Mohamed Bouazizi & Arab Spring

Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi (29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011; ) was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides. The Arab Spring (literally the Arabic Rebellions or the Arab Revolutions) is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world that began on Saturday, 18 December 2010. To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Oman; and minor protests have occurred in Lebanon, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Western Sahara. 5.0/5

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You dishonor the memory of Mohamed Bouazizi. You obviously know nothing of the Arab Spring or how it sta…
Little, it seems, has changed in the homeland of Mohamed Bouazizi whose self immolation also ignited the Arab Spring movement.
Remember the Arab Spring? Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi was alone in the beginning. I feel all carriers cheat us
Wontumi Should Set Himself On Fire To Start An Uprising And I’ ll Back Him – Pratt Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr . , wants the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party ( NPP) , Bernard Antwi - Boasiako, to replicate the action of Mohamed Bouazizi, the young man whose self - immolation act led to the Tunisian uprising, if he ( Wontumi) truly wants an “Arab Spring ” revolt enacted in Ghana . Twenty - six- year - old Mohamed Bouazizi who operated a vegetable cart for seven years in Tunisia was arrested by a policewoman in his cart and produce . Bouazizi, whose plea went unheeded, later tried to bribe the officer , but in response the policewoman was alleged to have insulted his deceased father and slapped him. Humiliated , Bouazizi later went to the provincial headquarters in an attempt to complain to local municipality officials and to have his produce returned but was refused audience. However , Bouazizi returned to the headquarters, doused himself with a fla ...
December 17, 2013 Cold Moon: December full moon phase at 4:28 AM, EST. Saturnalia (Dec 17-23). Ancient Roman festival honoring Saturnus, the god of agriculture. Wright Brothers Day. 170 years ago, in 1843, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, was published in a print run of 6,000 copies that sold out in one week. 110 years ago, in 1903, brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first documented successful powered airplane flight. In 1967, Congress passed the Clean Air Act. In 1989, “The Simpsons” premiered on FOX. In 2010, street merchant Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest corruption in local government. He died of his burns Jan 4, 2011. His act is considered the start of the Arab Spring. Birth anniversary of Deborah Sampson (1760-1827), who disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Revolutionary War. Full military pension was provided for her heirs by an act of Congress in 1838. Birth anniversary of poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92). Happy Birthday! Be ...
On the 17th/Dec it'll be three years since Mohamed Bouazizi sat himself on fire starting the wider Arab Spring. Here I’m listing some of the Achievement and Crises caused (up to you which is which): 1-Step down of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, former Tunisian president (fled to Saudi Arabia). 2-Muammar Al-Gaddafi, former Libyan president, forced from power and ousted (killed by the rebels). 3-Step down of Hosni Mubarak, former Egyptian president (put under house arrest). 4-Step down of Ali Abdullah Saleh, former Yemeni president (granted immunity from being prosecuted), he ruled from 1978 to 2012. 5-Governmental changes in: Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Palestine, Morocco and Western Sahara 6-Arab has the courage to say NO to dictators but still totally disunited and many misunderstood democracy! 7-Death toll: going towards a quarter million! 8-Children are being killed not knowing why! Many other millions out of school! 9-Four Arab countries (Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen) slid backward on the Failed Stat ...
Rule of law and private property are essential for human flourishing. A 2013 Property Rights Alliance report reinforces this fact and uncovers the true reason for the Arab Spring uprising begun by Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia..
in Riyadh exposes plight of Arab stateless in Saudi Arabia By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - When a watermelon seller set himself on fire in Riyadh last month, it may not have set off an Arab Spring, but it did call attention to a rarely discussed issue - the plight of stateless Arabs living in the world's top oil exporter. Mohammed al-Huraisi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight on May 15, echoing the act of desperation by Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in December 2010 that was the catalyst for the Arab revolt. Relatives said local officials had stopped him from selling his produce on a street corner in a poor Riyadh neighborhood because he didn't have a permit. "He threatened to burn himself six months ago as well. He had pressure from debt and thought he might lose everything," the dead man's father, Ali al-Huraisi, told Reuters. The Huraisi family, originally from the Saudi-Yemeni border area, now lives south of Riyadh. Their ramshackle house lies down a road that passes date f ...
