[WSF-Discuss] [social-movements] Fwd: Attack in Tunis - WSF news ? / Attaque à Tunis - nouvelles FSM ?

Toshimaru Ogura ogr at nsknet.or.jp
Thu Mar 19 06:00:07 CDT 2015


Dear all, hello from Japan. Japanese participants will also
join WSF. The communique by WSF is translated in Japanese. 
http://blog.socialforum.jp/2015/03/2015wsf.html

We should strengthen the ties of solidarity against terrorisma and
war on terrorism by US's Coalition of the Willing. See you in
Tunis soon.l

toshi

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From: Boaventura de Sousa Santos <bsantos at ces.uc.pt>
Subject: Re: [WSF-Discuss] [social-movements] Fwd: Attack in Tunis - WSF news ? / Attaque à Tunis - nouvelles FSM ?
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:35:51 +0000

> Dear All
> I will participate in the WSF in full solidarity with our Tunisian
> friends.
> all my best
> Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Coimbra, Portugal
> 
> On 18/03/2015 18:51, Salete Valesan wrote:
>> Toda solidariedade da FLACSO e do CLACSO aos amigos da Tunisia e da
>> Organização do FSM 2015. E todo nosso apoio para que o FSM seja muito
>> bom.
>> Salete
>>
>> 2015-03-18 14:51 GMT-03:00 Genevieve Azam <genevieve.azam at wanadoo.fr>:
>>> Suite à la lâche attaque terroriste survenue aujourd’hui à midi
>>> (mercredi
>>> 18/03/2015) au musée du Bardo jouxtant le siège de l’assemblée des
>>> représentants du peuple, le comité d’organisation du FSM Tunis 2015
>>> déclare
>>> que le Forum et l’ensemble de ses activités sont maintenus.
>>>
>>> Par cette attaque, les groupes terroristes extrémistes visent à mettre
>>> à mal
>>> l’expérience de la transition démocratique en Tunisie et dans la
>>> région
>>> ainsi qu’à créer un climat de peur au sein des citoyens qui aspirent
>>> à la
>>> liberté, la démocratie et à la participation pacifique à la
>>> construction
>>> démocratique.
>>>
>>> La rapide riposte du mouvement social, civil et des acteurs politiques
>>> en
>>> Tunisie opposés au terrorisme et appelant à l’unité pour le combattre
>>> prouve
>>> s’il en était besoin, l’attachement des tunisiens à leur nouvelle
>>> expérience
>>> démocratique. Le mouvement social et civil en Tunisie et dans la
>>> région
>>> compte plus que jamais sur le soutien des forces démocratiques dans le
>>> monde
>>> entier pour s’opposer à la violence et au terrorisme.
>>>
>>> Plus que jamais, la large participation au FSM 2015 (Tunis 24-28 mars
>>> 2015)
>>> sera la réponse appropriée de toutes les forces de paix et de
>>> démocratie qui
>>> militent au sein du mouvement altermondialiste pour un monde meilleur,
>>> de
>>> justice, de liberté et de coexistence pacifique.
>>>
>>> Le comité d’organisation du FSM appelle toutes les composantes du
>>> forum
>>> social mondial à intensifier leurs efforts en vue de la mobilisation
>>> pour le
>>> succès de la prochaine session du FSM afin d’assurer la victoire de
>>> la lutte
>>> civile et pacifique contre le terrorisme et le fanatisme religieux qui
>>> menacent la démocratie, la liberté, la tolérance et le vivre ensemble.
>>>
>>> Pour le comité d’organisation du FSM Tunis 2015
>>>
>>> Le coordinateur
>>>
>>> Abderrahmane Hedhili
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Le 18 mars 2015 à 18:45, Jai Sen a écrit :
>>>
>>> Mercredi, le 18 Mars 2015
>>>
>>> Merci pour ce poste important et une question, Patrick. Même si je
>>> sais
>>> qu'il ya des gens sur cette liste - Gustave Massiah, entre autres -
>>> qui peut
>>> répondre sur le fond à votre question, je prends aussi la liberté
>>> d'envoyer
>>> votre message à tous ceux que je connais qui sont impliqués dans
>>> l'organisation de la Tunis Forum : Romdhane Ben Amor, Abderrahman
>>> Hedhili
>>> (qui est le coordonnateur général du Forum), ainsi que M Alaa Talbi et
>>> Mouhieddine Cherbib.
>>>
>>> Amis, camarades, en Tunisie : Nous venons de recevoir ce post sur le
>>> WSFDiscuss de liste de diffusion, de Patrick Bond.  Pouvez-vous se il
>>> vous
>>> plaît répondre à cela, avec une réponse à ce courrier (et où je liste
>>> administration veillera à ce que votre réponse se affiché) ?
>>>
>>> Avec grâce, et en solidarité avec vous tous dans la lutte intense pour
>>> la
