government repression

One Dead and Four “Disappeared” in Algeria Following Peaceful March

Brutal and violent government repression of worker rights activists has resulted in the death of a community guardian and the disappearance of four others in Algeria. On July 11, 2012, some 45,000 community guardians engaged in a peaceful march, following the 30-mile-long route between Blida and the capital city of Algiers. They planned to submit… [READ MORE]

Algerian Workers Risk Health, Protest Government Crackdown with Hunger Strike

After more than three weeks on a hunger strike to protest government repression of the independent trade union movement, six women and two men from Algeria’s National Federation of Justice Workers are increasingly frail and face grave, possibly permanent, health threats. A ninth worker suspended his hunger strike. ACT NOW! One of the women strikers,… [READ MORE]