Kourosh Ziabari interviews Vijay Prashad about the "Arab Spring" that is underway in West Asia and North Africa.
A sweeping wave of pro-democratization protests has engulfed various nations of the North African and Arab world. After the Tunisians were successful in their ouster of long time president Ben Ali and his associates, a score other nations have seen protests asking for the removal of long standing heads of state. Egypt is where the biggest theatre of protest is in progress. Pragoti shall get analytical content on these movements in the coming days. But for now, this blog post brings out content from relevant news sources to get a feel of the protests and actions underway. UPDATE: The Students' Federation of India has called for a protest demonstration in front of the Egyptian embassy on the 1st of February. Details inside post (below). UPDATE II - Prominent Marxist Vijay Prashad is interviewed by the website, Radical Notes. The link is provided below.
The political developments in Tunisia, an Arab country, has resulted in the overthrowing of the 23 year dictatorship of Ben Ali. It is the first mass uprising successful in toppling a dictatorship in the Arab world. Prof. Aijaz Ahmad in this video talks about the causes of the uprising and its impact on other Arab Countries.