>>> paix et la justice dans laquelle vous êtes tous impliqués,
>>>
>>> Jai Sen
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Wednesday, March 18 2015
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for this important post and question, Patrick.  While I know
>>> that
>>> there are people on this list - Gustave Massiah, among others – who
>>> can
>>> respond substantively to your question, I’m also taking the liberty
>>> of
>>> forwarding your post to all those I know who are involved in the
>>> organisation of the Tunis Forum : Romdhane Ben Amor, Abderrahman
>>> Hedhili
>>> (who is Coordinator General of the Forum), and also M Alaa Talbi and
>>> Mouhieddine Cherbib.
>>>
>>>              Friends, comrades, in Tunisia : We have just received this
>>>              post
>>> on the listserve WSFDiscuss, from Patrick Bond.  Can you please
>>> respond to
>>> this, with a reply to this mail (and where I as list admin will ensure
>>> that
>>> your response gets posted) ?
>>>
>>>              With thanks, and in solidarity with all of you in the intense
>>> struggle for peace and justice in which you are all involved,
>>>
>>>              Jai Sen
>>>
>>> fwd
>>>
>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>>
>>> From: Patrick Bond <pbond at mail.ngo.za>
>>> Subject: [WSF-Discuss] Attack in Tunis - WSF news?
>>> Date: March 18, 2015 at 9:18:29 PM GMT+5:30
>>> To: 2011movements-fsm-wsf-discussion at lists.openfsm.net, Post
>>> WSFDiscuss
>>> <worldsocialforum-discuss at openspaceforum.net>
>>> Reply-To: Discussion list about the WSF
>>> <worldsocialforum-discuss at openspaceforum.net>
>>>
>>> Do comrades have any information on this sickening incident -
>>> especially in
>>> terms of potential impact on the WSF?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Patrick
>>>
>>> ***
>>>
>>> Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed after hostage drama at tourist
>>> site
>>>
>>> Tunisian PM says 17 of those killed in ‘cowardly attack’ were
>>> foreigners
>>> after two gunmen reportedly stormed Bardo museum and kept hostages for
>>> three
>>> hours
>>>
>>> <1ae75386-0761-49c7-a7e5-b04247121014-620x372.jpeg>
>>> Members of the Tunisian armed forces take up a position near the Bardo
>>> museum. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
>>>
>>> Chris Stephen in Tunis, Kareem Shaheen in Beirut and Mark Tran
>>>
>>> Wednesday 18 March 2015 14.56
>>>
>>> At least 19 people have been killed in Tunisia after two gunmen
>>> stormed the
>>> Bardo national museum – one of the country’s leading tourist
>>> attractions in
>>> the capital, Tunis – sparking a three-hour hostage drama.
>>>
>>> Tunisia’s prime minister, Habib Essid, said on Wednesday afternoon
>>> that 17
>>> of the dead were foreigners – from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland –
>>> calling the attack a cowardly assault on the country’s tourist
>>> economy.
>>>
>>> Three hours after the attack started at about midday local time (11am
>>> GMT),
>>> an interior ministry spokesman said two gunmen had been killed, as
>>> well as
>>> one security officer, and that all hostages had been freed.
>>>
>>> Poland’s foreign ministry said that three Poles were among the six
>>> wounded.
>>>
>>> The Bardo, which chronicles Tunisia’s history and includes one of the
>>> world’s largest collections of Roman mosaics, is one of the
>>> country’s
>>> biggest tourist attractions.
>>>
>>> Live Tunisia terror attack: at least 11 dead after gunmen storm museum
>>> -
>>> live
>>>
>>> Tunisian foreign ministry confirms seven foreigners and one Tunisian
>>> have
>>> been killed in an attack at the Bardo museum, adjacent to the
>>> parliament
>>> building in Tunis
>>> Read more
>>>
>>> A single muffled detonation signaled the end of the siege, with
>>> reports
>>> filtering through to crowds gathered outside the gates in the bright
>>> sunshine that the attackers were dead.
>>>
>>> White ambulances with lights flashing drove in a slow convoy inside
>>> the
>>> gardens of the palace grounds. Minutes later police pushed open the
>>> big iron
>>> entrance gates and black armored vehicles of the special forces, their
>>> task
>>> seemingly complete, came out, inching through the crowds pressing in
