“Internationally young”. Saturday morning, Tunisians read this title in the headlines of La Presse. This newspaper is the French voice of the old regime and only until a few months ago was never published without a large photo of Ben Ali. Yesterday, however, despite pre-electoral political tensions, it decided to give ample space to the first Transnational Meeting of Tunis, which concludes today. Last fall this would have been science fiction, but after the Tunisian movement’s extraordinary struggle of last winter and spring, it is a reality: “We, students, precarious workers, unemployed and activists of the world call for a transnational meeting in Tunisia to share and build strategies for common struggles”. This call out – sent by the promoting committee together with other networks of struggles like KLF and NoBorder – worked, with Thursday’s plenary assembly seeing more than 400 participants, from international delegates to numerous collectives and organizations from the Tunisian movement.
waking in anonymous hotel rooms in the south mediterranean sea. he looking like before at white ceilings in the morning silence of a six a.m. sunrise. his eyes not seeing the present meaning, of walls and floors tiled in permanent geometry. beaming beyond a ten year sum of relative parentheses. spent dense dancing in european school office committee bureau agency departments filling out forms and fantasies for the revolution. making and faking, keeping his knows to the stone and grind. ten year parenthesis now found bound between quadrilateral blocks of blue tiles in anonymous hotel rooms in the south, waking.
What follows is the copy and paste of the daily reports that the Knowledge Liberation Front wrote during our 5 day “Liberation Without Borders Tour“. Short schematic notes for a journalistic glimpse into post-insurrectional Tunisia ; more imaginative texts on the way… » Read more «
With a series of important events over the last 5 days, the city of Paris has been witness to the material transnationalisation of the radical democratic movements that began this spring in Maghreb and the Middle East. » Read more «