What people drives to fight for change
The Arabic World is changing. First Tunisia, then Egypt and now things may change in Algeria, too. What exactly has driven people to the streets - we are only able to guess. Some reasons seem to be at hand like high unemployment, mismatching of quality of life and high corruption.
Perhaps, also these countries just are much to close to liberal europe and people have to many comparisions how life in a free country can look like. An educated person is not only thirsty for water to drink, but also for a life offering him possibilities to express what he is thinking about and even more important: to be able to employ the proficiencies he has obtained through his education.
If you have further interest in this topic you might like these two articles:
China's situation has never been comparable to the arabic world, but while taking a closer look at some of the reasons for change we can find similar inequalities in China. Read more on Project-Syndiate.org
For those being able to understand french (I know that I've called this section "english section" but nevertheless I find this article rattling good), this article puts algerien situation on a nutshell, at least in my opinion as non-algerien citizien. Read more on ArfiqueActu.net