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Bad dictatorship in Tunisia

Just today a small boat carrying some Tunisian young people capsized in the Mediterranean killing everyone. Why was there no story about this in the corporate media? Maybe because the current dictator of Tunisia: General Ben Ali is another American educated tyrant.
I am a Portlander and a world traveler currently visiting "exotic" places around the world. My latest stop has been Tunisia and this is the first country where I fear talking about politics. I have been warned twice already: one time in a cafe and another time in a male bath house "Hammam." There is a large police and military prescence in the streets. There are many people who are trying to leave this country any way possible - even taking dangerous boat trips across the rough Mediterranean Sea: more on this story later...