Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
We are no longer in FranceCommunists in colonial Algeria$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Allison Drew

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090240

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090240.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 12 December 2018

‘Our People Will Overcome’: to the Cities and the Prisons

‘Our People Will Overcome’: to the Cities and the Prisons

(p.217) Chapter Eight ‘Our People Will Overcome’: to the Cities and the Prisons
We are no longer in France

Allison Drew

Manchester University Press

With the Battle of Algiers, armed struggle moved to the cities. While the Soummam Congress promoted the primacy of the political struggle over the military, the war had its own logic. Posing the political and military in opposition accentuated the tension between the FLN’s political and military wings. Nonetheless, the FLN’s ruthless drive for unity masked its internal power struggle, and waves of young people joined. The FLN’s ascendancy seemingly left little political space for the PCA, which was seriously weakened by mass arrests – although the arrests and trials kept its name in the press. Nonetheless, Communists fought in the ALN, organised in prisons, exposed torture and continued their underground propaganda. Concerned with the FLN’s primarily military emphasis, they called for civil society organisation The December 1960 protests that swept across Algeria’s cities in response to Charles de Gaulle’s visit that month reinforced the Communist belief in civil society’s potential.

Keywords:   Battle of Algiers, Armed struggle, Prison, Torture, Army, Communists, FLN, ALN

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.