Tunisian crisis exposes misery behind IMF 'model'

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Tunisia is witnessing the largest and most violent popular protest movement since President Ben Ali came to power 23 years ago. Thousands of Tunisian lawyers staged a national strike and demonstrations (photo) on January 6th, joining the revolts born from high youth unemployment, soaring inflation, and widespread corruption and human rights violations.

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Tunisia is witnessing the largest and most violent popular protest movement since President Ben Ali came to power 23 years ago. This month Tunisian lawyers staged a national strike, joining the unrest born from high youth unemployment, soaring inflation, and widespread corruption and human rights violations. Pierre Puchot reports on the crisis, and the long-simmering dissent that has been largely ignored outside the country.