Frantz Fanon died 60 years ago today. In his last decade, he was deeply involved in Algeria’s anti-colonial struggle — providing lessons that can still be used in the country’s fight against dictatorship today.
Hamza Hamouchene is an Algerian researcher-activist based in London. A founding member of the Algeria Solidarity Campaign and Environmental Justice North Africa, he is currently North Africa program coordinator at the Transnational Institute.
Algeria is in the throes of a revolutionary moment. But having overthrown dictator Abdelaziz Bouteflika last spring, the movement must now find a way to return the class issue to the center of politics or risk watching the revolutionary moment slip away.