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Social media platforms were essential in the Arab Spring, but governments soon learned how to counter dissent online. #MiddleEast #Twitter #Socialmedia #ArabSpring
 
Twitter in the Middle East changed from a tool for transparency to a platform overrun by bots and propaganda. #Socialmedia #Twitter #MiddleEast #ArabSpring #Science&Technology
 
#Saudi Arabia #ArabSpring
 
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The body of Anarchist Lorenzo Orsetti is accompanied out of Rojava by his comrades

Lorenzo Orsetti (February 13, 1986 – March 18, 2019), also known as Orso and Tekoşer Piling, was an Italian anarcho-communist and antifascist from Florence who fought against ISIL with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.

History

Lorenzo was a chef by trade, sommelier and worked in different restaurants in Florence.[1][2] [3]When he lived in Florence, he became interested in the Kurdish conflict, his struggle against the Islamic State and the Rojava revolution, it was there when he met Paolo Andolina, an Italian activist and anarchist who fought against ISIS alongside YPG International. [4]In September 2017 he traveled to Syria where received military training from the People's Protection Units (YPG). Once in Syria he struck up friendship with several Italian antifascist volunteers w
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Note to Washington: Hands Off the 'New' #ArabSpring https://www.truthdig.com/articles/note-to-washington-hands-off-the-new-arab-spring/ #militarism #intervention #regimechange #imperialism
Note to Washington: Hands Off the ‘New’ Arab Spring
 
What Revolutionaries in the Middle East Have Learned Since the #ArabSpring
What Revolutionaries in the Middle East Have Learned Since the Arab Spring
 
Meeting in Tunisia's capital comes against backdrop of divisions, wars and, in some countries, increasing repression. #MiddleEast #Tunisia #ArabLeague #ArabSpring
 
#Africa #ForeignNews #Democracy #ArabSpring #Algeria's Army Chief Calls for Removal of President #Bouteflika| News | teleSUR English
Seems like it's over for the president. I imagine the protesters want the entire leadership replaced too.
Algeria's Army Chief Calls for Removal of President Bouteflika #Africa
 
Investigation into the behind-the-scenes events during the final days of Egypt's first democratically-elected president. #MohamedMorsi #Egypt #AbdelFattahel-Sisi #ArabSpring #MiddleEast #MuslimBrotherhood #Coup
 
Banned group urges opponents of President Sisi to free Egypt from military control and release political prisoners. #MuslimBrotherhood #Egypt #MiddleEast #HumanRights #ArabSpring
 
Analysts say deep structural change at local and national levels needed to resolve 'shocking' levels of inequality.
Will Tunisia's municipal elections change anything?
#Tunisia #MiddleEast #ArabSpring #Politics
 
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