The call for change and revolution from Tunisia has spread to other countries of the region, especially Egypt, where we have witnessed huge demonstrations of 15,000 to 50,000 people, throughout the country against the regime.
The account of the progress of Pappe’s research into the events of 1948, and the reception of the ‘New History’ in Israel in the 1990s and 2000s is placed in the context of a wider analysis of Zionist ideology, of the history of Palestine, and of the creation and development of the Israeli state.
Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution is at a crossroads: will the wind of protest stop with the fall of Ben Ali and the composition of a “unity government” already weakened by the resignation of four ministers? Or will the mobilization continue, leading to a new system of governance?
President Ben Ali has fled the country amid violent protests, and the Tunisian people have achieved a fantastic success. But until the economic system that condemns Tunisians to poverty and unemployment has been overthrown, the revolution is incomplete.
Labour has increased its majority in Oldham East and Saddleworth. Yesterday's by-election saw the party comfortably see off the Lib Dem challenge, taking 14,718 votes compared to the Lib Dem candidate's 11,160 votes. This can safely be interpreted as what pundits call "a bloody nose" for the coalition government.
Much of what was written about the events that took place in Bangkok in May 2010 was from the point of view of journalists employed by the Western media. Mark Govier shares his personal experience after staying with the alleged Red Shirt paramilitary, and argues that the Red Shirt spirit is still alive.