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About Rachida Lamri

Rachida Lamri (@rachidalamri) is an Algerian activist and member of the Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC).

Articles by Rachida Lamri

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Discovering Diwane: ancestral African ritual music

The history of Algerian Diwane is as rich as the musical tradition itself. Gaâda Diwane de Béchar are playing at Rich Mix in London, Thursday, May 28, 8pm.

A question of sovereignty, justice and dignity: the people vs. the government on fracking in Algeria

The call for national mobilisation to oppose shale-gas exploitation in Algeria has been a success. But despite uninterrupted, growing protests and recent clashes, the Algerian government is pressing ahead with its shale-gas development plans.

Protests in Algeria intensify as shale-gas drilling continues

The ongoing anti-shale gas protests in southern Algeria look increasingly like a head-to-head confrontation between the Algerian government and a well-organised, conscious population.

Shale gas in Algeria: anger mounts as the government lies by omission

Protests break out across Algeria against the shale drilling ambitions of the government and European multinationals.

Algerians in London protest against shale gas and the lack of a national debate

Fracking has raised major concerns for its substantial use of water (particularly worrying for the Sahara) and for the potential leaking of these chemical substances into groundwater.

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