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The Tunisian uprising, which succeeded in toppling Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the Tunisian president, has brought down the walls of fear, erected by repression and marginalisation, thus restoring the Arab peoples' faith in their ability to demand social justice and end tyranny.
It is a warning to all leaders, whether supported by international or regional powers, that they are no longer immune to popular outcries of fury.
The failure of one of the Arab world's most repressive security forces to quell people power has been met with jubilation. Bloggers have compared the event to the fall of the Berlin wall, suggesting that it will usher in a new era in which the Arab people will have a greater say in determining their future.
Mohamed Bouazizi, the young Tunisian who set himself on fire in protest against unemployment and poverty, has become a symbol of Tunisian sacrifices for freedom.
Originally posted by Misoir
I don’t want to hear any more people on ATS talk about how much they love freedom and how they want to see tyranny end. If you talk about that without even giving any support to the revolution in Tunisia you are a hypocrite, plain and simple. So stop calling for people around the world to ‘wake up’ because when they do you simply ignore them.
Originally posted by Americanist
Looks like homegirl cleaned out the bank:
Ex Tunisia President's Wife Left with 1.5 Tons of Gold: Report
I guess that's what we can expect...