>>> outside.
>>>
>>> The spectators burst into cheering and applause and a black-clad
>>> helmeted
>>> soldier peering from the turret of one vehicle punched the air with
>>> both
>>> fists in response.
>>>
>>> Relief that the siege was over was mixed with dismay among those
>>> watching.
>>> “This is a black day for Tunisia,” said Karim Ben Sa’a, a manager
>>> in the
>>> tourism industry. “We are very sad for these tourists. They visit our
>>> country and it is so, so, sad to see them die. Our hearts are black.”
>>>
>>> Advertisement
>>>
>>> Elsewhere in Tunis there was shock and dismay that terrorists had
>>> managed to
>>> launch an attack at the very heart of the capital, at a museum that
>>> shares
>>> the Bardot palace complex with the national parliament. Police set up
>>> checkpoints and a policeman with a machine gun was posted outside the
>>> office
>>> of the UK’s British Council .
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> During the hostage crisis, black-clad police snipers were on the
>>> rooftops
>>> and bastions of the ancient Bardot castle which forms part of the
>>> complex
>>> housing the museum.
>>>
>>> A helicopter thundered low overhead making circles over the
>>> museum. Several
>>> hundred people gathered outside the wrought iron gates of the complex,
>>> as
>>> the air echoed to the sirens of police cars and ambulances.
>>>
>>> The attack came a day after Tunisia announced a major seizure of
>>> weapons
>>> from jihadi groups, triggering speculation that the museum attack may
>>> have
>>> been launched by jihadist groups in revenge.
>>>
>>> In a defiant tweet one MP, Sayida Ounissi, said: “We are not
>>> afraid”, adding
>>> that Tunisia’s parliament had been evacuated.
>>>
>>> The Bardo, which chronicles Tunisia’s history and includes one of the
>>> world’s largest collections of Roman mosaics, is one of the
>>> country’s
>>> biggest tourist attractions.
>>>
>>> The Italian foreign ministry confirmed two Italians may have been
>>> wounded in
>>> the and was awaiting confirmation of the wounded. It said 100 Italians
>>> were
>>> safe and under police protection after being rescued from the
>>> museum. The
>>> rescued victims were on a tour but the ministry could not confirm the
>>> name
>>> of the tour.
>>>
>>> The attack came days after the death of Ahmed Al-Rouissi, a Tunisian
>>> also
>>> known as Abu Zakariya Al-Tunisi, who led a contingent of Islamic State
>>> (Isis) troops in Libya. He was killed in clashes with Libyan troops
>>> near the
>>> town of Sirte, a stronghold of followers of Muammar Gaddafi, the late
>>> Libyan
>>> strongman.
>>>
>>> Tunisian commentators speculated there may be a connection between his
>>> death
>>> and Wednesday’s deadly attack, which could badly damage tourism, on
>>> which
>>> the country relies heavily.
>>>
>>> Pro-Isis twitter accounts hailed the attack as “ghazwat Tunis” or
>>> the “raid
>>> of Tunis” (ghazwa is the description given to the early Islamic
>>> battles) and
>>> have cheered on the attackers. A purported IS video from last December
>>> threatened attacks on Tunisia.
>>>
>>> Last month, Tunisia arrested more than 30 suspected militants – some
>>> of whom
>>> returning from fighting in Syria – who were planning “spectacular”
>>> attacks,
>>> officials said at the time. Interior ministry officials said
>>> counter-terrorism forces had prevented attacks against “vital
>>> installations”, including the interior ministry and civilian
>>> buildings in
>>> Tunis.
>>>
>>> The assault on the museum poses an early and severe challenge for the
>>> new
>>> secular-Islamist coalition cabinet led by the prime minister, Habib
>>> Essid,
>>> which took office last month. It already faces the problem of a
>>> proliferation of armed groups that emerged after the 2011 uprising
>>> that
>>> overthrew Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
>>>
>>> Tunisia is a major source of fighters travelling to Syria, with the
>>> number
>>> of Tunisians fighting there estimated at about 3,000. A few hundred
>>> have
>>> returned to Tunisia and many have been tracked down and arrested.
>>>
>>>
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