Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Tunisia: The First Shot

By Claire Anderson

April 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Also see: Egypt |Iran |Tunisia | Yemen | Jordan|Syria It was the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring with a literal spark: on Dec. 17, 2010 frustrated fruit vender, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after being assaulted by police, “unleashing pent...

Congrats Egypt and Tunisia

By Eli Gottlieb

February 16, 2011

Filed under Columns

On Dec. 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi had his vegetable cart confiscated. He was 26-years-old, only a little older than most of us, and already he had to act as the sole income earner for a family of eight, including putting...