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Arab Spring

The Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010.

By December 2013, rulers had been forced from power in TunisiaEgyptLibya, and Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan; and minor protests had occurred in Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Western Sahara, and the Palestinian territories. 

The protests have shared some techniques of civil resistance in sustained campaigns involving strikes, demonstrations, marches, and rallies, as well as the effective use of social media to organize, communicate, and raise awareness in the face of state attempts at repression and Internet censorship.

Introduction: The Arab Spring - A Struggle on Three Fronts - Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Interactive Timeline of the first year of the Arab Spring: 12 December 2010 - 17 December 2011

Interactive Timeline: three years of revolutions and conflict  - Al Jazeera

Map of the Arab Spring Protests

A Year after Bouazizi

TIME: The Arab Spring

   pictures, articles, videos since 2011

Profile: Arab League - BBC 


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