‘We strike for dignity’: Algerian workers in revolt

A powerful wave of workers’ struggles has rocked Algeria in recent weeks. Shelagh Smith investigates how battles in the workplaces have evolved alongside the Hirak protest movement. More than two years since the Hirak protest movement erupted in Algeria against a fifth mandate for President Bouteflika and the regime which has ruled Algeria since independence…

‘I am an artist, why have I turned into a grave digger?’ Rachid Koraïchi on art and resistance

As his personal exhibition, ‘Tears that taste of the sea’ opens at the October Gallery in London, Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi tells Almaas Yahye and Julie Henri about his project in Zarsis, Tunisia, a memorial garden commemorating the lives of people who drowned trying to cross the sea to Europe and how his work reflects…

Out now: Middle East Solidarity Issue 16

Issue 16 – The art of resistance from the river to the sea available from June 2021 Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to download. During the Covid-19 crisis we are suspending our print publications temporarily, but you can help support our work by making a donation for your copy below. Click to take…

Annexation and apartheid in Palestine

The planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank by Israel are part of a longer history of strategic colonisation and settlement building reports Miriam Scharf. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online Annexation,…

‘Covid 19 has exposed injustice globally’

Systematic failures in the NHS are risking the lives of Sudanese health workers in the UK, Dr Sara Abdelgalil explains. Meanwhile they also continue to mobilise in solidarity with the ongoing revolution and the battle against Covid 19 in Sudan. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help…

Occupation in a time of coronavirus

In the West Bank, Palestinians are facing the trauma of lockdown and the coronavirus crisis in a context of intensifying Israeli occupation. Dave Clinch and Oisin Challen Flynn spoke to Palestinian activists from Hebron and Bethlehem about how life – and resistance – are continuing. This is an article from the current issue of Middle…