The Algerian regime claimed an overwhelming (and totally unbelievable) 97% ’yes’ vote and 80% turnout in its referendum on a ’peace and reconciliation charter’, held on 29 September. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said this would draw a line under the brutal civil war which erupted in 1992.

The massive turn-out by Nigerians in their hundreds of thousands to a rally called by Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) against the incessant increase in the fuel price and other neo-liberal, anti-poor polices of the Obasanjo led PDP government on Wednesday, 14 September, 2005 is another testimony to the fact...

Marxists often state that counter-revolution invariably always act as the whiplash of revolution. This is the best way to interpret the easy manner with which some of the slogans which were raised by the DSM were unanimously adopted at the meeting of the Joint Action Forum (JAF) which held on 31st August, 2005 in the...

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