Sudan, Algeria, and the Long Arab Spring

Algerian students demonstrate in Algiers on March 5, 2019, against the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in difficulty, for a fifth term. Photo by Louiza Ammi/ABC/
24th June 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
London, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue
London Socialist Resistance
Sudan, Algeria, and the Long Arab Spring @ London, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Meerting and discussion with Gilbert Achcar and Samah Bushra (Sudanese activist)

Monday 24 June, 7.30pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EP

The recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria show that the conditions that gave rise to the Arab Spring in 2013 have not gone away. But these movements against authoritarianism and exploitation still face existential threats. Today’s protesters have learned from the recent struggles. They are still organised and are determined to win. The left should rally in support of the uprisings and rebuild a tradition of internationalist solidarity with the global movement of exploited and oppressed.

Gilbert Achcar and socialists from Sudan and Algeria will discuss the dangers and the hope for the movements for democracy in the region.

Gilbert Achcar is a professor at SOAS, University of London. His most recent books are Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013), The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013), and Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (2016)

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