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Islamist thugs attack Tunisian unemployed workers’ protest in Sidi Bouzid

By Antoine Lerougetel, August 29, 2012

Police stood aside last week as hundreds of Salafist thugs attacked workers and youth in Sidi Bouzid, the starting point of the Tunisian Revolution and the Arab Spring.

Strikes and protests sweep Tunisia

By Jean Shaoul, August 17, 2012

On Tuesday, several thousand workers demonstrated in Sidi Bouzid.

Tunisian ruling seeks to exonerate Ben Ali police officials

By Anthony Torres, June 27, 2012

On June 14 former President Ben Ali, along with 22 Interior Ministry officials, stood trial of for the massacres in Thala and Kasserine during the Tunisian revolution.

The Egyptian revolution and the struggle for workers’ power

By Johannes Stern, February 16, 2012

The failure of strike calls by petty-bourgeois “left” parties in Egypt highlights the need for an independent political struggle by the working class with the aim of taking power and establishing socialism.

Egyptians protest in lead-up to anniversary of Mubarak’s ouster

By Alex Lantier, February 11, 2012

Thousands marched in Cairo, Alexandria, and other cities against the US-backed Egyptian military junta yesterday.

One year of the Egyptian Revolution

By Alex Lantier, January 25, 2012

One year ago today, millions of workers in cities throughout Egypt took to the streets on the first day of revolutionary protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

Protests in Tunisia greet one-year anniversary of Ben Ali’s overthrow

By Alex Lantier, January 16, 2012

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ignominious flight from Tunisia to exile in Saudi Arabia.

Tunisia delays forming government amid a new wave of strikes

By Kumaran Ira, November 15, 2011

Rising strikes in Tunisia underscore continuing popular opposition to the political establishment, which has still not succeeded in assembling a government after the latest elections.

Islamists claim victory in Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly elections

By Kumaran Ira, Alex Lantier, October 28, 2011

Tunisia held elections Sunday to elect a 217-member Constituent Assembly, tasked with drafting a new constitution after mass protests toppled President Ben Ali this January.

Tunisians distrust upcoming Constituent Assembly election

By Kumaran Ira, October 17, 2011

The Constituent Assembly election in Tunisia, slated to draft a new constitution, is scheduled for October 23.

Political tasks of the Egyptian Revolution

By Johannes Stern, September 13, 2011

In recent days a new wave of strikes and protests against the US-backed military junta has swept over Egypt.

Mass protests in Egypt against US-backed military junta

By Johannes Stern, September 10, 2011

Egyptian workers and youth mounted mass protests in cities across Egypt yesterday, after a new wave of strikes swept the country in recent days. In Cairo tens of thousands of protesters gathered in iconic Tahrir Square, one of the epicenters of the Egyptian revolution.