Revolutionen und Revolten in Nordafrika revisited
Die Bedeutung der Kämpfe gegen die Inwertsetzung von Land und Wasser für die jüngsten Umbrüche in Ägypten und Tunesien
The article analyses the revolts in North Africa, namely Tunisia and Egypt. It contradicts the thesis, which is spread above all by the western media, that this is a “Facebook revolution”, which is supported by urban youths of the middle class, who knew how to use the possibilities of new social media. Rather, it deals with the economic background and shows that the connection between the protests in urban centers and those in structurally marginalized rural areas needs to be investigated. The thesis: Without the processes of valorization of land and water, the social struggles before and after the revolts in North Africa in 2011 cannot be understood.