The latest migrant drownings off the Tunisian coast have led to further scrutiny of Tunisia’s treatment of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, reports Peoples Dispatch.
Gilbert Achcar, a socialist writer who has long followed the Arab world, says the current Tunisian revolt, with protests against spending cuts and austerity breaking out across the country this month, was a “foreseeable” continuation of the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011.
Archar spoke to Calian Mace and Hala Kodmani in a January 14 interview first published in French daily Liberation. The version below is reprinted from International Viewpoint.
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