Tunisia – for a national general strike against the Gannouchi government!

Tunisia – for a national general strike against the national unity government! Photo: Nasser NouriWednesday, January 26th was marked by yet more massive demonstrations throughout Tunisia against the “national unity” government, whose key ministers come from the government of the hated dictator Ben Ali. The same dictator that the masses forced to flee two weeks ago.

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Tunisia: “We are here to overthrow the government”

Tunisia: “We are here to overthrow the government”. Photo: Nasser NouriEvents over the weekend have shown the strength of the revolutionary movement in Tunisia and revealed the weakness of the national unity government. The organisation of a “Liberation Caravan” marching to the capital has the potential, if combined with a mass movement of demonstrations and strikes, to bring down the government.

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Tunisia: as the ruling class manoeuvres at the top elements of dual power develop from below


Tunisia: as the ruling class manoeuvres at the top elements of dual power develop from below. Photo: Nasser Nouri.Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th saw the continuation of mass demonstrations all over Tunisia against the “new” national unity government and demanding an end to the RCD ruling party. Tens of thousands marched throughout the country under the slogan “RCD degagé” (Out with the RCD), clearly identifying the national unity government as a continuation of the old regime.

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Tunisia: the revolutionary initiative of the masses continues

Tunisia: the revolutionary initiative of the masses continues. Photo: Nasser NouriWhile the “new” Tunisian government of “national unity” (in fact, stacked with Ben Ali ministers) had its first meeting on Thursday, January 20, and attempted to rush through a series of measures which would gain it some legitimacy, the revolution continues on the streets and in the workplaces with workers taking on anyone in authority who had links to the old Ben Ali regime.

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Tunisia: reject the farce of national unity – continue the revolution until victory

As soon as Ben Alí was on the plane to Saudi Arabia on Friday, January 14th, ousted by the mass revolutionary movement of the Tunisian workers and youth, the Tunisian ruling class and its imperialist puppet masters started manoeuvring to make sure that they remained in control of the situation.

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