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

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From: genevieve.azam at wanadoo.fr
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:51:38 +0100
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Subject: Re: [social-movements] Fwd: [WSF-Discuss] Attack in Tunis - WSF news ? / Attaque à Tunis - nouvelles FSM ?

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 2015Le coordinateurAbderrahmane Hedhili


Le 18 mars 2015 � 18:45, Jai Sen a �crit :














Mercredi, le 18 Mars 2015

















Merci
pour ce poste important et une question, Patrick. M�me si je sais qu'il ya des gens sur cette liste - Gustave Massiah, entre autres - qui peut r�pondre
sur le fond � votre question, je prends aussi la libert� d'envoyer votre message � tous ceux que je connais qui sont impliqu�s dans l'organisation de la Tunis Forum : Romdhane Ben Amor, Abderrahman Hedhili (qui est le coordonnateur g�n�ral 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 pla�t r�pondre � cela, avec une r�ponse � ce courrier (et o� je liste administration veillera � ce que votre r�ponse se affich�) ?Avec gr�ce, et en
solidarit� avec vous tous dans la lutte intense pour la paix et la justice dans laquelle vous
�tes tous impliqu�s,

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 SenfwdBegin 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
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    Do comrades have any information on this sickening incident -
    especially in terms of potential impact on the WSF?

    

    Thanks,

    Patrick

    

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      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

          
        
      
    
    
      
        
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        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.

      
        
          
            
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                  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 
            
              
                
  
 
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      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.�

      
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      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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