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The Impeccable Narrative Around Tunisian Workers' Syndicate

[Image of the headquarters of the UGTT in Tunis, Tunisia. Image by Democracy International/Flickr]

[The below piece was written before the current wave of protests in Kasserine in the marginalized southern region of Tunisia. The protests, which soon expanded to the whole country, started after a young unemployed man climbed an electric power tower and was electrocuted. He was protesting in front of the local governorate after his name was removed from a list of possible jobs in the public administration. Five years after the ousting of Ben Ali, unemployment rates had ...

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Massimo Di Ricco

 

Massimo Di Ricco is an academic with a PhD in Mediterranean Cultural Studies and writer on global politics, mainly the Middle East, Latin America and the geopolitics of media. Among his most recent publications are “Las movilizaciones populares en los años 30, la oligarquía cristiana y la prensa francófona en el Líbano bajo el Mandato. Historia y Comunicación Social. Vol 20, n. 2, p. 369-389” and “Drawing for a New Public: The Middle East 9th Art and the Emergence of a Transnational Graphic Movement”, in Binita Mehta y Pia Mukherji “Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events and Identities”. Routledge: London.