Dr. Olivier Le Cour Grandmaison: “The pacification of Algeria was not a long calm river, on the contrary”
Dr. Olivier Le Cour Grandmaison. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote « Coloniser. Exterminer« . In your opinion, was Algeria a colonial laboratory?
Dr. Olivier Le Cour Grandmaison: Yes, we can indeed consider that Algeria has been a kind of laboratory for the elaboration of a certain number of techniques of war that can be described as counter-revolutionary war and repressive techniques, particularly after the appointment of Bugeaud as governor general of Algeria in 1840. The purpose of the appointment is to carry out what the military and political leaders of the time have already called « the pacification of Algeria » and to do this, General Bugeaud will employ a number of methods of warfare and repressive techniques among which raids whose it must be specified that they sometimes lead to the destruction of entire villages and oases, the aim being to expel « indigenous » populations, as it is said at the time, and, as it is also very commonly said, to repress the « Arabs » to drive them out of the territories they occupied until now so that Europeans in general and the French in particular, the settlers, could settle in a « pacified » environment. Lire la suite »
Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: “The great revolutionary movements in the US have largely been powered by African-American, Mexican-American, and Native-American resistance”
Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In your book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”, you show that there has been settlement, plundering of native lands, massacres, etc. Why, do you think, the current American never evokes the words colonialism and genocide about Native peoples? Is this history underestimated by the average American either is it deliberately denied?
Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: United States founders were explicit in spelling out their intention to occupy and colonize the continent from ocean to ocean and even had plans to colonize the Caribbean and Central America. In popular and political jargon, they called their colonialist and imperialist practices “manifest destiny,” that is, they were ordained as Euroamericans to have dominion over the continent. Lire la suite »
The coalition of Kenyan opposition, the NASA,
The recent crisis in Kenya following the presidential elections of 8 August reveals the tribal aspect that undermines electoral processes in African countries. Indeed, the political currents are often secondary, the preference going to the tribal affiliation of the candidates, as we have just seen in the recent Kenyan elections. These elections pitted the outgoing president, the « liberal » Uhuru Kenyatta, against Raila Odinga, « center-left » and leader of the opposition. It was the fourth presidential campaign of the latter. Lire la suite »
Dr. Peter Hudis. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote the relevant book « Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades« . Why such an interest in Fanon’s work?
Dr. Peter Hudis: There is indeed a renaissance of interest in Fanon’s work in the last several years (my book is only one of many that have appeared). I think there are two reasons for this. The first is the objective changes in global capitalism, which is generating racial discrimination and racism on a huge scale. Racism, and especially anti-black racism, is not new to capitalism; as the history of the U.S. shows, class relations have been shaped by racial factors since the birth of the colonial project. This is why any “purely class” analysis always fails when applied to U.S. society. Lire la suite »
During the period between 1830 and 1962, France practiced brutal racial extermination in Algeria, which led to the killing of 5 million innocent civilians, yes 5 million. Not many people in this world know about this fact because the hypocrite French government, which claims human rights and freedom, doesn’t want you to know about their real ugly face. Because if you know and the world knows then they would be forced to admit their war crimes and apologize to Algeria. Watch this rare video containing real pictures and discover the truth by yourself.
The murders of the French colonialism in Algeria. D.R.
This Sunday afternoon, October 12, the French anti-terrorism judge Marc Trévidic is arrived in Algiers with his assistant Nathalie Poux and a team of experts to perform an autopsy on the remains of the Tibhirine French monks killed by a terrorist group in 1996. Why waiting the decapitation of Hervé Gourdel for re-invite the judge Trévidic? We don’t believe in coincidence and it’s not the « nasty little judge » who will make us swallow stories. All shows that there has been a ‘deal’ between the Algerian and French authorities, but the French judge didn’t revealed any details during his last interview on France Info and he has said nothing about his visit to Algeria. However, he said that he would work under the Algerian jurisdiction, teaching us thereby that the Algeria is not yet a French Department. Alleluia! We are pleased to know it. What makes the judge Trévidic run and what is the nature of the agreements that the Algerian authorities have passed with the France? We ask the question to the nasty little judge Trévidic who insulted the same Algerian authorities who invited him, saying once: « They mock us ». Lire la suite »
The fascist regime of Morocco comes to commit a new crime, this time against the militant Human Rights Sahrawi, Hassana Elouali Aaleya, member of the Committee against torture, held in the prison of Dakhla, and died on the night of 28 September. In a communique dated 27 September, political prisoners from the prison of Dakhla have denounced the brutality of the Moroccan prison authorities against their comrade Elouali, left without medical care despite a state of health strongly degraded following several hunger strikes and torture. Under the pressure of the Saharan population which followed closely the state of health of Elouali with indignation and anger, the colonial authorities of Morocco have decided to transfer the activist at the military hospital, where he had no right to any medical examination. He was immediately transferred in a special room, surrounded by police officers. Knowing that he was diabetic, rather than lower his blood sugar, was given a serum glucose, increasing its rate up to 7, which precipitated him into a coma resulting in his death. Lire la suite »