Western Sahara

Ana Gomes: “There is clearly a pro-Morocco lobby here in the European Parliament”

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Ms. Ana Gomes. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You sit in the Subcommittee on Security and Defense and in the Special Commission on terrorism in the European Parliament. What do you think of European coordination in the fight against terrorism?

Ana Gomes: It has improved considerably since 2015, particularly since the terrorist attacks in France that hit the Bataclan. It existed before but it is especially since the Bataclan that the information exchange between police and intelligence services has developed. However, there is still a lot to do. The causes of terrorism, including the reasons for radicalization among Europeans, have not yet been sufficiently addressed – and I am not talking only about the Europeans who went to join Daesh in Syria and Iraq, but Europeans who attacked us here at home. Most are our fellow citizens who are born and have radicalized here, and I think that has a lot to do with neoliberal policies that have completely disinvested in social inclusion, especially for young people from immigrant communities, and so it was easier for terrorist groups to recruit unstable people for any reason. Lire la suite »


Wayne Madsen: « The CIA has always served the interests of Wall Street »

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Wayne Madsen. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: According to you, when we see the numerous demonstrations anti-Trump in the United States after the election of Donald Trump at the presidency, are we witnessing a colored revolution?

Wayne Madsen: It is classic Soros-funded color revolution. Soros is financing MoveOn.org, Black Lives Matter, Demos, and other of his groups to turn out protesters and is even running ads in papers looking for paid drivers and protest coordinators. Lire la suite »

Dr. William B. Quandt: « Algeria has to get through its next transition of power »

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Dr. William B. Quandt. Dr.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Why Dr. Quandt is he interested in Algeria, notably through his two books: Between Ballots and Bullets: Algeria’s Transition from Authoritarianism, and Revolution and Political Leadership: Algeria, 1954-1968?

Dr. William B. Quandt: I was a student in France in 1961, just as the war in Algeria was coming to an end. A few years later I was graduate student at MIT and I was interested in how the newly independent countries would develop. I decided to study Algeria, partly because I was more or less fluent in French, and I was interested in the question of how a revolution can become a state. That led to my first book. Lire la suite »

Robert Fantina: « Hillary Clinton is a threat to peace and justice throughout the world ».

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Robert Fantina DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: There was Ferguson, and then Baltimore; the United States live almost daily riots. What is your analysis of these scenes of chaos in the US?

Robert Fantina: Ferguson and Baltimore are just two of the many episodes in the United States where white police officers have killed unarmed black men, usually with complete impunity. This is a continuation of a long, unjust and very ugly tradition within the country. Generations ago, blacks were lynched (hung) in the southern part of the U.S. for no other reason than for being black. These lynchings were attended by large crowds who seemed to see these murders as entertainment. No one was ever convicted for any of these horrendous crimes. Lire la suite »

The Makhzenian regime of Morocco commits a new dastardly crime

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The Sahrawi activist murdered, Hassana Elouali Aaleya. D.R.

The fascist regime of Morocco comes to commit a new crime, this time against the militant Human Rights Sahrawi, Hassana Elouali Aaleya, member of the Committee against torture, held in the prison of Dakhla, and died on the night of 28 September. In a communique dated 27 September, political prisoners from the prison of Dakhla have denounced the brutality of the Moroccan prison authorities against their comrade Elouali, left without medical care despite a state of health strongly degraded following several hunger strikes and torture. Under the pressure of the Saharan population which followed closely the state of health of Elouali with indignation and anger, the colonial authorities of Morocco have decided to transfer the activist at the military hospital, where he had no right to any medical examination. He was immediately transferred in a special room, surrounded by police officers. Knowing that he was diabetic, rather than lower his blood sugar, was given a serum glucose, increasing its rate up to 7, which precipitated him into a coma resulting in his death. Lire la suite »

My interview with Aminatou Haidar, the activist of human rights in the Western Sahara

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Aminatou Haidar: « Le Maroc est le seul responsable de notre souffrance »

Aminatou Haidar représente le combat du peuple sahraoui. D. R.

Aminatou Haidar représente le combat du peuple sahraoui. D.R.

English version here: https://www.oximity.com/article/Mon-entretien-avec-Aminatou-Haidar-la-1/translation/en

Mohsen Abdelmoumen : Vous avez été reçue au Parlement européen, pouvez-vous nous expliquer le résultat que vous avez obtenu ici à Bruxelles ?

Madame Aminatou Haidar: Ma visite au Parlement européen vient dans le cadre du partenariat entre le Centre Robert F. Kennedy pour la justice et les droits de l’Homme et moi-même, étant sa lauréate 2008. L’objectif de ce partenariat est de défendre la lutte du peuple sahraoui, en faisant la lumière sur la situation alarmante qu’il vit. Une délégation représentant le Centre RFK, présidée par Mme Kerry Kennedy et moi-même, a fait une tournée de sensibilisation en France et au Parlement européen pour faire connaître à l’opinion européenne les violations des droits de l’Homme commises par les autorités marocaines à l’encontre des civils sahraouis réclamant pacifiquement, dans les territoires occupés du Sahara Occidental, le droit du peuple sahraoui à l’autodétermination et la souveraineté sur ses ressources naturelles. Notre tournée de sensibilisation, comme vous le savez, avait été bien suivie par les médias. Lire la suite »