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Julian Assange Interviews President of the Republic of Tunisia, Moncef Marzourki

World  (tags: President Moncef Marzourki, Republic of Tunisia, Julian Assange, World of Tomorrow, Julian Assange Show, human rights, activist, torture, imprisonment )

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Moncef Marzouki, human rights activist, must now lead the state that imprisoned him. Can he transform the state? Or will the realities of power transform Marzouki? Excellent interview!

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Sheryl G (360)
Friday June 1, 2012, 12:26 pm
President of the Republic of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki is a trained physician, and was a long time opponent of the dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. During the early 1990s, his vocal opposition to Ben Ali led to his imprisonment at the hands of the regime.

He founded the National Committee for the Defense of Prisoners of Conscience, and was President of the Arab Commission for Human Rights. Persecuted and harrassed, Marzouki left Tunisia for exile in France. With other Tunisian exiles he founded and chaired his political party, the Congress for the Republic.

He has written extensively on dictatorships, bringing a medical eye to bear on the ailments of his society. Since 2001 he has argued that Ben Ali would not fall because of armed uprising, or because of foreign pressure, but because of a peopleís movement, employing the methods of civil resistance.

In January 2011, Tunisia proved him right. After Ben Aliís departure, he returned from exile to announce his candidacy, and was elected interim president by the new Constituent Assembly of Tunisia in October 2011.


Azaima A (207)
Friday June 1, 2012, 12:34 pm
twist of fate

Kit B (276)
Friday June 1, 2012, 2:12 pm

Tunisia is in need of a man of peace with freedom and human rights as a primary aganda. I do hope for the best from Moncef Marzouki, and that he lead his people to peace and freedom.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday June 1, 2012, 3:53 pm
Well said Kit. Couldn't watch the whole video - it stops the whole time and then I have to wait for it to start again. Will watch it when I have more time. Thanks for posting Sheryl!

Past Member (0)
Friday June 1, 2012, 4:09 pm
Thanks for this article.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday June 1, 2012, 4:34 pm
Sometimes my computer towards the end of the day will freeze up on videos. I have to watch them earlier in my starting the computer for the day. Also if I have too many windows open it also interfers. I'm so glad that Julian is doing these interviews. You might want to consider those possibilities Mariette as I was able to view video from start to finish.

Jeannette A (137)
Friday June 1, 2012, 5:25 pm
Bravo for both Julian Assange and for Moncef Marzouki.... our world needs more men like these if humanity is to survive.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday June 1, 2012, 5:34 pm
Perfectly said Jeannette!

Mandi T (376)
Friday June 1, 2012, 6:21 pm
Tks for sending

Eternal G (745)
Friday June 1, 2012, 9:00 pm
Thanks for sending, will watch asap.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 1:22 am

Thank you Dandelion for sharing this interview with us.
A couple of days I have added this video with the NSearch community:

The World Tomorrow - The Julian Assange interview with President of Ecuador Rafael Correa

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 3:46 am
Let's hope that the "Arab Spring" will lead to free and fair democracy for the people in those Contries that had a revolution.
Thanks for the post Sheryl and I had no problem watching the whole video.

Liliana D (125)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 7:51 am
Thanks for the post Dandelion, noted

TOM TREE (246)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 7:58 am
Thanks for the post

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 8:23 am
Good for him! It is nice to see some things get better, even if there are so many bad things happening.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 9:06 am
Indeed Dan, is why I felt is was important to place on here. We all heard of the man who set himself on fire, which was the spark that stated the revolutions from Tunisia. From there this has grown to the other Arab Countries and to the USA.

It is a hopeful story, that if a Country that was under such hardships can do that, and ignite the world to stand up to their oppressors then I wanted to show that there is light after all of that. The man offers light and true hope, it is important to be seen.

Joe R (190)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 10:43 am
Thanks Dandelion.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 5:34 pm
Oh, I was so glad to see this posted here! Thank you so much Dandelion. All of the Assange interviews are available to be seen online at I know that my eyes have been opened watching these. A new one is posted every Tuesday.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 5:51 pm
Is why I post his interviews on C2 Lois, in hopes that those who did not catch it elsewhere will come across them here. You are welcome, and thanks for stopping by.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 11:58 pm
The Tunisians have gone far further with their revolution and its aftermath than the Egyptians were allowed to. I truly hope that he succeeds.

Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:52 am
Nice work Dandelion! Noted.

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 6:39 pm
Courageous men in a world void of human rights in so many respects. These interviews shed light on a complicated but hopeful world. Watching now...

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 6:42 am
Good for you Nancy, I hope others follow his example.
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