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 Jean Shaoul, 29 April 2019
The TMC is seeking a government of “technocrats,” in which it would retain the key interior and defence portfolios—thereby ensuring military rule behind a civilian façade.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 April 2019
The consolidation of the bloody police-state dictatorship enjoys the support of both Washington and the major European powers.
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 Bill Van Auken, 10 April 2019
The escalating civil war in Libya has served as one more demonstration of the criminal role played by the pseudo-left proponents of “humanitarian” imperialist intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 April 2019
Eight years after the US and NATO launched a war for regime-change under humanitarian pretenses, conditions for the masses in Libya remain catastrophic.
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 Jean Shaoul, 30 March 2019
The protests take place amid the most sustained challenge to al-Bashir’s rule since he seized power in a 1989 coup.
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 Nancy Hanover, 26 March 2019
Contract teachers have struck the Northern African country of Morocco since March 3 and mass protests have escalated.
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, 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 Kumaran Ira, 2 March 2019
After the “Arab Spring” in 2011, a new wave of strikes and demonstrations is shaking Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.
By a reporter, 21 February 2019
The confrontation came in the midst of a general strike of Moroccan workers on the eighth anniversary of a revolt that was part of the 2011 “Arab Spring.”
By Will Morrow and Alex Lantier, 30 January 2019
Macron’s visit to Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is a warning that his government intends to drastically step up repression of the “yellow vests” and broader popular opposition.
By Johannes Stern, 18 January 2019
Eight years after the ouster of Tunisian dictator Ben Ali in 2011, renewed mass struggles are erupting.
By Alex Lantier, 28 December 2018
In a video on social media, Zorgui said he hoped his act would cause a new revolution, eight years after the toppling of Tunisian President Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2018
The intensive US air strikes in Somalia came on the heels of Washington’s unveiling of a new policy based upon Africa as an arena of great power conflict.
By Marianne Arens, 10 September 2018
A fragile truce prevails in the Libyan capital of Tripoli following fierce fighting last week. The city’s Mitiga airport remains closed and fighting is continuing in the south of the city.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2018
President el-Sisi has unleashed an extensive crackdown on all forms of dissent and political expression that far exceeds the worst excesses of Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown by the mass uprising in February 2011.
By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 15 January 2018
The new wave of protests was prompted by anger over mass unemployment, corruption and the 2018 finance law.
By Alex Lantier, 30 December 2017
Poverty and mass unemployment force thousands in eastern Morocco to risk their lives in abandoned coal mines, which Jerada residents call the “mines of death.”
By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2017
The EU is helping build and equip a vast network of prison camps in which refugees are arbitrarily detained, beaten, tortured, sold into slavery and murdered.
By Marianne Arens, 19 February 2016
The main task of the national unity government in Libya will be to give the green light to a new military intervention in the oil rich North African country.
By Kumaran Ira, 26 January 2016
Amid growing social unrest, Washington and Paris are boosting military aid to Tunisia to prepare to suppress social opposition in the working class.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 October 2015
The US and its European allies are engaged in a ferocious struggle with China for control of the oil resources in the Horn of Africa region.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2015
The US military’s Africa Command is preparing to develop at least one new US drone and Special Forces base in North Africa.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 March 2015
In the final analysis, the atrocity in Tunis is the result of the catastrophes created by the US wars in Iraq and Libya and the proxy war Washington has waged in Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 9 March 2015
The junta’s aim is to prevent a renewed revolutionary upsurge of the working class by stepping up its police-state terror against all opposition to the military.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 January 2015
Boko Haram now controls 11 local governmental units, including some 20,000 square miles in the northern states of Yobe and Borno.
By Johannes Stern, 5 July 2014
The coup revealed the essential problem of the Egyptian revolution: the chasm between the elemental anger of the Egyptian population and the absence of political leadership.
