Monday, August 7, 2017

Italy Parliament receives Saharawi children

The Saharawi children of the 'Holiday in Peace' program who spend their holidays in Italy were welcomed by the Italian parliament on Wednesday.
The reception ceremony which took place in the Chamber and was chaired by the Vice-President of the Parliament, Marina Seregni, was attended by several legislators and media.
In her speech, the Vice-President expressed her "happiness for receiving the Saharawi cause in the seat of Parliament" and her "strong support for the struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom", before adding that "Saharawi children deserve a future Better in their country, where they can live in peace, democracy and enjoy their natural resources. "
Mariana Seregni, said that "the Saharawi people deserve to have a democratic state, where human rights, tolerance, peaceful coexistence of cultures and religions prevail."
The deputy of the Italian parliament and a member of SADR's group of friends, Giuseppe Romanini, demanded that "pressure be placed on the Kingdom of Morocco and all those who support its occupation, so that the conflict is resolved in accordance with international law" .

The delegate of the Frente  POLISARIO in Italy, Ammih Omar, who was accompanied by the delegate in southern Italy, Fatimetu Sidialal, thanked the parliament for receiving and supporting the struggle of the Saharawis, while reminding that "Morocco violates human rights , Illegally condemns Saharawi activists, and loots natural resources.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sahrawi students in Agadir renew their solidarity with Sahrawi political prisoners

 Sahrawi students at the Moroccan university site "Agadir" organized a march,  largest of its kind in five years. It included more than 140 Sahrawi students who gathered on Sunday evening in the university district, according to a media source from the occupied territories.
The demonstrators, who carried candles in their hands, chanted many political slogans, voicing their solidarity with the student group and all the Saharawi political prisoners, stressing that the recent sentences against the students aim to terrorize Sahrawi students and discredit their noble resistance.
The march was interrupted by Moroccan police force reflecting the occupation repressive policy against Sahrawi students in the Moroccan universities.

The Saharawi students in Agadir also expressed their solidarity with Sahrawi journalists, Bachir Jada, Mohammed al-Bambari, Saleh Labsir and all Saharawi political prisoners SPS

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pierre Galand denounces an attempt to present Western Sahara as Moroccan territory

The President of the European Coordination of Committees in support of the Saharawi people, Pierre Galand, protested Friday against the way French television channel France2 presented documentary "Morocco seen from the sky ", denouncing an attempt to make Western Sahara  as a Moroccan territory.
"I would like to express my total disapproval of the way in which your channel France 2 presented the documentary of Pascal Plisson and Ali Baddou, on 22 June 2017, in the evening: 'Morocco seen from the sky,'" he wrote in a letter to the French Television Mediator, Gora Patel.
Pierre Galand considered that even if the images captured by Yann Arthus-Bertrand are "superb", the channel should not "authorize" the diffusion of a so-called "documentary" which is not more than "a propaganda film of the Moroccan government that attempts to present Western Sahara as Moroccan territory, map and interventions of the supporting journalist ".
"In presenting this documentary, which is a partisan, you are helping to seriously harm the interests and rights of the Saharawi people," he warned, reminding the television channel that Western Sahara is a non-autonomous territory, occupied and colonized by Morocco.

Pierre Galand demanded the French television channel to broadcast a correction "on behalf of the right of viewers to correct information" as part of a program as well as on its web site. (SPS)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Moroccan court postpones trial of Gdeim Izik prisoners

 The Moroccan court has postponed the trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik until June 5, according to a Sahrawi human rights source from the occupied territories.
According to the source, the court decided to postpone the judgment after two weeks of hearings that witnessed numerous violations of the right of the prisoners in a fair trial.

In view of the persistence of the court in the chapters of its farce, the prisoners and their defense announced their boycott of the trial sessions in protest against the manner in which the Moroccan authorities conducted the hearings

Monday, May 29, 2017

The International Film Festival in the Western Desert (Fisahara) opened Friday in Madrid with the screening of Lajwad film, which has social and political dimensions of the Sahrawi society.

The International Film Festival in the Western Desert (Fisahara) opened Friday in Madrid with the screening of Lajwad film, which has social and political dimensions of the Sahrawi society.
This year's edition aims at highlighting three films that have won international awards since their inception in Saharawi refugee camps. The organizers hope to review the reality of the Saharawi people through the cinema window to attract a wide audience to support the Saharawi people.

In his speech, Saharawi Ambassador to Algeria Bushraya Hamudi Beyun, recalled Spain's historic responsibility towards the Sahrawi people and called on the Government of Mariano Rajoy to apply international law and to work for the organization of a referendum that would enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Mundubat organization organizes meetings of feminist economics schools in Vitoria, Bilbao and Amurrio

The Mundubat organization organizes meetings of feminist economics schools in Vitoria, Bilbao and Amurrio. Acts of the III meeting of the schools attended by women of all nationalities attending courses and the experience of empowerment and feminism decolonizador through different activities. 

This third meeting has had guests Ana María Martínez de Honduras on behalf of Mesoamerican in struggle for a dignified life and the UNMS represented by Jadiyetu El Mohtar, responsible for international relations. The meeting was marked by situations of discrimination as a result of the Patriarchate staging plays through the different realities of women.
Basque, Spanish, Argentine, Honduran, Pakistani and Sahrawi women has been able to share experiences and realities from different views in a common struggle for equality and empowerment.
For Sahrawi women has been also an opportunity 44 anniversary on 20 may, the outbreak of the armed struggle in fight for freedom and independence. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Western Sahara remains a "Non-Self-Governing Territories"

Brussels, May 10, 2017 (Western Sahara status remains that of a "non-self-governing territories," said EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, reiterating the EU support to the efforts of the UN Secretary-General in order to reach a solution that will allow "the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara."

"Western Sahara is included on the UN list of non-self-governing territories,” she wrote in her reply, on behalf of the European Commission, to the MEPs who questioned her about the Moroccan military presence in Western Sahara.

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy recalled, in this respect, that "the final status of Western Sahara continues to be the subject of a negotiation process under the aegis of the United Nations."

It reaffirmed the EU's support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to achieve "a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution, which will enable the people of Western Sahara to exercise self-determination, under the objectives of the United Nations Charter.” SPS