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  • Wikileaks and the Tunisian Crisis

    Amid violent protests and the desertion of its President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has been in serious political instability. What is rather interesting in Tunisia’s case is that of the Wikileaks connection to this crisis. Last year, when Wikileaks set out to exspose more government documents, it also released a significant U.S government …

  • Tunisia Wants Freedom

    For 23 years, Tunisia was ruled by Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Considered to be an authoritarian dictator, his way of “appeasing” the people did not last forever. Tunisia’s state-run economy is currently suffering from high inflation and unemployment. As a result, Mohammed Bousazizi, a 26 year old, unemployed college graduate, set himself on fire in the …

  • Revolution in Tunisia

    Within the past week, Tunisia has gone from a country of angry protesters to a nation fueled by revolutionary turmoil. The conflict began when a man was killed for stealing food. The people began by protesting the decision; however, protests turned into violent demonstrations over government authority.  According to VOA News, students, professionals, and laborers all …