By Patrick Martin, 19 June 2014
Ahmed Abu Khattala has been living openly in his home district in Benghazi for the past two years, while denying any role in the attack on the US mission in which four died.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 May 2014
The coup bid by retired general Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army killed at least 79 and wounded more than 140 in attacks in the eastern port city of Benghazi and the capital Tripoli.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 May 2014
General Khalifa Haftar launched his armed actions as the Pentagon positioned a US Marine task force for a possible intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 January 2014
As many as 300 people drowned when an overloaded ferry that they had boarded to flee fighting in the city of Malakal sank Tuesday in the White Nile.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 December 2013
What is portrayed as a conflict within the world’s newest state is part of the imperialist balkanisation of Sudan to control its oil and mineral wealth.
By Alex Lantier, 11 October 2013
The kidnapping highlighted the impotence of the neo-colonial regime set up by NATO after the war in Libya two years ago.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 June 2013
The massacre of 31 people by the Libya Shield Force, an Islamist militia, was the worst single death toll since the end of the 2011 NATO-led civil war.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 May 2013
Armed Islamist militias forced parliament to pass the Political Isolation Law, outlawing officials who had worked for Gaddafi from holding office.
By Chris Marsden, 12 December 2012
Over a hundred thousand people demonstrated in Cairo yesterday against a referendum scheduled for December 15 on an Islamist constitution that enshrines the authority of the military.
By Patrick Martin, 10 December 2012
Army officers have been given the power to arrest civilians to maintain “public order.”
By Antoine Lerougetel, 10 December 2012
The UGTT union has called a one-day national strike for December 13, amid rising working class protests and clashes with right-wing Islamist groups.
By Johannes Stern, 8 December 2012
Mass protests against the US-backed Islamist government of President Mohamed Mursi spread throughout Egypt yesterday.
By Johannes Stern, 7 December 2012
Fearing mass protests, the Mursi regime deployed the army around the Presidential Palace in Cairo.
By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2012
With Washington’s tacit support, the Islamists are seeking to crush strikes and protests and re-establish untrammeled dictatorial rule in Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2012
Mursi’s bloody crackdown against protesters opposing his power grab exposes the counterrevolutionary character of the Revolutionary Socialists’ support for him.
By Chris Marsden, 5 December 2012
Protests Tuesday against the dictatorial powers assumed by Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and his efforts to ram through a new constitution culminated in a massive march on the presidential palace.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 4 December 2012
Police have brutally repressed protests against the scrapping of programmes against poverty and unemployment in the town of Siliana in Tunisia.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 December 2012
The new constitution enshrines the domination of the military over Egyptian society.
By Chris Marsden, 30 November 2012
The rushing through yesterday of Egypt’s new constitution by the Constituent Assembly is an aggressive move by the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Mursi.
By Johannes Stern, 28 November 2012
Hundreds of thousands protested in Cairo'’s Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt against Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).
By Chris Marsden, 27 November 2012
Rival mass protest will be staged today, provoked by President Mohamed Mursi’s decree granting himself virtually dictatorial powers.
By Johannes Stern, 24 November 2012
Mass protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood erupted throughout the country on Friday.
By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2012
Their purpose was to conceal the connections between the US intelligence apparatus and gunmen linked to Al Qaeda.
By Johannes Stern, 23 November 2012
The main target of the declaration is working class opposition to Mursi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.
By Johannes Stern, 30 October 2012
The misnamed Revolutionary Socialists have established a de facto alliance with members of Egypt’s financial aristocracy and elements of the old Mubarak-regime.
By Johannes Stern, 26 October 2012
Early Wednesday morning, an explosion hit the Yarmouk Military Industrial Complex in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
By Johannes Stern, 23 October 2012
Last Friday various liberal and pseudo-left groups protested against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, on Tahrir Square in Cairo.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2012
The White House is considering drone strikes and Special Forces raids in retaliation for the fatal September 11 attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
By Johannes Stern, 15 October 2012
Clashes erupted between followers of the ruling Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and the pseudo-left opposition on Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday.
