By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota The events in Tunisia a few weeks ago and the ones unfolding in Egypt at the moment have been quite revealing of the type of leadership these two countries have had for the last few decades. In Tunisia, as the ruling party was clinging to the last shreds of power in the final days of protests, it resorted to unmentionable measures in trying to quench the revolution. See the rest of Hani’s article here.
By Lolla Mohammed Nur, The Minnesota Daily Two weeks ago, most University of Minnesota students were probably busy enjoying their long-awaited winter breaks and gripped by the tragic shooting in Arizona. So it’s no surprise that most students didn’t hear about Tunisia’s revolution when it began brewing last month. But had the first successful Arab revolt in the past generation occurred at any other time, we would have probably still missed it because of the small amount of media attention outside Arab and Francophone countries. Read the rest of Lolla’s article here.