- France: Police Violence as Part of Colonial History Mathieu Rigouste · June 2022 In France, at a time when there is increasing public controversy over the role of the police, there is also a tendency to forget the colonial origins of state brutality. And the influence of the transmission of a certain “know-how” acquired during Algeria’s war of independence still (...)
Algeria’s Independence: The Forgotten Protests that Forged a Nation
· February 2017
By the end of 1957, France claimed political dissent in Algieria had been eradicated. Yet soon the Algerian people were to take to the streets to reclaim their independence in a chapter that remains largely unknown.
On 11 December 1960, three years after the Battle of Algiers, large-scale (...)