By Johannes Stern, 8 October 2012
The formation of the DRC is the latest maneuver by the Egyptian pseudo-left parties to tie the Egyptian working class politically to the bourgeoisie.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 September 2012
The September 11 attack that claimed the life of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans disrupted a major CIA operation in the North African country.
By Alex Lantier, 22 September 2012
US officials believe the Benghazi attack is the work of Al Qaeda-linked forces backed by Washington during last year’s war in Libya.
By Johannes Stern, 20 September 2012
Egypt’s US-backed Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, is launching a crackdown against workers and youth after protests at the US embassy in Cairo last week.
By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2012
Protests at US embassies against an anti-Islamic video are a devastating popular verdict on the policies of the US government in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2012
The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya is a consequence of the bloody and murderous role of imperialism in that region and throughout the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2012
The killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other US personnel in the storming of the US consulate in Benghazi is by all appearances a case of the chickens coming home to roost.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 29 August 2012
Police stood aside last week as hundreds of Salafist thugs attacked workers and youth in Sidi Bouzid, the starting point of the Tunisian Revolution and the Arab Spring.
By Johannes Stern, 27 August 2012
On August 22 the Egyptian government officially requested a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.
By Johannes Stern, 21 August 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s move to take over the dictatorial powers of the Egyptian military junta was closely monitored and approved by Washington.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 August 2012
On Tuesday, several thousand workers demonstrated in Sidi Bouzid.
By Alex Lantier, 13 August 2012
On Sunday, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi sought to assume the dictatorial powers of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and force its leaders to retire.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 August 2012
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government has launched a crackdown in response to an armed raid at the Rafah border checkpoint.
By Johannes Stern, 3 August 2012
Yesterday the Egyptian cabinet was sworn in by Mohamed Mursi, the Islamist president of Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2012
Since the beginning of the week a new wave of strikes and protests has spread over Egypt.
By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2012
Over the weekend US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the leader of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) junta.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 11 July 2012
The elections for a new General National Congress in Libya are an attempt to provide a “democratic” façade for an authoritarian and undemocratic government, subservient to the interests of the major Western powers, corporations and banks.
By Johannes Stern, 11 July 2012
Amid increasing tensions between the Egyptian army junta and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Brotherhood signaled its acceptance of the army coup that dissolved the parliament.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 July 2012
Libya goes to the polls today to choose a 200-seat General National Congress to replace the National Transitional Council (NTC).
By Johannes Stern, 4 July 2012
Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s first president after the revolutionary ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak, reassured the US-backed military junta that he will not threaten its control of the state.
By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2012
Mohamed Mursi, the first Egyptian president since the revolutionary ouster of long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak last year, took a symbolic oath of office in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday.
By Anthony Torres, 27 June 2012
On June 14 former President Ben Ali, along with 22 Interior Ministry officials, stood trial of for the massacres in Thala and Kasserine during the Tunisian revolution.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 June 2012
The naming of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s president is the outcome of a reactionary deal with the military aimed at crushing the revolutionary movement of the Egyptian working class.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 June 2012
Hundreds of university students have taken to the streets of the capital Khartoum for seven consecutive days to protests soaring inflation, corruption and the National Congress Party’s austerity programme.
By Barry Grey, 25 June 2012
Egypt’s electoral commission declared Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, the winner of the presidential election runoff held the week before in the midst of a political coup carried out by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
By Barry Grey, 23 June 2012
As tens of thousands rallied Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against the assumption by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) of dictatorial powers, the junta threatened to unleash repression against the protesters.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 21 June 2012
Egyptian military sources have signaled plans for a crackdown against popular opposition to army rule, amid an escalating dispute over the outcome of this weekend’s presidential elections.
By Peter Symonds, 20 June 2012
An estimated 50,000 people took part in protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square yesterday against last Thursday’s coup and the establishment of a military dictatorship by Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.