Background[ edit ] After the riots ofthe Algerian government had moved towards democracy, holding free elections.
Hicham Yezza 11 April Away from the traditional circles of power, a new force has been working its way up to the surface of the Algerian political landscape: The practice of harm in The Battle of Algiers N.
Taylor 18 March It was the French colonisers, after all, who were bound to international conventions that govern the practice of harm in a way that a small groups of individuals like the Algerians, were not. Here are three reactions. Jacob Norris 11 February Cinematic representations of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation frequently invoke The Battle of Algiers as a point of reference.
Hamza Hamouchene 27 January What the Islamist terrorist threat has become is an incoherent pretext to intervene militarily on the part of the west.
The only principled position to adopt therefore is the rejection of both, for the self-determination and sovereignty of the peoples. Walid Benkhaled 20 December A documentary by Yves Boisset uses uncredited extracts from the film, mixed in with actual news reels, without stating that the film was made nine years after the events which it relates to.
Fiction has become a historical document. We begin a new series exploring the many facets of this remarkable film. Martin Evans 7 December Continuing the openDemocracy series marking fifty years of Algerian independence, one of the series editors, Martin Evans, explores Algerian history through six objects.
Lecture 6, words Martin Evans 11 July Large numbers did not vote because they saw the election as a charade. This sentiment was clear in countless blogs and posts on the internet. This round-table sifts the internal and external reasons for this.
See our Algeria and the Arab Revolutions: Pasts, Presents and Futures page for more Miloud Barkaoui 25 May This Maghrebi state has so far been spared the domino effect of recent revolts in the region. In Algiers, the government took the necessary measures, while the police has a unified command structure.
There is almost no opposition with a proper base that can take the demands of the people forward. Sami Bensassi 25 May The urban, educated, upper middle class were fed up with the Ben Ali clique which they viewed as corrupt.
Thus, in contrast to Syria, this section of society chose to support the revolution which started in the midst of the poor Tunisian interior, and their support was pivotal.
Follow us openDemocracy is an independent global media platform covering world affairs, ideas and culture which seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world.Arab Spring Effect on Algeria February 20, by ereese14 While other northern African countries are struggling because of Arab Spring, Algeria has been holding its own.
In Algeria, a chill in the Arab spring. In the face of gilded promises, the Algerian public, weary after a long history of violence, seems to be . Fifty years on from Algerian Independence and one year after the Arab Spring, the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth has launched Year of.
Arab Spring: Arab Spring, wave of pro-democracy protests and uprisings that took place in the Middle East and North Africa beginning in and , challenging some of the region’s entrenched authoritarian regimes. Demonstrators expressing political and economic grievances faced violent crackdowns by their.
Algeria and the Arab Spring. The Algerian ruling elite likes to repeat that Algeria had its democratic revolution in October when the regime was . AlgeriA versus the ArAb spring Frédéric Volpi Frédéric Volpi is senior lecturer in the School of International Rela- tions of the University of Saint Andrews (Scotland).
He is the author of Political Islam Observed: Disciplinary Perspectives () and editor of Political Civility in the Middle East ().