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2010–2011 Tunisian protests

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A Doctor's Mission: Flying to the Aid of Syrian Refugees

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - ‎15 hours ago‎
Once Syria's national secretary for the disabled, Bakdash left to take a job in America in 2010. When the civil war began the following year, he had the ... Arab Spring, which began in Tunisia more than five years ago with a small but powerful act of ...

Exclusion and Despair Make Tunisia's Border Regions a Powder Keg

World Politics Review - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The European Union has provided Tunisia with significant aid since 2011, but is engulfed in its own crises and cannot devote the necessary resources to helping Tunisia consolidate democracy and pursue economic reforms. ... Illiteracy hovers above 30 ...
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This week's magazine | The English revolt

New Statesman - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Eight-four people were killed and more than 300 injured when a Tunisian resident of France drove a 19-tonne truck into crowds attending Bastille Day celebrations along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
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Israel takes on Facebook in battle against incitement

Al-Arabiya - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
According to police figures obtained by the Israeli Movement for Freedom of Information, 426 Arabs were arrested for incitement between 2011 and 2015, much of it on social media. The figures did not differentiate between Palestinians .... The driver's ...
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Day 2 of GOP convention speeches: CNN vets the claims

CNN - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
In early 2011, as protests spread like wildfire from Tunisia to Egypt and then Libya, the world watched for weeks as Libyan security forces used increasingly brutal methods to suppress the uprisings.
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The Battle for the Soul of Iraqi Kurdistan

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Indeed, the KRG has spent $6 million on lobbying since 2010, more than even Pakistan. In reality, however, Kurdistan ... In 2011, young Iraqi Kurds began protesting corruption and authoritarianism much like their Arab brethren in Tunisia and Egypt ...

Economic decay the genuine Third Force

Zimbabwe Independent - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
This article has been inspired by utterances by Zimbabwean authorities and the ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe that there is a “third force” in the protests and uprising that Zimbabwe has witnessed in the last few weeks. The claim is as .... From ...

'Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​': Rebecca Solnit on living in dark times

The Guardian - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The self-immolation of impoverished, police-harassed produce-seller Mohamed Bouazizi on 17 December 2010, in Tunisia was the spark that lit a revolution in his country and then across northern Africa and other parts of the Arab world in 2011. And ...
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Why a hashtag isn't enough for a revolution in Zimbabwe

Nehanda Radio - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
In all of the 2011 revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa, the position adopted by the armed forces was a crucial factor in determining how the popular protests would play out. In Tunisia, for example, the largely apolitical military ...

Can Facebook and Twitter inspire another Arab Spring?

Middle East Eye - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Even after the Tunisian protests started in December 2010, KKS's main demand was the resignation of the home minister Habib al-Adly, a modest price any dictator would be happy to pay had he been able to foresee his imminent fall from grace in the weeks ...

Labor Organizing Across Israel's Apartheid Line: An Interview with Israeli Labor Activist Yoav Tamir

AlterNet - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
A product of both deepening austerity within Israel as well as the wave of uprisings in the Arab world in 2011, WAC-MAAN organizes both across the racial line and across the Green Line, doing what no other labor organization in Israel or Palestine's ...
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Wally won't sink

Castanet.net - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
According to military records, Long was a Marine from 2005 to 2010 and rose to the rank of sergeant. ... It also came less than two weeks after 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a black man, was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge in a confrontation that ...

Eclipse of Spring

The Statesman - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
On that day -- 24 January 2011 -- Tunisia ceased to be in the grip of fear. The Jasmine Revolution -- name derived from Tunisia's national flower -- then triggered a series of similar protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Morocco, sending ...
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