[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday night of every week.]
Algerian-Moroccan relations: between tensions and hopes Hicham Yezza analyzes recent (and potential future) escalation between Morocco and Algeria over the Western Sahara.
‘A Journey to Algeria’ (The London Algerian Ballet) Catherine Taylor and Toufik Douib review the community-based London Algerian Ballet’s “A Journey to Algeria.”
Dissolutions au sein du DRS. Baki 7our Mansour offers a press review of articles relating to the Department of Information and Security (DRS).
Un journaliste algérien condamné à deux mois de prison avec sursis pour diffamation Reporters Without Borders expresses concern over the state of press freedom in Algeria after the recent arrest of journalist Rabah Benamghar.
Algérie: L`ère des télés offshore Farid Alilat describes the openings and constraints for independent media in Algerian society.
Albert Camus, Algerian On the one-hundredth year anniversary of his birth, David Tresillian looks at Albert Camus’ roots and controversial political positions in Algeria.
BP to slash Libyan plans – report Nigel Ash reports that BP plans to join Shell and scrap plans for oil projects in the country due to security concerns.
Women’s Political Participation in Libya: Progress and Pitfalls This webcast features the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ conference on women’s political participation in Libya.
Everyday Libya Marine Casalis’ photos show daily life in a week in Libya.
Tragedy Prompts Protests Demanding Justice, Legal Reforms Featuring videos and photo montages, Anita Hunt (@lissnup) highlights Mauritanian protests and social movements leading up to the approaching elections.
Marche de la COD « On boycotte les élections… » - [PhotoReportage] This photo-report by Khalilou Diagana offers images of the opposition coalition’s march to boycott upcoming elections in Mauritania.
Mauritanie-élections : MPR « pour un compromis politique national »(reportage et photo) Mauritania’s Movement for Reconstruction outlines a plan for dialogue between the opposition party and current state powers.
Le ministre espagnol des affaires étrangères glorifie « l’oeuvre civilisatrice » de l’Espagne au Maroc Abdelilah Gueznaya criticizes Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Garcia-Margallo’s comments glorifying their colonial wars in Morocco.
Interview de Abderrahim Bouabid et Mehdi Ben Barka (1963) Mamfakinch republishes this 1963 interview with Abderrahim Bouabid and Mehdi Ben Barka from Jeune Afrique.
Maroc, difficile dialogue entre islamistes et gauche radicale Jules Crétois explores lines of articulation between Al Adl Wal Ihsane and Morocco’s far left.
Tunisia: Death in Police Custody Human Rights Watch pressures for a prompt and thorough investigation of the death of Walid Denguir in police custody.
حريق مصنع “أنيتاكس” برادس : مجرد حادث أم ارهاب اقتصادي جديد؟ Safa Mtaallah frames the recent fire in a Tunisian garment factory as a possible case of economic terrorism.
Tunisia’s Political Talks, Told Through Cartoons Afef Abrougui offers a snapshot of recent political cartoons in the wake of the two-year anniversary of Tunisia’s most recent elections.
Des Tunisiens expriment leur ras-le-bol sur des billets de banque Rebecca Chaouch reports on an inventive strategy for political action in Tunisia.
The European Parliament`s Legal Opinion on the EU/Morocco Fisheries Protocol European Parliament finds that, legally, EU/Morocco fishing agreements are valid (with Morocco as de facto administrating power) only if they benefit local Sahrawi populations per international law.
Sahara : Un discours royal en forme de réponse directe à certaines ONG, aux Etats-Unis ainsi qu`à l`Algérie On the holiday of the Green March, celebrating the annexation of Western Sahara, King Mohammed VI delivers a speech addressing specific geopolitical actors and civil society members.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
باية محي الدين: الرسم على إيقاع الطفولة Jadaliyya’s Arabic editors feature the artwork of Baya Mahieddine.
كروم الجزائر في العهد الاستعماري: أهو تاريخ نبيذ فرنسيّ أم جزائري؟ Through the history of wine production in Algeria in the colonial period, Maia Venturini addresses attitudes of the French and Algerians during colonization.
"Laaroussa" Collaborative Art Project Medrar TV and Jadaliyya Culture feature the “Laaroussa” collaborative between a group of artists and women potters from Sejnane.
Roundtable Introduction: The Afterlives of the Algerian Revolution Jadaliyya’s Maghreb Page co-editor Muriam Haleh Davis produces a roundtable discussion on historiography and post-coloniality in Algeria, based on a series of papers presented at a panel at the most recent Middle East Studies Association conference.
Impossible Opposition: The Magic of the One-Party Regime Malika Rahal explores the paradox of the FLN as both object of criticism and admiration in communist revolutionary circles.
Still Standing: Algeria’s Future Past James McDougall highlights the value of recognizing fluid articulations of past and present and the use of ethnographic methods in the historiography of Algeria.
Reimagining the Belle Epoque: Remembering Nation-Building in an Algiers Neighborhood With the nostalgic memories of residents of Algiers’ Bab al Oued neighborhood, Ed McAllister reconstructs Algeria from 1972.
“Give Us Back Our Oil:” Claims for Justice in Light of Algeria’s Colonial Past Thomas Serres unpacks “colonialisms” in Algerian discourses and the employment of the term in positioning the elite.
1962 As Event and Metaphor in Women’s Oral Histories in Algeria Through ethnographies of women independence fighters, Natalya Vince explores the binary language of the Algerian struggle for independence and nation-building after 1962.
Testing Diversity, Researching the Invisible: The Jew, the Israelite, and the Margins of Algerian National Identity (in France) in exploring recent moments of Jewish-Algerian experience, Samuel Everett grapples with his nascent research on diversity in the country.
الجزائر: تعاقُب أجيال وتغييرات سياسية In analyzing political power in Algeria, Omar Ben Dorra believes the focus should be on the role of the security and intelligences services, rather than the head of state.
كاتب ياسين: نجمة As part of the Collection From the Archive’s Series, Jadaliyya’s Arabic Editors feature the work of Algerian writer Kateb Yacine.