Tunisia

The transitional phase of the crisis: the era of riots

In December 2010-January 2011 the Arab-African revolt burst, and it turns out that it is going to be the historical catalyst for entering the ‘era of riots’, the transitional stage of this crisis. The reproduction crisis of the proletariat, and thus of capitalism, is defined as an important structural element of this period.

The UGTT: caught between struggle and betrayal

The Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT - Tunisian General Labour Union), the sole union in Tunisia up to now, has for many years played an ambiguous role as part of the dictatorial state apparatus with multiple links to the ruling party while being at the same time the centre of combative, independent trade unionism.

In the heart of Tunisia. Thala: the occupied police station

The second instalment of a series of reports from a couple of CGT members visiting Tunisia. Here, the author visits the town of Thala in the northwest, where the people's protests led to the local police taking to their heels.

Tunisian committees to safeguard the revolution: the example of Bizerte

Since 14th January numerous committees to safeguard the revolution have been set up in many places throughout the country, with a variety of forms, constitutions and functions. Municipal bodies almost everywhere in Tunisia have been swept away, and temporary bodies for managing municipalities have taken their place.

Converti, Nicolò, 1855-1939 and anarchism in Tunisia

A short biography of Nicolò Converti, an Italian anarchist who was active in the Tunisian workers' and libertarian movements.

Understanding the period: class analysis and events in the Arab world

Article by the Turkish section of the ICC outlining the nature of the recent events in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya and across the Middle East and trying to draw an understanding of the current situation internationally.

Mass mobilisation, ‘democratic transition’ and ‘transitional violence’ in Africa

Michael Neocosmos on how 'democratic transitions' are about handing power over to (often neo-colonial) 'experts'.

First strong points on the last revolts in Arab countries

Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivne Proti Kapitalu on the North African and Middle Eastern revolts of 2011.

The era of riots has started…

The era of riots has started…

Leaflet circulated on 23 February 2011 in the general strike demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece.

Revolution Comes Like a Thief in the Night

Mohamed Bouzazi

A reflection on the revolts in North Africa.