Tag Archives: Tunisian Revolution
You can just picture it now, the Saudi king Abdullah smacking ousted Tunisian president Ben Ali beside the head for succumbing to the Tunisian revolt. He would have preferred him to stay put no matter what. The Arab regimes’ have … Continue reading
Remember his name. See the video (not of the suicide but of the story of his suicide).
[Picture is from Tunisia, but you gotta love the Palestinian flag hanging from the balcony.] Algeria: A man has died after setting himself on fire at a government building in Algeria, state media has reported, echoing the self-immolation that triggered the … Continue reading
ForeignPolicy.com: It’s hard to envy the position Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was in these last few weeks: There just aren’t many good answers available to despots who are faced with popular uprisings. Still, he should have known better than to … Continue reading
Started with one man, Muhammad Bouazizi. See the video here. Let the remaining Arab dictators tremble in their palaces.
More Tunisians have died in just a few weeks of protesting their dictatorship than Iranians in the entire post-election turmoil, in ’09 yet, American media and the Republican Party were falling over themselves to cover the crisis and condemn human … Continue reading