From 5 to 7 September the first summer school of the PST [Socialist Workers’ Party of Algeria] took place in Algiers, with about 200 activists and sympathisers taking part, from 19 regions. One third were young people, one quarter women.
The PST saw its forces and its activities collapse, like those of most left movements, during the terrible years of the armed struggle by the Islamists. Recently it has seen a revival, with meetings of several hundred people.
More than 2000 people have joined this party, which proclaims itself in political solidarity with the LCR [of France] and the Fourth International, even though its activist groups are much weaker...
Abridged from Rouge, 20/09/07. PST website (poorly updated); www.pst-dz.org.