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The Anti-Davos, Anti-Capitalist Forum Bringing Thousands to Tunis

70,000 activists from all over the world will gather to find solutions to global injustice.

Image via the Forum Social Mondial 2015's Facebook page.

Over 70,000 anti-capitalists from all over the world are expected to descend on the capital of Tunisia this week for the 10th annual World Social Forum, where they will devise strategies for fomenting a populist revolution and distributing the wealth equally (probably). The conference was concieved as a rejoinder to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, an annual neoliberal gathering of people who like to make money at the expense of other people who have no money.

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Star Wars Fans Save Darth Vader’s Home From Menacing Sand Dune

The Tunisian set of Star Wars was about to be destroyed by a sand dune before fans stepped up.

The set of Darth Vader's hometown, in Tataouine. Photo via Flickr user Vincent Bellet.

The Tunisian desert city of Tataouine that gave its name to the home planet of Darth Vader was under threat of a powerful sand dune before fans across the world mobilized to protect it from desertification. A large barkhane dune would have swallowed up the sets of Mos Espa, the town located in the fictional desert planet of Tatooine, by September were it not for the collaborative efforts of the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism, preservationists, and Star Wars geeks from all over the globe. Last March, workers began removing the sand that swallowed the Star Wars sets up. Using money fundraised on IndieGogo and supplementary funds provided by the Tunisian government, they’ve since begun to restore the clay dwellings that featured in the film franchise as the spaceport Anakin Skywalker called home.

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This is How Tunisians Welcomed Egyptians Who Fled Libya

Tunisians turn out to support Egyptians and Libyans with raucous chants of unity.

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Solidarity and mutual support continue to spread and amaze throughout Arab countries rising up against autocratic rulers. This video captures one ecstatic moment touching on three countries in revolution all at once. It is shot in Tunisia, of Tunisians. They are welcoming Egyptians who have just returned from Libya as they fled the violent crackdown by Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

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Beautiful Video of First Tunisian Martyr's Mother Sending Love to Protesters

The Tunisian martyr who started the revolutions in the Arab world left behind a grieving mother. This is her message to Libyans.

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On December 19 last year, 26-year-old Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi lit himself on fire to protest the police confiscating his unlicensed fruit cart. The wave of demonstrations that followed his initial revolt, first in Tunisia, then in Egypt and Yemen and Bahrain and Libya, are something Bouazizi never saw, as he died shortly after setting himself alight before a government building in Tunis.

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