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Mohammed Bouazizi: The Fire Burns On

  On December 17th, 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against unjust government authority in Tunisia. There are many forms of protest, some more effective than others. Protest can be peaceful, or can be high-risk and may have extreme consequences. Self-immolation is certainly one of the more severe forms of protest, but […]



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A Social Revolution

Throughout the Arab Spring Uprisings, the world has seen numerous surprising events. The gatherings in Tahrir Square and self-immolation of civilians have inspired awe the world over. All this for the purpose of freedom. The uniting of a civilian population is no easy feat, and the overthrowing of an oppressive regime even more so. As […]



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Social Media Vs. The Regime: A Fight for Control Over Egypt and Tunisia

  In 2010 there began a series of uprisings across the Arab World over political and economic suppression by the regimes that sought to rule over their states for as long as possible. With many citizens of these states being young and modern, they took to the only place that they still felt powerful. Social […]



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Being LGBT in Tunisia: Liberty and Justice is not for all

It was in Tunisia that the Arab Springs caught fire, quite literally, when Mohamed Bouazizi ignited himself in front of the government office in his hometown. Yet, not everyone in the country has been able to bask in these new democratic reforms. LGBT Individuals in Tunisia still face discrimination and brutality today, despite the country […]



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The Tunisian Fight Continues: Rapper Weld El 15’s Fight For Freedom of Expression

The Tunisian Fight Continues: Rap Artist Weld EL 15’s Fight for Freedom of Expression The Tunisian revolution is considered by many to be one of the most successful of the Arab Spring uprisings. The fleeing of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali marked the downfall of the Tunisian regime and sent a message of democratic hope […]



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