نواة على عين المكان: مظاهرات 14 جانفي 2022

تظاهر مئات التونسيين بالعاصمة قرب شارع الحبيب بورقيبة بعد دعوات الأحزاب للتظاهر في ذكرى 14 جانفي .قوات الأمن أغلقت كل المنافذ المؤدية للشارع التاريخي وأقامت حواجز أمنية في كل مكان .اندلعت مواجهات بين المتظاهرين وقوات الأمن التي استعملت الغاز وخراطيم المياه والماتراك لتفريق المحتجين .وقد تم إيقاف عشرات المتظاهرين وتعرض عدد من الصحفيين والمصورين إلى اعتداءات بالعنف وافتكاك معدات عملهم.

Tunisia. Political Parties Taking to Streets a “Sign of Crisis”

In recent weeks, political parties have taken to the streets for rallies and demonstrations. The move from parliamentary chambers to downtown avenues follows weeks of unrest in January and February, confrontations between demonstrators and police, mass arrests and torture of detainees, and disagreements between President Kais Saied and Prime Minister (PM) Hichem Mechichi over the PM’s proposed ministerial reshuffle. The new party mobilizations reflects what one Ennahdha party official has called a “sign of crisis.”

Jordan, its Debt and the Mirages of the IMF

The demonstrations in the summer of 2018 put the economic policies pursued since the late 1980s back at the heart of public debate in Jordan. The dispute has opened up a political space that had disappeared since the failure of the “November” 2012 conflagration, and brought the issue of taxation back to the forefront of the discussions. Extending the debate to the global economic approach has at least made it possible to question several central points of the official discourse, in particular the recurring subject of debt reduction.

‘Where’s our Oil?’ : the (continued) confusion of politics and resource management in Tunisia

Winou el pétrole?”—Where is the oil? began to draw the attention of the media since the end of May when citizens hit the street with signs, and has gained considerable visibility since last week when demonstrations in the capital and the south of the country turned into violent confrontations between protesters and security forces. Furthermore, doubts regarding the movement’s beginning as a spontaneous social media campaign and uncertainty about the authenticity of its objectives have stirred controversy and warranted the response of the political figure and government officials.