In Algeria, I Found Peace in Picking Olives

Finding Solace in a Harvest

We took a big risk when we left the life we had known and returned to our ancestral village, guided by the desire to reconnect with nature and the land. Our new life amid the olive trees leaves us physically exhausted every day. Our minds, however, are finally at peace.

A Movie Stoked Political Movements Across the Globe

‘The Battle of Algiers’ and Insurgencies

Many articles, across magazines, journals and websites, claim “The Battle of Algiers” was a major influence on the Black Panthers, the IRA and the Pentagon’s invasion of Iraq in 2003. Digging into these claims reveals how the film turned into an instruction manual on insurgency and counterinsurgency.

France’s Atomic Legacy in Algeria

France’s Atomic Legacy in Algeria

To date, France hasn’t disclosed the real toll of contamination, nor has it revealed the location coordinates of all testing sites and nuclear waste, which it dispersed in different areas or merely buried a few feet underground.

Youcef O. Bounab
Requiem for a Revolution

Requiem for a Revolution

Algeria's 2019 revolution reinvigorated the Arab world. But a year and a half later, it has fallen prey to the same failures of the region's other movements for change. An essay detailing the rise and fall of the Hirak protest movement.

Zine Labidine Ghebouli