Algeria rulers use pretext of virus outbreak to bar protests

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
Demonstrators at Feb. 28 anti-government protest in Algiers. Placard reads: “The authority and its supporters are deadlier than the coronavirus.” After year of massive protests, military-dominated regime used justification of virus crisis to ban demonstrations March 17.

The Algerian government has faced weekly street protests for political rights across the country for more than a year. It has unleashed repression, offered cosmetic concessions and tried to sow divisions among demonstrators. Nothing it has done has prevented working…

Algeria protests reject rigged presidential election

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019

Algeria’s capitalist rulers are working overtime in an attempt to cobble together a new government that can quiet widespread protests against continuing military rule. Against mass opposition, they held a presidential election Dec. 12 where all five hand-picked candidates had…

Today’s fighters can learn from Algeria’s 1962-65 revolution

Lessons on Jewish question; convergence of Malcolm X, SWP discussed at NY Militant Labor Forum
Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019
Algerian revolutionary leader Ahmed Ben Bella, left, meets with Che Guevara, center, and Fidel Castro during his visit to Cuba in 1962. Workers and farmers government led by Ben Bella did not follow course of Cuban Revolution to lead working people to overthrow capitalism. His government was overthrown by counterrevolutionary coup in 1965.

NEW YORK — For weeks mass protests have shaken Algeria, forcing the resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika April 2. Tens of thousands have continued to take to the streets rejecting the new interim president and other figures associated with…

Ongoing mass protests in Algeria force president to resign

Vol. 83/No. 16 - April 22, 2019
Protesters in Algiers April 9 demand removal of entire government after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was replaced by Abdelkader Bensalah. Placard reads, “Bensalah, not fit.”

In response to ongoing protests by hundreds of thousands of people over the past six weeks, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned April 2. He had ruled the country for the past 20 years. The protests began when Bouteflika, 82, who…

Algerian protesters say, ‘We need to get rid of the system’

Vol. 83/No. 13 - April 1, 2019
Teachers hold placards outside Algiers post office March 13, reading at left, “You have millions. We are millions of teachers” and in center, “I dream of a democratic Algeria.”

The movement in Algeria demanding the immediate resignation of ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika continues to pick up steam. Working people view his March 11 announcement that he would not run in upcoming elections, coupled with postponing elections until after the…

Algeria rallies: ‘Get rid of president, the entire regime’

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019
Algeria rallies: ‘Get rid of president, the entire regime’

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities and towns across Algeria in opposition to the announced re-election bid by the country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 82, and to protest the dire economic conditions they face. Bouteflika, who has ruled the…

Cuba and Algerian revolutions: an intertwined history

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
At Havana International Book Fair, where Algeria is country of honor, Oscar Creach Wenclar browses books at Algeria pavilion Feb. 11. He was proud that his father was one of nearly 700 Cuban volunteers who went to Algeria in 1963 to help defend the newly independent nation against imperialist-backed invasion by Moroccan troops

HAVANA — Algeria is the country of honor at this year’s Havana International Book Fair, which opened here Feb. 7. Many of those attending the fair are curious to learn more about the culture and history of that North African…