Algeria

As protests grow, Algerian army arrests Workers Party leader

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.

Mass protests intensify against Algerian 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.

Algerian regime escalates police violence against growing protests

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.

Which way forward for the struggle against Algeria’s military dictatorship?

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.

Algerian army purges intelligence agencies as anti-regime protests grow

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.

Mass protests in Algeria follow Bouteflika’s resignation

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.

Bouteflika’s resignation as Algerian president to take place by April 28

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.

Sixth Friday mass protest in Algeria demands fall of the regime

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.

As strikes and protests escalate, Algeria’s army chief demands Bouteflika’s ouster

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.

Strikes spread in Algeria as anti-government protests grow

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.

Over one million protest extension of Bouteflika’s term in Algeria

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.

Socialist Workers Party seeks to derail movement against Algerian regime

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.

The working class enters into struggle in Algeria

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.

Algerian regime pledges fraudulent political “transition” as strikes spread

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.

Algerians in France protest in solidarity with strike wave in Algeria

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.

Nationwide strike shakes Algerian regime

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.

Hundreds of thousands march in Algeria to demand fall of Bouteflika regime

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!”

Mass protests to hit Algeria today against Bouteflika regime

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.

Algerian workers in France speak out against Bouteflika regime

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.

Algerian protests continue after Bouteflika launches presidential bid

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.

Mass protests erupt in Algeria against Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

By Alex Lantier, 2 March 2019

Amid a strike wave across North Africa, workers in youth are protesting across Algeria.

Thousands of refugees forced onto death march into Sahara desert

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.

Algeria military plane crash kills 257

By Eddie Haywood, 13 April 2018

The crash shortly after take-off was the deadliest in the history of the country.

Air Algérie plane crashes in northern Mali

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.

Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algerian president

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.

Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloodbath

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.

Standoff continues in Algerian hostage crisis

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.

French president promotes corporate interests, Mali war in Algeria visit

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.

Protests by students and workers in Algeria and Morocco

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

Thousands protest, clash with police in Yemen and Algeria

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.

Protests shake Algerian regime

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.

Riots shake Tunisia and Algeria

By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2011

Mass protests against social inequality, food prices, and government repression spread from Tunisia to Algeria last week.

Algerian presidential election gives Bouteflika a third term in office

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.

Britain: Hicham Yezza threatened with imminent deportation to Algeria

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.