Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tunisia: A revolution happened

Tunisia had a revolution, but it wasn't covered by the  U.S. mainstream television media. I read a truckload of articles but haven't written anything yet. You should catch up on the situation with some simple Google searches. To sum it up, for the first time in modern history a corrupt Arab dictator was overthrown by a mass unarmed protest.  It was one of the first secular revolutions in the modern Arab world.  It's a big deal. Here's a great picture of a common man gunning down armed riot police with a loaf of bread.

Go see the rest of the pictures here, and then go figure out what happened in Tunis. 

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