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Tunisia's Riots: A warning to regimes in the Middle East





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If anyone doubts the connection between the economy, the climate and the risk to existing autocratic regimes, they need only look to the protests in Tunisia that began over unemployment, rising food prices and anger at oppression.

The unrest in Tunisia has exploded into a national crisis that is serving as a warning to autocratic regimes throughout the Middle East. The lack of resources have acted as a magnifying lens upon the lack of parity under these regimes. The paradigm, as a result, is changing. People are not so easily distracted toward foreign enemies when their own government turns on their starving population who cannot afford the rising cost of food.

That's what has been happening in Tunisia, where as many as 60 people have died in protests that have grown in their size and determination. Continued..


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