|sabato 29 gennaio 2011||Scritto da Redazione - 5.090 letture|
It started in the unknown and remote village of Sidi Bouzid. Right after it expanded across the whole Tunisia. It brought down one of Mediterranean oldest regimes. But it did not stop there. It crossed borders towards West (Algeria) and East (Egypt) and moved swiftly to even more distant countries (Yemen, Siria).
A spectre is haunting the Medirettanean – the spectre of democracy.
It is indeed a democratic wave, spreading across the whole area. Breaking long standing, seemingly strong and stable equilibria. Frightening dictatorships. Alarming their pavid European and Arabic friends. A democratic wave that knows no borders nor repression. That is giving birth to a new geopolitical era.
Labouratorio switches to English in order to talk about the biggest youth movement since 1968, the most widespread battle against dictatorships since the War World Two, the most incredible rally for freedom and democracy since 1848.
We are trying to figure out the dimension of what’s going on in these hours and we will try to keep on going with analysis and interviews. Our story has obviously started from the Tunisian revolution. This took western diplomacies completely by surprise.
To be honest, it took almost everybody by surprise.
Borrowing the words of our Tunisian friend Haithem: “How come? Is this really happening?” Is there a reason for all this happening right now? We try to answer this simple question.
We strongly believe that the quick rises of these diverse democratic national movements share common causes, relying on both political and economical forces acting on a global scale.
We analyse the weaknesses of the regimes involved, the effects of the global crisis on the economy. We investigate the role of Europe and the shadows projected by the Chinese giant rising power.
European leadership has been unable to predict, influence or understand what was going on. It is now clear that Western Countries’ egemony over the world is just a souvenir of the past, even where its force and influence seemed to persist.
Still in the very last days, European diplomacies and even corporates were backing Hoshni Mubarak as they did two weeks earlier with Ben Ali. We think that this lack of strategy is unfair and blind, as well as losing.
We are aware of the concerns spreading from the role that Islamic parties are bounded to play in almost all Arabic countries, especially in a stage of turmoil and contended power.
Nevertheless, we strongly believe that the best way to fight intolerance and fanatism is an injection of democracy, freedom and independence. That’s why Labouratorio is backing all of the democratic movements in the world, fighting against dictators. That’s why we gotta catch’em all.
SUMMARY LABOURATORIO 55
- [Labouratorio 55] Gotta Cath’em All
- [Labouratorio interviews Haithem Jarraya] “Is this really happening?”
- [Roma-Tunisi] Le due sponde della rivolta
- [Rome-Tunis] The two sides of the revolt (English version)
- [Labouratorio interviews Marco Perduca] “The desperation of the young students lighted the fire”
- [Maggianate] Penetrazioni Cinesi (V.M.18)
- [Maggianate] Chinese Penetrations (18 years old to read) (English version)
- [Labouratorio di geopolitica] A Tunisi il Faraone non c’è più
- [Labouratory of geopolitics] In Tunis the Faraon is over (English version)
- [Palermo, Balarm, Italy] Marhaba bik, tafaddal . Benvenuto, accomodati.
- [Labouratorio di geopolitica] Nuove Ifigenie sacrificate su un altare d’ambra
- [Quella notte del 1987] Diciamocelo…Ben Alì salì al potere grazie all’Italia
- [That night in 1987] Let’s speak about it…Ben Ali rose to power thanks to Italy] (English version)
- [Delenda Carthago] Che succede ad Hammameth?
- [Laboura Seminari] La crisi economica vista da…Carlo D’Ippoliti