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Protests repressed in Algeria

16 April 2019
Strikes and protests in Algeria have continued despite the regime’s attempts to undercut the movement.

Algeria - conquest by France

15 April 2019
Algeria's revolt has been shaped by a history of imperialism and revolution. As part of a new series, Alistair Farrow looks at the French conquest from the 1830s to the 1950s

What next after movement forces out the Algerian president?

09 April 2019
Will protesters wind down their campaign after bringing down president Bouteflika or will they seek deeper change, asks Alistair Farrow

Millions-strong Algerian movement piles pressure on hated regime

06 April 2019
Millions of Algerians protested on Friday despite the former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika being forced from office on Tuesday. 

‘We need to remove the whole regime’ say Algerian protesters as president goes

03 April 2019
Mass protests and strikes have forced out Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Mass revolts sweep Algeria

01 April 2019
Sections of the army have abandoned president Abdelaziz Bouteflika as huge protests and strikes hit Algeria. At issue now is how deep the changes will go, reports Alistair Farrow

Strikes spread to Algeria’s oil fields

26 March 2019
Huge protests continued in Algeria, north Africa, last week to demand the removal of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his regime.

Egyptian socialists on five lessons from Sudan and Algeria

21 March 2019
A new wave of mass mobilisations has been on the rise for many weeks in Algeria, and over the past three months in Sudan.

North Africa - from a democratic uprising to revolution

17 March 2019
The massive protests that have gripped Algeria in recent weeks are inspiring. How can they win?

Strikes and protests rock Algerian regime for third week

10 March 2019
Huge protests against Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika have gripped the North African country for the third consecutive week.

Strikes in North Africa rattle rotten regimes

04 March 2019
Huge protests have swept Algeria in North Africa demanding the fall of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Why Frantz Fanon’s call to rise against racism still resonates today

14 August 2016
Frantz Fanon was a giant of the fight against colonialism. Chris Newlove hails a revival of his ideas—and argues for taking them further, not letting academia tone them down

Recalling the victory of the Algerian revolution

03 July 2012
Algeria won independence from France in 1962 after a revolutionary war that cost more than a million Algerian lives. The French had invaded in 1830, but it took them almost two decades to crush Arab and Berber resistance.

Film: Free Men

29 May 2012
This French film is set in 1942 in Nazi-occupied Paris. It follows the fortunes of Younes (Tahar Rahim), a young Algerian man who finds himself drawn into the French Resistance.

Ahmed Ben Bella: 1918-2012

12 April 2012
Ahmed Ben Bella became the first president of independent Algeria, after leading the struggle against the brutal rule of French colonialism.

Interview: 'Fanon was a brilliant charmer and disciplined militant'

13 December 2011
Pierre Chaulet and Claudine Chaulet joined the struggle in Algeria in the early 1950s. They were part of a small group of Algerians of European origin who were committed to the revolution.


18 October 2011
Legacy of fascism still poisons French politics I read with interest your story on the 1961 mass killing of Algerian protesters by French police (Socialist Worker, 8 October).

Eyewitnesses to the 1961 Paris massacre

11 October 2011
Hadj Abdel Aziz A senior steward hurried to give me a green armband as I arrived. I effectively became a traffic warden, except that I was directing Algerians—women and men, old people and children.

17 October 1961: Massacre in Paris

11 October 2011
Fifty years ago police in Paris killed over 200 Algerian protesters and threw their bodies into the River Seine. Historian Jean-Luc Einaudi exposed the murders in his book The Battle of Paris. He spoke to Sellouma from France’s New Anticapitalist Party

Outside the Law

17 May 2011
French-Algerian film director Rachid Bouchareb challenges the myths of French colonialism in his new film Outside the Law.

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