Interview with an Algerian anarcho-syndicalist

Achour Idir is an organizer with the autonomous Algerian trade union, the Conseil des Lycées d'Algérie (CLA, Council of Secondary Schools of Algeria). He is 30 years old and lives in Algiers. In a country where there remain the stigmata of a Party-State, maintaining one's autonomy is not an easy thing. This is an interview with a class-struggle militant, who identifies with the red and black ideals of disobedience and resistance.

Apology for the Algerian insurrection - Jaime Semprun

Translated extracts of a pamphlet on the 2001 Algerian insurrection.

Algeria - reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading about class struggle and history in Algeria.

Letters from Algeria: the situation after the uprising - The Red Menace

Accounts of a participant in the 1988 uprising against austerity measures in Algeria.

Surrealism in the Arab world

Cover of "libertarian desire"

Article printed in the journal Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion no.3, 1976, including The Manifesto of the Arab Surrealist Movement, 1975.

No forgiveness: Algeria 2001

In June 2001 Algeria experienced almost an insurrection which progressively spread throughout the whole country. There was nothing in the media about this, so this text, with the title “Ulach smah” (“No forgiveness”), was translated from the French in July 2001 as a contribution to breaking the silence.
The photo on the left is of a riot in Algeria at this time.

Camus, Albert and the anarchists

Albert Camus

Organise! magazine looks at the life and work of the great thinker and writer, Albert Camus, and his close relationship with the French and Spanish anarchist movements.

Algeria: Mittal steel workers launch wildcat strike

8000 workers at sites across the country have downed tools in protest at management plans to sack 1200 workers.

Algeria: Striking pipeline workers face repression

Two union representatives were arrested last week and the local authorities are moving large numbers of riot police into the area.