While a new French report highlights moves to reconcile Paris and Algiers on 132 violent years of colonization, some thorny issues remain, not the least of which is France’s refusal to apologize for its wrongdoings during its brutal colonial rule.
Since 2011, Arab labor organizations and left parties have been central to movements for democracy and social justice in the Middle East. Frequently overlooked in Western media coverage...they’ve carried on this fight against tremendous odds.
“Algerians cannot and will not put up with being humiliated any longer. They want to live in a democratic Algeria with social justice. The national wealth must be fairly distributed. Clientelism and corruption must be forever banished,”