Tunisian People Demand

The people want:

  • to suppress Ben Ali’s constitution
  • the dissolution of the parliament and the chamber of counselors
  • the foundation of a constituent assembly that represents the people
  • the dissolution of the Constitutional Democratic Rally (RCD, Ben Ali’s party) and the nationalization of all of its belongings
  • the trial of Ben Ali’s ministers and counselors
  • the foundation of a Counsel for the Protection of the Revolution
  • to repatriate Ben Ali and judge him for high treason and premeditated murder

John Rees

John Rees is a writer, broadcaster and activist, and is one of the organisers of the People’s Assembly. His books include ‘The Algebra of Revolution’, ‘Imperialism and Resistance’, ‘Timelines, A Political History of the Modern World’, ‘The People Demand, A Short History of the Arab Revolutions’ (with Joseph Daher), ‘A People’s History of London’ (with Lindsey German) and The Leveller Revolution. He is co-founder of the Stop the War Coalition.