“Unions NSW expresses its support and solidarity with the Saharawi people in their struggle for freedom and independence. Unions NSW, strongly condemns the gross violations of human rights carried out by the Moroccan regime against Saharawis, including students, workers and human rights activists in the occupied areas.
Wednesday 27 June 2007
Published online at newMatilda.com
“Western Sahara: The Ethics of Fertiliser” by Malainin Lakhal and Julie Macken
Saturday June 23, 2007 7:01 PM , By JOHN THORNE
Associated Press Writer
LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara (AP) – With each question she refused to answer, Zahra Bassiri said, Moroccan police grabbed her hair, yanked her head back and slammed her face against the wall.
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Colaboraciones nº 1788, 26 June 2007
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Politics in the Pub
6 pm to 7.45 pm
Where: at the Gaelic Club, Level 1, 64 Devonshire St., Surry Hills (across from Chalmers St exit and Devonshire St tunnel at Central Station). Take lift to Level 1, Gaelic Club – open at 5 pm
6 pm, Saturday, June 30
Militant Labour Forum hall
Upstairs, 281-287 Beamish St, Campsie
(5 min walk from Campsie Station towards Canterbury Rd, in arcade near Evaline St corner)
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Malainin Lakhal’s New Zealand tour will take place from 19 to 24 July. Hear his inspiring example of resistance and survival.
Malainin will speak in Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton
Malanin Lakhal’s New Zealand tour programme>>
Malainin Lakhal’s article was published in the Geelong Advertiser on 20 June 2007. “Australians are receiving, without knowing it, `stolen’ goods from Western Sahara, Africa’s last colony.
Three Australian fertiliser companies, Incitec Pivot, CSBP and Impact, are importing phosphate from Western Sahara, ….
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This week in Canberra a seminar will be held at the Australia National University Law School on Friday 22 June at 11 am, details: http://awsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/lakhal_syd_12june.pdf
Malainin continues to update the website of his Union of Saharawi Journalists and Writers (UPES) with reports on his meetings in Australia, see: http://www.upes.org/default_eng.asp. He will return to Melbourne at the end of July, 25 July-4 August.
On Monday 18 June direct talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front began in Manhasset near New York. As well as Algeria and Mauritania, the countries of the Friendship Group have been invited, namely, Spain, France, USA, Russia and the UK.
Follow the progress on the ARSO website >>
Opening statement of the Frente Polisario >>