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By Sam Mbah, I. E. Igariwey

The 1st publication at the subject. Covers anarchistic components in conventional African societies, African communalism, “African socialism,” and the after-effects of colonialism.

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68 In fact, the group was often outnumbered at its own meetings. Thus, Lopez chided a prominent local socialist for being a “foreign Jew” at a September 1929 meeting in Oran, and the primarily Jewish and leftist audience promptly stormed the stage and fought openly with JP members, scuttling the meeting. 69 The group fared no better with communists, who despite their meager numbers managed to scuttle a March 1929 JP meeting. 70 Thus from 1930 onward, the group’s apparent weakness led to internal squabbling and declining membership numbers.

48 Characterizations of empire as a metropolitan project ignored the growth of separatist sentiment among the settlers, which by the late 1920s coalesced in a violent campaign against Governor-General Maurice Viollette. Nicknamed “Viollette l’arabe” due to his support for pro-Muslim reform, including a proposed revision of the Délégations financières, he was demonized by the colonss and European working class alike. Alger Senator Jacques Duroux led the charge, editorializing in his daily newspaper L’Echo d’Algerr against the Governor-General’s proposals to lower indigenous taxes, inaugurate land reform and public health initiatives for Muslims, and establish favorable loans through local Cré rédit Agricole.

Facing this blind obedience to Bi r t h of L A T I N I T É 39 foreign movements like socialism, neo-anti-Semitism represented a rival electoral bloc dedicated to protecting the interests of Latinité t, successfully uniting French and Spanish voters from 1924–1929, and the UL leader consequently became “la bête noire d’Israël” for daring to challenge Jewish political machinations. 98 Above partisan politics, the group perceived the contest between Europeans and Jews in Algeria to be a struggle between two antagonistic organisms, each attempting to subjugate the other.

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