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Every country has a Bouazizi

The plaque below is in memory of an activist who fought for women’s right to vote in Britain circa 1910. Emily Wilding Davison threw herself under the King’s horse to draw attention to her cause. Circa 2011,  Mouhamad Bouazizi burned himself outside a police station in Tunisia to protest economic injustice and corruption.  Two people, two eras, same struggles against social and economic injustice.

Orientalism, anti-orientalist, Tony Benn, social injustice, arab spring, women's rights

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