on January 11.


This text comprises:
A detailed chronology,
An economic overview,
An historical overview,
An analysis of the complex relations between the UGTT and the RCD,
A study on the strength of the Islamists,
An assessment of the movement in the larger society,
An analysis of workers’ struggles,
A tentative conclusion,

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