Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Solidarity with the Tunisian people

The unfolding revolution in Tunisia is inspiring people everywhere. It is not difficult to understand why. Hisham Matar expresses the great hope events in Tunisian hold for the entire region:

"seeing the Tunisian crowds was one of the most glorious things I have seen in all of my 40 years. From before I was born, we Arabs have been caught between two forces that, seemingly, cannot be defeated: our ruthless dictators, who oppress and humiliate us, and the cynical western powers, who would rather see us ruled by criminals loyal to them than have democratically elected leaders accountable to us. We have been sliding towards the dark conclusion that we will forever remain trapped between these two beasts. The men and women of Tunisia took us back from the brink of that precipice."

And it is not just in the Arab world people are being inspired. To show their solidarity my friends at Philosophy Football have combined politics and fashion in their typically stylish manner. Their new t-shirt carries the Tunisian flag beautiful emblazoned with a quote from Abul-Qasim Al-Shabi which translates as: “If, one day, a people desires to live, then fate will answer their call” . The sleeveprint reads: “ Protest, Disobedience, Solidarity Tunisia 2011".

Buy it, wear it, and show your solidarity with the Jasmine revolution!