French Abortion Law Catalyst Marie-Claire Chevalier dies at 66

When the verdict was announced, Chevalier was fined 500 francs and released while demonstrators shouted his name in the streets. Four people, including his mother, were charged with accomplices and acquitted. The case, with its young protagonist and high-profile lawyer, became a case and catalyst for overthrowing the law in her feminism campaign. Among the …

‘Algeria War’ Catalyst and Actor Saadi Yacef dies at 93

Saadi Yacef, a revolutionary leader who fought against French rule in Algeria in the 1950s and subsequently started and played Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 film “The War of Algiers,” about the long-running anti-colonial struggle, died on September 10. in the capital Algiers. He was 93 years old. His daughter, Zaphira Yacef, who confirmed the death, said …