By Will Morrow, 4 June 2019
The decision came amid continuing mass weekly protests of workers and youth in cities across Algeria, opposing the elections, Interim President Bensalah and the military dictatorship.
By Will Morrow, 11 May 2019
The army is imprisoning Louisa Hanoune on baseless charges to send a signal that it will deal ruthlessly with anyone, even figures with close ties to the regime.
By Will Morrow, 1 May 2019
Anger erupted after 13 workers protesting the lack of water near Tebessa were shot by security guards at the Youkous bottled water factory.
By Will Morrow, 18 April 2019
Four days after police assaulted demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets, General Gaed Salah gave a nationally-televised address threatening protesters.
By Alex Lantier, 12 April 2019
After the 2011 uprising and the 2013 military coup in Egypt, there is a broad sense that mass militant protests by themselves cannot overthrow an entrenched ruling class.
By Alex Lantier, 9 April 2019
Amid growing popular distrust of the army, the army is firing top intelligence officials implicated in the regime’s crimes during Algeria’s bloody 1992-2002 civil war.
By Will Morrow, 6 April 2019
As protesters denounced the fraudulent military-backed transition, the army released a statement yesterday threatening any opposition to its interests.
By Alex Lantier, 2 April 2019
After six weeks of strikes and mass protests, the Algerian presidency set a deadline yesterday for the Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.
By Alex Lantier, 30 March 2019
After the army brass tried to defuse the situation by moving to impeach President Bouteflika, protesters called for bringing down the regime and the army.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 March 2019
The call by General Salah for Bouteflika to be declared “unfit to rule” marks a desperate attempt to salvage the regime in the face of a popular uprising.
By Will Morrow, 26 March 2019
Yesterday, a wildcat strike erupted at the Tosyali Algeria steel plant to protest the attempted suicide of a worker.
By Will Morrow, 16 March 2019
Reports indicate that the demonstrations were even larger than last Friday, when more than one million people protested in Algiers alone.
By Will Morrow and Alex Lantier, 16 March 2019
Algeria’s Socialist Workers’ Party seeks to tie protests to discredited bourgeois parties and block a revolutionary working class challenge to the regime.
By Alex Lantier, 13 March 2019
The eruption of mass workers protests against the Algerian regime vindicate the ICFI’s struggle against Pabloite tendencies that claimed this regime would build socialism.
By Will Morrow, 12 March 2019
While Bouteflika has pledged not to seek a fifth term, this is to be achieved by postponing elections and extending his current term indefinitely.
By V. Gnana and Alex Lantier, 12 March 2019
On Sunday, Algerians organised protests again in Paris and Marseille, a week after a protest of 1,000 Algerians took place in Montreal, Canada.
By Will Morrow, 11 March 2019
The movement against the Bouteflika regime is entering a new stage and the working class is emerging as its basic revolutionary force.
By Will Morrow, 9 March 2019
Videos on social media show waves of predominantly young people chanting “The people want the downfall of the regime,” and “Thieves, you have eaten the country!”
By Will Morrow, 8 March 2019
More than two thirds of the Algerian population is aged under 30, with the median age at 28—and more than a quarter of youth are unemployed.
By V. Gnana and Alex Lantier, 6 March 2019
The anger that is erupting in mass protests against the Bouteflika regime in Algeria has provoked a wave of support in France.
By Will Morrow, 5 March 2019
Speaking for the former colonial power, Le Monde published an editorial demanding that Bouteflika step down and warning that the situation risks spinning out of control.
By Alex Lantier, 2 March 2019
Amid a strike wave across North Africa, workers in youth are protesting across Algeria.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 June 2018
The reported atrocities carried out by the Algerian government are part of a global assault on immigrants by the major capitalist powers in Europe and America.
By Eddie Haywood, 13 April 2018
The crash shortly after take-off was the deadliest in the history of the country.
By Niles Williamson, 25 July 2014
An Air Algérie passenger plane carrying 116 people crashed in northern Mali early Thursday morning while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.
By Stéphane Hugues, 23 April 2014
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the National Liberation Front (FLN) declared victory in presidential elections held Thursday, April 17.
By Alex Lantier, 21 January 2013
On Saturday, Algerian troops stormed the Tinguentourine natural gas facility in Amenas, where over 30 Al Qaeda-linked fighters were holding hostages.
By Alex Lantier, 19 January 2013
The standoff at the Tinguentourine natural gas site in Algeria has continued amid mounting international tensions over France’s war in Mali.
By Alex Lantier, 21 December 2012
On December 19-20, French President François Hollande made a 36-hour visit to Algeria, to expand military and trade ties between France and its former colony.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 21 February 2011
The anti-government demonstrations are part of a wave of social unrest sweeping North Africa and the Middle East
By David Walsh, 14 February 2011
Major protests took place in Yemen and Algeria over the weekend, as thousands took to the streets in rallies against government corruption, poverty and unemployment.
By Alex Lantier, 10 February 2011
A national strike by health workers continued yesterday against the military regime of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as protests by unemployed youth and workers spread throughout the country.
By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2011
Mass protests against social inequality, food prices, and government repression spread from Tunisia to Algeria last week.
By Francis Dubois and Pierre Mabut, 1 May 2009
The presidential election in Algeria on April 9 gave Abdelaziz Bouteflika a third term of office.
By Robert Stevens, 29 November 2008
The British government is stepping up its efforts to deport Hicham Yezza to Algeria. The Home Office has decided to deny Yezza his right to a trial on alleged immigration charges and has stated that, after December 2, he will be liable to be deported from the UK.