Juan Cole: Tunisia Uprising “Spearheaded by Labor Movements, by Internet Activists, by Rural Workers; It’s a Populist Revolution”

(Democracy Now!) In the wake of the ouster of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, we speak with University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole. “This is the first popular revolution since 1979,” Cole says. “This revolution so far has been spearheaded by labor movements, by internet activists, by rural workers. It’s a populist revolution, and not particularly dominated in any way by Islamic themes, it seems to be a largely secular development.”

Watch it here:
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/1/18/juan_cole_tunisia_uprising_spearheaded_by

Watch Democracy Now! 01 18 2011:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Demnow-DemocracyNowTuesdayJanuary182011787.mp4

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