Foresight and the future of governance - 2 Feb 2013 Governments must deploy new tools as the world becomes more complex ON A cool December morning in 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in terminal protest against the authorities for harassing him and preventing him from making a living. This act sparked demonstrations and riots throughout Tunisia. The flames of dissent and revolution then spread like wildfire to other parts of the Arab world. Four governments collapsed, three countries saw changes to their governments, and Syria descended into civil war. There are now countless political and social scientists, historians and Arabists all trying to explain the causes of the Arab Spring. But all these will be in retrospect. That explanations after the fact are the norm for strategic surprises like the Arab Spring underlines the lack of any simple and understandable patterns in the complex world that we live in. The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard observed: "Life is understood backwards, but mus ...
AFRICA, THE CONTINENT: NEW DACDE, YOUNG CENTURY The historic "Arab Spring" began in Tunisia in late 2010 and is credited to the courage and bravery of one man- a fruit vendor in the town of Sidi Bouzid, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself ablaze in front of the governor's residence as a demonstration over the municipal inspectors' abuse, arbitrary fines and bribery- setting in motion the events which led to the uprising. At the end, President Ben Ali, in power for 23 years, deserted his government and country, escaping the wrath of disgruntled Tunisians. Today, long time exile and human rights activist, Moncef Marzouki, is the newly elected president of great Tunisia. Consequently, a regional political implosion ensued. Egypt, through peaceful protests and sit-ins at the famous Tahrir Square, have ousted Hosni Mubarak. This summer, Egyptians went to the polls and elected Mohamed Morsi in a free and fair elections. Libya's Ghaddafi insisted on "fighting till the death." His words were prophetic, he was captur .. ...
Book review: Voices from Libya: Ramesh Manghirmalanni Historically the Arab Spring might have left its mark by successfully ousting dictators, but not without a legacy of weak new governments and the rise of political Islam. The mechanism of change drawing on civil resistance — strikes, protests, rallies and the use of social media — first came into action, according to reports, more than two years ago on December 17, 2010 when Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian fruit and vegetable vendor, set himself on fire, igniting a revolutionary spark in the Middle East. The success of a new Libya — the country held its first general elections since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in July 2012 and voted in a new 200-member General National Congress — is what drives the focus for most Middle East experts, noting that in Libya, unlike Tunisia and Egypt, moderates have been voted into government. This might explain Libya’s success post-Arab Spring in the short term. The new government, however, will not only b ...
R.I.P. Mohamed Bouazizi, two years ago he died 18 days after setting himself on fire in protest, an event which sparked the Arab Spring.
Mohamed Bouazizi. The spark that ignited the Arab Spring was extinguished two years ago today. RIP.
It was a mere two years ago today a street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi immolated himself, an act that directly triggered the Arab Spring.
Two years ago today, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, sparking what came to be called the Arab Spring. Authoritarian rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya fell one after another, with the hope for change. Women, often seen as subservient and voiceless in these male-dominant societies, were on the frontlines fighting for their nations, their rights and their children's rights. The images of young and old women, defiantly standing up to authority, raised hopes about their futures. Instead, radical forces have emerged throughout the post-revolutionary landscape and Tania Tarraf, a 25-year-old Lebanese consultant for Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia, is worried. "We see a repetition of what happened during the nationalist movements in the '50s in the Arab countries when they were a lot of women speaking out and then they were put on the sideline and asked to set aside their issues for the sake of bigger goals," says Tarraf. Women at the forefront of nationalist movements of the ...
Seeing another beautiful sunrise is no mere feat but a great thing. Good morning to you all and from all of us here we wish you a happy new week. THIS DAY IN HISTORY (DECEMBER 17) 1718 – Great Britain declares war on Spain 1777 – France formally recognizes the United States of America 1947 – First flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber 1957 – The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile in Florida 2005 – Anti-WTO protesters riot in Hong Kong 2010 – Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. This led to the Tunisian Revolution and, later, the Arab Spring in general BORN THIS DAY: 1942 - Muhammadu Buhari 1982 - Naetochukwu Chikwe (AKA Naeto C) A Happy Birthday to you too, if it happens to be your birthday
The Daily Caller- Assange: Obama exploiting Arab Spring in campaign: "Mohamed Bouazizi did not set himself on fi...
The self-immolation of street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi almost two years ago in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, sparked a revolution that swept away his country’s regime, as well as that of Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Other repressive regimes are still under threat from the Arab Spring. For years, beneath a veil of...
Mother of Arab Spring Tunisian Martyr Arrested: The mother of Mohamed Bouazizi, the street vendor whose...
Choreography & Dancing by Mersiha Mesihovic Music by Paul Matthis In memory of Mohamed Bouazizi. May he rest in eternal peace
In December 2010, 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to himself. This street vendor had been rousted and humiliated once again by Tunisian police for hawking apples and pears out of a wheelbarrow. Bouazizi ignited more than himself.
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