Posts Tagged “protests”

Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

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Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity  People are more accustomed to the experience of political hopes frustrated than of hopes fulfilled, they bear a crown of disappointment which weighs heavily on them all. By Abdennour Toumi The recent events that have been shaken Algeria’s regime have shaped a protest movement that its…

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Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next? 

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Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next? 

Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next?  Algerian generals who have been trying to bring about some change to their people would benefit from reading the Chilean story. By Abdennour Toumi A country which only three weeks ago was still regarded as hopeless. The day of glory the people of Algeria have waited for so long…

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Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! 

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Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! 

Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  When the President returned though, the people began to sense the smell of hate, intolerance and simply death. By Abdennour Toumi  Sunday night Algerians went to bed with two pieces of sorrowful national news. First, they waited for long hours to hear that President Bouteflika…

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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Is Lebanon ready to introduce civil marriage legislation?  Not soon. But talk about responding to youth aspirations, political reform and voice of civil society is pure rhetoric as long as civil marriage is not allowed on Lebanese soil. Lebanese couples seeking secular marriage…

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A Cri-de-coeur for Dignity and Stability 

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A Cri-de-coeur for Dignity and Stability 

A Cri-de-coeur for Dignity and Stability  Algerians are scrupulously suspicious of the number five (al-Khamsa) or Fatma’s hand. By Abdennour Toumi  Thousands of Algerians across the country head to the streets, breaking the wall of shame the regime and its acolytes built to silence any opposition voice. Fear is no longer a factor in the…

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French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons 

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French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons 

French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons  In a democracy, legality, electability and accountability are the foundation of a political party. By Abdennour Toumi  French President Macron, in a conciliatory tone on Monday night, offered a minimum wage rise, tax-free bonuses and reversal of pension charge, yet the majority of the “Yellow Vests” protests…

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