3 thoughts on “Algerian opposition demonstration

  1. Algeria civil servants strike

    Last week, civil servants in the FNSC workers’ federation began an eight-day strike to push for a pay increase. Commodity prices are rising sharply in Algeria, reaching nearly 9 percent in June, just prior to the high spending month of Ramadan.

    Algeria, a country with 70 percent of the population under 35, has a youth unemployment rate of around 20 percent. Commenting on the highly explosive social crisis being stoked, the International Crisis Group’s North Africa spokesman, William Lawrence stated, “The country has a huge economic cushion with its oil and gas reserves. But…the money does not trickle down to the people. There is an extra layer of frustration when you know your government is rich.”

    http://wsws.org/articles/2012/sep2012/wkrs-s14.shtml

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